Bates CHI&Partners to acquire Temple Advtg. Temple co-founders to manage Bates

06 Jun,2014

By A Correspondent


The WPP group’s Bates CHI&Partners has announced the acquisition of the business and assets of Bengaluru-based Temple Advertising. But like in the case of the Publicis Groupe’s acquisition of Law & Kenneth, and the L&K taking management control of Saatchi & Saatchi.


Said David Mayo, CEO, Bates CHI&Partners. “In developing our strategy in India, we are building a creative network with scale. Temple is a renowned creative agency with a strong reputation and a broad vision of the world and with them around the table, we will deliver on this promise.”


Temple was co-founded in 2004 by Manmohan Anchan, Vidur Vohra and Srikanth V S. Srikanth VS will become CEO and Manmohan Anchan will become CCO of Bates CHI&Partners in India and they will jointly assume the role of Managing Partner of the Group overseeing all five Bates CHI&Partners offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Dhaka.


Srikanth V.S. said, “We are incredibly excited to be part of a new agency set up in a new India environment and we hope to capture this new mood to build our business.”


To underline the partnership and collaboration principles of this company, the agencies in Bangalore will merge and become Bates CHI&Temple, with the rest of the network retaining the original Bates CHI&Partners branding.


Said Manmohan Anchan: “At Temple, we pride ourselves on our work. If it sells, it’s working. If it builds a brand, it’s working. We don’t create work for clients or juries, we create work that works. The time is right for a new agency in India to give variety to the current order of things.”


Temple has worked with clients across diverse categories such as Automotive, Education, Fashion & Retail, FMCG, Foods, Media & Entertainment, Real Estate and Technology. Its clients include Embassy Group, eTV Kannada, Future Lifestyle Fashions (including Indigo Nation, Scullers, Manchester United, Jealous21), Pearson Education, Reliance Trends, Sumeru Frozen Foods, TVS Motors, Vaswani Group and Wipro Technologies.


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