We are overjoyed with the fact that we will be joining Dentsu Aegis Network a dynamic global network with key focus on Digital media.
Below is the official release on this big news for us! We hope to take WATConsult to even greater heights on this bigger platform.
Dentsu Aegis Network acquires majority share in India’s leading Social and Digital Media Agency WATConsult
Dentsu Aegis Network today announces the acquisition of WATConsult, India’s leading Social and Digital Media Agency, with a staff strength of over 160 Social and Digital Media professionals in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata.
Founded in 2007, WATConsult has rapidly grown to become one of India’s most awarded social media agency with over 48 awards in year 2014 alone. WATConsult’s growth has been led by their CEO, Rajiv Dingra, a 29 year old digital entrepreneur and a thought leader in the social media space. WATConsult will be Linked by Isobar, to get the benefit of Isobar’s global strength in Digital and Social Media. Besides Social Media, WATConsult has significant creative and technology capability in mobile, digital video, and other digital specialist areas. They also have robust in-house analytics capability with dashboards and tools for social and digital media and are highly rated by their clients that include the Godrej Group, Nikon, Tata Chemicals, Bestseller Group, Bajaj Allianz and 70 other national and global brands..
Rajiv Dingra, CEO WATConsult, will also join the Digital Council of Dentsu Aegis Network India, which currently comprises CEO’s of Isobar, iProspect and WebChutney. Collectively, the digital specialists at the Dentsu Aegis Network will now exceed 600, making it the only network in India offering end to end comprehensive digital services of a world standard, of this scale.
Rajiv Dingra will continue as CEO, WATConsult, Linked by Isobar, reporting to Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO South Asia of Dentsu Aegis Network. His key management team, including Nipun Kapur, COO WATConsult and Heeru Dingra, CFO WATConsult, will also continue in their respective roles.
Nick Waters, APAC CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, said, “WATConsult is a highly awarded and respected Social Media Agency in India. This acquisition marks another step as we build a high quality and scaled group in India. We welcome Rajiv and the team to the company”.
Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO South Asia Dentsu Aegis Network said, “Social Media is amongst the fastest growing parts of Digital in India and having WAT Consult, the leader in Social Media as a member of our family, will further enhance our digital offering to our clients. WATConsult, Linked by Isobar, will join iProspect, Isobar and Webchutney in making our digital offering the most comprehensive one in India”.
Rajiv Dingra, CEO WATConsult, said, “We are delighted to join hands with the Dentsu Aegis Network and my entire team and I are looking forward to taking WATConsult to even greater heights. We are confident that by becoming a part of a digital focused network like Dentsu Aegis Network we will gain a competitive edge in the fast consolidating Indian market. As an agency we see huge growth opportunity in digital advertising, particularly social media, digital video and mobile, and we are geared to capitalize on it ”.