Weber Shandwick appoints Indy Selvarajah as creative director

Thursday 27 October, 2016

LONDONBased in London, Indy will help oversee the creative output of Weber Shandwick’s UK and EMEA offices and lead work for key clients across its consumer, corporate, healthcare, technology, and social impact practices.

Indy joins from ad agency Brothers & Sisters and was behind the award winning Thierry Henry ‘Time Traveller’ Sky sports advert. It is still the most viewed advert in 24 hours in Facebook history, notching up 19 million views and was the 3rd most watched advert in the world that week.

Indy has over ten years’ experience in the creative industries, starting out as an artist showing work at galleries including the Serpentine, Barbican, Baltic & Whitney Museum of American Art in NY.

He then created and wrote a comedy TV show for Channel 4, ‘aint it funny being coloured?’ which was produced by Charlie Brooker’s Zeppotron. It was selected as one of The Guardian’s ‘must see shows’.

He has also led award-winning campaigns including the Center Parcs bears, Sky Sports Beckham, Turner Prize Londonderry and Make Mine Milk.

Indy was on the jury for the prestigious British Arrows in 2015 and has won awards including an Obie Award (off Broadway), D&AD, LIA golds, British Arrow & PRWeek.

This year Indy has set up an initiative, 8 and Rising, to get more young people of minority backgrounds into the creative worlds.

He reports to James Nester, EMEA and UK Executive Creative Director. Nester said “Indy is a world-class creative talent – attracting him is testament to what we’re creating here at Weber Shandwick. An agency that fuses communications disciplines to create ideas that become cultural currency.”

“My career to date has always been about exploring new disciplines and challenges, so joining Weber Shandwick was a no brainer. This is an exciting time to join an international agency that has the ability to genuinely propel big creative ideas to a global audience.”