About Us

We are a 360 degree marketing communications agency focusing on unconventional story-telling based on cause and content. We have always looked at creating meaning by tapping levers that customers will tune into. Most of our solutions have revolved around storytelling through content, although we haven't restricted ourselves to it. We also look for opportunities to create Intellectual Properties out of our work, which gives a longer shelf life to client work.

List of Clients

We began our journey from the ashes of

We began our journey from the ashes of a dotcom way back in 2001. We then continued as a boutique Above-the- Line agency starting with mid-sized brands like Welingkar Business School, Center One Mall, Sumaria, Mastek, Dosa Plaza amongst many others. We then moved over to larger brands like Zapak Gaming,ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund, Diageo, HSBC and many others.

Stronger relationships with clients encouraged us for a higher share of wallet and we branched out into Films, Activation and Digital. For Diageo, for instance we moved from being just a design agency to being one of their main Activation partners. We handled nationwide activation mandates for brands like Vat69, Reserve Brands, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Shark Tooth and Rowsons Reserve. At this juncture, we realized that we while we were actively serving diverse requirements of these larger brands, we were still not integrating it as a 360 strategy. That was the year, we shifted gears and started approaching brands for 360 mandates since we were implementing the various legs of the strategy anyway.

We got our first opportunity in creating Vixture - the largest gaming property in the country for Zero Friction. We handled the strategy, advertising, digital marketing and activation in gameplexes. Vixture was a successful case study, and we managed to get participation from over 450 teams for the event alongwith endoresements from BBC.

Our next big challenge was to implement a 360 activation for the launch of Skoda Yeti. Strategized by Mediacom, we successfully conducted the activation in 5 wildlife national parks of the country, handled content creation and photography which made the Skoda Yeti annual Calendar. The campaign won Mediacom the integrated campaign award from NDTV and a silver at the Abby.

Having tasted the thrill of 360, we started looking at similar challenges and we got challenged by Cox and Kings for creating a fresh brand for them in the regional market in Maharashtra. We were thereby asked to take an unconventional route rather than traditional advertising. We ended creating a rocking brand over the next 4 years through the route of Branded television, Theatre, PR and activation. Click here to get the full case study.

Meanwhile, a small meeting led to a unique mandate to market a book - this time, for author Amish Tripathi. We did a first by creating movie-like trailers, 300-style for 'The Secret of the Nagas'. The tremendous success of this campaign got the whole publishing industry to work with us over the next few years for all their best authors. We produced record-breaking campaigns for Amish's next books, and also created memorable campaigns for other authors like Ravi Subramanian, Ravinder Singh, Ashwin Sanghi, Sangeeta Mall amongst many others. Click here to know more.

about our work for Amish Tripathi. We got encouraged to create our own literarature We have now taken our literature journey to the next level by spotting a gap in the Childrens Literature Space and created Enchantico - the first book subscription service for children in India. With other clients we created an innovative Activation Program for IndiaFirst to penetrate schools and created a book on Social Change as an IP. Click here to know more.

We changed the product when we were not happy with it for Tridhaatu - a real estate brand. Click here for the case study. We took Storytelling to the next level and got into producing feature films and began our journey with 'Cycle' a feel good film in Marathi. Cycle is now complete as a film and has won several awards including a state award, a national award and became Maharashtra States selection for the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. We aim to take our eco-system of books, music, movies and story-telling to tell stories in a language that consumers relate to. We love the challenge of a difficult brief because isn't that the fabric of a great story ?

Our Team

Sangram Surve

CEO/MD

Entrepreneur for the last 20 years, TWN began as a dotcom experiment, and advertising happened as an accident. Sangram is known as an ideas whiz, who has experimented beyond advertising and dabbled in 360 campaigns spanning, activation, digital and branded content.

Saurabh Sharma

COO

His genes alter and adapt with the companies. We are not surprised since he happens to be a founding member of TWN. The tales of his sorcery are popular in his trade as he often spots the elephant without even touching it. Credit to that 14 years of mastering diverse skills. He simplifies the mumbo jumbo of various businesses, weaves strategic solutions, and while doing so, seamlessly binds together the groups various services.

Pritam Chivukula

Director

An entrepreneur at heart and a passionate marketer, Pritam came on board the TWN bandwagon as a part of the strategic & brand consulting vertical. With his vast experience spanning more than 2 decades across various industries – he adds the dynamic vision and idea catalyst that the team needs. He continues to head the sales & marketing at Tridhaatu, a real estate firm he co-founded.

Shalini Surve

Director Planning

Shalini is management graduate specializing in HR. The fact that she seamlessly straddles into brand strategy baffles clients. She has been with TWN for 9 years and was instrumental in handling the Singapore business of TWN.

Rekha Kamath

Sr. Account Manager

Beneath this perfectionist’s smile, lies the steely resolve of a committed account management professional. 10 years with Think Why Not Group has seen her lead projects that demonstrated discipline, quality and precision. A keen eye for detail, commitment to deadlines, combined with a strong understanding of creative filters has made her an extremely reliable partner to clients.

Parag Shinde

Art Director

His eye for art has given the agency many case studies to pride upon. This prodigy of Think Why Not Group finds his inspirations in nature and creates designs that clients drool over. He enjoys setting newer benchmarks for himself with every campaign. A country boy at heart, he loves fishing, travelling and capturing anything that catches his fancy on his DSLR.

Prasad Patil

Art Director

A true artist who can sparkle any mundane brief with his edgy designs. An illustrator who knows his way with the virtual brush, his touch breathes life into any ordinary campaign. He’s adept at finding new routes through perplexing assignments to maintain the degree of uniqueness every time!