Manish Bhatt

By Parag Desai
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Manish Bhatt
A Unique Touch


I have known Manish Bhatt for over a decade now in the course of my professional career. He is one of the most hardworking, sincere and innovative admakers I have met in my life. What makes him unique is his ability to do something completely unconventional with branding while staying true to the ethos of the brand. It is his talent of recognising and understanding the values and the core philosophy of the brand and translating it on screen that makes his work such a hit.

Even though he is unconventional in the process of creating ads, Manish belongs to the old world of advertising. He will not rely, beyond a point, on social media or even email exchanges to discuss branding of a product. He's someone who prefers face-to-face interaction. Till the time he's not satisfied, he'll prefer to meet you in person to understand your point of view in terms of the brand. He'll thrash out ideas and willingly understand your point of view even as he tries to convince the client of what he thinks of the brand. The brainstorming sessions with Manish are delightful, engaging and thought-provoking. He is someone with tremendous patience -- when he sits down with a client for a meeting, he gives absolute clarity on the brand's position (this obviously means he does tremendous research on the brand), he gives you a complete roadmap of what he has in mind for the brand’s growth. Most importantly, he understands the importance of listening to people and taking suggestions on moving ahead while planning for the branding strategy of a product. This is vital because Manish gets in his own rich experience in advertising but engages with other suggestions that are on offer. He’s someone with tremendous humility and wisdom and does what is best for the brand.

On a lighter note, he's a Gujarati, like myself and we do have a connection, especially the "foodie" one.
 

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Executive Director, Wagh Bakri Tea Group
Comments (13)
Anjana S (Guest) Manish Bhatt seems like a great guy, a true asset to the ad industry, but I must agree I love the "foodie" part more.
23 Nov 2015 Reply
Bhavna Sharma (Guest) Social media has become the biggest source of advertising now, but the fact that Manish Bhatt doesn't really rely on them and still manage to get his work done commendably is amazing.
21 Nov 2015 Reply
Himani Bali (Guest) Manish Bhatt is very clear about what he wants and doesn't hesitate to go for it.
20 Nov 2015 Reply
Anita Bhalla (Guest) "He's someone with tremendous humility and wisdom and does what is best for the brand." - Manish Bhatt couldn't have been described better
19 Nov 2015 Reply
Suyash Sethi (Guest) Manish and Raghu's hard work and dedication is the reason that in 5 years, Scarecrow has reached the pinnacle.
18 Nov 2015 Reply
Prince Sinha (Guest) The best thing about Manish is that he is not full of himself. He is open to suggestions and believes in others as much as he believes in himself.
17 Nov 2015 Reply
Sanju Rathi (Guest) I think his ability to be a great listener and open to suggestions, that is the secret behind his success. 
16 Nov 2015 Reply
Janki Gorodia (Guest) Patience is a virtue, and Manish Bhatt seems to have it in abundance.
16 Nov 2015 Reply
Anusha Jain (Guest) "What makes him unique is his ability to do something completely unconventional with branding while staying true to the ethos of the brand."- A testament to Manish Bhatt's talent. 
12 Nov 2015 Reply
Anita Singh (Guest) Fantastic article!
12 Nov 2015 Reply
Biju Joseph (Guest) Manish Bhatt has a very hands-on approach, and that I believe is the reason his clients love working with him. 
12 Nov 2015 Reply
Seema Kathigi (Guest) Manish Bhatt seems like the ultimate boss. A joy to work with.
12 Nov 2015 Reply
Parul Parwar (Guest) Manish Bhatt is a good mix of the old and new. His ideas and execution are always innovative. 
10 Nov 2015 Reply

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