“It was the most beautiful film I have ever seen. Present the film at cinemas in India and around the world. People will enjoy it… coffee or non-coffee drinkers. It is beautiful.”
Dr Nester Osario – Executive Director, International Coffee Organization (after the premiere of my short film ‘Coffee Karma’ in Boston, USA)
“Our collaborations go back to the late 90’s working on the British Airways brand and it was fun, working and learning along with Rajiv. One of the rare advertising professionals who understands the business and creative side of that world.
An idea-machine, articulate communicator, great story-teller, I have seen Rajiv delivering super-effective creative masterpieces across categories. A brand architect, business partner and a thorough professional, Rajiv is the person you want on your side when crafting your brand’s future.”
Sunil Varadkar – APAC Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa
“Rajiv lives his art; that of crafting words and producing ideas. He is subtle, however effective. Rajiv lead our creative output at the agency (141 Sercon)… and to his credit delivered some awarding winning work across categories and media. I relied on him to think on his feet, at times in the middle of a pitch, and swing it our way!”
Rajesh Ghatge – MD & CEO, iCare Learning
“Rajiv is as articulate as he is creative – a combination seldom found in creative professionals in the advertising and marketing-communication industry. Whenever we had partnered on projects, although I would like to take credit for selling some of Rajiv’s outstanding creative work, I dare say that Rajiv alone would have successfully delivered each presentation and won the clients’ hearts if I weren’t around.
Rajiv is also an excellent lateral thinker, generating unique concepts (usually with alternatives) that fuel his creative output. He is naturally passionate about his work and his creatives always exude this confidence.”
Biswajit Dey – Founder, Social Mantra
“Menon, as most of us used to call him, is a great mind at hatching the next big idea for your creative problem! He’ll almost always surprise you with sudden twists in the expression of the idea. Being a skilled wordsmith only adds to his creative ability in making most campaigns come alive. Wish him all the best.”
Ajit Narayan – Chief Strategy Officer, Bates CHI & Sercon
“I first met Rajiv in the coffee plantations of Coorg at a film shoot we were doing for the Coffee Board of India. He’d conceptualized and scripted this amazing film ‘Coffee Karma’ that we were shooting and his passion to ensure every shot turns just right was infectious.
Naturally, when this film was premiered at Boston, it got rave reviews. Small wonder that the Coffee Karma film was also showcased at Cannes in the short films category. In fact, I even told Rajiv then that he’d make a fine film director one day.”
Uday Shetty – Founder & Producer, Filament Productions India
“If you need ‘out of the box’ ideas then Rajiv Menon is the man that I would ask you to see. I was always in awe of the creative approach that Rajiv got to the table for all the briefs that I brought to his table. Even if his ideas are “zara hatke” they always adhere to the key requirements of the brand brief, ensuring that brand objectives are delivered. This is what makes Rajiv such a good creative thinker, a blend of ideas with practicality.”
Nidhi Sharma – Emotional Intelligence, Image & Communication Coach
“Having had client servicing experience in his early career, Rajiv brings a good business understanding to the creative world. This being said, he still manages to bring in a lot of creativity into his work that solves real world problems for marketers. He is a great person to work with and honesty of thought and deed are part of his work ethic.”
Brian Almeida – Managing Director, Strategic Caravan International