Chethna Suryakumar

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Born and raised in India and a permanent resident in the US, I’m a senior copywriter currently working at MRM//McCann. My career illustrates my love for travel and experiencing new things. It started at Ogilvy in India where I worked on big brands like Vodafone, ITC Bingo Chips and Titan Watches. After four great years and several awards including a Cannes Lion, Grand Effie, World Effie Shortlist, AsiaPac Adfest awards, and multiple ADDYs, I decided that I wanted more and moved to the Miami Ad School to complete the Copywriting Portfolio Program. While in school, I had the opportunity to work at agencies like Digitas Boston, Hill Holliday Boston and StrawberryFrog New York. I moved to Michigan almost 5 years ago with my husband and we're always ready for new adventures. 

There is a famous saying (mostly famous in Bollywood movies), "A person’s destiny is written on his forehead." I am convinced this is true. After spending more than 10 years in advertising, all the thinking and stressing have made my brows visibly and permanently knitted. But I've loved every minute of it and look forward to more. 


EXPERIENCE

Senior Copywriter at McCann Worldgroup

July 2015 -- Present

Copywriter at Leo Burnett Detroit

April 2013 -- June 2015

Copywriter at Campbell-Ewald Detroit

March 2012 -- Dec 2012

Senior Copywriter at Ogilvy Bangalore

July 2005 -- October 2008

Intern at StrawberryFrog New York April

2011 -- June 2011

Intern at Hill Holliday Boston

October -- December 2010

 Intern at Digitas Boston

July -- September 2010

AWARDS

Bronze Lion, Direct Marketing, CANNES '07

World Effie Shortlist, WEF '07

D&AD Student Awards 2011 Merit Award

D&AD Student Awards 2011 In Book

Silver ADDY, Print Campaign, ADDYS MIAMI '11

Silver ADDY, Print Single, ADDYS MIAMI '10

Grand Effie, EFFIES '07

Grand Prix, Advertising Campaign of the Year, ABBY(Ad club Bombay) '07

Creative Person of the Year, Ogilvy '07

Work featured in THE WORK '07 

EDUCATION

Copywriting Portfolio Program

2009-2011 Miami Ad School

 B. A. English. Honors (Literature)

2002-2005 Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi