Rahul Mathew

Penguin Audiobooks by DDB

Advertising Agency: DDB Mudra Group, Mumbai, India
Creative Directors: Sonal Dabral, Rahul Mathew, Manish Darji, Shagun Seda Sengupta, Vilsen Gonsalves
Art Director: Mukesh Jadhav
Copywriter: Ravi Ananthan, Vilsen Gonsalves
Illustrator: Aleksandr Kuskov
Client: Hemali Sodhi
Account Director: Rakesh Varma

We wanted to convince people that Penguin Audiobooks transforms titles based on Indian mythology into deeply immersive literary experiences as well. The title in question: JAYA by Devdutt Patnaik. Inspired by the mythos of the Indian epic, Mahabharata, depicted here is an episode from it – Draupadi’s Marriage. To win princess Draupadi’s hand in marriage, suitors have to shoot an arrow through the eye of a golden fish attached to a revolving chariot-wheel. Just by looking at its reflection in water. Taking centre-stage in the ‘ear arena’ is Arjuna, who succeeds. The arena is faithfully recreated in a mix of the Hindu and Buddhist architecture styles of India and South Asia. Including the profiles, recesses, design motifs on stone and other details. The houses around are detailed out much the same way. The costumes, tropical vegetation and even the ceremonial elephants are based on medieval Indian paintings, and they enhance the overall drama.

Print advertisment created by DDB, India for Penguin, within the category: Recreation, Leisure.

Rahul Mathew : My First Break In Advertising

I didn’t land my first job in advertising, I wandered into it.

Out of a graduate level B-school, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do.

And my confusion translated into panic for my parents who convinced a family friend to get me an internship with the production department at Timex.

I thought why not.
But a few months into making sales forecasts and production schedules, I knew this wasn’t for me.
It was then that some other interns who had been interacting with me, suggested advertising.

Again I thought, why not.
Media planning was a subject at college. And I thought media planner is what I should be. But Anthem (now TBWA) only had opening for a servicing intern.

The same thought, why not.
But many of my bosses in servicing could tell me why exactly “not”. I was politely asked to leave six months into my internship. A writer who had been interacting with me thought I should try my hand at copywriting.

You can guess what I thought.

And 3 copy tests later, I was in front of my first brochure brief at JWT, delhi.

ATSS by McCann, Mumbai

Advertising Agency: McCann, Mumbai, India
Chief Creative Officer: Prasoon Joshi
Executive Creative Directors: Akshay Kapnadak, Rahul Mathew, Raylin Valles
Creative Directors: Anshumani Khanna, Denzil Machado
Copywriters: Anushree Chaitanya, Anshumani Khanna
Art Directors: Denzil Machado, Raylin Valles
Illustrator: Mark Gmehling


Onida Mobiles : McCann Ericksson

If you’re on the phone, you’re not watching the road.
Issued in public interest by Onida Mobiles
Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup, Mumbai, India
National Creative Director: Prasoon Joshi
Executive Creative Directors: Rahul Mathew, Akshay Kapnadak.
Creative Directors: Kapil Tammal, O.R. Radhakrishnan
Art Directors: Kapil Tammal, Pramod Chavan.
Copywriter: Rahul Mathew
Photographer: Loh lin shan, Michael Loh
Digital Retouching : ImageRom, Malaysia

Shivam Handlooms by McCann Ericksson

Puts even your worries to sleep.
Advertising Agency: McCann Worldgroup, Mumbai, India
National Creative Director: Prasoon Joshi
Executive Creative Directors: Rahul Mathew, Akshay Kapnadak
Creative Directors: Talha Bin Mohsin, Mahesh Parab
Art Directors: Mahesh Parab, Prashant Kandalkar
Copywriters: Talha Bin Mohsin, Vilsen Gonsalves
Illustrator: Nithin Rao Kumblekar