Talha B Mohsin Exits Ogilvy to Pursue Filmmaking, Leaves Behind a Legacy in Advertising

Talha B Mohsin has announced his departure from Ogilvy, where he has served as Executive Creative Director for nearly five years, to pursue his passion for filmmaking. Having joined Ogilvy in July 2014 as Senior Creative Director, he was promoted to Group Creative Director in 2016 and then to Executive Creative Director in 2019.

Reflecting on his decision to transition from agency life, Mohsin shared, “Goodbye agency life. Hello agency people.” He further elaborated, “If you haven’t guessed it by now, yes this is me letting all of you know that I’ve decided to leave the chaos of the advertising life behind. It’s official. I’m quitting advertising after 22 grueling but fully worth-it years. And my stints at Leo Burnett, DDB Mudra, McCann, Contract, and Ogilvy have resulted in a few memorable campaigns I’ll always hold dear. And many more not-so-memorable ones (those are stories for another day). All those ‘lovely’ briefings, last-minute brainstorming sessions, those life-changing ideas I’d kill for, fight-the-traffic-to-reach-on-time client presentations, those zippy pre-ppms, followed by the never-ending ppms… Oh how I’ll miss it all.”

He also expressed excitement about his new career direction, stating, “By now I’m sure most of you are wondering what is this amazing new path for which I’ve left this superb never-say-never life behind. Well, it’s to embrace the chaos of the director’s chair. All those lovely briefings, last-minute brainstorming sessions, those ideas I’d kill for, fight-the-traffic-to-reach-on-time client presentations, those zippy pre-ppms, followed by the never-ending ppms… Oh how I’ll apparently not miss it all.”

Prior to his time at Ogilvy, Mohsin held significant roles across various agencies. He was VP and Senior Creative Director at Contract Advertising, an Executive Creative Director at DDB, and earlier, a Senior Creative Director at McCann Worldgroup. His earlier positions included Copy Supervisor at Mudra Communications, Copywriter at Leo Burnett, and Junior Copywriter at Solutions- Digitas Integrated Marketing Services. Mohsin started his career as a trainee at McCann Worldgroup in May 2002.

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