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MOHAMMAD AKRUM HOSSAIN
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MOHAMMAD AKRUM HOSSAIN

GREY DHAKA

Creative Director

Bangladesh

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Mohammad Akrum Hossain started his career in 2005 as a DTP and now is one of the award winning Creative Directors in the Bangladeshi advertising industry. With over 12 years of experience in handling the biggest Bangladeshi brands such as – Grameenphone, United Commercial Bank, Uniliver, GSK, and others, Akrum has built his reputation as a sought after creative in the local ad scenario. Building creative cultures and pushing for creative excellence is his goal. His is a spirited soul with a passion for great ideas and will never settle for anything less than pure excellence.

During his 12 years in the industry, he has worked in some of the biggest agency networks including Leo Burnett, Lowe and Grey, along with a few local design houses as well. His out-of-the-box thinking has helped agencies win local and international award at Cannes, Spikes Asia, Adfest, Adstars and others. His first ever cannes shortlist was the Impossipuzzle and first ever Spikes bronze. His work has been publised in Archive Magazine and was also the first Bangladeshi work to be printed in Archive. In 2016, he helped his agency, Grey Dhaka, win the first ever Cannes Gold Lion, which was also a first for the country, in the Product Design category for the Eco-Cooler.

He has extensive insight and experience in handling communications for a diverse range of industries, and has created several highly successful and creative integrated campaigns for HMBR, AP, Coca-Cola, Fair & Lovely, Closeup, Wheel, Symphony Mobile Phones (largest mobile phone brand of the country), Aarong (A BRAC Subsidiary), Horlicks, Boost, Sensodyne, Glaxose-D, GrameenPhone, ICC (International Cricket Council), The Daily Star, Agora and Shwapno.