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Ram Ray (died 12 November 2019) was a pioneering Indian advertising professional. He worked in advertisement arena over fifty years.[1]

Ram Ray
Died12 November 2019
NationalityIndian
Alma materPresidency College

BiographyEdit

Ray was a student of Presidency College.[2] He worked in J. Walter Thompson's India and the United States branch. He was the senior vice president of the United States branch and head of the San Francisco branch of J. Walter Thompson. He was the only non-American to serve on the board of J. Walter Thompson.[3] He was also the head of Calcutta, Madras and Bangalore office of J. Walter Thompson. He established Response Group in 1984.[4] He also served as chief executive officer of Bates CHI & Partners from 1992 to 1998.[5] He established Wysiwyg Communications too.[6] Advertising Club Calcutta inducted Ram Ray on its Hall of Fame in 2013.[7]

Ray was married to Hashi. They had one daughter, Rashi Ray.[8]

Ray died on 12 November 2019.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "প্রয়াত বিজ্ঞাপনের প্রবাদপুরুষ রাম রে". Aajkal (in Bengali). Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ "প্রয়াত রাম রে, রয়ে গেল প্রজন্মজয়ী বিজ্ঞাপন". Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali). 12 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Ram Ray, renaissance man of brand advertising, no more". The Times of India. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ "বিজ্ঞাপন জগতে নক্ষত্রপতন, চলে গেলেন সৃজনশীল রাম রে". Sangbad Pratidin (in Bengali). 12 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Advertising guru Ram Ray passes away". The Hindu. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  6. ^ "'Giant of Indian advertising', Ram Ray passes away". The Free Press Journal. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Ad gurus speak". The Telegraph. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  8. ^ "'জ়িরো বাজেট' দিয়েই তাক লাগাচ্ছেন বিজ্ঞাপন জগতের তরুণ প্রতিভা রাশি রে". Femina (in Bengali). 23 February 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  9. ^ "'বোরোলিন-ফ্রুটি-কুকমি...', বিজ্ঞাপনের সংজ্ঞা বদলে বিদায় নিলেন রাম রে!". Ei Samay (in Bengali). 12 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.