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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
100K + +
October 29, 2016

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Why me?

You won’t ask the roof that, after hiring me.

Clients sleep easier, having me write for their brands. I sleep easy too, after the last dots and tittles have found their mark. Clients trust me to wake up and shake up their target audiences. They know I will put their brands on minds and lips. The necessary evil of sending you my CV?

Here goes:

Name: FRANCIS ARUJO (most know me simply as JIMMY) Born: 9th October 1965

Nationality: Indian (Citizen)

Visa Status: RESIDENCE VISA of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Science; Major Subject: Chemistry University of Mumbai

• Diploma in Public Speaking

Indo-American Society, Mumbai.


Conceptualising for brand campaigns, tactical advertising and promotions Copywriting for above- and below-the-line advertising Equally adept at copywriting in US English and UK English Script-writing for television commercials, corporate films and radio spots Creative Visualisation to add value to creative ideas presented Art Direction Skills that started as a self-taught interest and grew into a valued asset Presentation Skills that employ sound rationales to sell creative ideas and ads. Brands Handled / Experience Profile

1. As Creative Director at Ambiance, Dubai (July 2011 up till now): Paul Hartmann Middle East (Pharma), IFFCO’s portfolio of FMCG products, Barakat Quality Plus (Barakat Juices, Pre-cut Veggies, Salads and Soups), ETA Group of Companies (Engineering), Dubai Contracting Company (Construction), Avenue

(Fashion), Apparel Group (Fashion), and Johnson & Johnson (FMCG-related event management support).

2. As Associate Creative Director at GMASCO, Dubai (September 2008 to June 2011):

IKEA, Lexus, Volvo, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Honda, Toyota, Panasonic, Sanyo, Toshiba, Toys ‘R’ Us, ACE Hardware, Plug-Ins, Audissey, Marks & Spencer, Dubai Festival City, Hertz Rent-a-Car, Arab Orient Insurance, Automall, Al-Futtaim Watches & Jewellery, and Intersport.

3. As Creative Director at PP&B Advertising, Dubai (July 2007 to September, 2008):

Sony, Oriental Stores, Joy Alukkas Jewellery, Rosy Blue, and Dubai Media City. 4. As Copywriter at Draft.FCB, Dubai (December 2004 to May 2007): Mercedes-Benz, Oriental Stores, Kraft Foods, New Zealand Milk, Aston Martin, Mistubishi, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, and a part of Dubai Summer Surprises 2006.

5. As Senior Copywriter at Madco that later become the Intermarkets-Madco Group, Dubai (May 2000 to April 2004):

World Gold Council, Alukkas, Hilton Hotels, Pizza Hut, Estee Lauder, PAMP Suisse, Al Kabeer Foods, Rotana Hotels, Cosmos ITL, Sharp, Clinique, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Abu Dhabi National Hotels, Abu Dhabi Duty Free, CNBC Arabiya, The Baby Shop, Dubai Municipality, Air Arabia, and Al Rawabi Milk. 6. As Copy Group Head at Publicis.Zen, Mumbai

(February 1998 to March 2000):

Tata Tea, Total Lubricants, Apollo Tyres, ING Savings Trust, and Unit Trust of India. 7. As Copy Group Head at Fortune/HTA, part of JWT Worldwide, Mumbai

(May 1996 to February 1998):

IDBI Bank, Templeton Asset Management, and Life Insurance Corporation of India. 8. From Copywriter to Senior Copywriter at RKSwamy/BBDO, Mumbai

(February 1994 to March 1996):

VISA, Bayer, Greaves Limited, Hawkins, Mangola, Indian Oil Corporation, and MagnaSound.

9. As Copywriter at Aims Communications, Mumbai

(June 1990 to January 1994):

VISA, Bayer, Greaves Limited, Hawkins, Mangola, Indian Oil Corporation, and MagnaSound.

Contact Details

Mobile No.: +971-**-***-****

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 186543, Dubai, UAE.


Portfolio available upon request; can be sent via References available upon request.

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