Rajive Dhavan is an Indian Serial entrepreneur, Brand Consultant, Digital Marketing Consultant, Speaker and author. Born on July 31, 1986, in Amritsar, Punjab (India), he did his schooling from D.A.V. Public School, and studied Mass Communication (Journalism) in St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad, Telangana. He is the founder of What’s In a Name Creatives, Namesake Productions, and Just Flaunt Salon. He is also the author of the book, STFU – Start The F#%$ Up.
Early Work Experience – Rajive Dhavan
Rajive Dhavan, started his career as a promoter in various events. While he was still studying for his graduation, his first full-time job was that of a Helper with a clothing brand called Zodiac. Later, he worked in companies like GE Capital, HSBC Bank. After working in MNCs, he joined an English Daily, Deccan Chronicle, as a Sub-editor & Columnist. His last job was with an advertising agency as a Copywriter.
Brand Consultant, Digital Marketing Consultant & Entrepreneur
What’s In a Name Creatives, founded by Rajive Dhavan, is a Full-service Advertising & Digital Marketing Agency launched in the year 2010. Over the years, the company bagged several awards, including the Gold Award by the Asian Customer Engagement Forum (ACEF) – 2015, in Mumbai, for the Print Advertising Campaign, “Feel… Rest Assured”.
What’s In a Name Creatives is also a Google Partner with specialization in Search, Display & Mobile AdWords Advertising.
In 2012, Dhavan launched his second startup, Namesake Productions, a Video Production Company.
In 2013, Dhavan launched his third startup, Just Flaunt, a chain of Salons & Spas.
Today, he is a renowned Brand Consultant and Digital Marketing Consultant.
Author – STFU – Start The F Up, for future & present leaders of Startups & SMEs
After his success with three companies, his debut book, STFU – Start The F#%$ Up, was published by Penguin Random House, in 2015. It chronicled his journey as an entrepreneur.
Dhavan’s Book has received some rave reviews in publications like The Hindu, Indian Express, I’m Wire, Your Story, Startup Hyderabad, Hans India, Hindustan Times, ETV and more.
Awards – Rajive Dhavan, Brand Consultant, Digital Marketing Consultant
• Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award for Business Excellence by the All India Achievers Foundation
• Winner of the Ramoji Krian University (RKU) Young Voyager Award for Excellence in Creative Work (Advertising & Digital Marketing)
• Certified Digital Marketer by Google (Google Partner)
• Advisory Board Member for Ramoji Krian Universe – Digital Marketing & Branding (Brand Consultant)