Angad Singh Manchanda did his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mumbai University. He has accumulated vast experience in the field of marketing by working for companies like Continental Book Suppliers, Eclerx, Cogmat, FoxyMoron, Jack in the Box Worldwide, and more.
Seeing how the entire marketing ecosystem had to rely on different platforms, Angad conceptualized Chimp&z Inc, which is a digital agency that swings effortlessly throught the dense jungle of integrated marketing providing solutions like Digital Strategy and Planning, Media Planning, and more.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
We are a Creative Solutions Agency, which works around your business objectives to deliver the best for brands. Fueled by creativity and driven by curiosity, we hurtle through cyberspace, boldly going where no ape has gone before. Simply put, we’re explorers. We’re curious. We’re pioneers. And we’re just the right amount of insane. We do what we love because we love what we do.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
The fact that advertising was moving to integrated and agencies were still relying on different platforms and specialization, in a space which was platform agnostic.
What is your life mantra?
To grow with people, ethically.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
The most challenging part of the journey has been to raise the expectation of the clients to do work which was way above the ordinary and do it in the right and ethical way.
How did you overcome those challenges?
The challenges have been coming in since day one. First to find the right talent, then to fight the clientele with whom we wanted to do some great work, but we have only become stronger and have learnt from every single step.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
The company was started with 50,000 Rs capital which was put in by me and Lavinn Rajpal from our personal savings. We are still bootstrapped and have been growing organically ever since inception and are now having conversations for investment opportunities to expand worldwide.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
We are a very young company in terms of how old we are. We have an average age of 25 in office and we are all an extremely fun loving bunch. So activities like team lunches, weekend parties, Chimp of the month and Director talks apart from the talent recognition and talent pool enhancement activities that we conduct, makes sure we control attrition at the organization. Not to forget the personal connection that the directors share with all the employees, helps too.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Respect for society and his surroundings.
- Respect for himself/herself
- Proper planning and for what they really believes in.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Any.Do the task planner app has helped me plan my day better. Second is Facebook, it has really helped us in getting good business from the markets and to most people’s surprise has helped us in getting a good amount of leads.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
The fact that I stop and analyze the situation after checking the pros’ and cons and only then act.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Would like to be a better listener, that’s something that I could really work on.
Answer in less than 50 words
The number one tip to success is ‘never give up’ and always trust in yourself and your team. Nothing is impossible to achieve if you have the right vision and treat people right.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
The mistake of ‘Assuming’.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
He who says you can’t do it, is the most motivating person in the world.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
In the next 3 years, we want to take Chimp&z Inc to 6 cities across the globe and be the most responsible and trustworthy creative company out there. To grow the team vertically in all the 6 branches with happy and hungry people.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Nothing at all. It was all perfect.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Phuket, Ladakh & anywhere where I can get some peace and time with my loved ones.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Go BIG or Go Home” – Chimp&z Inc Motto