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Jamal Mir
Chairman and CEO


Always looking for "good people to talk to", Jamal is all about growing and making the industry grow. His extensive knowledge of the industry is only matched by his understanding and love for cricket. We could tell you that Jamal is passionate, insightful and ready for challenges, but you already know that;

You don't get to run a successful agency for over 25 years without the focus and desire to get into the thick of things.

His hands-on approach in all processes helps keep the energy up and his expectations from the team keep the standards high...very high!

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Jamal returned from the US in 1986 and took over the reins of Prestige, guiding the company for over 25 years through campaign after campaign, success after success and with it bringing about Prestige's affiliation with Grey Group in January 1999.

Under his direction, the company won major local and multinational accounts, including HBL, EBM, Packages, Danone, Brooke Bond, Sony, Standard Chartered and GSK.

Jamal has a habit of becoming the local brand's partner in evolving marketing strategies to make them category leaders. His ambitions go beyond just the company and towards the development of the industry. His various regional collaborations have helped raise the bar in production within the country and his scope of work includes multi-country projects in the Middle East and India.

His focus has been on building local brands. This is where, according to Jamal, the real challenges are. By developing consumer insights into a strong platform for local brands to build an identity and consumer base, the industry can empower local entrepreneurs and hence result in a more competitive market.

Jamal not only holds key positions at the Advertising Association of Pakistan, Marketing Association of Pakistan, Advertising Practitioners Guild, and Arabian Communication Network, but also shares his ideology, knowledge and experiences at universities, seminars and workshops. Jamal's love for cricket and his pursuit of new directions in advertising and marketing led to his association with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He is also a member of the American Business Council, serving as co-chairman of the Media Committee.

Q. What is your creative philosophy?
"Creative should be insight driven as it allows you to connect more deeply with the consumer. The aesthetics are the secondary part of the job"

Q. If you were an ad, what would your tagline be?
"We do business the old-fashioned way…we earn it!"

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Kamal Mir
Executive Vice President


Ask him about design and he'll give you a portfolio...ask him about travel and he'll give you a travelogue. Travelling around the world and having an in-depth knowledge of branding intricacies have given Kamal the distinctiveness he enjoys in the industry.

With wit as sharp as his attention to detail, Kamal helps the team stay on its toes and deliver tailored solutions to satisfied clients.

Looking over and after a tightly run unit, Kamal is the go-to-man for both the client servicing and creative teams.

Kamal's professional excellence started after he received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Marketing from the American College in London 19 years ago.

His experience at Gmasco, one of the top advertising agencies in Dubai, helped Kamal gain a unique perspective on international advertising and its practices.

With now over 14 years at Prestige, Kamal has been instrumental in the success stories of numerous local and multinational brand including P&G, Emirates Airlines, GSK, Toyota, Brooke Bond, EBM, Standard Chartered Bank, Mexx, ZIL, Packages, Ikea, and Danone.

Q. What is your creative philosophy?
"If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative"

Q. If you were an ad, what would your tagline be?
"Because you're worth it!"

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Muhammad Zohaib Ayaz
Head Strategic Planning


It seems that Zohaib was drawn towards strategy and planning from an early age. However building imaginary cities and empires in the virtual world wasn't enough for him so he decided to bring his skills to the real world and build long-lasting strategy for major brands and businesses.

The brick layer of the organization; Zohaib's insights and strategic input have helped shape the direction for many campaigns with a strong foundation based on insights.

Ever the rationalist, he doesn't let his emotions guide his decisions. But all that is forgotten when he relaxes at home, watching a plethora of action movies and indulging in his love for gadgets.

After graduating with a BBA in Marketing from SZABIST Karachi, Zohaib joined Nielsen Pakistan's Qualitative Team.

Managing a portfolio of clients including leading banks, insurance companies, telecoms, IT firms and multi-country projects has given him exposure to the different workings and in-depth understanding of these organizations.

Zohaib has contributed significantly in the areas of strategic planning by successfully implementing and training the team on Grey's latest proprietary planning tool "Brand Shift." He has developed some truly out-of-the-box business proposals and presentations at Prestige using it. His experience encompasses a rich portfolio of clients like GSK, Stiefel, Abbott, EBM, NIB Bank, SSGC, China Mobile, LG Electronics and DW Radio.

Q. What is your creative philosophy?
"Creativity is the most rare and precious of commodities. It is the result of hard work, discipline and above all, talent!"

Q. If you were an ad, what would your tagline be?
"Impossible is nothing!"

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Muhammad Zohaib Ayaz
Head Strategic Planning


It seems that Zohaib was drawn towards strategy and planning from an early age. However building imaginary cities and empires in the virtual world wasn't enough for him so he decided to bring his skills to the real world and build long-lasting strategy for major brands and businesses.

The brick layer of the organization; Zohaib's insights and strategic input have helped shape the direction for many campaigns with a strong foundation based on insights.

Ever the rationalist, he doesn't let his emotions guide his decisions. But all that is forgotten when he relaxes at home, watching a plethora of action movies and indulging in his love for gadgets.

After graduating with a BBA in Marketing from SZABIST Karachi, Zohaib joined Nielsen Pakistan's Qualitative Team.

Managing a portfolio of clients including leading banks, insurance companies, telecoms, IT firms and multi-country projects has given him exposure to the different workings and in-depth understanding of these organizations.

Zohaib has contributed significantly in the areas of strategic planning by successfully implementing and training the team on Grey's latest proprietary planning tool "Brand Shift." He has developed some truly out-of-the-box business proposals and presentations at Prestige using it. His experience encompasses a rich portfolio of clients like GSK, Stiefel, Abbott, EBM, NIB Bank, SSGC, China Mobile, LG Electronics and DW Radio.

Q. What is your creative philosophy?
"Creativity is the most rare and precious of commodities. It is the result of hard work, discipline and above all, talent!"

Q. If you were an ad, what would your tagline be?
"Impossible is nothing!"

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Muhammad Amanullah
Finance


Most people would say that Aman is a man of few words … but you don't need many when your language is numbers!

Amanullah is responsible for maintaining the books as well as maintaining the discipline around the office. As sincere as he is straightforward and direct, you know you're doing something right when he flashes a rare smile at you…or do you?

Amanullah graduated with a Masters in Commerce from Karachi University in 2000. He worked as an accountant at ACE before moving on to the Financial Investigation Team at MHCO for 3 years before making Prestige his home away from home for over 7 years.

Q. What is your creative philosophy?
"Don't be afraid of failure!"

Q. If you were an ad, what would your tagline be?
"Yehi hai right choice baby!"

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