He may not be the face on every screen, but he is the force behind the face on every screen. Resourceful, tactful and distinctly prominent, Gaurav Gautam is not just the face of PRAG but a PR figure in his own right.
In a career spanning across more than a decade, Gaurav has donned many faces over the years. An IT engineer, he possess a decade of experience in handling varieties of clients from different organizations – from political campaigning to advocacy, from policy formulations to liasioning, from case publicity to press conferences and from crisis management to trade show representation and product unveiling.
As an IVRS expert, he has trained many officials from Bihar Administrative service (BAS) and headmasters from almost all districts of Bihar. He is also credited with holding the biggest ever BSDM skill development event in Patna, which witnessed attendance from even H.E. the Governor and the chief minister. Before that he tied up with Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) to organise first of its kind round table discussions and events on the gender and caste representation in the Judiciary. The string of events played host to Supreme court judges, cabinet ministers and constitutional experts, all assembled on the same stage.
In past, he has organised Annual National Editors meet to mobilize support for UNICEF and its programs by bringing together MLAs and MPs along with many well-known journalists. Tasked with managing accounts and messaging of different legislative office bearers, he has also served as the head of Bihar and Jharkhand chapter of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY). He has also been a core member of many social organizations like Nirbhaya Trust and is closely associated with Ministry of Railways, Labour and Social Welfare.
B.Tech graduate in Instrumentation, Ankesh is best known for his ability to strike a conversation with any stranger. Concise, clear and persuasive, he is sure to entice you the moment he opens his mouth.
As CMO, he is instrumental in designing new and innovative marketing campaigns and bringing them to fruition. With in-depth knowledge of human behavior and ability to convince, Ankesh is the best man you can have for crafting your winnable proposal. He is also responsible for reaching out to new people and organizations.
Erudite and ebullient, he has also exhibited remarkable ability to carve new business ideas and avenues. A prodigious Liasoner and a gifted negotiator, he has shown his prowess in dealing with high end clients like Ministry of Railways,IMI precision engineering and many others.
He is an eminent journalist and language activist. He is Managing Trustee of Samyak Foundation since 1990. He has over four decades experience in print and television. He had been Editor of Hindi dailies Jansatta and Aaj Samaj, in television news head of Aaj Tak, Advisor of Zee News, Editor-in-Chief CNEB news channel and prime time anchor of DD News. He also works on developmental, public health and media issues with national and multi-lateral organizations.
A true-to-core, social media expert, Ashutosh began his journey with extensive training in the field of Journalism. He debuted his career as a social media manager for the world's largest logistics company, FedEx.
The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji is something of an outlier among world leaders on Twitter. He currently follows only 2500 people on the micro-blogging platform and guess what? Ashutosh is one of them as he is followed by him for the last 5 years.
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is a motivated and dynamic organization and it has a Social Media & PR team as well and Ashutosh has worked with them very closely- Be it the policy engagement on Social Media or beneficiary based outreach in the public through Online platforms and PR, he has mastered them all.
The turning point of his career was when he started working with the Ministry of External Affairs under the esteemed diplomats of the country and managed 4 projects of National importance based on diplomacy and India's view across the globe.
With an experience of close to a decade, he has been handling a diverse range of government and political portfolios with the ministries of Railways, Communications, IT, Textiles, Finance, and other Election campaigns.
Ashutosh also got lucky to work closely with veterans of the prestigious 'Indian Army' where he is leading a major campaign to save Indian rivers.
Apart from this, Ashutosh has also worked in many successful election campaigns such as the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Haryana assembly elections, and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Ashutosh also carries a rich experience in managing social media and PR campaigns for an array of international personalities.
His core strength areas are, an eye for detail, keen awareness of the media environment, and prompt and proactive response process, which makes him highly effective in the field of PR & Social media, making him a prized asset for any entity or individual he handles.