About Pentagon Communications

Pentagon Communications was set up in 1991 at Bangalore, India and has worked with leading national and international clients. Pentagon's focus areas are Advertising, Consulting, Digital Marketing and Retail Solutions.

The Pentagon Difference – A Synthesis of Opposites

In the intensely competitive context that most businesses operate in today, we believe it is important for an organisation to give a simple and credible answer to the question as to what sets it apart from other businesses in the same area.

At Pentagon, our answer to this query is that across all our three business domains, Advertising, Consulting and Retail Solutions, we combine two sets of opposite traits – we bring the depth and maturity of a large setup along with the agility and responsiveness our more focussed structure enables us to deliver. Over the years, all the large established clients we have worked with have derived value from this synthesis of capabilities we bring to bear on all our engagements.

Our approach to our businesses is clearly articulated in The Mind and The Spirit. and our basic beliefs as an organisation are elaborated in Our Values.

Industry Recognition

Our Advertising business has won a number of awards for Press Ads, Packaging, Films and Exhibition Design at the Bangalore and Chennai Ad Clubs' Annual Awards functions. For samples of the work we have done for our clients, please view our Portfolio.

On the Consulting front, we have worked on strategic and marketing engagements with industry leaders.

Our Retail Solutions division has worked with a wide variety of leading retail clients for close to a decade.

Key Team

Manahor Mason
Managing Director

Manohar Mason with over 25 years of experience quickly rose to Vice President (South) with Everest (then a Saatchi and Saatchi agency) within a few years of entering the industry. His understanding of brands and marketing and his capacity to think originally and with great depth is often leveraged upon by top management of companies like Wipro, HP, Sartorius, Indiaplaza.in (formerly Fabmall.com) Trinethra, The Forum and the Mumbai based Wadhwan Retail among others. His articles on various topics have been published in the business & financial newspapers. He has been an active member of industry bodies.

A Chemical Engineer from REC Trichy, and a Management Graduate from IIM Calcutta. Manohar began his career with Indian Communications Network as Area Sales Manager, Bombay. He then switched to advertising and joined Clarion (then one of India’s premier Agencies and second largest in the country) and then moved to Everest Advertising, first at Bombay, then Bangalore and subsequently took over the southern operations in 1990 - 91.

Manohar and Sadhana founded Pentagon Communications in June 1991.

Having handled requirements of advertising for a wide range of clients including Procter and Gamble, Brooke Bond, Godrej, Philips, Eureka Forbes, HMT and many others over the past 25 years, today he plays a larger role as a Consultant and has been involved in helping organizations articulate a meaningful Mission and develop viable Strategic Options, shaping Brand and Marketing strategies, driving Market Research etc. Manohar also has hands on experience in Six Sigma Initiatives.

Manohar is as passionate about Drucker as he is about his morning game of Tennis.

Sadhana Rao

The ability to combine intuition with practical business realities and to inspire a team to give of its very best is the difference that Sadhana brings to the table.

Sadhana is a Post Graduate in Mass Communication. She has over 25 years experience in the field of Advertising. She began her career at Hindustan Thompson, a J Walter Thompson agency, then moved to Ogilvy & Mather and thereafter to Everest Advertising, then a Saatchi & Saatchi Agency.

In 1991, Sadhana founded Pentagon Communications along with Manohar.

Sadhana has handled a whole array of leading brands which include Brooke Bond, Kissan, FabMall, AMCO Batteries, Eskayef, Wipro, Digital, BPL, Welcomgroup, Tata Coffee, Taj West End, McDowells and UB.

Sadhana runs the Advertising Business of Pentagon. She was involved with the Advertising Club of Bangalore for many years and was its First Lady President in the year 1996.

Living Life to the fullest is what best describes her passion. Be it work, sports, walking the ramp, traveling or just chillin’ with friends the way a Bangalorean knows best is what makes her tick. Loving Life.

Shirish Raghu
Account Director

The ability to work calmly under pressure; with a good understanding of brand strategy & the creative process is what makes Shirish a key player in the team.

A post graduate in advertising & communication from RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia). He also holds a certification in Digital Strategies for Business: Leading the next-generation enterprise from Columbia Business School (in association with Emeritus).

Shirish started his advertising career in 2008 at Temple Advertising (Now part of WPP group). With almost 10 years of experience working on an array of brands from industries spanning across fashion, retail, banking, automotive, entertainment and e-commerce, Shirish specialises not only in traditional advertising but has a sound understanding of Digital Marketing.

Shirish has been part of the Pentagon family since 2017 and currently heads the Digital Marketing division as well as the Client Servicing team at Pentagon Communications. Due to his creative intuition, he also works closely with the creative team, where he plays a pivotal role in defining the creative approach & the creative thinking process.

Cool, calm & confident. You can often find him working hard on the football pitch as he does at office.