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Introducing Tal, Digital Producer

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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We’re pleased to welcome a new face into the Katapult fold…say hello to Tal Khangura, the latest member of our digital team. Tal joins us in the role of Digital Producer with more then 10 years digital experience. With his combined technical and creative abilities and having led international digital projects for brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and BT Openzone, he makes a welcome addition to the team.

Along with his passionate support of West Brom (leading to immediate rivalry with Katapult Director Neil Perrott – a reluctant Aston Villa supporter), Tal shares MD Dawn Foote’s penchant for audacious hobbies, having done a skydive in Australia a few years ago.

To help you get to know Tal even better, we asked him a few questions:

Q: What sort of projects are you most looking forward to getting your teeth into?

A: Anything that gives me the opportunity to innovate and reach out to new digital markets. I’m looking forward to working with clients that are receptive to ways we can challenge digital ideas together. I believe in a ‘lead rather than be led’ approach to the industry. I’ve already got a few ideas up my sleeve so you’ll just have to wait and see how they develop.

Q: Who is your inspiration?

A: Dennis Crowley and Alex Rainert who created Foursquare and Dodgeball (now Google Latitude) and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. Before them, the industry was mostly still very ‘shirts and ties’ with a top down approach but then these normal, everyday guys came along with some visionary ideas and changed not only the way we communicate, but our perceptions of the industry as a whole.

Q: If you weren’t managing seamless digital projects, what else would you want to do?

A: I’d love to be a pilot; I’ve always imagined flying a little two seater plane over a city skyline with a beautiful lady by my side. That’s very romantic isn’t it?

Q: What is the last film you laughed out loud at?

A: Life of Brian, I’ve seen it many times but I always end up laughing at something new that I didn’t see last time. Another film that’s always bound to make me laugh is Airplane. The camp guy Johnny in it leaves me in stitches (Tal does a brilliant impression).

Q: What was the first single you ever bought?

A: Embarassingly, I collected 25 Cadbury’s wrappers to get a free single and I actually chose Phil Collins, Groovy Kind of Love (Tal proceeds to sing “When I look at youuuu….”)

Q: What’s your idea of a great night out?

A: A good meal – maybe some Saag – and then dancing the night away at The Jam House in Birmingham.

Q: What in your opinion is the greatest invention of all time?

A: Music as it’s such a great alternative way to communicate (Tal is also a keen player of an Indian classical musical instrument the ‘Tabla’)

Tal has already hit the ground running on our current digital projects but if you haven’t been introduced yet and would like to give him a friendly welcome, you can do so at tal@katapult-studios.com