Tag Archives: ADCLUB

Mafia at advertising associations in India

The ‘Mafia’ at the associations governing Media, Advertising and Marketing in India. “There is a mafia out there, and the dons play musical chair with understated self-appreciation and mutual admiration”. This was in the loud booming voice of one of the soon-to-retire industry senior.  It was not the first time I am listening to such… Read More »

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Advertising Industry ignores the elephant in the room.

How did advertising Industry fail to address the elephant in the room? I campaigned for ‘Wearing a touch of white’ in support of ASCI at Goafest 2018 with a lot of conviction and less of confidence. It was also a protest against the apparent lack of collectivism in the Industry and Baba Ramdev’s consistent blatant… Read More »

Why inviting Baba Ramdev to Goafest a wrong call?

BABA RAMDEV as speaker in GOAFEST. The industry demonstrates lack of collectivism and self-respect. I am raising a voice because others have decided to conveniently remain silent. It must share with my well-wishers the reason for my proposed blackband protest against Baba Ramdev, keynote speaker at Goafest on April 5, 2018. The fest is the annual event… Read More »

FOUR SQUARE OBSERVATION- Collectivism. Patriotism. Excellence. Support.

SALUTE TO COLLECTIVE STRENGTH I want all to see this brilliant film by Ullash Chopra and team for Ambuja Cement. It is simple and minimalist. It has an apt location, casting, expression, music, build up and culmination with that timely intervention of a cloud. All the elements are brilliantly balanced and exploited for the intended… Read More »

GOAFEST 2017- 13 constructive suggestions because PERFECTION is always WORK-IN-PROGRESS.

In my last post, I had said that Goafest 2017 would surpass expectations and I must repeat that I do believe it has. Unfortunately, the expectations with the team of supermen and superwomen organising Goafest were super-high too. Hence, we delegates – personally, individually and collectively – found issues to crib with some of what… Read More »

Comparing apples with oranges. Why you must compare Goafest with Kyoorius.

It is bound to happen. And my telling otherwise is not going to help. Comparisons are inevitable. The industry remains divided between the two. No one has taken sides. They are waiting and watching further development.  Will they become two iconic award properties? Will Kyoorius replace Goafest? Will delegates attend both or will they sacrifice… Read More »