Tag Archives: ADVERTISING

GOAFEST 2019. How to get the most out of it.

GOAFEST 2019, the collective event by AAAi and AdClub. It used to be really fun when it was held at the Cavasillium beach. Oh! It was hot and humid. You needed sunglasses, a hat and suntan lotion as standard accessories to navigate the venue. I have been one of those stupid’s who questioned the relevance… Read More »

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ADFEST PATTAYA 2019, Why You Should attend it?.

The year 2019 started with the IAA World Congress held at Kochi. Pattaya Adfest 2019 will follow it from 20th to 23rd March 2019 at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya. Goafest is scheduled from 11th to 13th April 2019 at Grand Hyatt, Goa. May is the month of ZEE Melt, to be held on 30th and 31st May at Dome NSCI, Mumbai. Kyoorius awards… Read More »

What Made IAA WORLD CONGRESS a grand success

The IAA World Congress held at Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre (LBICC), Kochi from February 20 to 22 was a grand success.  Most of the delegates I met were satisfied with the sessions, set-up and infrastructure. Time to congratulate Srinivasan Swamy, Ramesh Narayan, Pradeep Guha, and the extended team of IAA India, sponsors, delegates and… Read More »

8 Diwali Films that caught my eye.

HAPPY DIWALI. Festival time is advertising time. There are many region-specific windows of festivities like Bihu, Onam, Durga Puja, Holi, Makar Sankranti, and Kojagiri etc. Alternatively, the same festival celebrated under different regional IPR across regions. However, nothing beats Diwali as the festival of advertising nationally. Brands know festivals are the time to indulge and… Read More »

‘THE GUTENBERG GALAXY’- A good initiative by IAA

IAA LAUNCHES ‘THE GUTENBERG GALAXY’ “The Gutenberg – A Book on Case Studies in Print Advertising”  launched by IAA India Chapter aims to make a point. It has 24 print-centric case studies and 14 interesting articles. I appreciate the effort and the intent behind it.  I am biased as I failed to launch a similar… Read More »

Leadership lessons absorbed like a sponge

On the 72nd Independence Day, I am sharing a review of ‘SPONGE: Leadership Lessons I Learnt From My Clients’ by Ambi Parameswaran. I was thinking, how different the country could be if all of us behaved like the sponge. If like Ambi, we too could reflect on our mistakes and learn through our experiences. Maybe… Read More »

At least 8 reasons to celebrate Cannes 2018.

The 2018 Cannes Advertising festival, reporting a lesser number of entries and higher networking attendance is over. The powerful statements made by the speakers and the knowledge shared over drinks is slowly starting losing its impact. The social media post of short-term legal immigrants to Nice are becoming sporadic and slowly getting buried in the digital history.… Read More »

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 »

Do Call-for-Entry campaigns reflect reality?

The call-for-entry campaigns may not be reflecting the true picture. In fact, awards will be better served if they concentrate on few other things to maximise differentiation, relevance and impact. The rising cost of entry, the controversies surrounding awards and the perceived value is forcing many agencies to evaluate their options of awards to enter… Read More »