Tag Archives: awards

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 »

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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 »

Who to blame for SOCIAL Skew in creative awards win.

‘So we have a new agency of the year’… my chirpy greeting to an industry veteran while leaving Goa’s Grand Hyatt got an unexciting almost conversation closing reply  ‘You wearing a nice red shirt, and the jeans are good too’. I realised it was not a good subject to discuss. The dejection was complete.  The… Read More »

MAdTech professional’s guide to a stress-free life.

Wanting to live a Stress-Free Life. Life in  Media, Advertising, Marketing, and Technology has always been stressful. In fact, stress is an integral part of it. Here are some hard truths to help you out from chakravyu of professional stress. You may agree, disagree, debate or discard them at your risk. However, some of you will… Read More »

GOAFEST- expected to surpass expectations !

GOAFEST- 2017, Expect it to surpass expectations. But here is something to think about. Tomorrow, the 12th annual Advertising Marketing Media and Technology KHUMBH of India: GOAFEST, a joint initiative of AAAI and The Ad Club India start at Grand Hyatt, Goa. In the first year, delegates checking into their rooms found an emergency kit… Read More »

Celebrate Goafest & Abby: STOP ASKING DEAD QUESTIONS.

There is an Industry and then there are people who for reasons best known to them make every attempt to break the fragile fabric of star events. It holds true for Goafest and Abby’s too. Are egos involved? The industry most likely will answer with a loud YES. I believe in a simpler truth. They… Read More »

Surgical Strike- Free Pitches and Scam ads not accepted

Like in the speech given by Chatur in the film 3Idiots where certain parts of a speech were replaced, here’s an attempt to do the same with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on November 8, 2016 where he announced the demonetising of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in an attempt to… Read More »

Goafest2016 thumka needs to sync with the beat. Think about it,

My view on Goafest captured in DNA issue of 11th April looked at the positive side of the event. The enhanced experience was primarily based on 16 of the 17 speakers engaging the audience with relevant and interesting points. And that is quite an achievement. For a change, it was not digitally skewed. It was more holistic.… Read More »

GoaFest 2016 an enhanced experience

First published in DNA, Mumbai Goafest 2016 can be summarised as high on energy with good knowledge sessions and charged after-parties. In short, a celebration of excellence. Thank you AAAI, AdClub and the whole advertising, media and marketing fraternity for making it a huge success. There are many version of ‘My Goafest’ as it satisfies different… Read More »