Tag Archives: GOAFEST

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 »

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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 »

What I want at GOAFEST 2016.

April 7 to 9, 2016 will see the 11th edition of  Goafest. The event has survived a controversies and absenteeism. The team at the helm must be appreciated for doing such a fabulous job. This year afresh the Goafest team meeting important stakeholders – the advertisers, agencies, journalists and past jury members. That is a… 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 »

GOAFEST TOO DEMOCRATISED SAYS SONAL DABRAL

Tweet    Follow @twitter I met Sonal Dabral, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, DDB Mudra at the Adfest at Pattaya where he was Jury President for the Direct Lotus and at Goafest earlier this month. In a freewheeling chat, he gave him me his sharp and straight-from-the-heart views. Read on… JURY PROCESS AND ETHICS. Adfest Pattaya… Read More »

Destination #1 for advertising and Marketing pros

Tweet   Follow @S_kotnala Since its inception in 2006, Goafest been something of an annual pilgrimage for me. Its birth had all the excitement of a baby being born in the extended family of advertisers, media and advertising agencies. It was an event everyone was looking forward to. It took off in style at Cavelossim beach.… Read More »