Tag Archives: GOAFEST

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 »



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 »


45th EPISODE: Goa it was. Goafest 2010 the event. IN earlier edition, we had managed to hijack junior delegates to party. This time, my team was bringing out daily magazine beating the trade publications on content and timelines. It was tough, as the backend, team had never worked together. Team had no experience of covering… Read More »

163 days to Goafest. 12 Suggestions

Why speak of Goafest 2015 so early? Most likely it will be held on April 9-10-11, 2015. The answer is simple. I Love Goafest. I have attended every edition and I will be there again. It is still THE INDIAN ADVERTISING & MARKETING FESTIVAL. It has the Abby, the most prestigious Indian awards in creative… Read More »


Tweet  Follow @s_kotnala Hijacking maybe a hard word to describe, what happened on 3rd April 2008. Jagdip Bakshi was Goafest ( Largest event for Indian Advertising and marketing fraternity) Chairman that year. Dainik Bhaskar Group well known across the Industry for highly innovative initiative and plans decided to take advantage of a schedule loophole (That has… Read More »