Tag Archives: JWT


Tweet   Follow @s_kotnala An agency withdrawing an award entry is neither something new nor a regular occurrence. There can be many reasons for it including the official one. But one has every reason to believe that the right reason normally remains uncovered. At AdFest 2015 last week, JWT India withdrew its entry of Nutribic Biscuits… Read More »


Why Launch of HT Delhi Colour Supplement was delayed?

36th Episode. You can say ‘BLAME IT ON KOTNALA’ and you would most probably be right. But that would still be half a story. Here is the full story. I am sure that people involved in this may deny acknowledging the turn of events, but that is OK. It is sometime in early 90’s, August… Read More »


26th EPISODE — ‘I AM SANKAR’  This belongs to an era when advertising was much fun.  People used to be creative in their interactions and induction of new team members. Here I share an incident from HTA ( JWT- 35, Jandewalan, Rani Jhansi Road-Delhi) time. Sankar was heading PEPSI account at JWT. And a new young trainee… Read More »


THE COUNT HTA days. Days of many interesting episodes. This one is one of the simpler client- agency interaction episodes. Client:…………………………      MOTOROLA Client representative: …        RAHUL VERGHESE Venue: ……………………….        SURYA SOFITEL Agency: ……………………..        HTA ( 35 Jhandewalaon, Rani Jhansi Road) Agency representative:        … Read More »


In earlier times much before the fragmented and niche agencies came into being, when 15% commission and not retainer-ship was the norm, the large agencies used to have a huge annual incentive conclave. The cut was by designation. In 1993, if I am right about the year, I made the cut first time. That year… Read More »


This happened somewhere in early 1991-92. At that time the Mobile and Pagers were yet to be launched and I remember it was still the age of Fax and PC was replacing Electronic typewriters. Like every other agency, at HTA ( Now called JWT) financials were always under scrutiny. Still, the era of 15% commission… Read More »