The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) bestowed on Anil Kapoor, Chairman Emeritus, Draftfcb+Ulka Group, the AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 for his contribution to the industry at a glittering event in Mumbai on September 27. The event saw a full attendance from the advertising fraternity, marketing honchos and the media world.
Instituted in 1998, the AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honour given to an individual in India for his outstanding contribution to the advertising industry. Over the years the chosen winners have been leading lights in the industry, built great institutions, contributed to the growth of the industry and pioneered new trends.
With over 25 years of advertising experience, Kapoor is a highly regarded and respected figure in advertising and marketing circles. As one who is known to make things happen, his role expanded naturally into industry bodies. He is a Past President of AAAI, the Chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of for the year 2007-08, and was also on the Management Board of the National Readership Survey and the Television Audience Measurement Research. He was also on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Economic Times. In May 2002, he was also inducted into the Foote, Cone & Belding’s Worldwide Board.
Kapoor’s love for challenges saw him taking charge of an ailing Ulka Advertising and turn it into the fastest growing agency in India. With the formation of Draftfcb in 2006, Kapoor was appointed as Draftfcb President with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.
Prior to joining Draftfcb+Ulka, Kapoor was with the Boots Company for 14 years, where, as Marketing Director, he launched a string of brands. Before that, he was with MCM.