The Goafest Creative Abbys, the highly coveted advertising awards that recognize the best in advertising and marketing has announced the second set of Jury for the coveted awards. The Awards Governing Council of Goafest 2016 has declared the Jury Chairs for Print, Radio/Radio Craft Advertising and Brand Activation Verticals.
Bobby Pawar, Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Communications will chair the print Communication Jury of Creative Abby, Ashish Chakravarty, National Creative Director, Contract Advertising will chair the Radio/ Radio Craft Jury and Manish Bhatt, Founder & Director of Scarecrow Communications will chair the Jury for Brand Activation vertical.
The Jury Chair for the Print Category, Bobby Pawar, Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Communications is reckoned amongst peers as one of the most influential professionals in advertising. Before joining Publicis, he was the Chief Creative Officer at JWT, where he curated some iconic campaigns. Prior to that, he spent 4 years as the Chief Creative Officer at the DDB Mudra Group. He was instrumental in transforming the agency into a top rated creative solution destination in the country. Bobby was earlier Creative Director at Ogilvy, New York and Group Creative Director at BBDO, Chicago.
Ashish Chakravarty, National Creative Director, Contract Advertising with over 2 decades of experience has created some of the biggest brands in the country and is recognized amongst the top 10 Creative Directors in India and amongst the top 50 Creative Directors in the world, according to a latest global ranking. Chakravarty’s work has won him several metals across the biggest creative fests around the world including Cannes and D&AD. He is credited with winning more than 200 national and international awards across categories and brands.
Manish Bhatt, Founder & Director of Scarecrow Communications started his career as a Civil Engineer at Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation. But, soon he decided to enter the world of advertising and went on to create one of India’s most sought after independent ad agencies-- Scarecrow. He has worked in the ad world for more than 15 years and has been associated with agencies like Contract, Ogilvy & Mather (Delhi, Mumbai & Malaysia), Ambience Publicis and McCann Erickson. Bhatt has received recognition for his creative work across platforms like Cannes Lions, D&AD London, The One Show, Clios and the Abbys.
The Jury Chairs for the remaining Creative Abby verticals will be announced shortly.
Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI, the Goafest ABBYs 2016 will once again see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity come together in Goa from 7th to 9th April 2016 at The Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, North Goa.