The Annual General Meeting of the Advertising Club Madras, in its Golden Jubilee Year, saw Ranju Kumar Mohan, VP-Sales, Henkel India, being elected President. He takes over from Minitha Saxena of Interface. R Seshadri of Anugrah Madison has been re-elected Vice-President, while Contract’s Bimal Nair is Secretary.
Speaking to exchange4media, Ranju Kumar Mohan said, “There are a lot of activities lined up for the Golden Jubilee celebrations. There is the convention coming up, and also other key events. Our immediate focus will be on these events. The Ad Club Madras has been doing some good work for some time now, across many fronts, and these need to be worked upon and scaled up further.”
Mohan added, “We will also need to focus on involving more young people in the activities of the Club. We have been seeing encouraging response to all initiatives, and several initiatives are being revived too. This is the time to build on our strengths and we will look to actively engage more young people this year.”
The other office bearers for the year include S Sadhasivan of Layam Advertising (Treasurer), Ninan Thariyan of The Times of India (Joint Secretary), and V Kalidas of The Hindu (Immediate Past President).
The elected Executive Committee members for the year ahead are N Ramamoorthi (Ogilvy & Mather), M L Raghavan (JWT), Ramkumar Singaram (Catalyst PR), P Subramanian (Interface Communications), Raj Narain (Brand Portrait), S Subramanian (RK Swamy BBDO).
The co-opted members for this year include C D Harish (Ravi Publicity), Vijay K Xavier (Lowe), Jagannath Ramaswamy (Crystal), and ER Sreevatsa (Srichakra Communications).