Stage is set for the industry to come together to felicitate the ‘impact Person of the Year for 2008. The ‘impact Person of the Year 2008’ would be announced at a ceremony to be held in Mumbai on Friday, February 20, 2009, at Taj Lands End. In its fourth year now, ‘impact Person of the Year’ is an initiative of impact magazine, the advertising, media and marketing weekly from the exchange4media Group.
Like the previous years, Nielsen has come in as research partner. In keeping with the philosophy of the property – which is a poll of, by and for industry practitioners across media, advertising and marketing – the list of 25 nominees has been suggested by industry practitioners themselves.
The nominees this year again feature the Who’s Who of the industry – Sudhir Agarwal, Girish Agarwal and Pawan Agarwal of the Bhaskar Group; Anil Ambani of ADAG; Raghav Bahl of Network18; Sam Balsara of Madison World; Shobhana Bhartia of HT Media; Subhash Chandra of Essel Group; Haresh Chawla & Rajesh Kamat of Network 18/Colors; Agnello Dias of JWT India; Arnab Goswami of Times Now; Shailesh Gupta and Sanjay Gupta of Jagran Prakashan; Samir Jain and Vineet Jain of TOI Group; Kalanidhi Maran of Sun Network; Sunil B Mittal of Bharti Airtel; Lalit Modi of IPL; Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea of INX Media; Sameer Nair of NDTV Imagine; AP Parigi of ENIL; Aroon Purie of India Today Group; T Venkattram Reddy of Deccan Chronicle; Prannoy Roy of NDTV; Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN; Rajesh Sawhney and Amit Khanna of Reliance Entertainment; Ronnie Screwvala of UTV Network; Uday Shankar of Star India; and Rajat Sharma of India TV.
The first person to be awarded the ‘impact Person of the Year’ in 2005 was Peter Mukerjea. The year 2006 saw Rajdeep Sardesai being adjudged ‘impact Person of the Year’, while king of good times Vijay Mallya was ‘impact Person of the Year 2007’.
So who will it be this year? Find out this Friday.