It has not been a good 12-15 months, but we have come out of it stronger: Mike Jackson

“We are still cautious from a regional perspective, but from the MEC perspective, both regionally and globally, we firmly believe in our proposition a...

Jewellery group Jos Alukka & Sons appoints Mindshare Kochi as its media AOR

Close on the heels of bagging the Muthoot Papachan Group and Dhanlaxmi Bank businesses, Mindshare’s Kochi office has now been appointed as AOR by jewe...

Digitalisation of transmitters, studios, connectivity in DD approved

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding 11th Plan Sch...

Radio Misty revamps Sikkim station; marketing budget pegged at Rs 5 lakh

With an aim to incorporate listeners’ choice and suggestions for content and music, Radio Misty has revamped the content and music of its Gangtok stat...

Divyapratap Mehta

Grey Group has roped in Divyapratap Mehta as Senior Planning Director for Delhi. Mehta has been on the forefront of strategising on a diverse set of b...

Saurabh Doshi

Reliance Media World Ltd.’s radio arm, Big FM has appointed Saurabh Doshi as Regional Head – West Zone. Prior to joining Big FM, Doshi was with Relian...

Preeti Juneja

Preeti Juneja has joined Loginworks Softwares as Senior Manager - Brand and Sales. Prior to this, she has worked with CRY – Child Rights and You, UTV...

John Players launches new OOH campaign

John Players has launched new OOH campaign featuring new brand ambassador actor Ranbir Kapoor. The clothing brand has made use of innovative billboard...

Posterscope’s Hyperspace implements 8 different innovations

Posterscope’s Hyperspace division has implemented eight new innovations for Philips music player, Big Bazaar exchange offer, Google IPL, Bharti AXA Ge...

Innovation and freshness is about doing the right thing: Naked Communications’ Will Collin

Following the welcome address by GoaFest Chairman Colvyn Harris, GoaFest 2010 started off with the knowledge sessions, the first of which was presente...

A truly contagious idea changes conversations about the brand: Richard Pinder

Besides the beach and the bubbly, the knowledge sessions are a big draw at GoaFest. Richard Pinder, COO, Publicis, during his session talked about ‘co...

The battle for ‘Survival of the freshest’

Day 2 of GoaFest 2010 saw eminent speakers dole out valuable information at the Knowledge & Learning sessions the theme of which was, ‘Survival of the...

Maxus sweeps GoaFest 2010 with 11 Media Abbys; Lodestar Universal, Mudra Max top the gold stakes

Day 2 of GoaFest 2010 saw the announcement of the winners of the highly anticipated Media Abbys. Maxus scored the maximum with 11 metals comprising on...

Of disruptions, new imperatives, engagement…

The slowdown of last year saw a shrink in the advertising pie. The question that topped everybody’s mind: is the Indian media under-priced and how do...

We are Creative Abby and not D&Ad: Ajay Chandwani

Creative Abby has come a long way from the iconic advertising award it symbolised for several decades. From the traditional print and TV excellence in...

This festival makes us dream bigger now: Ajit Varghese

Wow!! Another GoaFest and another amazing and thrilling night of celebrations and creativity rewards. The whole coming together of the jury, judging i...

GoaFest Day 2 musings of Pratap Bose

Mudra’s Pratap Bose gives a round-up of the sessions that rocked on Day 2 of GoaFest, what were the key take-aways from the international speakers, th...

The ad industry must include digital in their creative thinking process: Patrick Liotard-Vogt

DLD Munich, WEF Davos, Techcrunch Meet-up New York, TEDx… I have visited all these conferences over the last three months and am now attending GoaFest...

Happy + Restless: R Gowthaman

This year’s Conclave can easily be one of the best I have ever attended in the last five years with an array of speakers renowned in their sphere brin...

Home to the annual advertising re-union: Pratap Bose

The touchdown at Dabolim Airport this afternoon (April 8) was smooth and so was the GreyGoose at the hotel when I checked in. I was back in Goa for th...

We compete fiercely, but are part of a ‘Biradiri’: Shashi Sinha

Shashi Sinha is quite pleased with the way the Media Abbys have gone so far – 484 entries as against 417 last year. Moreover, the quality of entries t...

What are the challenges in selling creativity to clients?

How challenging is it to sell creativity to clients? Are they open to ground-breaking work, or do they prefer to go by the tried and tested? India’s a...

What would you like to see at the Media Abbys this year?

The country’s top advertising honchos speak about their expectations from the Media Abby Awards that would be presented on Day 2 of GoaFest 2010.