WATConsult, a part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, recently announced the launch of one of its kind ideation competition for colleges across the country - WAT’s your Big Idea (#WYBI).
WYBI is a unique platform which provides massive opportunities to the next generation, in the field of advertising and marketing. It is a college contact programme, where students get an opportunity to work on live projects, understand the nuances of creating digital campaigns for notable brands and showcase their creative skills to the best brand marketers in the country.
Shortlisted teams need to share a video detailing the idea which will further be shortlisted by a panel of esteemed jury which include, Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO - South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network; Rajiv Dingra, Founder and CEO, WATConsult; Vineet Gautam, CEO and Country Head, Bestseller India; Kailash Kulkarni, L&T Investment Management Limited; Vishal Sampat, Chief Digital Officer, Reliance Jio; Sashwat Sharma, Head - Oral Care, HUL; Rahul Balyan, EVP Head-Digital Initiatives, Radio Mirchi and Rohit Bhandari, Sr. Director and Network Head of English Entertainment, Warner Bros. India, before announcing the winners.
The selected winners will be rewarded monetarily with an endorsed certification and job guarantee.
WATConsult has partnered with 20 leading educational institutes across India, like MICA, SIMC, Amity University, XIC, IIMB, IIM (Indore), SP Jain, Jamnalal Bajaj NMIMS, MET, Jai Hind amongst others. The brands on board are Pepsodent (HUL), Jack and Jones, L&T Mutual Funds, Warner Bros, Radio Mirchi and LYF Smartphone+.
Speaking on the same, Rajiv Dingra, Founder and CEO, WATConsult said, “We are elated to announce WAT’S your Big Idea where ideas for different brands are the main deliverables. WYBI is a unique platform that brings the industry together – brand marketers, agency and aspiring students with a singular goal to inspire and appreciate great ideas. We encourage students to bring forward their best ideas and would love to support them in every way possible.”
Sharing his views, Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO - South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be on the jury for such an exciting initiative. The young generation is always bursting with vivacious ideas and with WATConsult’s initiative; we are sure we will witness some great ideas and introduce new talent in the industry. Dentsu Aegis Network has always stood for innovating the way brands are built and this is a good example of a step in that direction.”