Rajasthan Patrika Advertising Award to be given away on the 49th foundation day ceremony on 20th March. Mike Khanna to be the chief guest, Piyush Pandey and Prasoon Joshi to be in judges' panel. Publicis wins Concerned Communicator Award.
This weekend preserves a special meaning for Jaipur. A galaxy of advertising bigwigs will galore at the pink city to celebrate the 49th foundation day function of Rajasthan Patrika on 20th March, 2004. The coveted Rajasthan Patrika Advertising Award ceremony will be the centre of attraction at the venue.
Acclaimed ad-man Mike Khanna, Chief Executive, J Walter Thompson will be present at the function as the Chief Guest, says a press release from the newspaper.
In connection with its close attachment with the reader and involvement in various social and causes, Rajasthan Patrika will give away India's one of the most sought-after advertising recognitions, Concerned Communicator Award.
Alongside the Concerned Communicator Award, the group will accolade advertising agencies with two more awards - All India Awards for Excellence - for both colour and black and white consumer advertisements and, Rajasthan State Level Advertising Awards - for the best copy and design and the best campaign of the year.
Adding a special tone of exclusivity to the event, the group has roped in Piyush Pandey, President and National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather and Prasoon Joshi, National Creative Director and Executive Vice President, McCann Erickson India to the panel of judges.
Winners for the awards were selected at a meeting of the judges' panel in Mumbai, early this month. Publicis India has won the Concerned Communicator Award, while special mentions comprise Leo Barnett, Ogilvy One, TBWA India, SSC&B Lintas and Mango Advertising.