Advertising Club Bangalore announces new Managing Committee and Office Bearers

The committee has also created focus verticals each of which will be spearheaded by a member of the committee

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Aug 11, 2018 8:50 AM

The Advertising Club Bangalore announced their new Managing Committee and Office Bearers, prior to its mega event of the year, The Big Bang Awards 2018.
The Executive Committee is headed by three-time Past President R T Kumar, Managing Director of Oysters Advertising.

The new office bearers are Laeeq Ali, Director of Origami Creative who has been named Vice President to take over as President of the Ad Club in 2019. Malavika Harita, CEO of Saatchi Focus continues as the Treasurer and Chair-person of the Big Bang Awards Committee. Akshar Peerbhoy, Director & CEO of MAA Communications and Southern Regional representative of AAA of I, will be the Secretary with Navin Nair, a PR professional, as Joint Secretary.

The committee has also created focus verticals each of which will be spearheaded by a member of the committee.

Akshar Peerbhoy heads the Good Practices vertical of the club, the Programs vertical is headed by Kishankumar Shyamalan , Managing Partner, Wavemaker, a WPP Company, the Knowledge vertical by Maya Chandra, a film maker and founder of MAYA, Bangalore, Tina Manuskhani Garg, Founder and CEO of Pink Lemonade, heads the Image Vertical while Sneha Walke , Vice President South- exchange4media Group heads Membership Management vertical and Arunava Seal, Chief & Creative Director of Bleu, the Sports vertical.

Other eminent members of the committee include Dilip Ashoka, Head of McCann, Bangalore, Ganga Ganapathi Pooviah, Vice President, Epsilon Bangalore, Sonia Serrao, Global Media Lead, Tata Global Beverages, Bindusara Ramachandra, a digital education professional from and Sanchayeeta Verma, Sr Vice President, Wavemaker Bangalore and Immediate Past President of Ad Club Bangalore continues as an active Ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

“After 30 years of being on the ad club committee and three terms as President, i must admit we have a pretty young team with lots of enthusiasm and this augurs well for the future of ad club. A few seniors like us can now step aside,” said RT Kumar.

The Big Bang Awards 2018, the biggest event of Ad Club Bangalore is being held on 28th September. Ad Club Bangalore, is the only club in India where the entire process from submission of entries to judging is online. Online acceptance of entries is open and will close on August 19, 2018. For details log on to

“This year we re-examined at all the award categories to give the communication for specialised verticals like automotive, realty, healthcare, consumer goods, social impact their due. Digital communication is a part of every category. We are also keen to recognise young talent and have instituted 4 awards for young achievers in the areas of copy-writing, art direction, digital marketing and media. We have expert judges from all over the country and abroad and are very proud of the fact that for the last 6 years our entire process from entry submission to judging is online ensuring a fair, impartial process,” said Malavika Haritha

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