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ABBY Awards 2018 announces illustrious panel as Jury Chairs Across Categories

22-February-2018
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ABBY Awards 2018 announces illustrious panel as Jury Chairs Across Categories

After announcing the Master Jury for the Creative Category, ABBY Awards that recognises and rewards excellence across Advertising, Marketing and Media has now announced the illustrious Jury Chairs for the Media, Broadcaster, Publisher, Branded Content & Entertainment, Specialist and Craft Categories. Chairing the jury for each of these categories are stalwarts and veterans who have played an instrumental role in leading the respective categories towards new echelons of growth. 
The eminent Jury Chairs include:
Media- Sam Balsara, Chairman, Madison World
Public Relations- Madan Bahal, Managing Director, Adfactors PR
Direct- Raj Nair, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Madison BMB
Design & Still Craft- Viral Pandya, Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Out of the Box
Radio Craft- Ramanuj Shastry, Co-Founder & Director, Infectious
Broadcaster- Rohit Gupta, President, Network Sales And International Business, Sony Pictures Networks, India
Publisher- Pradeep Dwivedi, CEO, Sakal Media Group
Branded Content & Entertainment- Tarun Katial, CEO, BIG FM
Digital & Mobile and Digital Craft- Sidharth Rao, CEO & Co-Founder, Webchutney
Video Craft- Vinil Mathew, Director, Breathless Films

Speaking about the announcement of Jury Chairman for the Media, Broadcaster, Publisher, Branded Content & Entertainment, Specialist and Craft Categories for the ABBY’s 2018, Ajay Kakar, Chairman of the Awards Governing Council, said, “The guiding principle of ABBYs 2018 is that an award is as good as the jury that judges it. Having identified and announced the Master Jury for the Creative Abbys, we have extended the ‘Jury of Masters’ principle to all the other categories of ABBYs 2018. We are delighted to announce the Jury Chairs of the Media, Broadcaster, Publisher, Branded Content & Entertainment, Specialist and Craft Categories. Each of them is a celebrated and iconic veteran of their crafts. And the Jury members of each of these categories will also be celebrated names. Watch this space.”
All work released for the first time, between February 1, 2017 and February 15, 2018 will be eligible to enter the award show. The last date to receive entries will be February 26, 2018. Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI, the ABBYs 2018 will be a highlight at the leading advertising convention, Goafest, where once again the entire advertising and marketing fraternity is expected to come together in Goa, between April 5, 2018 and April 7, 2018 at The Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, North Goa.

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