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What would you like to see at the Media Abbys this year??blur=25

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.

exchange4media Staff Apr 10, 2010 12:25 PM

What are the challenges in selling creativity to clients??blur=25

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 advertising honchos respond.

exchange4media Staff Apr 10, 2010 12:24 PM

We compete fiercely, but are part of a ‘Biradiri’: Shashi Sinha?blur=25

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 that have been submitted this year is truly very good and inspirational. According to Sinha, immense progress has been made in the categories of Digital and Internet, and the presentation boards and videos have also improved dramatically.

Shashi Sinha Apr 10, 2010 11:21 AM

Home to the annual advertising re-union: Pratap Bose?blur=25

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 the 5th edition of the GoaFest, or as I call it, The Annual Advertising Re-Union, with a promise of lots of knowledge, celebration of ideas and a whole lot of fun, says Mudra’s Pratap Bose.

Pratap Bose Apr 10, 2010 11:20 AM

Happy + Restless: R Gowthaman?blur=25

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 bringing a positive and forward looking views and pointers. Though as a practicing media professional, these topics have left me rather restless than being buoyed about the Indian media and advertising industry, says R Gowthaman.

R Gowthaman Apr 10, 2010 11:18 AM

The ad industry must include digital in their creative thinking process: Patrick Liotard-Vogt?blur=25

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 here in Goa. I must admit, I am impressed. It is the first time I attended a conference in such a relaxed atmosphere by the beach says Patrick Liotard-Vogt.

Patrick Liotard-Vogt Apr 10, 2010 11:17 AM

GoaFest Day 2 musings of Pratap Bose?blur=25

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, the Media Abbys and the eager wait for the Creative Abbys. Read on…

Pratap Bose Apr 10, 2010 11:16 AM

This festival makes us dream bigger now: Ajit Varghese?blur=25

Wow!! Another GoaFest and another amazing and thrilling night of celebrations and creativity rewards. The whole coming together of the jury, judging it truly professionally inspite of running different agendas and work that all of us are truly proud of. Maxus winning 11 metals is probably an icing on the cake, says Ajit Varghese.

Ajit Varghese Apr 10, 2010 11:15 AM

We are Creative Abby and not D&Ad: Ajay Chandwani?blur=25

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 creativity that it stood for a long time, Creative Abby touches a wide spectrum of fields, making it more than just an advertising award. Many a creative reputation has been built first on the Abby stage before making an impact at Cannes, Clio and One Show, says Ajay Chandwani.

Ajay Chandwani Apr 10, 2010 11:13 AM

Of disruptions, new imperatives, engagement…?blur=25

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 Indian media CPTs compare with those of the other countries? Can the advertising pie grow without the corresponding growth of sales of products and services it promotes? To answer these questions were a set of eminent speakers at the session on ‘Time to Grow - The Advertising Pie (Media)’.

Cassandra Serpes Apr 10, 2010 10:54 AM

Preeti Juneja?blur=25

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 Entertainment Television (UTV World Movies) and Genesis Burson Marsteller (National Geographic Channel, The History Channel, Lakme, Sony Entertainment Television, GSK, The Park, Cotton Council International, adidas). Loginworks Softwares is a software development company for clients across sectors in India and abroad such as the US, the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands, among others. The company handles regular maintenance of office data, softwares and servers to lower down business costs, besides website designing, hosting and maintenance, developing customised softwares/ applications in both web and mobile formats.

exchange4media Staff Apr 10, 2010 10:32 AM

Saurabh Doshi?blur=25

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 Reliance Big TV as DGM and handling all content on the platform. He will be reporting to Soumen Ghosh Choudhury, National Business Head, Big FM. Doshi has extensive experience across companies ranging from Bank of America to Dun and Bradstreet, to name a few. In his new assignment, Doshi will be responsible for the West markets of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra (except Mumbai). This appointment marks Doshi’s second stint with the company, the earlier one being from 2006-08, when he was one of the earliest employees of the company and an integral part of the team launching Big FM’s stations across the country.

exchange4media Staff Apr 10, 2010 10:30 AM

Divyapratap Mehta?blur=25

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 businesses like Unilever’s Dirt is Good, LG, Nestle, Maruti, Fever 104 FM and Havell’s campaigns. With 14 years of experience under his belt, Mehta has gained extensive experience on consumer habits of women and youth across various geographic markets. Some of the prominent names that he has worked on include Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever and Panasonic. Mehta has led various new business initiatives in India, Thailand and Japan during his stint with Lowe Lintas as Associate Vice President Planning and as Regional Planning Director-South East Asia-Lowe Worldwide. Prior to this, he had worked with various agencies like TBWA, Leo Burnett and McCann Erickson.

exchange4media Staff Apr 10, 2010 10:25 AM

Posterscope’s Hyperspace implements 8 different innovations?blur=25

Posterscope’s Hyperspace division has implemented eight new innovations for Philips music player, Big Bazaar exchange offer, Google IPL, Bharti AXA General Insurance, Marks & Spencer store launch, and new flights of Qatar Airways from Bangalore to the world via Doha.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Apr 10, 2010 8:54 AM

John Players launches new OOH campaign?blur=25

John Players has launched new OOH campaign featuring new brand ambassador actor Ranbir Kapoor. The clothing brand has made use of innovative billboards with design elements to create a 3D effect. The billboard campaign has been ideated by Encyclomedia and executed by Mudra Max and can be currently seen in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Pallavi Goorha Kashyup Apr 10, 2010 8:53 AM

Jewellery group Jos Alukka & Sons appoints Mindshare Kochi as its media AOR?blur=25

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 jewellery group Jos Alukka & Sons. Though the account size could not be ascertained, a company source said that Jos Alukka & Sons had spent about Rs 20 crore in the last fiscal. This year, the ad spend is expected to be much higher.

Judy Franko Apr 10, 2010 8:52 AM

Maxus sweeps GoaFest 2010 with 11 Media Abbys; Lodestar Universal, Mudra Max top the gold stakes?blur=25

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 one Gold, five Silver and five Bronze Abbys. Lodestar Universal and Mudra Max won three Gold Abbys each, while Mindshare won two Golds.

Cassandra Serpes Apr 10, 2010 8:45 AM

Radio Misty revamps Sikkim station; marketing budget pegged at Rs 5 lakh?blur=25

With an aim to incorporate listeners’ choice and suggestions for content and music, Radio Misty has revamped the content and music of its Gangtok station. The FM station will run a multimedia campaign and has set aside a marketing budget of around Rs 5 lakh. Next in line for revamp is its Siliguri station.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Apr 10, 2010 8:44 AM

Digitalisation of transmitters, studios, connectivity in DD approved?blur=25

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has given its approval to the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding 11th Plan Scheme of Doordarshan for digitalisation of transmitters and studios in the DD network.

exchange4media Staff Apr 10, 2010 8:44 AM

It has not been a good 12-15 months, but we have come out of it stronger: Mike Jackson?blur=25

“We are still cautious from a regional perspective, but from the MEC perspective, both regionally and globally, we firmly believe in our proposition and our core positioning in the market place. It has not been a good 12-15 months, but I think we have come out of it stronger, we have got a good senior management in place across Asia and consistency is what people are looking for, so we are feeling positive about the whole thing,” says Mike Jackson, MD, MEC Access, Asia Pacific.

exchange4media Staff Apr 10, 2010 8:43 AM