The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and the Ad Club Bombay have resolved the issues brewing on Abby Awards and the controversies surrounding it. The Abby awards continue to take place at GoaFest. The two bodies have created an Awards Governing Council. Shashi Sinha (CEO, Lodestar UM India) would be the Chairman of this Council.
The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) completed its annual general meeting on July 30, 2010, and with it, the hotly contested AAAI President’s elections. For the AAAI, the election process itself was full of action, punctuated with heated discussions. But those who thought that all ended with the election, think again. Sandeep Goyal is not giving up yet. Goyal has been advised legal action against AAAI for “rigging of the elections”.
The much-hyped Advertising Agencies Association of India’s (AAAI) Presidential Elections 2010 is over, and the AAAI has elected Nagesh Alai, Executive Director, Interface Communication, as its new President and Lynn de Souza, Lintas Media Group, Chairman and CEO is elected Vice President. The AAAI just wrapped up its annual general meeting in Mumbai, where the election process took place. It is understood that Alai has won by two votes. As is known, the other contestant for the President’s chair was Sandeep Goyal, Chairman, Dentsu India.
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