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.
Preparations for GoaFest 2011 have begun. Leading the festival this time is Lintas Media Group’s Chairperson and Vice President, Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), Lynn de Souza. The event is planned for April 7, 8 and 9, 2011. The Industry Conclave will take place on April 7, 2011, followed by two days of GoaFest. It is understood that the venue this year would be South Goa.
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”.