ABBY Awards 2018 announces jury chairs

MUMBAI:  After announcing the master jury for the creative category, the eminent 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.  

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 5-7 April 2018, at The Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, North Goa.

ABBY awards governing council chairman Ajay Kakar says, ?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. Each of them is a celebrated and iconic veteran of their crafts.?

The  eminent Jury Chairs  include stalwarts as below:



Sam Balsara, Chairman, Madison World

Public Relations

Madan Bahal, Managing Director, Adfactors PR


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 


Rohit Gupta, President, Network Sales And International Business, Sony Pictures Networks, India


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

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