AAAI honours Colvyn Harris with Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

He was felicitated for his outstanding leadership and contribution to the advertising industry.

Mumbai: The Advertising Agencies Association of India presented Colvyn Harris with the Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 for his contribution to the advertising industry in Mumbai on 20th January. It is the highest honour that is given to an individual in the advertising industry.

Colvyn Harris is an advertising veteran with over 40 years of experience. He began his career at Hindustan Thompson Associates; he was then CEO of Contract, and then CEO of JWT South Asia. He turned JWT into a globally recognised powerhouse of strategy and creativity. He retired from JWT as executive director global growth & client development. He was also the managing director (marketing) at L. Catterton Singapore, a global private equity company that is a subsidiary of LVMH.

The event was graced by industry stalwarts like AAAI president and GroupM South Asia CEO Prasanth Kumar, Madison Communications chairman Sam Balsara, AAAI former president and Publicis Groupe South Asia CEO Anupriya Acharya, AAAI treasurer and GroupM South Asia CFO Vishandas Hardasani, AAAI vice president and Havas Group India CEO Rana Barua, Madison Media & OOH group CEO Vikram Sakhuja, JWT former ECD Tista Sen and entrepreneur and ex JWT hand Shavon Baruah among others.

Sakhuja, Sen and Baruah spoke about the Harris they knew and respected as a colleague, boss and friend.

Kumar said, "Harris has been a pioneer in the advertising industry and it’s a pleasure for us to present AAAI’s prestigious lifetime achievement award. He is truly a visionary in every sense and is a great source of inspiration for all the budding advertisers across the country. His willingness to contribute to the industry is well worth appreciating."

On receiving this award Harris said, "I'm really happy to receive this prestigious award from AAAI. It is a real honour to get recognised by my peers in this wonderful industry that I have been privileged to be part of for nearly four decades. I look forward to continue giving back to the industry through various industry forums for the benefit of younger and upcoming professionals."

Latest Reads
Aditya Birla Group forays into premium casual dining

The Aditya Birla Group has announced a foray into the premium casual dining space, in collaboration with India’s chef restaurateur Rahul Akerkar.

MAM Marketing MAM
Dia Mirza and Bhumi Pednekar collaborates with Flipkart Green

Mumbai: Known for her contribution towards environmental sustainability and wildlife conservation, Dia Mirza has recently posted about the ‘Flipkart Green’ e store on her Instagram, spreading awareness about the importance of making environmentally conscious shopping decisions.

MAM Marketing MAM
UnCrave partners with Vir Das in the latest campaign #NoMoreMissingMeat

Mumbai: Licious plant based meat brand UnCrave, unveiled actor and comedian Vir Das as its Brand Ambassador. UnCrave understands how meat lovers feel without meat and fulfills this gap with the most meat like, vegetarian solution through its plant protein based meat products. The campaign consists...

MAM Marketing MAM
Noise launches new Valentines Day campaign #StoopidCupid

Mumbai: Noise, India’s lifestyle tech brand, celebrates the spirit of love this Valentine’s Day with its new #StoopidCupid campaign and an exciting sale. The campaign highlights emotions of the youth doing stupid but sweet things in love through a series of three films which will be revealed...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Mavericks onboards ex Publicis Ravpreet Ganesh as chief integration officer

Mumbai: The Mavericks Communications LLP, has announced the appointment of Ravpreet Ganesh as its chief integration officer. Ganesh’s appointment reinforces Mavericks’ vision to provide fully integrated marketing communications services to its clients.

MAM Media and Advertising People
HDFC Life launches new brand campaign ‘Sar utha ke jiyo’

Mumbai: HDFC Life, has launched its latest brand campaign based on the core idea that ‘protection starts with self’. With this campaign, HDFC Life aims to take its brand promise ‘Sar utha ke jiyo’ a step further by delving deeper into the concept of ‘protection’. It highlights the need to ensure...

MAM Marketing MAM
Do's and Don'ts for Getting a Personal Loan

MUMBAI: Personal loans enable both salaried and self-employed individuals to meet their short to medium term financial obligations without having to furnish any collateral or security. As individuals looking for a personal loan have several options to choose from, they may have a difficult time in...

MAM Marketing MAM
Anish Mehta announces new tech platform ‘Animeta’

Mumbai: Cosmos Maya former CEO Anish Mehta, has announced the launch of his new venture, Animeta, an AI based self service creator tech platform aimed at creating and nurturing the untapped potential of the Asian digital creator economy, through financial and analytical support.

MAM Marketing MAM
KISNA launches ‘Sparkling Love’ collection

Mumbai: KISNA Diamond And Gold Jewellery launches its latest Valentine’s Day collection called ‘Sparkling Love’ which is all about minimalist expressions of love. From time immemorial, gifting has been one of the most thoughtful ways of expression and there is nothing better than jewellery as a...

MAM Marketing MAM