Advertising Agencies Association of India &The Advertising Club announce the Awards Governing Council for ABBY Awards 2019

MUMBAI: The 14th edition of the premiere Advertising Festival -  Goafest 2019, presented by Viacom18 is just around the corner and the preparations are in full momentum for the apex industry event and awards. Celebrating creative excellence in the Advertising and Media industry, the ABBY awards presented every year at the festival  is a key focus area for the fraternity to showcase their their best work. The Advertising Agencies Association of India &The Advertising Club have now announced the Awards Governing Council for the prestigious awards. 

 The  celebrated Awards Governing Council for the ABBY’s 2019 are. 
Awards Governing Council  on behalf of The Advertising Club 
•    Shashi Sinha: Chairman of the Awards Governing Council, ABBY Awards 2019, Secretary - The Advertising Club and CEO, IPG Mediabrands India
•    Vikram Sakhuja: President, The Advertising Club & Group CEO - Madison Media & OOH - ‎Madison World
•    Ajay Kakar: Chief Marketing Officer, Aditya Birla Capital
•    Ajay Chandwani: Director, Percept Ltd
•    Aditya Swamy: Head – Agency Partnerships , Google
•    Sapangeet Rajawat: Head – Marketing, Hindi Mass Entertainment

Awards Governing Council  on behalf of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI)
•    Nakul Chopra; Chairman - Goafest 2019
•    Ashish Bhasin: Chairman & CEO South Asia Dentsu Aegis Network - ‎Aegis Group plc
•    Anupriya Acharya: CEO, Publicis Media India
•     Rohit Ohri: Group Chairman and CEO, FCB India 
•    Jaydeep Gandhi: Chairman & Director, Jaya Advertising

Speaking on the focus of the AGC  for the upcoming edition, Shashi Sinha, Chairman of the Awards Governing Council, ABBY Awards 2019 & Secretary, The Advertising Club said  “The newly appointed Awards Governing Counicl is committed to ensuring that the awards are inclusive and have multi sectoral  representation.  The combined experience  and the expertise of the council is sure to ensure that  all aspects of the awards from jury selection  to jury deliberation and review and  winner announcement thereafter is conducted with the highest standards of due diligence.”       

Speaking about the awards, Mr. Ashish Bhasin, President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) said, “ABBY Awards have always been  the highlight of the festival and a key plaform for  the young minds from the industry to showcase the pioneering work done by them through the year . The awards governing council council formed to conduct this marquee awards includes industry thought leaders and media mavens who will come together to deliver another inclusive , highly represented  and  successful  year of the ABBY’s.”

Speaking about the AGC appointment, Vikram Sakhuja: President, The Advertising Club said “Winning an ABBY has always been a careed defining moment  for and the awards have year on year ensured that only the best in class campaigns that have showcased effectiveness and creativity are lauded. The newly appointed Awards Governing Counicl will ensure that the ABBYs continue to live up to its repute of being the ultimate industry awards that celebrate meritorious campaigns.”

Mr. Nakul Chopra, Chairman - Goafest 2019 said “ Every year ABBY’s have  not just recognized the best in best work done by the industry but also encouraged individuals from the industry to innovate and push boundaries to deliver the best creative campaigns.  We are sure that this year too will see  a lot of innovative work entered that will be judjed by a renowned  jury panel curated by the eminent Awards Governing Council.”  

Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI the Goafest 2019 will once again see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity soon come together in Goa in April 2019.  

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