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Rajiv Rao appointed jury for Clio Awards 2011

Prasoon Pandey of Corcoise Films, E Suresh of EEKSAURUS and Manohar Nayak of Lingo India to judge the technique categories.

Neha S | Delhi | April 18, 2011

Rajiv Rao, National Creative Director, Ogilvy has been selected as the only Indian creative director to judge the Clio Awards this year. Rao is judging the entries for the Clio Awards in the film category. It’s the third time that Ogilvy India’s Creative Director has been given this honour.

Besides Rao, Prasoon Pandey, Director, Corcoise Films and E Suresh, Director, Studio EEKSAURUS Productions have been chosen as jury members for Film Technique category while Manohar Nayak, Managing Director, Lingo India will judge the entries in Radio/Radio Technique category.

Sharing his views exclusively with BestMediaInfo.com, Rajiv Rao, National Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, said, “Clio Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the world and its standards are pretty high. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to see and judge some great works from across the world. Usually, the juries are not very familiar with most of the creative works at an international platform hence the judging happens to be unbiased and I’m happy to be a part of the coveted jury this time.”

Last year, Santosh Padhi (aka Paddy), Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder, TapRoot India and Ashish Chakravarty, Creative Chief, McCann Erickson Delhi, were the two jury members representing India at the Clio Awards.

The judging is taking place today at Santa Fe, USA while the CLIO Awards and Conference will take place on May 19, 2011 at New York’s Essex Hotel and American Museum of Natural History.

The CLIO Awards is one of the world’s most recognized awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. The CLIO Awards has maintained its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, honoring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture. At the same time, the CLIO Awards remains focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work. To this day, CLIO's iconic statue is the most widely recognized and coveted symbol of the industry's creative accomplishments. The CLIO Awards are owned and produced by Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including The Billboard Latin Music Awards), Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, Cineasia, and CineEurope); and Advertising & Marketing (Adweek, Mediaweek, Brandweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).

Neha@BestMediaInfo.com

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