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Creative Abbys: Jury chairs for Print, Radio and Brand Activation announced

Bobby Pawar will head the jury for Print; Ashish Chakravarty will helm the Radio/Radio Craft jury; and Manish Bhatt will lead the Brand Activation jury

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 11, 2016

(L-R) Bobby Pawar, Ashish Chakravarty &Manish Bhatt (L-R) Bobby Pawar, Ashish Chakravarty &Manish Bhatt

The Goafest Creative Abbys, the highly coveted advertising awards that recognize the best in advertising and marketing, has announced the second set of jury for the awards. The Awards Governing Council of Goafest 2016 has declared the Jury Chairs for Print, Radio/Radio Craft Advertising and Brand Activation verticals.

Bobby Pawar, Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Communications, will chair the Print Communication jury; Ashish Chakravarty, National Creative Director, Contract Advertising, will chair the Radio/Radio Craft jury; and Manish Bhatt, Founder & Director of Scarecrow Communications, will chair the jury for Brand Activation.

Pawar is reckoned as one of the most influential professionals in advertising. Before joining Publicis, he was Chief Creative Officer at JWT, where he curated some iconic campaigns. Prior to that, he had spent four years as Chief Creative Officer of DDB Mudra Group. He was instrumental in transforming the agency into a top creative solution destination. Pawar was earlier Creative Director at Ogilvy, New York, and Group Creative Director at BBDO, Chicago.

Chakravarty, with over two decades of experience, has created some of the biggest brands in the country and is recognized as amongst the top 10 Creative Directors in India and amongst the top 50 Creative Directors in the world, according to a latest global ranking. His work has won him several metals across the biggest creative fests in the world including Cannes Lions and D&AD. He is credited with winning more than 200 national and international awards across categories and brands.

Bhatt started his career as a Civil Engineer at Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation. Soon he decided to enter the world of advertising and went on create one of India’s most sought after independent ad agencies, Scarecrow. He has worked in advertising for more than 15 years and has been associated with agencies like Contract, Ogilvy & Mather (Delhi, Mumbai & Malaysia), Ambience Publicis and McCann Erickson. Bhatt has received recognition for his creative work across platforms like Cannes Lions, D&AD London, The One Show, Clios and the Abbys.

The jury chairs for the remaining Creative Abby verticals will be announced shortly.

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