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Goafest completes Creative Abby jury chairs

Alok Nanda will chair the Design jury, Raj Nair of Madison will head Print Craft, and Ramesh Iyengar of Select Direct Marketing Communications will lead Direct

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 30, 2016


The 2016 Goafest Awards Governing Council has announced the final jury list as well as jury chairs for the remaining verticals of the Creative Abbys – Design, Print Craft and Direct.

Alok Nanda, Founder and CEO, Alok Nanda & Company, will chair the Design category, while Raj Nair, Chief Creative Officer, Madison BMB, will chair the jury for the Print Craft category. Ramesh Iyengar, CMD, Select Direct Marketing Communications, will head the jury for the Direct category.

Alok Nanda & Company is touted as India’s only brand and communications consultancy focused on the lifestyle and luxury sector. Nanda started his career with the creative powerhouse, Trikaya Advertising, and went on to become the National Creative Director and then member of the Grey Asia-Pacific Creative Board. He left Trikaya to set up Alok Nanda & Company and has since helped build brands like the Taj Hotels, Arrow, Wrangler, Sula Wines, Lodha, Barista, Ambuja and Marico.

Raj Nair has lived and breathed advertising for over two decades and has been the mind and soul of some pioneering campaigns. He has been a part of leading agencies like JWT, Enterprise and Contract Advertising as Regional Creative Director. Nair has won more than 300 awards at Indian and international award shows. He has also served as jury member of many reckoned awards. According to Nair, he is a writer, people watcher, dream seller, idea trader and, most importantly, an avid storyteller who likes to get into the minds of people.

Ramesh Iyengar has been an integral part of the digital direct marketing industry for more than 17 years. He was conferred the honour of being a Hall of Famer by DMAI for his pioneering work in Direct Marketing since 1987. He has been credited with galvanizing the data driven marketing industry. He was also chosen for his untiring efforts to educate and train thousands of young Direct Marketers through teaching assignments across two decades.

Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI, the Goafest Abbys 2016 will once again see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity come together in Goa from April 7 to April 9, 2016  at   The Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, North Goa.

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