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Goafest 2020 announces jurors for ‘The Red Abby’

Eight-member jury panel to adjudge the most effective communication programs that fight violence towards women

Driving up the agenda of equality, safety and inclusion, The Advertising Club and the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) have once again come together to launch ‘The Red Abby’ award as a part of Goafest 2020.  ‘The Red Abby’ awards have been instituted to acknowledge the best creative works that address the issue of violence against women in society.

The jury for the Red Abby Awards include some of the foremost leaders from across the FMCG, advertising, media, creative and entertainment industry.

The jury list for ‘The Red Abby’ 2020 (in alphabetical order):

1. Anupriya Acharya- CEO, Publicis Groupe, South Asia

2. Babita Baruah, Managing Partner, GTB India

3. Deepika Warrier, CEO, Nourishco Beverages (a joint venture between Pepsico and Tata Global Beverages)

4. Lara Balsara Wajifdar, Executive Director at Madison World

5. Megha Tata, MD- South Asia, Discovery Communications India

6. Mini Mathur, Acclaimed Actor and Television Host

7. Raj Nayak, Founder, House of Cheer

8. Tarun Katial, CEO, Zee5, India

The esteemed jury is entrusted with the key responsibility of together screening entries received in ‘The Red Abby’ category, thereby arriving at the shortlist. The jury meet is scheduled for March 17 in Mumbai where the jurors will test creativity and impact of the communication campaigns. 

Partho Dasgupta

Speaking about the judging process, Partho Dasgupta, The Advertising Club President, said, “Women’s safety is a cause that needs a loud and clear voice. The esteemed jury of ‘The Red Abby’ comes from a diverse background with rich experience in their respective industries. Their collective experience will make the evaluation process robust and fair, while adjudging the works’ impact.” 

Sonia Huria

Speaking about the stellar jury, Sonia Huria, Managing Committee Member of The Advertising Club and Evangelist – ‘The Red Abby’, said, “At the heart of a successful campaign is the impact it made. In case of ‘The Red Abby’ the impact will be basis the effectiveness of the behaviour change messaging of the campaign. With such an esteemed jury for its maiden edition, we are sure that the best-in-class works will find their right place in the Abby Awards Hall of Fame.”

To nominate communications campaigns focused towards stopping violence against women click here.

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