|The jury for Abby at Goafest 2008, to be held from April 3 to April 5, was announced today.|
The jury includes:
Piyush Pandey, executive chairman & national creative director, Indian and South Asia, O&M - Television category
Ramesh Iyengar, managing director, Select Direct - Direct category
Bobby Pawar, national creative director, Mudra - Interactive awards category
K.V. Sridhar NCD, Leo Burnett - Radio category
Alok Nanda, director, Alok Nanda Communications - Outdoor category
Agnello Dias, NCD, JWT - Integrated advertising category
Abhinay Deo, Ramesh Deo productions - Film category; and
Ravi Deshpande, Chief Creative Officer, Contract - Print advertising
Jagdip Bakshi, chairman, Goafest 2008, said: "In keeping with the tradition of Goafest, this year too the judging process will be completely fair and transparent. It will be monitored by Ernst and Young, and the whole process will be recorded on camera. In addition, there will be no more than one person from each agency on any jury including the chairman."
Madhukar Kamath, chairman, Advertising Agencies Association of India, said: "We are delighted with the overwhelming response from the industry with over 3,800 entries for the creative awards. This year, with the entire fraternity coming together, we have some of the key players from our industry on the juries, and are confident that Abby at Goafest will benefit from their collective experience."