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Over 3800 entries received for ABBY at Goafest

Company Brief
Mumbai, March 18, 2008

Get Set Go, it's time to figure out who the best of the best creative minds are in the Indian advertising industry as India’s truly national advertising awards festival gets ready to judge the entries for the ABBY at Goafest 2008. This year ABBY at Goafest has received over 3800 entries from across India. Judging for the creative awards begins tomorrow, 19th March. Tomorrow is also the last date for entries for the media awards at Goafest.

Says Madhukar Kamath Chairman AAAI, “We are delighted with the overwhelming response from the industry with over 3800 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.”

Says Jagdip Bakshi Chairman Goafest 2008, "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."

Abby at Goafest will recognize creative excellence as judged by eminent people from the advertising and communication industry. This year the jury chairmen are as follows:

• 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, National Creative Director, JWT - Integrated advertising category
• Abhinay Deo from Ramesh Deo productions - Film category
• Ravi Deshpande, Chief Creative Officer, Contract - Print advertising

The ABBY at Goafest will be presented in Goa this year on 5 th April 2008.

For further information, please contact:
Nidhi Khatri
Mob: +09911916166

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