Sometime next week, India's Adland will start to suffer from the annual Cannes syndrome. Folks who are headed to the south of France will probably be lost to the world for the next one week while those who are not going this year, for whatever reasons, will fondly recall previous drinks downed at Gutter Bar at their local drinking den.
Campaign India asked some of the Adfolks, who are headed to Cannes this year about their list of possible winners at Cannes this year and they did not disappoint. JWT's Agnello Dias was of the view that Gillette's 'Fight for Kisses', 'The Key To Reserva' (pictured) and Cadbury's 'Gorilla' were definite winners. Publicis Ambience's Aniruddha Bannerjee said, "From India, the possible winners are 'Lead India', Luxor and the Hit film done by us. Globally I think the Xbox film will win.
Mudra's Bobby Pawar said, "The Halo (Xbox) campaign is evil. So are the Net 10 films, which coincidentally, are about evil."
Leo Burnett's KV Sridhar aka Pops picked Nike's 'Take it to the next level", Cadbury's 'Gorilla', Xbox 'AMMO', Guinness 'Tipping Point' and Petronas' 'Ming in Love' besides their own Luxor 'Che' campaign as potential winners this year.
Bates' Subhash Kamath rooted for Guinness, Nike, Ikea, Honda, Axe and Fox Sports. He added, "I also hope Nike 'Cricket' and Neo Sports gets a Lion."
O&M's Sumanto Chattopadhyay pitched for the Martin Scorsese directed 'Key to Reserva' as a Lion winner this year.