The Advertising Agencies Association of India has named Colvyn Harris, CEO, JWT as its chairman for the GoaFest. GoaFest 2008 committee was chaired by Jagdip Bakshi who has now moved on to a new role in JWT as global business director on Unilever.AAAI has already kicked off plans for GoaFest 2009. "The main emphasis this year will be on content. We have already cracked the fun experience, now we will focus on learning experience," said Harris (pictured).
Contract Advertising has appointed Umesh Shrikhande as its CEO. This appointment follows Jagdip Bakshi moving into a global role at JWT as its global business director to look after the Unilever brands and the appointment of Ravi Deshpande as chairman and chief creative officer.
Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) has re-elected Madhukar Kamath (pictured), managing director and CEO, Mudra Communications, as its president for 2008-09. The decision was taken at the annual general body meeting of AAAI held in Mumbai on July 22. JWT's CEO Colvyn Harris has been elected as the vice-president.
Jagdip Bakshi, CEO Contract Advertising, has been selected from within the WPP system to the role of global business director on the Unilever business at JWT. Bakshi (pictured) will be based out of London and the appointment comes into effect from September 2008. At the same time, Ravi Deshpande, national creative director, Contract Advertising has been elevated to the post of chairman and chief creative officer. The person expected to partner Deshpande and take up Bakshi's responsibility at Contract has not been decided yet and a decision will be made soon.
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