With its wealth of languages, cultures and contradictions, India isn't short of variety. We speak to leading adfolk about how creativity is forging ahead.
When Grey India was seeking “a fool” to send to Sri Lanka, a 24-year-old Senthil Kumar didn’t let civil war in the country stand between him and a CD role. Now, as JWT India’s CCO, the former rocket science student is one of the country’s leading admen. Here, he assesses India’s quest for an advertising identity.
With a background in features and advertising production, Priyanka Ghose, is well versed in the practicalities of filmmaking. Aligning herself with the younger breed of risk-taking Indian directors, she’s all for “going bananas” creatively and is keen to push against a tendency among Indian clients to play it safe...
According to BBH India's CCO and Managing Partner, the country is experiencing exciting times. He thinks rapidly evolving technology is the catalyst for this explosion of new ideas. Yet, though thrilled at what new tech can achieve, he knows only too well that, as far as social media is concerned, it’s a force for good and ill.
With One Show annuals as bedtime reading, Harshad Rajadhyaksha was always destined for the industry, while Kainaz Karmakar’s first career choice was psychology. The co-CCOs of Ogilvy India also have wildly differing personalities yet what the award-winning duo share is an optimism about the new direction India’s advertising is taking.
With its wealth of languages, cultures and contradictions, the one word that sums up India as a country is ‘variety’. Its advertising industry is a similarly complex, multi-faceted entity that, as in the rest of the world, faces fast-paced change and challenges. As we begin this month's India special, leading adfolk divulge a suitably diverse range of views on talent drains/talent bounty, scam, goodvertising and more, with a general consensus that creativity is forging ahead.
We speak to a few of tomorrow's bright new directorial stars, chat to the established about their big breaks, and get to grips with how the industry is finding and nurturing fledgling creators.
In honour of this year's International Women's Day, we look back at some interviews, profiles and opinions from the industy's top female talent
From boozy branding to the power of meat-free messaging, this month's focus takes a look at, and speaks to the people behind, the consumable sector's biggest players
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