Abby Awards announces Jury Chairs for different categories

MUMBAI: After announcing the Master Jury for the Creative Category, the eminent Abby Awards has now announced the Jury Chairs for the Media, Broadcaster, Publisher, Branded Content & Entertainment, Specialist and Craft Categories.

Chairing the jury for each of these categories are stalwarts and veterans who have played an instrumental role in leading the respective categories towards new echelons of growth.

Sony Pictures Networks India president network sales and international business Rohit Gupta is jury chair for broadcaster category while Madison World chairman Sam Balsara is the jury chair for media category. Big FM CEO Tarun Katial will chair the jury for branded content and entertainment category.

The Abby Awards recognises and rewards excellence in advertising, marketing, and media

Awards Governing Council chairman Ajay Kakar said, “The guiding principle of ABBYs 2018 is that an award is as good as the jury that judges it. Having identified and announced the Master Jury for the Creative Abbys, we have extended the ‘Jury of Masters’ principle to all the other categories of ABBYs 2018. We are delighted to announce the Jury Chairs of the Media, Broadcaster, Publisher, Branded Content & Entertainment, Specialist, and Craft Categories. Each of them is a celebrated and iconic veteran of their crafts. And the Jury members of each of these categories will also be celebrated names. Watch this space.”

All work released for the first time, between 1 February 2017 and 15 February 2018 will be eligible to enter the award show. The last date to receive entries will be 26 February 2018. Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI, the ABBYs 2018 will be a highlight at the leading advertising convention, Goafest, where once again the entire advertising and marketing fraternity is expected to come together in Goa, between 5 April 2018 and 7 April 2018, at The Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, North Goa.