The Advertising Club re-elects Vikram Sakhuja, Ajay Kakar as prez, VP

MUMBAI: The Advertising Club has re-elected Madison Communications Group CEO Media and OOH Vikram Sakhuja and Aditya Birla Group CMO-Financial Services Ajay Kakar as president and vice-president respectively for 2018-19.

IP Mediabrand CEO Shashi Sinha IPG Media Brands and The Horologists Founder & President Mitrajit Bhattacharya have re-elected as secretary and joint secretary respectively. Dainik Bhaskar Group executive president Dr. Bhaskar Das will remain as the treasurer.

Speaking on his re-election, Vikram Sakhuja said, “Leading an industry body with such rich legacy as that of the Ad Club has been an enriching experience. Over the past one year, we have focused all our initiatives towards recognizing excellence, driving thought leadership, being a repository for marketing & advertising and attracting young talent into the industry.”

In the past year, the Ad Club has taken considerable measures to ensure actionable impact in its four identified areas.

Elaborating further Sakhuja adds, “In the area of excellence, we have ensured gold standards in effectiveness with Effies, creativity with Abbys, media with EMVIES and marketing with Marquees. Driving the agenda of thought leadership, we introduced Digital Review- D-CODE, to attract young talent we are about to unfold a communication focused Hackathon, and encourage knowledge repository through case study sharing and Knowledge Series events. I am thankful to the excellent member committee who have consistently supported every initiative of the Ad Club and helped us drive the narrative of excellence for the industry.”

This year’s list of managing committee members include leaders from the media and marketing industry. The elaborate list is mentioned as below: