Jury members for the India leg of the inaugural Changemakers for Good Awards of the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) have been revealed.
Judging entries in the four categories of advertising (released CY 2022), government, industry leader and innovation were Avinash Pandey (CEO, ABP Network and President, India Chapter of the IAA), Jaideep Gandhi (Founder, Another Idea), Partha Sinha (President, Times of India Group and President, The Advertising Club), and Sangeeta Pendurkar (CEO – Pantaloons, Aditya Birla Group).
The India winners will be felicitated in early August 2023 at the IAA Leadership Awards ceremony. They will join winners from other Asian countries whose work will be reviewed by a senior pan-Asia jury to pick Asia-level winners. Those winners will be honoured at AdAsia 2023 at Seoul this October.
Srinivasan Swamy, Chairman & Managing Director, RK Swamy Limited and Chairman, Asian Federation of Advertising Associations, said, “These awards are unique. They seek to salute those advertising, media and tech professionals and companies who are using communication for making a positive impact on society. The quality of the entries received was very good, and the awards would achieve their objective of positioning the marcom community in its proper way, as caring people, who are using communication as a real force for good.”
The Advertising Council of India (ACI), which is a member of AFAA, is running the Indian leg of the competition. ACI’s constituents are The Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA), Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF), The Advertising Club and India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA).