Mumbai: Jitender Dabas, Chief Strategy Officer of McCann Worldgroup India, has been selected to serve as a global jury member for the 2019 Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence to be held in New York in October.
Hosted by the American National Association of Advertising agencies, the 4As, the Jay Chiats is an annual award that honors the best strategic thinking in marketing from across the globe and is considered one of the top strategy awards globally in the world of marketing communications.
Last year McCann Worldgroup India was the Agency of year at the 2018 Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence sweeping the awards with a Grand Prix and 3 golds.
Speaking on his selection as a Jury member for the Jay Chiat, Jitender (Jeetu) Dabas said “Jay Chiat Strategy Awards have always enjoyed a very special status globally for strategic planners and therefore this is an honor and a very special privilege. I have found that judging the awards of such stature always leaves one inspired and more learned both from judging the best work from across the globe as well as interacting with the fellow jurors who are the best minds in the business across the globe.
Prasoon Joshi Chairman McCann Asia Pacific and CEO & CCO McCann Worldgroup India said “I am delighted to see Jitender Dabas’s name in the Jay Chiat Jury. Jitender has a very nuanced approach towards Strategic Planning and he truly represents McCann’s insightful approach towards brand building. I am sure the jury will immensely benefit from his experience.”
The Jay Chiat winners will be announced during the 4As Stratfest to be held between October 15-17 in New York city.
McCann Worldgroup India was ranked the No.1 agency in the world in the WARC 100 effectiveness rankings 2019. It has also been India’s Effie Agency of the Year for two consecutive years 2018 & 2019