Mumbai: VMLY&R’s Anil Nair and Ramanuj Shastry, Co-Founder of Infectious Advertising have been named jury for New York Festivals 2021.
Commenting on his jury appointment, Anil Nair said, “Despite, or perhaps due to, the pandemic, we’ve seen ground-breaking advertising and marketing campaigns over the last year. I am excited to be at the front row of some of the best brand building work from different geographies and to understand how they intertwined their culture, creativity, and technology together to create enthralling work across spectrum.”
“It’s an honour and a pleasure to serve as a jury member in the 2021 edition of the prestigious New York Festival of Advertising. I am excited to see great work from around the world and look forward to interacting with fellow jurors” –Ramanuj Shastry, Co-Founder and Director, Infectious Advertising.
An alumnus (PRM-90-92) of IRMA (Institute of Rural Management, Anand) Ramanuj Shastry has more than 25 years of experience in advertising. He learnt his craft at Ogilvy and McCann and served as CCO at Publicis Ambience, Rediffusion Y&R and Saatchi & Saatchi (in that order) before launching his agency, Infectious, with partner Nisha Singhania in 2013. Ramanuj has won several Indian and international awards and served on the film jury at Cannes Lions 2010. He has more than 200 ad films to his name and some of the landmark campaigns he has worked on are ‘Thanda Matlab Coca-Cola’, Saffola – ‘Kal Se’ and OLX – ‘Bech De’. A marathon runner, voracious reader, film buff, avid gamer and an ardent supporter of the Chelsea Football Club, Ramanuj is always eager to try his hands at new things. His many hobbies include Calligraphy (English Copperplate and Urdu Nastaliq), learning languages (Urdu and Persian) and pencil portrait sketching.
All entries into the 2021 NYF Advertising Awards competition will be judged by 400+ members of NYF’s Executive Jury and Grand Jury, a panel of prominent global creative minds, who collectively cast over 400,000+ votes to select the World’s Best Advertising®.
The deadline to enter the 2021 New York Festivals Advertising Awards is February 26, 2021.
For more information on categories, rules and regulations or to review the 2021 entry guide visit: https://www.nyfadvertising.com/Competition/Rules.
To enter this year’s competition, visit: https://www.nyfadvertising.com/.