Advertising Interviews

Nakul Chopra

Nakul Chopra,

(Chief executive officer, Publicis, South Asia, and president, Advertising Agencies Association of India)

Nakul Chopra, chief executive officer, Publicis, South Asia, and president, Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), is calm and jovial, a month ahead of the 12-year-old Goafest, an annual awards show he has chaired thrice in the past four years.


Chopra has spent close to four decades in advertising. Originally an Ambience hand, the 57-year-old has spent over 20 years at his current company, one we've known as Publicis for 14 years now. Read more

Nitesh Tiwari

Nitesh Tiwari

Director, Dangal

"A bad ad is forgiven very easily; a bad movie is not": Nitesh Tiwari, director, Dangal Read more

Srinivasan Swamy

Srinivasan Swamy

Chairman and MD, RK Swamy BBDO

"I've never been known to warm a seat": Srinivasan Swamy Read more

Sajan Raj Kurup

Sajan Raj Kurup

Creativeland Asia's founder and creative chairman

"I'm not your quintessential harmless nice guy": Sajan Raj Kurup Read more

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Director, Nil Battey Sannata

"Each scene is like an ad film for me": Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, director, Nil Battey Sannata Read more

Santosh Padhi

Santosh Padhi

Co-founder and chief creative officer, Taproot Dentsu

"There is no pressure from Dentsu to win awards": Santosh Padhi, Taproot Read more

Josy Paul

Josy Paul

Chairman and chief creative officer, BBDO India

"Our competitors are not Ogilvy and Lowe": Josy Paul, BBDO Read more

Gaurav Gandhi

Gaurav Gandhi

Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

"This business is not about gross app downloads": Gaurav Gandhi, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures Read more

Josy Paul

Josy Paul

Chairman and chief creative officer, BBDO India

"Advertising must be able to resolve social conflicts": Josy Paul Read more