India's tally of shorlisted entries at the Clio 2005 does not look very impressive. Last year, India had a total of nine entries in the shortlist.
This year we are down to four. The happy contenders at this year's Clio are Lowe - Bangalore, RMG David - New Delhi, Ogilvy & Mather - Mumbai, and JWT - Mumbai.
The 2005 Clio awards will be held at the South Beach, Miami during May 21-24. The event is known as the Oscars of film advertising awards.
JWT - Mumbai was shortlisted in the Television/Cinema category for Hungama TV. The title is: Street Children - Kids' Point Of View and the creative directors are: Senthil Kumar and Amarnath Bannerjee. Last year, it may be recalled, Senthil Kumar had got a finalist merit award at clio 2004 for the Levi's reversibles - double agent TVC.
Lowe - Bangalore has been shortlisted in the Television/Cinema category for Britannia Chutney Bread. The title of the work is Bolti Bandh (Speechless) and the creative director is Rahul Sengupta
Ogilvy & Mather - Mumbai got picked up for Fevicol Adhesive in the Print category under three titles: Familicol, Fevibone, and Feviloc. The creative directors were: Piyush Pandey, Abhijit Avasthi, and Sachin Ambekar.
RMG David - New Delhi has been selected in the Billboard category for client WWF India. The title is Nests, and the creative director is Josy Paul.
A point to note is, in this year's roster of shorlists, besides JWT, the other three agencies are fresh faces from India this year. In Clio 2004, the Indian contenders included Saatchi & Saatchi, Ambience Publicis, McCann-Erickson, Alok Nanda and Company, Leo Burnett, JWT and Mudra Communications.
It looks like we will need to buck up for next year. © 2005 agencyfaqs!