Saurabh Dasgupta invited to the MAA Globes 2009 jury

By Abhishek Chanda , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | June 08, 2009
Dasgupta has previously been on the jury for various international awards, though this is his first stint with the Globes Awards

Saurabh Dasgupta, executive creative director, Innocean Worldwide, has been invited to judge the 2009 edition of the Globes Awards, organised by MAA (Marketing Agencies Association) Worldwide.

Dasgupta, who has been in the advertising industry for 15 years, and has worked for Mudra and Leo Burnett in Delhi in the past, was also on the jury for the Promotion Marketing Awards of Asia (PMAA) 2009. However, this will be his first stint with the MAA Globes.

He says he is impressed with the quality of entries from India that he has come across while judging the PMAA 2009, and expects some of them to win. The judging for the awards, which would be done online, will begin from mid-July.

& #BANNER1 & #Previously, Dasgupta has had three stints in the jury for the New York Festivals, including for this year's Awards. Ambika Sharma from Jagran Solutions was also in the jury for the PMAA 2009 and the MAA Globes 2008..

The Awards recognise the very best of Promotion Marketing Award programmes, which are run around the globe, in partnership with MAA Globes. These programmes include AMPRO from Argentina, APMA from Australia and New Zealand, CAMPRO from Brazil, CAPMA from Canada, the Globes from Israel, Promotion Planning Awards from Japan, the PMAA Dragons from Asia, the Silver Mercury's from Russia, the Xaver Awards from Switzerland, the ISP Awards from the UK and the PMA Reggies Awards from the USA.

In 2008, Solutions Digitas and OgilvyAction were the only two Indian agencies to have won at the MAA Globes. Solutions Digitas won a Globe, while OgilvyAction won a Silver Award. A total of 51 Globes, Silver and Bronze Awards, as well as Order of Merit Certificates in 16 categories, were given away last year. The Earth Hour Campaign from Leo Burnett Australia and the World Wildlife Fund Australia walked away with the top honours.