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Piyush Pandey is jury chairperson, Integrated at Goafest

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | March 24, 2010
Piyush Pandey, executive chairperson and creative director, Ogilvy South Asia, has been appointed jury chairman - Integrated for the Creative Abby Awards at Goafest 2010

Piyush Pandey, executive chairperson and creative director, Ogilvy South Asia, has been appointed jury chairman - Integrated for the Creative Abby Awards at Goafest 2010.

Commenting on his appointment, Ajay Chandwani, director, Percept and chairman, Creative Abbys at Goafest 2010 says, "His (Pandey's) impact on Indian advertising and its global avatar has been phenomenal. His international laurels have never come in the way of his firm belief that Abbys are the domestic foundation for Indian creatives."

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Pandey has been named the most influential man in Indian advertising seven years in a row by The Economic Times. Under his leadership, Ogilvy India has won 25 Cannes Lions.

Pandey is the only Indian to have won three grand prizes at the London International Advertising Awards. His commercial for Fevikwik was voted the 'Commercial of the century'; while his work for Cadburys was declared the 'Campaign of the century' by Ad Club Bombay.

Pandey also became the first Asian to be the president of the Cannes jury in 2004.