Ankit Ajmera

The Republic’s Maia Katrak on NYF 2007 jury

Katrak has also been on the jury of Mumbai Ad Club’s Abby Awards for four consecutive years between 1996 and 2000

Maia Katrak has added her name in the list of advertising professionals who often are called to judge international awards. Katrak, executive creative director, with the Mumbai based agency – The Republic, has been invited to be part of the International Advertising Awards jury, New York Festivals (NYF), in the ‘Posters’ category, this year.

The judging for the Poster category will shortly commence and the finalists will be announced in late May. The grand, gold, silver, and bronze winners for the competition will be announced between June 12 and 14, 2007.

For Katrak, who has been part of Mumbai Ad Club’s Abby Awards jury for four consecutive years between 1996 and 2000, this is the first instance when she has been called to judge an international award.

The Republic’s Maia Katrak on NYF 2007 jury
Maia Katrak
Katrak, who has worked for agencies such as Ambience Publicist, Grey Worldwide (then Tricia Grey), Gaia Communications and Rediffusion DY&R has spent around 20 years in this industry.

But her passions are not limited only to advertising. She is also very active in the theatre world and the film world as a script writer. In fact, she has co-written the script for Ram Madhvani directed movie ‘Let’s Talk’. Her recent was for the play ‘Epilogue’, which was featured at the Writer’s Bloc Festival in January 2007.

The Republic’s Maia Katrak on NYF 2007 jury
Among her recent projects, she remembers working on the Pepe ‘1016 Teens collection’. The 1016 collection is a collection of clothing for teens aged between 10-16 years. Because of the 1016 figure, the collection was being perceived as a jeans variant, instead of a kids' collection, in comparison to other jeans variants such as Levi’s 501 from contemporary companies.

The Republic was established in the year 2002 by Kersy Katrak, ex-national creative director, Rediffusion DY&R's. The agency has some known brand in its clientele such as Femina, Filmfare, Smirnoff, Kuoni Holidays, Olive Bar and Kitchen, Oberoi & Hilton, NDTV Profit and Ceasefire.

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