AAAI lifetime achievement award for Anil Kapoor, Emeritus Chairman, Draftfcb+ Ulka Group

19 Sep,2013

By A Correspondent


Anil Kapoor

The Advertising Agencies Association of India will present Anil Kapoor, Emeritus Chairman, Draftfcb+ Ulka Group with the AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the highest honour given to an individual in India for his/her outstanding contribution to the advertising Industry.


The awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The last recipient of the AAAI lifetime achievement award was Piyush Pandey. There was no award presented for 2011 and 2012.


Piyush Pandey

Here’s a short note on Mr Kapoor from the Draftfcb+ Ulka’s ‘Ulka 50 years’ website:

” ‘Never say die’, that’s Anil’s attitude to life. His love for challenges saw him taking charge of Draftfcb+Ulka (Ulka Advertising, at the time), turning it into the fastest growing agency in India and taking its rightful place as one of the ‘Big Five’. With the formation of Draftfcb in 2006, Anil was appointed as Draftfcb President with responsibility for Asia-Pacific region and Africa.


“Recently, he has been appointed Chairman Emeritus of Draftfcb + Ulka, after a 22-year stint with the company and its other associated agencies. As one who is known to make things happen, Anil’s role expanded naturally into industry bodies. He is a Past President of the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), the Chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of 2007-08 and was also on the Management Board of the National Readership Survey and the Television Audience Measurement Research. He was also on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Economic Times, the second largest circulating business newspaper in the world. In May 2002, Anil was also inducted into the Foote, Cone & Belding’s Worldwide Board.”


“Before joining Draftfcb+Ulka, Anil was with the Boots Company, India, for 14 years, where as the Marketing Director, he launched a string of brands, all of which went on to become No. 1 in their markets. At Boots, he also set up two field forces, one for consumer products and the other for ethical pharmaceutical products. Before that, he was with the legendary agency MCM and though not the cause, he says he had to preside over its closure – quite a learning experience! Now a confirmed Mumbaite, Anil grew up in Delhi and graduated with a BA in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and then did his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.”


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