Ajay Chandwani on Montreux Switzerland Festival 2017 jury

01 Mar,2017

By A Correspondent


Senior adperson Ajay Chandwani will be on the jury for the 28th edition of Golden Award of the Montreux Advertising Festival. The fest is scheduled at the picturesque Lake Geneva in Switzerland on April 20. Montreux Festival is said to be a precursor to Cannes Lions and every year many Cannes aspirants test their work at Montreux .Montreux winners often go on to win at Cannes.


Carolyn Davis Creative Director of BBDO New York is heading the Film Jury while Luis Silva Dias Chief Creative Officer ,FCB International is heading the Print Jury.Adam Kerj CCO of JWT New York is heading Digital Jury while Frank Bodin of Havas Worldwide is President of Media Jury. Other judges in this year’s Montreux jury are Davide Boscacci


Group CD, Leo Burnett Turin, Olivier Teepe Founder and Creative Director Cloudfactory of Netherland , Mark Chalmers ECD,Virtue Conor Brady CCO Critical Mass, Jérôme Gonfond CD Les Gaulois, Philippe Pinel CD Romance Agency Paris Jim Hilson Creative Partner AMV BBDO London.


Last year, BBDO New York was once again the most successful agency at the  Montreux Festival for their work on Mars Chocolates, GE, Fedex, Footlocker. Other prominent winners were Leo Burnett Germany, Arnold Worldwide USA, Otto GmbH, Havas Worldwide, AMVBBDO UK.


Indian work sparkled with two Golds for Hindustan Unilever and Dainik Bhaskar Group. PHD India won a Gold for Best Use of Mobile Media for its Rin Career Ready Academy while the Dainik Bhaskar Group’s film “Zid karo, Duniya Badlo” on girl child literacy won a Gold in the Corporate Film Category. There were seven finalists from India. Montreux does not have a tradition of Silver or Bronze so a finalist works like a metal.


In the preceding years Indian entries have won golds for Unilever ‘Kan Khajura Tashan’, Ramesh Deo Productions Nike Film, Leo Burnett India for Coke Studio and Gandhi.


Entries close on March 17, 2017. Details at: goldenwardmontreux.com.


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