Ravi Balakrishnan

  • Fest Foot Forward: Bombay to Goa

    Fest Foot Forward: Bombay to Goa

    With the Abby set to go to Goafest this summer, the industry is happy the AAAI-Ad Club war is over. But niggling doubts still persist.

    Warring Bombay Ad Club, AAAI join hands on awards

    Warring Bombay Ad Club, AAAI join hands on awards

    The Advertising Club of Bombay and the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), two of Indian advertising’s most active industry bodies, have finally arrived at an agreement over the hosting of India’s premier advertising award, bringing an end to two years of conflict that divided the ad industry.

    Murphy's laws

    Murphy's laws

    JWT's global planning director Guy Murphy speaks his mind on research, creativity and lots more.

    Market dynamics of TV commercial

    Market dynamics of TV commercial

    It’s impossible making a TV commercial for Rs 2 lakh except that there are filmmakers who specialise in delivering the impossible. BE investigates.

    Theatrical release is an investment

    Theatrical release is an investment

    The film industry in India ruled by a combination of crude business sense and a superstitious regard for certain performers.

    'We are from a country that values culture above all'

    'We are from a country that values culture above all'

    It's rather surprising to hear Richard Pinder speak of Publicis Worldwide as a "challenger agency"; no one’s likely to mistake the largest shop within the $5.87 billion Publicis Groupe, with 260 offices in 90 countries.

    Rebundling benefiting the Havas group

    Rebundling benefiting the Havas group

    Rebundling - the reintegration of media and creative in agencies - is unpalatable to many, but it's benefiting the Havas group immensely.

    Publicis scouts for digital agency in India

    Publicis scouts for digital agency in India

    Shortly after acquiring the Delhi-based Capital advertising, Publicis Worldwide is now on the lookout for an agency to bolster its digital offering.

    Bearding the lions

    Bearding the lions

    The Clio has put its past firmly behind it and is growing in stature, says Tony Gulisano, managing director of the Clio awards.

    High five

    High five

    Two years after setting up his own agency, David Droga of droga5 has satisfied his urge to be a pioneer.

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