The heritage sculptures of Ahmedabad, bathed in morning sunlight, casting a stunning futuristic backdrop to first ever Festival of Advertising, “AACA Media Awards 2015” in Gujarat, perfectly complementing the celebration of 25 glorious years of Ahmedabad Advertising Circle Association known as AACA.
The festival reflected ambitions through talk shows, inspiring dialogues, shower of information, star performers and the most artistically crafted award trophy combining art, creativity and excellence depicting the AACA emblem. It very well represented the vision and mission of the organisation.
Red carpet celebration began with a talk show with legendary ad guru Prahlad Kakar one of the most elite and aristocratic invitees from across the nation. AACA talk show on advertising became the most cherished media event in Gujarat where the ad guru mentioned that “Advertising is a profession that reflects the society and is all about dream.”
AACA was honored to have legendary Prahlad Kakar as the Chief Guest for “AACA Media Awards 2015”. He was warmly welcomed by president of the association Ajit Shah.
The awards ceremony was opened by Prahlad Kakar, Ajit Shah, Prashant Narechania and COO of Divya Bhaskar, Amit Doshi with the “Deep Prajwalan” ceremony.
The night immersed in celebration with the AACA anthem and inspirational speech by Ahmedabad Ad Circle’s president Ajit Shah.
He said “with AACA Media Awards we are saluting the efforts and creations from the city” and creative film director Prahlad Kakkar added that “if you are not thrilled with the risk, you are not qualified for business”
The first ever advertising festival of Gujarat, AACA Media Awards received more than 600 entries and was judged by an esteemed jury panel combining to form more than 100 years of experience. The jury panel included Prashant Gadhvi, Shailesh Modi, Sanjay Chakraborty, Anupam Buch, and Jignesh Vasavda.
Champs who grabbed the trophies eagerly waited for the announcement of 34 awards including 16 Gold and 18 Silver across 16 categories.
The night came to the end with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm, where Adishwar Enterprise grabbed 4 awards including 2 gold, Ajit Ads grabbed 4 including 3 gold, P Gautram Co. bagged 3 including 2 gold, Ashvin & Co., Vardhman Advertising and Publicity Parlour took home 2 including 1 gold.
Other agencies like Krishna Communication, Purnima Ad Agency, Khushi Outdoor and Media and Marketing, Shree Giriraj Advertising, Gam India, Goldmine Advertising, Sharp Media, Ace Advertising, Jupitor Publicity, One Advertising, Dipti Advertisers and Pragati Incoroporation got hold of gold and silver in various other categories.
The event saw the united presence of media houses in Ahmedabad in support of creativity in one-of-a-kind joint activation and was successful in generating a buzz within the media fraternity. Special performers from Kolkata and Mumbai were flown in. A competition for a social cause was sprinkled in that involved the making of an Ad film on traffic and road safety. This received 70 entries reflecting care and concern of ad agencies towards our society.
On Board Brands:
AACA Media Awards 2015 was sponsored by the most renowned media and corporate entities of Gujarat. The sponsors have not only contributed in monetary terms, but have also made this event grand by adding their names to it.
Most trusted brands like Sandesh, Nirma and Divya Bhaskar were the associate sponsors of the event. Awards Sponsors were AB Jewels, BRDS, Balaji Aruved Sansthan, City Estate Management, IANT, Khushi Ambient Media Solutions, 94.3 MYFM, Prarambh, The Raymond Shop, CG Road, TATA Motors and Vimal Oil.
The event was supported by Co-Sponsors like Nobat, Sambhav Group, Western Times, Indian Business Pages and Gudluck Samachar And, Outdoor partner HET Graphics, Photography Partner Ilesh Shah, Printing Partner Print Vision, Mall and Multiplex Partner Khushi Outdoor & Media Marketing, Travel Partner-The World Trade, PR Partner -Simulations PR and Digital Partner Data Cross Solution.
AACA is thankful to all of them for their support in the mega event.
AACA Media Awards 2015, the first ever festival of advertising in Ahmedabad, Gujarat came to a joyful conclusion with the gala dinner, sweeten memories and satisfaction of a milestone achievement.