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Kyoorius Creative Awards 2016: R Balki roped in as Jury foreman

Kyoorius has announced the advertising jury for the third edition of the Kyoorius Creative Awards, held in association with D&AD. R Balki, Group Chairman, Mullen Lowe Lintas Group and a prominent writer and director of the two Bollywood films – ‘Cheeni Kum’ and ‘Paa’ – will be the foreman of this jury. His latest project, ‘Ki and Ka’, releases on Friday, April 1, 2016. The Jury session will be held from May 4 to 7, 2016.

The jury for the Kyoorius Creative awards 2016 comprises:
R Balki, Group Chairman, Mullen Lowe Lintas Group – Jury Foreman
Agnello Dias, Co-Founder, Taproot
Nima Namchu, Chief Commercial Officer, Havas Worldwide
Tista Sen, National Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson
Ajay Gahlaut, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy
Scott McClelland, Executive Creative Director Asia-Pacific, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH)
Daniel Comar, Regional Executive Creative Director, Geometry Global
Scott Dungate, Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy (W&K)
Troy Lim, Executive Creative Director, Publicis

Kyoorius Creative Awards 2016, previously known as the Kyoorius Digital and Advertising Awards, includes The Media Awards this year. Hence, the Kyoorius Creative Awards will have three juries – Advertising, Media and Digital.

Kyoorius will call for entries across a total of 15 categories and 135 sub-categories this year. Like every year, the awards will uphold the zero-tolerance policy for scam ads.

Kyoorius introduced the concept of Open Jury, the jury sessions that are open to the industry people to watch, learn, check and benefit from the discussions and display of entries.

Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder and CEO of Kyoorius, commented, “Kyoorius is the foremost award show that discovers and celebrates all ‘work that works’. We firmly believe that every great work must be awarded without discriminating into Gold, Silver or Bronze. Given that only about 3 per cent win a Blue Elephant and one or two works win a Black Elephant, I am sure that winning a Kyoorius Elephant will be the pinnacle of one’s career. Together with D&AD, we meticulously select top creative talent – international and national – to be included in the jury panel. The juries are selected on the basis of their ability to recognise work that typifies game-changing works in creative communications. I am deeply honoured to have R Balki as the chair (foreman) of the advertising jury this year together with some of the best minds in the industry.”

The Kyoorius Creative Awards 2016 will be held on June 3, 2016, Dome @ NSCI, Worli - Mumbai. Over 1,500 professionals, including CEOs, Marketing Directors, Brand Managers, Creative and Media gurus, etc., are expected to attend the awards show. 

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