Montreux Advertising Festival announces its 29th edition of awards

Ajay Chandwani
Ajay Chandwani

The 29th edition of Goldenaward of Montreux Advertising Festival is scheduled this year at Montreux on the picturesque Lake Geneva in Switzerland on April 20. Montreux Festival is a precursor to Cannes and every year many Cannes aspirants test their work at Montreux .Montreux winners often go on to win at Cannes. The  Montreux  International Jury  for 2018 has been announced.

Davide Boscacci, Publicis Italy, Michael Weinzettl, Lürzer’s Archive, , Bryan Barnes, BBDO New York, Luis Silva Dias  FCB International, Olivier Teepe, Cloudfactory, The Netherlands, Istvan Bracsok, White Rabbit, Hungary

On the Jury from India is Ajay Chandwani Director Percept Ltd and Strategic Brand Engagement Consultant,

Other judges in this year’s Montreux jury are  Mark Chalmers,Virtue, Conor Brady Critical Mass, Ludovic Tenart, Havas Paris,, Barbara Aparo, , Paul Collins, Sapient Razorfish + Digitas , Michael Mrakovcic , DNA Counsel, Australia. 

The 2017 Golden Award of Montreux received more than 3,400 entries from 38 countries last year. The most successful agencies were BBDO New York, Heimat Berlin, BETC Paris.

Last year,BBDO New York was once again the most successful agency at the  Montreux Festival for their work on Mars Chocolates and AT&T. Other prominent winners were Leo Burnett Germany for Fiat and McDonalds, BETC Paris for Evian and Canal +, DDB Argentina for Volkswagon,.

India was very successful at last year’s competition with 6 Golds for PHD, Hindustan Unilever, Viacom 18, Jagran Prakashan, Tree Design and Mathrubhumi.To round up the Indian success, there was a Gold in the Talent Section for Miami Ad School Mumbai against tough international competition..

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.             

All winners are promoted through international press releases and publicity campaigns. They are also featured in the showcase section of the websites and, the gateway to the advertising world.

Entries close on Mar 30, 2018..

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