Ramesh Narayan wins AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award
In his acceptance speech after being presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), advertising industry veteran Ramesh Narayan made a forceful plea that the AAAI take the lead in creating campaigns that could show that communications can bring about change for good. He urged the industry to come together, bringing the strengths of the advertisers, agencies and the media in a focused manner to achieve certain communication goals.
Earlier, outgoing President of the AAAI recounted the achievements of Ramesh Narayan and said he had always used his great goodwill to help the industry. Narayan was President of the AAAI, President The Advertising Club, a Director of the Audit Bureau of Circulations and a member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations. Mr Goutam Rakshit also spoke eloquently of the role Narayan had played in positioning the industry in a favorable light in India and abroad.
M G Parameswaran, incoming President AAAI summed up the evening and said the AAAI would definitely consider Narayan's ideas and would in fact request him to mentor them as well. The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is the official, national organisation of advertising agencies, formed to promote their industry interests so that they continue to make an essential and ever-increasing contribution to the nation. The AAAI today is truly representative, with a very large number of small, medium and large-sized agencies as its members, who together account for almost 80% of the advertising business placed in the country.