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The One Club for Creativity has announced five top creatives from India who will serve as judges for The One Show 2021.
More than 250 top creatives from 42 countries will judge work from around the world. The jurors from India and their judging discipline are:
Swati Bhattacharya, CCO, FCB Ulka, Gurgaon (Film)
Raj Kamble, founder/CCO, Famous Innovations, Mumbai (Creative Use of Data)
Lyndon Louis, ECD, Brandcare Medical Advertising & Consultancy, Thane (Health Wellness & Pharma)
Senthil Kumar, CCO, WundermanThompson India, Bangalore (Integrated & Experiential/Immersive)
Geet Rahti, CD, TBWA\Mumbai (Direct Marketing)
The complete list of the global jury for The One Show 2021 juries can be viewed here. To ensure the safety of jurors during the continued pandemic, all judging will be conducted online for the second year in a row.
“The quality of jurors has long been a hallmark of The One Show”, said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. “These esteemed judges from India are among the industry’s top creative thinkers and doers, and they will judge work through the lens of creativity of ideas and of quality execution.”
After providing the creative community with last year’s largest global awards show and definitive international and regional creative rankings, The One Club for Creativity is now accepting entries for The One Show 2021.
Notable changes have been made to help agencies and brands who continue to be affected by the global pandemic, including extended deadlines, and new categories and disciplines that reflect the way the industry now works.
Entries can be submitted now, with fees increasing after each deadline period. Regular deadline March 12, 2021, extended deadline is March 19, 2021, and final deadline March 26, 2021.
Utpal Das will be moving on from the organisation effective 31st March, 2021
Viacom18 today announced the appointment of Kunal Gaur as Chief Commercial Officer. Kunal will be taking over from Utpal Das who ends his stint at Viacom18 on 31stMarch 2021.
Through the past 7. 5 years, Utpal Das has led the Commercial, Facilities & Corporate Services functions at Viacom18. He was instrumental in not only shaping and leading these functions but also towards building Viacom18 into one of India’s top media networks through his role as a key member of the company’s leadership team.
Kunal Gaur, a Chartered Accountant by qualification, has over 19 years of experience across organisations like Star India, Netflix & PWC. Prior to joining Viacom18, Gaur was a part of the Netflix India’s leadership team in the capacity of Director, Production Finance where he was instrumental in crafting budgeting strategies and leading production finance for all original series, film, non-fiction and documentaries.
Kunal Gaur will be reporting into Rahul Joshi, MD, Network18.
Rickety walls, inquisitive neighbors, unending hassles yet bountiful limitless dreams; these define the dynamics of The Mishras who struck a chord upon their visit in 2019.
With an IMDB rating of 9.1, Gullak Season 1 won accolades for its well-crafted characters, versatile performances and incredible direction. And now, SonyLIV is set to bring a host of ‘naye kisse’ in the new season of the show, starting 15th January 2020. This season is a glimpse into the usual ups & downs of this unusual family in bits and pieces that fill their Gullak of golden memories.
Narrated from the perspective of the humble piggy bank, the show brings to light, anecdotes from daily life weaved into an unconventional style of storytelling. Produced by TVF, Gullak 2 will further explore the imperfect realities and relationships of the Mishra family, for whom togetherness matters the most. Within the small confines of their home, their lives are no less than a medley of emotions, arguments, and laughter, all rolled into one. Directed by Palash Vaswani, Gullak season 2 is set against the backdrop of North India and features Jameel Khan, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Sunita Rajwar Harsh Mayar and Vaibhav Raj Gupta in the lead.
Stay tuned -aa rahan hain Mishra parivaar, phir ek baar with Gullak on 15th January only on SonyLIV.
Ashish Golwalkar - Head-Content SET, Digital Business, Sony Pictures Networks India
“Gullak’s remarkable run amongst the audience was propelling enough for us to come up with a second season. The show resonated for its compelling narrative and relatable instances that are symbolic to a middle-class Indian household. The story also benefits from a bunch of incredible actors. With this all-new season, we hope the show rescripts success and starts of the year on a warm and pleasing note for everyone.”
Arunabh Kumar - Producer & Founder, TVF
"Gullak showcases the beauty, humour and simplicity of a North Indian middle class Family which connected with everyone in Season 1 and would only bring more smiles to the viewers after a tough year like 2020. This is our first stint of 2021, made with utmost care amidst the lockdown and we are eagerly thrilled for the audience to watch the second season of this heart-warming show on SonyLIV.”
The association is in line with the company's new and different range of products in Mobile Batteries segment
U&i, India’s leading Gadget Accessory and Consumer Electronics brand that specializes in Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones, Chargers, Cables, and many other nifty gadgets have roped in Bollywood Superstar John Abraham as its new brand ambassador. With the new alliance in place, both the brand and John Abraham are equally excited about this association and look forward to creating a buzz in the market with technology and style. John Abraham aptly emulates the brand's values of ruggedness and style combined with panache and attitude that resonates with the youths today.
As part of this new association, John Abraham will appear in a series of campaigns for the brand's comprehensive range of Mobile Batteries. The new association was unveiled by Bollywood Superstar on its official Instagram Account. With this association, U&i aims to enhance its foothold as a trustworthy and reliable brand in the market.
Announcing the association, Paresh Vij, Founder and Director, U&i said, “Selecting the right brand ambassador plays a major role in building the brand image. Our qualities are similar to that of John Abraham, hence, this association will definitely bring out the best of U&i and will help us gain more recognition and popularity.”
Speaking on his tie-up, John Abraham quoted, “It feels great to be associated with U&i. Today's youth are highly enthusiastic about the brands that they use and U&i have proven its mettle by pushing the boundaries of innovation and offering its users’ a quality experience.”
As we enter 2021, there’s no doubt that we want to gain back a little more control of our lives. Even as we think of several resolutions – from getting fitter to reading more books – it’s not often that we promise to prioritise taking care of ourselves or working towards improving our dating lives. So, in 2021, it’s time to make new year resolutions for dating!
Bumble India’s Relationship Expert, Shahzeen Shivdasani suggests new year dating resolutions that you could consider to help you navigate the new rules of dating in 2021.
1. I will make the first move
It’s 2021 and it’s time to take charge of your dating journey by making the first move. Ask your connection out on a date, or if you’re uncomfortable to step out, plan a virtual date on Bumble, the women-first social networking app, which has made it so much easier and safer to find your perfect match. This new year, make the resolution to take charge of your dating journey, and don’t just stop there. In 2021, make the first move in all aspects of your life.
2. I will be clear about what I want
You can be dating for a long time and still hesitate to have “the talk”. It’s okay to put off the conversation, but as a resolution, promise yourself to look inwards, understand what you want and then communicate when you’re comfortable. You can spend months with someone knowing fully well what you want from the connection, yet hesitant to ask “where is this going?” You should have this conversation whenever you want to. This is your dating life, and whether you are looking for something serious or not, you should be able to address this head-on. As long as you have this ironed out in your own head, there’s no space for confusion.
3. I won’t overthink text messages
How often in your dating life have you found yourself overthinking a text message and staring at your phone? We’ve all been there! My suggestion for this resolution would be to take text messages at face value and no more. Everyone has a completely different daily routine as well as texting style - after all, someone might like you but hate texting!
4. I will make more time for my bonds
Often we get so caught up in our daily routines with friends and family, that we forget to actually spend quality time with our partner or a new connection. How often do we plan a date night? How often do we sit and share things with each other? Relationships get monotonous when we stop putting effort into them. Make a resolution this year to ensure you make time for your partner, or if you are talking to your new match online, perhaps consider giving more time and care to the new connection you made. This will only strengthen your existing bond and aid in growing it further.
5. I will pay attention to green flags
While we spend so much time talking about the red flags and what to stay away from which is absolutely essential,, how often do we talk about the good qualities that someone brings to the table? Let’s make a resolution in the new year to appreciate the admirable traits we see in someone–whether it is in your relationship or while getting to know someone new. These traits could include: a good understanding of who you are, showing up for you when you need them, making you laugh often or showing up at family events. In 2021, let’s take the time to notice these green flags in people and be grateful for it.
6) I will go easy on myself
In this new world of dating, our lives have been radically altered as we continue to adjust to socially-distanced dating: not being able to meet in person or have a hug or a hand touch as easily as we were used to. Whether it’s a first date or conversations on texts, don’t get stressed out by thinking you need to be a certain way. As we begin a new year, my final suggestion would be to promise yourself to have fun! Make the final resolution to just be yourself in 2021. If you are looking for someone to connect with, they deserve a chance at getting to know the real you.
Dating right now can be complicated and we’re all just trying to figure it out. No matter how you decide to connect, or what other resolutions you want to make for 2021, just focus on making sure that they are resolutions that help you take charge of your dating life and guide you in finding what is right for you!