Advertising Club of Madras Unveils MADDYS 2024 first set Jury Team

Chennai, April 2024

The Advertising Club of Madras is proud to unveil the eminent jury team for the 42nd MADDYS 2024, alongside a spectacularly expanded awards showcase. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, MADDYS 2024 promises to set new standards in the dynamic world of advertising.

Get Ready for an Epic 42nd MADDYS 2024!

The Advertising Club of Madras is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated flagship event – the 42nd MADDYS 2024. This year’s MADDYS promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with a record-breaking 146 award categories that encompass the latest trends and innovations in advertising.

What’s New?

MADDYs 2024 boasts a refreshed award segment structure, simplifying the entry process for agencies and individuals. Categories span across Creative, Digital, Media, and Unpublished, catering to every aspect of the advertising landscape.

Introducing Digital Agency of The Year & Client of The Year

In addition to the coveted Creative Agency of The Year & Media Agency of The Year awards, MADDYS 2024 introduces Digital Agency of The Year & Client of The Year categories to recognize excellence in digital advertising.

Jury Unveiled for 42nd MADDYS 2024 Awards

The esteemed jury composition includes Creative Visionaries, Industry Leaders, Marketing Experts, and Media Experts, from Chennai, national & international market ensuring that the awards are judged with the utmost rigor and objectivity. Their diverse perspectives will celebrate the breadth and depth of the advertising industry.

Commenting on the first set of Jury composition, Mr. S. Balasubramanian, President, Ad Club Madras, said “This diversity of perspectives will help ensure that the MADDYS 2024 truly celebrates the breadth and depth of the advertising industry. Hence, we have individuals who are experts in their own domain and who can evaluate and view the works through different set of lenses”.

Confirmed Jury Members for MADDYS 2024:

·       Mr. Anil Kumar P.K., ECD and Head of Creative, McCann Health India

·       Ms. Anupama Ramaswamy, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide

·       Mr. Ayushman Chiranewala, CMO, Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital

·       Mr. Ayyappan Raj, Co-founder, The Script Room

·       Ms. Babita Baruah, CEO,   VML India

·       Mr. Balaji C.S., Chief Marketing Officer, GRT Jewellers India Pvt Ltd.

·       Mr. Girish Ramdas, Co-founder & CEO, Magzter, New York

·       Mr. Gopa Menon, Head of Digital, South Asia, Mindshare

·       Mr. Manmohan Anchan,     Director, MANMOHAN ANCHAN – ART DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY FILMS

·       Mr. Mark Titus, VP – Marketing, Nippon Paint India (Decorative) Group Marketing Lead, NIPSEA

·       Mr. Naresh Gupta, Co-founder and CSO, Bang in the Middle

·       Ms. Navneet Virk, Sr. VP & Creative Director, R K Swamy

·       Mr. Nikhil Narayanan, Head of Creative Strategy, Zlade

·       Mr. Rahul Jauhari, Founder & Managing Partner, Flibbr™ Consulting Services

·       Mr. Rajesh Mani, VP – Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ashok Leyland Ltd

·       Mr. Santosh Padhi, Chief Creative Officer, India, Weiden & Kennedy

·       Mr. Shabaz Ali, Founder, Outthink & Former CCO, M&C Saatchi, Singapore

·       Ms. Tista Sen, Creative Brand Consultant, Tista (formerly with JWT)

·       Ms. Vani Gupta Dandia, Founder, Cherry Peachplum Consulting & Ex Pepsi Foods

·       Mr. Venkat Malik, Co-Founder, Tidal 7

·       Mr. Vikas Chawla, Co-Founder, Social Beat

·       Mr. Vishnu Srivatsav, National Creative Director, 22 Feet

Comments from a few Jury Members: 

·       “I am very keen to see the work down south. The market is growing and would love to see the popular work” – Ms. Anupama Ramaswamy

·       “Madras is where I started off in advertising. Lintas Chennai was the first advertising agency that I walked in. Super happy to be part of Maddys – to encourage and celebrate good work” – Mr. Ayyappan Raj

·       “I look forward to being part of Maddys Jury team for 2024 as I feel it’s a great way for us as an industry to recognise effective work for our clients” – Ms. Babita Baruah

·       “Maddys is indeed a reputed platform for Corporates and Marketing professionals to get their creativity accredited. As a jury it is indeed an honour and a privilege to review all good entries and judge them. It’s professionally a satisfying and a learning experience” – Mr. Balaji C S

·       “Happy and honoured to be a part of the MADDYS 2024 Jury team. Great to see the event expanding over the years and bringing more value and awareness to excellent in the advertising space. Being an entrepreneur and advertiser myself I feel I can bring a more end-user type perspective as a jury member” – Mr. Girish Ramdas

·       “Extremely excited to be part of Jury team for 2024, looking forward to some exciting campaigns of the year” – Mr. Gopa Menon

·       “For me as a jury it’s massive privilege to see one year of best creative work at one go and moreover for me it’s like a quick crash course on what the young creative minds are thinking. It will be a great learning process” – Mr. Manmohan Anchan

·       “This is the first time that I am a part of the jury at Ad Club Madras, for me its a major moment. Work created by my agency has won at the club at past, i am looking forward to the opportunity” – Mr. Naresh Gupta

·       “Maddys panel has featured some of the legends of advertising. And it is my honour to be in the same bracket as those giants” – Mr. Nikhil Narayanan

·       “MADDYS has been a flagship effort of The Ad Club of Madras, one of the oldest industry bodies to raise the standards of the industry and recognise great work. For seasoned industry folk like me, giving back to the industry should be treated as an opportunity that needs to be approached with a sense of duty. I consider it a privilege to contribute to this effort as a jury member” – Mr. Rahul Jauhari

·       “Looking forward to be a jury for MADDYS” – Mr. Rajesh Mani

·       In 2024 the advertising landscape is changing and unfamiliar. there is technology and AI and amazing tools for a creative person. but i am looking forward to unearthing the fundamentals of advertising. what is the idea. what client problem did you solve and of course impeccable execution” – Ms. Tista Sen

·       It’s always exciting to see the innovation and creativity that is out there every year. Maddys continues to be a leading award and recognition and I am glad to be part of the Jury” – Mr. Vikas Chawla

We closed our early bird entries on April 5th, setting a new record for submissions. Anticipation is high as we eagerly await more entries to celebrate advertising achievements from April 2022 to January 2024. For further details, please visit or our award platform at

Commenting on this event Mr. Surej Salim, Secretary, Advertising Club Madras, said, “As we continue to unveil the esteemed members of our jury for MADDYS 2024, we are excited to showcase the range of expertise and diverse perspectives they bring. Each member’s deep understanding and knowledge underscore our dedication to honouring outstanding creativity and innovation in advertising. Stay tuned for exciting updates”.