Less than 10 days are left to the final submission date of Top 30 Under 30 and the energies around it couldn’t have been higher. As you submit your entry and set off on the nail-biting wait, we would like to break the tension and introduce our path-breaking jury.
It is your zing, talent, and hard work they’re willing to see! Our jury panel boasts of honchos from all walks of life. Personalities who have managed to etch their names in the social media field with glory and grace.
Introducing, K. V. Sridhar aka Pops – literally the father of the advertising (and now social media)! Pops is currently the Chief Creative Officer of SapientNitro. Prior to this, held the fort as the CCO for Leo Burnett and was a part of the agency for 17 years! Pops has won 22 Cannes lions and over 100 international awards including, One Show, D&AD, London International, New York Festivals, Clios, Award, Adfest, Spikes and over 600 national awards so far.
Next on the list is Deepali Naair who describes herself as a Marketer, Shopaholic, e-commerce expert, and passionate about digital and analytics. Nair held leadership positions with Mahindra, L&T Financial Services Group & HSBC. She has also worked with brands such as Tata Motors, BPL Mobile, Draft FCB-Ulka and was the Marketing Manager for Saffola and Mediker at Marico.
In the last 6 years, on the back of the success of digital business at Club Mahindra & setting up the successful e-commerce business at L&T Insurance she has been invited to speak at technology & digital forums across the country and at International forums such as India Digital Summit, Ad-Tech, I-Media, CeBIT and DMAi.
Our next jury member is a marketing wiz who has kitty full of great experiences. Rishi Dogra is the Chief Marketing Officer at Babajob.com. Prior to his current role, Rishi led the digital function overseeing all portfolio brands (beverage, food & nutrition) & platforms (Pepsi IPL, Pepsi MTV Indies etc) for PepsiCo India Region. He led several digital and integrated campaigns across brands which resulted in a One Show Interactive Pencil for Pepsi IPL 2013 the first Facebook global case study on PepsiCo for Change the Game 2011, and many other industry-wide accolades.
With creativity and marketing expertise flowing in the jury, the next member aces the field of communication, amongst many other things. Vijay Sankaran, Director – Digital Strategy, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, brings with him the wealth of 25 years’ experience, spanning advertising, digital marketing, public relations and social media.
Before joining Genesis BM, Vijay has worked with Social Wavelength, a social media agency as Director – Digital Strategy and Planning. He has also worked with Edelman PR as Head Digital, and Nokia Siemens Network as Head Social Media, a global role.
Here is introducing the final of our esteemed jury members. Samit Malkani, Brand Lead, Google India began his career by writing for television commercials and print ads. Malkani moved to digital because brand engagement should last longer than 30 seconds. He loves to bring together human insights, data insights, brand strategy, culture, content, technology and design in his work.
Malkani has won multiple accolades including Spikes Asia, the Effies, the Abbys, the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards, Adfest Asia-Pacific, IAMAI, and Campaign India Digital Media Awards.register to be a part of Social Samosa Top 30 Under 30.