The Advertising Club Calcutta, the oldest advertising club in India, inducted Agnello Dias, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer – Taproot Dentsu, into its ‘Hall of Fame’ for the year 2019.
The other famed recipients who have been inducted with this honour earlier include names such as Alyque Padamsee (Lintas), R.K.Swamy (BBDO Advertising), Ram Sehgal (Contract), Ms. Simone Tata (Trent Ltd), Mohammad Khan (Enterprise), Mike Khanna (HTA), A.G.Krishnamurthy (Mudra Communications), Arun Nanda (Rediffusion DY&R), Dr. V.J.Kurien (Amul), Roda Mehta (O&M), Aroon Purie (India Today), Ranjan Kapur (WPP India), Sam Balsara (Madison India), Prem Mehta (Lintas), R Balki (Lowe), Prasoon Joshi (McCann) and Piyush Pandey (Ogilvy & Mather) amongst others.
Speaking on being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Dias said, “It is a privilege to be in the shadow of giants and I am grateful that an institution as respected as the Ad Club of Calcutta considered me worthy of this honour. It feels a tad intimidating, to be honest, and am truly grateful to the many hands that guided me along this journey.”
Established in 1953, Advertising Club Calcutta is a non-profit society that has been catering to the advertising fraternity of Kolkata for the past 62 years. 45 years ago, it hosted India’s first advertising symposium. Today it remains a relevant and engaging platform that encourages fellowship among the fraternity through a plethora of programmes like debates, corporate quiz shows, educational workshops(Masterclass), etc.
Advertising Club Calcutta recognizes and awards not just creativity or the strategy behind campaigns but also iconic professionals through bestowing the Hall of Fame. It is the highest and the most prestigious award that is given periodically to leading advertising professionals.