ajay chandwani

Ajay Chandwani
Program Chair, DMAi ECHO Awards

I have been involved with DMAI right since its inception in 2012 .At that time DMAI was a new organization with a huge potential and task to reach out, enrich and involve the vibrant Indian marketing and communication industry.My task was to support and find new pioneers who would build the direct, digital, communication fraternities in marketing and technology streams.

In the last 3 years DMAI has evolved into an active organization that is sharing learning’s in smart marketing which has contemporary solutions to the age old problems.The monthly meetings and the Annual Convention have reached out to many practicing professionals whose contribution is making a big difference to on the fly knowledge in recent business solutions.As Co-Chairman of the inaugural DMAI Convention we managed to get the DMAI off to a start and I am happy to see a ground swell of the movement towards learning and sharing.Speaker and subject content at the Convention has grown considerably and today it is an international marquee event.As Chair of Echo Awards DMAI my task has been to seed the Award in India as a global standard Award of considerable stature.What started as a modest participation of Indian agencies, marketing companies has now got the support of more companies.Hero MotoCorp, Leo Burnett, Dentsu, Contract, BC Webwise are some of the companies who have added to our growing list of participants.I am glad we have been able to include in the illustrious jury every year the services and time of leading practitioners from the industry like Ramesh Iyengar, Rakhshin Patel, Chhya Balachandran Aiyer.Dhunji Wadia, Anil Kakar. Nishad Ramchandran, Swamy among others.Creative, Media , Digital and Direct agencies apart from Clients need to recognize the importance and respect of Echo worldwide and thus participate in even larger numbers this year onwards.