According to afaqs news, recently, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) had called for a pitch to appoint a creative partner for its pan-India campaign during the census. The biggest-ever census attempted in the history of mankind will enumerate the country's 1.2 billion population and classify Indian citizens according to their gender, religion, occupation and education.McCann Erickson, Mudra, JWT and DraftFCB Ulka are some of the agencies in the fray. The account size could not be ascertained so far, but considering the wide TG to be addressed, it is estimated to be sizable.
Airtel, is on the brink of ending its 15-year-long relationship with creative agency, Rediffusion - Y&R. Rediffusion has handled the brand since its inception in 1995, and has been with it through various ups and downs.According to afaqs the account is on its way to JWT India.Apparently senior officials at JWT,were unavailable for comment. Looks like Rediff is having real tough time with two blows in the same month. Its only last week they lost Colgate-palmolive to Bates !! Apparently, Airtel has been "dissatisfied" with Rediffusion for quite a while now, with talks of it threatening to move out of the agency doing the rounds in many an agency hallway.
Finally the nominations of AdFest have been announced and the winners of ADFEST 2010 will be unveiled this week on www.adfest.com.Ten Indian creative agencies have been shortlisted at AdFest 2010, namely JWT, Ogilvy India, TapRoot India, Leo Burnett, Creativeland Asia, McCann Worldgroup, Rediffusion Y&R, BBDO India, Publicis Communications and Contract Advertising.