Mumbai : The Advertising Agencies Association of India today announced the recipient of ‘AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award’ for 2009. This is the highest honour to be given to an individual in India for his/her outstanding contribution to the Advertising Industry.
The recipient of the AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award this year is Sam Balsara, Chairman & Managing Director, Madison World. The Award will be presented to Sam Balsara on November 13, 2009 in Mumbai for his outstanding contribution and development of professionalism in the advertising industry in India.
“Sam Balsara is an extremely respected professional and an acknowledged leader in the Industry today. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Sam is a powerhouse of energy, ideas, enthusiasm and more importantly humility. Apart from growing Madison into one of India’s most reputed home grown, diversified Communications Group in a short span of two decades, Sam has made immense contribution to the Indian Advertising Industry with his enthusiastic and selfless participation in the agenda of the AAAI, ASCI, IAA, Advertising Club,” Madhukar Kamath, President, AAAI said.
” He has been in the forefront of championing industry issues, be it with the Government, or the media fraternity, apart from working spiritedly to get various bodies like IBF, INS, ISA, etc., on to a common platform. He is indeed an inspiration to us all and a most deserving recipient of this award. By bestowing this honour on Sam, we salute his contribution to the Indian advertising industry”, said Madhukar Kamath added.