FCB Ulka celebrates the ‘Gods of Advertising’ at Goafest 2017

The Goafest 2017 Committee is leaving no stone unturned to promote the biggest festival of advertising in India on a grand scale this year. The campaign marking the onset of the 12th edition of Goafest has been unveiled under the theme – ‘Gods of Advertising’. The campaign has been conceptualised and designed by FCB Ulka in line with the grandeur of the festival, where the Gods come together, celebrating the Gods within us. 

Under the campaign, the Gods of Advertising have been depicted like the Greek Gods to give the entire campaign a unique identity. The campaign is built on canvas paintings of Greek Gods with a subtle integration of the elements of their times. The art showcases ancient Church art style that can also be seen in the design and the font. Everything together shows the grandeur and antiquity of the festival, lending strength to the theme. 

Ashish Bhasin, Chairman, Goafest 2017 and Vice President, AAAI, commented, “Goafest 2017 is going to be at a level it has never been before and the campaign – ‘Gods of Advertising’ – designed by FCB Ulka has captured the feel very well. Goafest is about the industry coming together and celebrating creativity, sharing bonhomie within the industry participants and learning from experts, not just from our industry, but from other fields as well, at a global scale. This year, we have introduced several new initiatives, which will add to a lot of excitement and I thank and congratulate FCB Ulka for kicking off South Asia’s largest festival of advertising with a beautifully crafted campaign.” 

Shedding light on the premise of the campaign, Mahendra Bhagat, NCD, South, FCB Ulka, said, “‘Gods of Advertising’ as a phrase is something we hear often in the advertising industry. Goafest is a fun event, that’s given. But we wanted to talk about it being an enriching event too. Which is why, we directed our communication to the youngsters, telling them that the who’s who of advertising will surely be there – imparting knowledge and sharing ideas and an event that you surely can’t afford to miss.” 

He further said, “What I particularly like about this campaign is the treatment that’s given by our young creative team. Instead of repeating the typical imagery that’s associated with Goa, they thought of recreating these old frescos you see in some of the churches. Very distinct and very relevant. So, even though it’s western in its content, it’s a little Indian in its outlook and execution.” 

FCB Ulka is creating promotional posters, mailers and press communication for Goafest 2017. The first leg the campaign kicks off with a series of promotional content highlighting the God of various divisions of advertising. Each of the Gods has been given a name and their specific characteristics and inviting people to not miss it, because even the Gods won’t give it a miss. 

The next set of communication is scheduled to release shortly.


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