Sam Balsara to be inducted into IAA Hall of Fame at Leadership Awards

Sam Balsara
Sam Balsara

The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) will induct advertising doyen Sam Balsara into its Hall of Fame at the sixth edition of the IAA Leadership Awards on July 27, 2018.

In its sixth year now, the others inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame are Pradeep Guha, Ramesh Narayan, I Venkat, Bharat Patel and Srinivasan Swamy.

This induction will be done at a glittering ceremony on July 27, 2018, at which the IAA Leadership Awards would also be presented.

Ramesh Narayan
Ramesh Narayan

IAA President Ramesh Narayan, remarked, “The Hall of Fame is the biggest honour that the IAA bestows in India. It is reserved for someone who has not just built and run a great company, but has gone beyond the call of duty and made a significant contribution to the industry as a whole.” 

He further said, “Sam is so much more than Madison Communications. He has been President of the Advertising Agencies Association of India, The Advertising Club and the IAA. He has also been Chairman Audit Bureau of Circulations and Advertising Standards Council of India. And he has brought great respect to every office he held. Having had the pleasure of working closely with him at the AAAI and the IAA, I am delighted with this wonderful choice. This will definitely act as an inspiration for others in the industry.”


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