FACE OFF Colvyn Harris, Chairman, Goafest
“We want to stay away from tallying the metals” What’s new and different this year?
Firstly, thematically it’s different. We are going to evaluate what we are calling ‘survival of the freshest’. We are expecting the number of entries as well as delegates to go up considerably this year. We have some excellent international speakers who will be moderating seminars. Then we have the two award shows.
Do you plan to invite international entries for the awards?
I am not ruling out the possibility. Maybe, in future, that will happen.
But our primary mandate was to establish Goafest as a property. We wanted to acknowledge advertising work that has been done within the country.
How do you plan to bring those agencies who have kept away?
The issue is a non-issue in my mind. If an agency says it doesn’t have good work, that becomes the main reason why it does not want to enter. And we should be fine with it. If you look at Cannes Lions, many agencies don’t enter. However, what’s happens is the people in those agencies don’t get to benchmark their
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