Ad Guru Ramesh Narayan to get AFAA Honorary Life Member Award
The founder of Canco Advertisin has re-dedicated himself to industry work and social issues since voluntarily downing the shutters of his successful independent agency on turning 50.
Bhubaneswar: In a unanimous decision, the Executive Committee of the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) has decided to confer the Honorary Life Member Award on industry doyen Ramesh Narayan.
Narayan’s nomination testifies to his selfless service to AFAA including shaping many strategies that have helped the association retain its relevance as an industry body. Having being credited with conceiving the widely acclaimed Olive Crown Awards, the award also acknowledges the significant role he played in other associations like the International Advertising Association where, as the Area Director Apac, he endeared himself to all the Chapters in the region.
The founder of Canco Advertisin has re-dedicated himself to industry work and social issues since voluntarily downing the shutters of his successful independent agency on turning 50. Narayan believes that what is good, is good for business and is a strong advocate of using communication as a force for good.
Inducted into the AFAA Hall of Fame in 2021, Narayan has also been honoured with the AFAA Special Merit Award at the AdAsia Bali. He has been inducted into the IAA India Chapter Hall of Fame, recognised as a Global Champion by the IAA at its Inspire Awards in London and is the recipient of the IAA Honorary Membership Compass Award. He was a part of a three-person Supreme Court nominated Committee to monitor Government advertising in India.
Following the announcement, Chairman AFAA Srinivasan Swamy said,”This honour is but a small token of appreciation for the tireless work Narayan has put in for 23 years, to build AFAA as a strong industry body across Asia. He has been the go-to person for anything that required thinking. Ramesh is known for his integrity, truthfulness and his ability to communicate effectively on anything that is given to him. And he has a unique way of making friends and influencing people.”
Sharing his views on the felicitation, Narayan said, “I accept this recognition with humility. I am grateful to all those who helped me serve the industry in various capacities all these years. Most importantly I am blessed to have been able to build strong relationships around the world due to these industry associations.”