Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rare honour for India’s PR guru

Madan Bahal will receive the SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Shanghai today.

“Over the past 30 years, Madan Bahal has built Adfactors — the firm he founded in 1982 — into India’s largest independent public relations firm and one of the 100 largest in the world (according to the latest Holmes Report 250), an accomplishment that makes him a worthy recipient of our SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement,” according to The Holmes Report.

Adfactors Public Relations is today India’s largest public relations consultancy by revenue.

This is a proud moment for all those who have been associated with the Adfactors Group and, particularly those who have worked closely with Madan. Cloaking his genius in humbleness and humility at all times, Madan’s mesmerising presence –invariably, on several occasions, mistaken for his absence as he usually remains silent throughout meetings – has been a game-changer for the Adfactors Group as he quietly slips in rare insights on perception change with immense value for corporates.

Equally spell-binding are his long speeches, unleashing rare gems on management, communications, public policy, economy, etc. His weekly Monday meetings with senior colleagues at Adfactors PR and his speech at the consultancy’s annual AGM are worthy of mention.

Madan and his partner Rajesh Chaturvedi, another epitome of humility and humbleness, have been leading several path-breaking PR campaigns in India. Here is wishing them all the luck in scaling greater peaks of PR excellence.