A Career in Advertising Industry


Deep inside the sea, someone is designing an outstanding car out of a Shark figure (Marazzo), while a ghost roaming in a foggy night is stunned by an autonomous driving car and ran off (BMW) – and what on earth the astronaut is doing here ( Kia Motors)?


This is no fantasy but the world of Advertisements in India!


If you are creative and have equally crazy ideas popping up in your head, then the advertising career is just the fit for you!


“Many a thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” – Mark Twain.


No doubt that nowadays advertising plays a greater role more than ever in the rapidly growing Indian economy. Advertising as a career is booming yet untouched by many. Selecting advertising as a career means working under an ad agency where you could play the role of an executive or a creative based on your merit.


The executive role played under an ad agency could be taking care of the market research department (media and marketing strategy) or dealing with the clients (client servicing). On the other hand, the creative side comprises scriptwriters, copywriters, visualizers, and photographers.


Advertising is usually paid by sponsors and reach the audiences through various media such as websites, newspapers, magazines, television, radio, outdoor advertising, or direct mail. A company could own a personal advertisement and branding team or outsource it from any renowned ad agencies.


While hiring candidates, these ad agencies usually publish recruitment ads or directly recruit freshers from the relevant institutes (those who cover advertising courses).



Following are the courses that are available in different institutes all over India, pursuing any of them could make you eligible to join any ad companies:


1.    Client Servicing: A postgraduate diploma or an MBA in marketing

2.    Media: Journalism, Mass Communication or an MBA

3.    Films: Specialisation in audiovisuals

4.    Studio: Course in commercial art or fine arts (BFA or MFA)

5.    Finance: CA, ICWA, MBA (Finance)

6.    Production: A course in printing and pre-press processes.


After completing any of the above-mentioned courses, you could get directly hired by any ad companies (if you are lucky enough!) or you could join as an intern in any ad agencies and gather enough experience for your next big shot.


Following are the Seven Traits you need to acquire as a student/an intern in ad agencies:


1.    Story Telling and Presentation skills

2.    Persuasiveness

3.    Ability to work with a team

4.    Evolve Creatively 

5.    Confidence and Leadership Skills


However, acquiring a few traits is not enough to pursue a career in the advertising industry, unless you understand the objectives of creating a meaningful as well as a viral advertisement.



Following are the advertisement objectives you need to keep in mind while targeting audiences and analyze results.


•    Sell

Selling something directly. Such as retargeting a customer who just bought a thing on their site.


•    Generating Demands


Generating demand for a particular product, which is already existing in the market without selling the product with advertisements.


•    Lead generation


Generating leads among the targeted people and converting them into loyal customers.


•     Engage with the target market


Increase engagement with the customers, make them feel special and improve customer lifetime value.


•    Engaging influencers


Engage with the influencers who could have an impact on the product or service sales. It could be directly or indirectly.


•    Engaging customers


Design or create an advertisement that persuades loyal customers to retain longer.


•    Reputation


Building a reputation for the company or organization among the customers as well as the stakeholders.




Design advertisements in such a way not only entertain your customers but also offer sufficient information about the product or service you are targeted.


•    Market Research


Collect information for the development of better marketing strategy as well improvement of the product. 


•    Create Brand Awareness


Increase brand awareness using various social media and events so that your targeted customers can easily recognize your brand and the products you are marketing for.


Following are the common skills required while applying to the advertising companies:


•    Microsoft Office

•     Marketing

•    Advertising

•    Photoshop

•    Social Media

•    Sales

•    Salesforce

•    Graphic Design


Following are some of the media giants or advertisement companies that most students dream to work for:


•    Hindustan Thomson Associates (HTA)

•    Redifussion Dy and R

•    Ogilvy & Mather Ltd.

•    Mudra Communications Ltd.

•    McCann Erickson, Leo Burnett

•    Bates

•    Lintas India Ltd.

•    Grey, R K Swamy – BBDO



Find the list of 12 best advertising  Colleges/Institutes in India starting the session from June 2019:


•    Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia

Institute: Jamia Millia Islamia University

Address: Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar Marg, New Delhi -110 025

Phone: +91 11 2698 7285, +91 11 2698 6812, +91 11 2698 6813

Email: contact@ajkmcrc.org

Website: www.ajkmcrc.org


•    National Institutes of advertising, New Delhi

Institute: NiA Campus

Address: 9, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Phone: 91- 11- 656 564 90/91/92, 9871565565

Email: admissions@niaindia.org

Website: www.niaindia.org


•    Sardar Patel College of Communication & Management, New Delhi

Institute: Sardar Patel College of Communication & Management

Address: Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001

Phone: 23389942

Email: info@bvbdelhi.org

Website: www.bvbdelhi.org


•    Indira Gandhi National Open University

Institute: Indira Gandhi National Open University

Address: Maidan Garhi, New Delhi

Phone: 2685924- 25-27

Email: registrarsrd@ignou.ac.in  

Website: www.ignou.ac.in  


•    YMCA Centre for Mass Media

Institute: YMCA Centre

Address: Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001

Phone: 0091-11-23361915, 3746668

E-mail: ymcand@del3.vsnl.net.in

Website: https://www.newdelhiymca.in/imsit/


•    The Advertising Academy

Institute: The Advertising Academy

Address: BE-303, Ist Floor, Hari Nagar, New Delhi 110064,

Phone: 2513-6068

E-mail: N/A

Website: N/A


•    Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication

Institute: Sir Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication

Address: Sir Aurobindo Marg, Near IIT, New Delhi 110016,

Phone: 26524798, 26567863

E-mail: info@sac.ac.in

Website: https://www.sac.ac.in/


•    Kamla Nehru College, DU

Institute: Kamla Nehru College, DU

Address: August Kranti Marg, Siri Fort Institutional Area, Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

Phone: +91-11-26494881

E-mail: kamla.nehru_du@hotmail.com

Website: https://www.knc.edu.in/   


•    University of Delhi

Institute: University of Delhi

Address: University Road, Delhi 110 00

Phone: 011-24119832 (South Campus), 011-2766709, 27667011, 27667190 (North Campus)

E-mail: N/A

Website: www.du.ac.in


•    Wigan & Leigh College, New Delhi

Institute: Wigan & Leigh College,New Delhi

Address: 1001-1005, Ansal Tower, 38, Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019

Phone No: 011-41617053/4/5/6, 9818479333

Email: delhi@wiganindia.org

Website: www.wiganindia.org


•    Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

Institute: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

Address: JNU new campus, Aruna Asif Ali Marg, New Delhi - 110067, India.

Phone: 91-011-26741268, 26742920/60

E-mail: pbapaiah@yahoo.com

Website:   www.iimc.nic.in


•    Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA)

Institute: Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA)

Address: Shela, Ahmedabad - 380 058, Gujarat, India

Phone: +91 2717 308250, +91-9099-127399

E-mail: admissionenquiry@micamail.in 

Website: https://www.mica.ac.in/ 


On the list of several facets which have indicated the previous 70 decades of this communicating and advertising industry in India, both important parameters that signal the development of the sector would be India's invest worldwide AdEx (advertising cost). From being just one of the latest and smallest niches, India has become one of the top countries.


None the less, the advertising market is highly competitive; probably the energetic, most motivated, well-organized applicants with good communication skills & top-notch analytical and will get the job easily. Learn whether you fit for the advertisement industry or not through the Career Aptitude Test.    

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