#ngage 5.0 – How To Do Social Media Right

Is social media broken? Blogger and Yamu Founder Indi Samarajiva seems to think so. Facebook maintains a monopoly on turning consumers into products, believes Indi, though he is hopeful that younger generations can fix these problems. These and other interesting ideas were shared at the fifth instalment of Dialog Axiata’s #ngage tech and social media meetup, held on Thursday (May 25) at Dialog HQ, Colombo, attended by a full house despite heavy rains that threatened to bring the roof down.

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Ashraff Associates: Brand development maestros celebrate 5th anniversary

Ashraff Associates celebrates half a decade today, 6 April, in an industry that is competitive, crowded and constantly challenging, and it does so proudly, having remained true to the values it was built on. Renowned as a compact yet impactful purveyor of quality branding and communication solutions, Ashraff Associates proved itself to be a force to be reckoned with. Untitled-2

As the Agency’s Executive Creative Director, Aman describes the last five years as challenging yet gratifying, “The height of standard in originality and quality, which we hold ourselves to, has paved the way for our numerous success stories. We will never compromise on the quality of our work. That is the promise we pledge to our clientele.”

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Ashraff Associates turns four

Celebrating its 4th year anniversary on the 6th of April, Ashraff Associates has rapidly evolved from its former status as a newcomer to the industry to being regarded as a force to be reckoned with.The highlights of the past year have helped support that claim.

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4A’s lead creative minds of tomorrow for Sri Lanka

The start of 2016, saw the increased participation in young creative minds converging to represent the future of Sri Lanka and its inventive genius at the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies (4As) – ‘Young Lotus’ competition held on February 03, 2016 at the 80 Club, Colombo.

This year’s competition attracted 45 teams in comparison to previous years. Each team consisted of a Copywriter and Art Director.

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Collectibles As Investment Assets

“Comics provide a lot of entertainment, I find my imagination taken to another level when I read them.” – Aman Ashraff, Founder of Ashraff Associates Read More

Talented duo from Ashraff Associates to attend Spikes Asia Training Academy

Spikes Asia which takes place from 23 to 26 September at Suntec, Singapore’s International Convention & Exhibition Centre, is one of the most anticipated events in the regional advertising fraternity calendar, , serving as a landmark opportunity for Asia Pacific’s creative community to come together for a spectacular four-day celebration of creativity in communications.

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Creating Collaboration : TEDxColombo 2014

In a world sworn by the mannerisms of a status quo, the only way to break out would seem to lie in the hands of select individuals who strive to make a difference- a difference that we can all relate to. TEDxColombo this year, took you out from the norm and into a world of creative inspiration with its latest offering, “Creating Collaboration”. Read More

Searching for inspiration, Aman speaks at TEDxColombo

Aman Ashraff Chief creative officer of Ashraff Associates spoke at the recently held TEDx conference in Colombo. Aman mused on his search for inspiration and finding it in unlikely places. He said” “we came all this distance and we were taught so much about humility and self-respect from a fisherman.” It’s amazing the things you can learn from the people around you and when you least expect it.” ” Learn about people and live your life better” were his inspiring words. Read More

TEDx Colombo 2014

So last month (26th June 2014), I attended my first Tedx Colombo conference. For those of you who are new to TED – this is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Read More

Aspire, progress and evolve

Raffles Colombo, a unique education provider in Sri Lanka specializing in Design, launched an exhibition tagged “APE”, defined Aspire, Progress and Evolve, a visual feast of work from the students in visual communication and multi media at Raffles, Colombo recently. Read More