WHO WE ARE
Ahmedabad Live is a media and marketing company that has successfully built a strong community of over 80,000 people who share the love for Ahmedabad, Gujarat. From the first step taken on June 1, 2017, to this day, our Founder Manan Shah and his team have galloped through many milestones and are all set to run more.
From Ahmedabad’s biggest concerts to college fests, from carnivals to food fests, and from exhibitions to conferences, we have touched every corner that makes Ahmedabad the unique, beautiful and warm city that it is.
Ahmedabad Live is a portal designed to be the one-stop destination for everything related to the Heritage City. We feature all that makes the heart of Ahmedabad – heritage sites, textile industry, movies, restaurants, artists, photographers, bloggers, authentic regional food, local brands, people and much more.
After being a part of over 200 major events organised in Ahmedabad, we have become a household name. Some of the major events we have partnered with are TEDx, Hungrito Food Festival, Divalicious and Ahmedabad International Literature Festival.
Our favourite events are college fests where we get to interact with the youth and explore our city from their perspective. Some of the colleges we have partnered with are Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad for IIM Chaos and Nirma College for Pratibimb. We were also a part of Atharav Fest hosted by Indian Institute of Management, Indore.
Along with promoting our local artists and their projects like Folk Rang by Meghdhanush, we have also been a part of Bryan Adams – The Ultimate Tour, Neha Kakkar – Live in Concert and VirDas – Love Tour.
Focusing on engagement, interaction, evaluation and in-depth analysis, we have changed our approach and updated our campaigns to suit the needs of Amdavadis and their business goals.
Founder & CEO
What is the one thing that people associate most with Ahmedabad? Sidi Saiyyed ni Jaali! Its intricate latticework, its intertwined design and its grandeur look acts as an identity for Ahmedabad. It was transformed from a stone into the filigree it is; just like Manan. It’s because of him that the brand is where it is right now. He is like the inter-twined design of the banyan and the palm tree of Ahmedabad Live that grows into long lofty branches of flora like our 40K+ community.
TEAM AT AHMEDABAD LIVE
What comes to your mind when you think of Manek Chowk at midnight? Chaos, excitement, innovative takes on dosa, and probably a lot of happiness. Right? Our Community Chief Operating Officer Harshal is all of this. He brings the most unusual but fresh ideas. The most enthusiastic member of our team, his speciality is the pinch of drama that he adds to make our ideas unique. He is always smiling wide like people do when they see Gwalior Dosa approaching their table.
The British Council Library is full of stories, imagination, well-articulated sentences, colours and literary solutions, and so is our Community Content Strategist Ruchika. From basic captions to finding the right words to interact with our community, she is behind it all.
Dhal Ni Pol is the best way to describe the beauty of our Community Brand Manager Mahima’s work. Dhal Ni Pol changed the face of the Old City and re-branded it in the most creative way. She adds bright hues and contrast to our plain black and white ideas and campaigns. She comes with the traditional school of thoughts with a hint of modern creativity just like how we feel when we see the art around Dhal Ni Pol.
The world knows Ahmedabad as the city with Indian Institute of Management. Well, for us Juhi, our Community Strategy Analyst brings in the same idea of learning and strategy building. She is that exposed brick that brings complex compositions of ideas to the table with simple vision and execution. Her analytical skills provide a strong structure to our thoughts and ideas just like how IIM gives structure to its students’ careers.
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Samarth is the person we call every time we are stuck. He reminds us of Sabarmati Riverfront where people go to ponder over their decisions, to get clarity in their thoughts, and many times to find the perfect solution. Samarth is our Community advisor and mentor who takes our jumbled thoughts and brings maturity in our ideas.
Tapan started as a co-founder but he had to leave the city for higher studies. However,
he continued to be a part of Ahmedabad Live and helped us with a lot of content creation.
Naman played an important part in building the community. He was involved in the initial planning and in bringing new clients.
Gunit helped us with content writing work – from emails to creating written interactive
She has helped with the event photography and other visual content.
Dhruvin was has helped in the initial groundwork and marketing. He also gave his input in business
development as well.