The International Advertising Association (IAA) India chapter has unveiled the nominees of the first 10 categories for the first edition of the IAA Leadership Awards.
These industry leaders have been shortlisted on account of their outstanding contribution to the fields of marketing, advertising and media.
Srinivasan Swamy, President, International Advertising Association said, “The IAA Leadership awards are an attempt to honour the contributions of individuals in the field of marketing, advertising and media. Each of the nominees from across categories has burned the midnight oil to make a positive difference for the brands they work for. May the best professionals win.”
To ensure that the recipients’ of the many awards are determined in a fair and just manner and to ensure the process is seen as transparent, IAA appointed the experienced marketing research company A C Nielsen to execute the nomination and voting process. Further, Ernst & Young has been appointed to conduct audit and validate the entire process.
The winners will be decided in a two-stage selection process; the first stage will include nominations and shortlisting by seasoned marketing, media and advertising professionals; and the second stage will be the final selection of winners by a voting process among the shortlisted nominees, by respective senior industry peers
The first edition of the annual awards is scheduled on February 2, 2013 at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest.