Stark Communications was chosen as the Agency of the Year, while Radio Mango won the Advertiser of the Year Award at the 8th Edition of Pepper Creative Awards 2014, held on April 11. The annual creative competition is jointly held by The Advertising Club Cochin and Pepper Creative Awards Trust. Agency of the Year Award was accorded on the basis of maximum points received on all categories of the competition.
Nirvana Films was adjudged Production House of the Year.
The entries were judged at Mumbai on March 23 and 24 by the three-member panel comprising Priti Nair, Director, Curry Nation; Prathap Suthan, Managing Partner, Bang in the Middle; and Raj Nair, CCO, BMB India.
Commenting on the Awards, Oomman Kurian, Chairman, Pepper Creative Awards Trust said, “Pepper is currently one of the most respected creative competitions in the Indian advertising industry. Our endeavour is to make the creative award competition of the Cochin Ad Club as a globally benchmarked premium event every year. We hope the legend of Pepper and the creative spirit of the present would jell well to create a niche for Cochin in the global creative space.”
Rajeev Menon, President of the Advertising Club, Cochin accorded welcome at the function, while T Vinaykumar, Secretary, Pepper Creative Awards Trust proposed the vote of thanks.
The other committee members – US Kutty, R Madhava Menon, PK Natesh, KV Venugopal, Sandeep Nayar, Lakshman Varma, Anil James, Raju Menon, G Sreenath, Reghu Ramachandran, Chitra Prakash, T Sudeep Kumar, CA Rajiv and AT Rajeev also participated in this event.
Pepper 2014 received more than 100 entries from 75 agencies vying for the honours in 105 competition categories.