At the 16th edition of the EMVIES Awards organised by The Advertising Club, out of the four winners for the ‘Young Emvie of the Year’, three of PHD India’s young talent took home the coveted title.
PHD India’s Ronnie Thomas, Supervisor - Mobile Solutions, Digital Mobile, was named ‘Young Emvie of the Year,’ bagging Gold for his campaigns for HUL’s Rin, Pureit and Lifebuoy.
PHD India’s Rushina Vakharia, Group Head - Digital Planning, Digital Planning, bagged Silver for her campaigns for HUL’s Lakme, Dove and Closeup.
Lastly PHD India’s Priya Shetty, Manager - Mobile Solutions, Digital Mobile, won a Bronze for work for HUL’s Active Wheel and Hindustan Unilever’s Multi Brands.
The fourth young Emvie award was bagged by Mindshare.
“PHD has innovation and creative thinking in our core. We encourage our people to think brave ideas and are truly lucky to have a forward thinking client like HUL. Another reason our people are usually the best in the business, they have the inherent desire to do new stuff and the PHD network also appreciates and applauds innovative thinking,” shared Shavon Barua, Managing Partner, PHD India.
Celebrating the win, an ecstatic Ronnie Thomas said, “I am thrilled! It has been an exciting year at PHD as we have created some brilliant mobile campaigns for HUL. But ultimately ‘None of us are as important as ALL of us’. This award is a testament of the combined efforts of all that has been involved.”
Appreciating PHD’s culture that promotes growth of new thinking and young professionals, Priya Shetty said, “I am greatly humbled and honoured to receive this award. It feels great to be rewarded for something that you love doing. I believe good media planning is all about marrying the brand’s objective with the consumer’s truth. This journey wouldn’t have been possible without my entire team at PHD. A person who wants to prove himself or wants to achieve something in life needs only one thing ‘The Right Platform’ for the same and PHD as an agency has given us just that.”
"It is a fantastic feeling to be given this award, for all the great digital campaigns of the last 1 year. Infact this award will now act as a constant reminder of how we need to be on top of our game and always be well informed and geared, to continue to give business solutions that marry technology, media and content for best consumer experiences. PHDMedia is one such great place where the culture allows and encourages you to work with the best industry partners as well as gives their employees all the necesary training required to keep delivering strategic digital media solutions for brands, " added Rushina.