Even before the first question was asked at the Delhi round of the ‘Media Quiz’, presented by exchange4media in association with Star News, there was enough firepower on the stage. It was Team Samridhi that beat the rest to the winning post. Along with Team Samridhi, Team Krew Kut Klan has also qualified for the final round in Mumbai.
The venue for Media Quiz, Taj Ambassador at the National Capital, was choc-a-block with participants and the audience.
The winning team Samridhi scored 110 points, while Krew Kut Klan scored 100 points. Each team comprised two members and there were a total six teams that were selected to play from the 25 teams. The final six teams were: Samridhi, Planet Elephant, Krew Kut Klan, Madison, ZenithOptimedia and Mindshare.
A first of its kind initiative, exchange4media’s ‘Media Quotient – what’s your MQ?’, the Media Quiz 2009, will now move to Kolkata on May 20 and Mumbai on May 22. Star News was the main sponsor for Media Quiz 2009, while Mumbai Mirror is the associate sponsor. Encompass is the event partner for Media Quiz 2009.
The gathering of the best brains and the magic of quizmasters Vikram Sakhuja CEO, GroupM, India, and Sam Balsara, CMD, Madison India, created a wonderful atmosphere. Innocean Worldwide’s B Sridhar conceptualised the whole concept.
Said Sakhuja, “This quiz was great fun. B Sridhar did a brilliant job in conceptualising the quiz. The participants were great and I think both the teams were up there.”
On the crowd response, Balsara said, “I did not expect such a huge turnout in Delhi. I knew the city was famous for many things, but the crowd today pleasantly surprised me. It was a great experience to be the quizmaster. I have never been one, nor have I ever participated in any quiz. I give full marks to Sridhar for the concept.”
Team Samridhi comprised Ranjeet and Vimal, who were quick off the mark answering the questions posed at them. Sorbojeet Chatterjee and Aman Nayyar made up Team Krew Kut Klan.
Neeraj Sanan, Vice-President - Marketing, MCCS, said, “This is first of the kind event that we have partnered with. We want to do more such events that are fun yet knowledgeable. This is the kind of platform that we want to associate with. I am sure there will soon be 3-4 more such events as such events tend to be cloned.”
On how it felt to be part of the Media Quiz, Sorbojeet Chatterjee, Head - Marketing & Special Projects, TV Today Network Ltd, said, “It feels great to have participated after a long time and feels nice to do so well.”
Sambit Mohanty, Executive Creative Director, Brand Planet Elephant, said, “Coming to this quiz was a great experience. At first, I thought this quiz would be all about numbers, but was pleasantly surprised with the kind of interesting questions that were asked. It was a great experience and I had a great time.”