The Advertising Club, India’s foremost advertising community that is all set to present the maiden edition of Marquees 2017, has announced the esteemed jury panel for the awards. Presented by News18 India and powered by COLORS and MTV in its debut edition, Marquees 2017 instituted to recognise brands for their excellence in building effective and sustainable equity will now be adjudged by media legends including Harsh Goenka, Chairman – RPG Enterprises; Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder - UpGrad; Agnello Dias - Chairman & Co-Founder, Taproot India; Navin Chopra – Ex COO, Vodafone & Sr Advisor, TPG Capital; Dilip Cherian – Founding Partner, Perfect Relations and CVL Srinivas, CEO South Asia - GroupM. The stalwarts along with Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever as jury chair are all set to bring great perspective and acumen into the judging process for the first edition of the awards. The debut edition of the awards is slated to premiere on August 11th, 2017 in Mumbai.
Speaking about the diversity of the jury panel for the awards Raj Nayak, President, The Advertising Club, said, “The illustrious jury for Marquees 2017 that consists of stalwarts from across categories brings in great diversity of experience and vigour into the deliberation process. This diversity is set to provide significant insight mining potential and range in perspective into the evaluation method, ensuring that only the most deserved and path-breaking marketers facilitating social and behavioural change emerge victorious.”
Speaking about associating with Marquees 2017, Avinash Kaul, Managing Director, A+E Networks | TV18 and President - Strategy, Product & Alliances - Network18, said, “Network18 through its front-running Hindi General News brand News18 India believes in acknowledging talent that has transformational potential. As a news organisation, we bring cutting-edge stories that prompt authorities into action. Similarly, we believe Marquees 2017 will recognise forward thinking marketers who create campaigns to inspire positive change. The multi-disciplinary jury panel of industry legends is sure to bring further credence and value to the awards, making it a much sought-after event for marketers.”
Talking about Marquees 2017 awards jury, Partho Dasgupta, Chairman, Marquees 2017, said, “The debut edition of Marquees has already set a significant benchmark by bringing together a highly respected jury panel that consist of media legends. The combined experience, wisdom and technical know-how of the jury is sure to recognise and validate brands and marketers that have redefined and challenged the conventional communication paradigm.”
Marquees is set to be a grand affair bringing together thought leaders and industry veterans from advertising, marketing and media fraternities.The awards endeavours to evaluate and recognise success of the brands by judging them based on not only how they advertised across platforms, but also taking into account important factors like pricing, distribution and purpose the brand served for the consumers at the end of the day.