The Local Network, Kochi was chosen as the Agency of the Year at the 10th Edition of Pepper Creative Awards 2016, the annual creative competition jointly held by The Advertising Club Cochin & Pepper Creative Awards Trust. Agency of the Year award was accorded on the basis of maximum points received on all categories of the competition. Malayala Manorama won the Advertiser of the Year award.
The event known for its vibrancy and glamour quotient was inaugurated by renowned film director Lal Jose. Pepper 2016, the annual creative awards competition of the Club, received overwhelming response with over 700 entries from 60 agencies vying for the honours in 110 competition categories.
"Pepper is currently one of the most respected creative competitions in the Indian advertising industry. Our endeavor is to make the creative award competition of the Cochin Ad Club a globally benchmarked premium event every year. We hope the legend of Pepper and the creative spirit of the present would create a niche for Cochin in the global creative space," said Rajeev Menon, President of the Advertising Club, Cochin.
The other committee members who participated in this grand event included names like: U.S.Kutty, R. Madhava Menon, P.K. Natesh, K. Venugopal, Sandeep Nayar, Lakshman Varma, Anil James, Raju Menon, G.Sreenath, Reghu Ramachandran, Chitra Prakash, T.Sudeep Kumar, Dominic Savio, C.A.Rajiv and A.T. Rajeev.
Final Award List with Points:
MIR Group : 2 Gold (40 points)
Banana Brand Works : 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze, 4 Finalist (90 Points)
The Local Network : 2 Silver, 8 Bronze, 6 Finalist + 1 Special Jury Mention (110 Points)
Push Integrated : 4 Silver, 2 Bronze, 7 Finalist (80 Points)
Stark Communications : 1 Bronze, 4 Finalist (10 Points)
Saatchi & Saatchi : 1 Bronze, 2 Finalist (10 Points)
Be Positive 24 : 1 Silver, 3 Finalist (15 Points)
Stirred Creative : 1 Gold (20 Points)
Happy Creative Services : 1 Silver, 1 Finalist (15 Points)
Anoop .V. Challil : 1 Silver, 1 Finalist (15 Points)
Thoughtblurb : 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (40 Points)
Chirpy Elephant : 1 Silver (15 Points)
P (X) : 2 Finalist
Club FM : 2 Gold, 2 Bronze, 3 Finalist (60 Points)
Radio Mango : 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (85 Points)
Aditya Sam : 1 Finalist
Central Advertising : 1 Bronze (10 Points)
One MG : 1 Bronze (10 Points)
Winning Wayz : 1 Gold (20 Points)
Mind Your Language : 2 Finalist
Maitri Advertising : 5 Finalist