Ambika Sharma, National Head, Jagran Solutions, an activation vertical owned by Jagran Prakashan Ltd, has been invited to be part of the jury at The MAA Globes Awards 2008, organised by the Marketing Agencies Association (MAA) Worldwide. Sharma will represent the Asia Pacific region, along with other jury members, at the Awards, to be held in the US in October.
Each year, MAA Worldwide recognises the very best work in promotion marketing from the world over in the MAAW Globes Recognition Programme. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners (or the equivalent) of award campaigns are run by Globes partners in Argentina, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US.
In its eighth year now, the 2008 Programme is the industry’s leading international recognition programme and the only competition of its kind. Before entering the Globes Programme, however, entrants must first win locally through a qualified awards program in their own country.
The winners are picked from amongst the awardees of the Best Promotion Awards in over 25 such programmes around the world, including APMA from Australia and New Zealand, ISP from the UK, the Promotion Planning Awards from Japan, PMAA from Asia, PMC from Europe, and PROMO Pro Awards from the US.
The above awards are presented in 16 categories, including Best Integrated Communications Campaign, Best Digital Communications Campaign, Best Event Marketing Campaign and Best Small Budget Campaign.
Sharma has also been on the jury for the Promotion Marketing Awards of Asia (PMAA) of 2008. She has been with Jagran Solutions since its inception and has been instrumental in making it one of the leading below the line marketing communications companies in India. Jagran Solutions is omnipresent as a winner at the PMAA and has two awards to its credit in 2007.
Last year, 51 Globes, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented in 16 Campaign categories and 51 merit certificates to agencies around the world. The judging process was conducted online.