Shashi Sinha wins Hallmark Award; DAN bags agency network of the year; Nandini Dias is Agency CEO of the year at Media ACE 2016
The e4m Media ACE Awards initiative is an attempt to recognize Indian media agencies for their work and contribution to the Indian media industry. In its second year, the Media ACE Awards will specifically cater to media service brands. The award-winning work in this area will demonstrate leadership and direction that has helped in moulding the nation’s media landscape.
The Indian media industry has grown significantly over the past decade. While not much is written about it, much of the credit goes to media agencies and their professionals, whose vision has helped structure this space and its various facets through an ever-evolving landscape. Every year, media service brands employ, train and create leaders who contribute to the country’s communication industry.
In this year’s awards, the Agency Network of the Year was awarded to Dentsu Aegis Network India while the News 18 Network Agency of the Year was given to Lodestar UM, with Carat Media as the runner up.
The Hallmark Award of the Year was awarded to Shashi Sinha, CEO of IPG Mediabrands India. The agency CEO of the Year was won by Nandini Dias from Lodestar UM. Lodestar UM was also felicitated for having the best regional office with Carat India as a runner up.
Vaishali Verma, the COO at Lodestar UM and Initiative Media (Lintas Media Group) was awarded the Business Head of the Year.
The complete list of winners can be seen below:
|1||Rising Star of the Year||Tithi Singh (Performics)||Second Runner up (tie)|
|Vikram Singh (Lodestar UM)||Second Runner up (tie)|
|Kanika Anand (Initiative Media)||Second Runner up (tie)|
|Akash Pandya (OMD India)||Runner up|
|Neha Agarwal (Madison Media)||Winner|
|2||Client Lead of the Year||Priyanka Kapur (Lodestar UM)||Runner up (tie)|
|Vinod Mathew Francis ( Initiative Media)||Runner up (tie)|
|Amit Bhurke (OMD India)||Winner|
|3||Business Head of the Year||Vaishali Verma (Initiative Media)||Winner|
|4||Best Regional Office of the Year||Carat India, Gurgaon||Runner up|
|Lodestar UM, Mumbai||Winner|
|5||Innovative Agency of the Year||Performics||Runner up|
|6||Agency CEO of the year||Nandini Dias(Lodestar UM)||Winner|
|7||Hallmark Award of the Year||Shashi Sinha(IPG Mediabrands India)||Winner|
|8||News 18 Network Agency of the Year||Carat Media||Runner up|
|9||Agency Network of the Year||Dentsu Aegis Network India||Winner|
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