On the trail of successful road shows in Bangalore and Chennai, the curtain raiser for the Dainik Bhaskar Indian Marketing Awards reached the Capital, today. Instituted by exchange4media, the marketing awards are seeking outstanding success stories from the Indian marketplace as entries. The entries will be sought among various product categories. An elaborate system of validation including KPMG and AC Nielsen will verify the critical details of each story. A jury of eminent and credible peers will then compare their relative
merit. The best performer in each category will be awarded a gold trophy.
Starting from 7 this evening at the Taj Ambassador in Delhi, various jury members will showcase the philosophy behind the awards and share the entire process with the eminent gathering.
Commenting on the Awards, Sunil Duggal, CEO, Dabur and Member of the Jury, said, "The Indian Marketing Awards are being introduced at an apt and opportune moment. The Indian Industry is going through a marketing metamorphosis. Today, not only is India a hunting ground for marketing talent, but the country is also emerging as a testing hub for global product launches. Indian Marketing Awards aim to look at marketing success in a
holistic manner, and recognise excellence in a never before form, which makes them unique."
The nomination process, which has already begun, will be on till September 7 and the final award ceremony will be hosted in Delhi on September 29. Nominations can be sent directly through post, courier or online through registration by exchange4media.com or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The jury for the awards includes eminent professionals from the field of marketing, advertising and media and includes heavy weights such as Anirudh Lahiri, Managing Director, ABP, Bhaskar Pramanik, Managing Director, Sun Microsystems, Dr. Bob Hoekstra, CEO, Philips Software, Dilip Cherian, CEO, Perfect Relations, Frank Brown, President -Asia, MTV Network, Harish Bijoor, CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults, Mike Khanna, Chief Executive, J Walter Thompson, Nirvik Singh, Chairman - South Asia, Grey Global Group, Nitin Gupta, Country Head - South Asia, Mastercard International, Pranesh Misra, President & COO, Lowe India, Prasoon Joshi, Regional Creative Director-South & South East Asia, McCann Erickson, Prema Sagar, Principal & Founder, Genesis Public Relations , Dr. Ram Mohan Rao, Dean , ISB, Hyderabad, Ranjan Kapur, Country Head, WPP, Sam Balsara, Chairman & Managing Director, Madison Communications, Shekar Swamy, President, RK Swamy/BBDO, Shiv Reddy, CEO, Corporate Voice I Weber Shandwick, Sunil Duggal, CEO, Dabur, Mr. Sushil Pandit, CEO, The Hive & Executive Director-exchange4media and Vijay Singh, MD, LG Care India.
The initiative is supported by leading Indian corporates with Dainik Bhaskar being the title sponsor and Indian Oil Corporation, Pogo, Hindustan Times and Sakal being the associate sponsors. Other event partners include, Red FM, Qaudra Advisory, KPMG, AC Nielsen, Corporate Voice Shandwick and trade publications Pitch and Impact.
The final awards ceremony to be held on 29th September 2004 shall be aired exclusively on NDTV 24×7.