IMPACT's Top 30 Under 30 list 2019 sees women achievers grab the limelight
Creative agencies showcase prowess with maximum representation of 14 winners on the list
Published - 26-March-2019
The sixth edition of IMPACT’s ‘Top 30 Under 30’ initiative to pick the 30 most talented individuals under the age of 30 from the Indian Creative, Media and Digital agencies has just been released. While this year’s list has representation from all three streams, what’s interesting to note is that high achievers from creative agencies have an overwhelming presence. In a show of woman power this year, the list comprises 16 female and 14 male achievers. While the age of the winners varies between 24 and 30 years, there are seven winners aged 29, and the youngest to make it to the list is a 24-year-old.
The Top 30 Under 30 list is presented by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.
This year, the list has only got wider and more diverse with winners from close to 20 different agencies making it to the top. From copy-writers to media planners, creative strategists, art directors, visualisers, client servicing executives and CEOs as well as CCOs, there are winners from across the spectrum.
Among the agencies that topped the list with maximum winners are Ogilvy, FCB Ulka and Mindshare with three names each, followed by BBH India, Leo Burnett India, DDB Mudra and Madison Media, with two names each to their credit. Creative agencies such as Wunderman Thompson Mumbai and L&K Saatchi & Saatchi also bagged single nomination each. Media agencies such as Madison Media and Publicis Media followed closely, making the cut. While mainline creative and media agencies would always be first to dominate the list, various digital powerhouses like Indigo Consulting, Adlift Marketing, Schbang, Social Kinnect, Dentsu Webchutney, Isobar India, WittyFeed, Amnet India, Ideosphere Consulting and SoCheers made their presence felt this time.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
A high-powered jury led by Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, Media and OOH, Madison, as Jury Chair, met in Mumbai in February, 2019 to select IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 for the year 2019. The other members of the Jury were Abe Thomas, CEO, Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd, Ashish Chakravarty, Executive Director and Head of Creative, India McCann Worldgroup, Bhaskar Das, Group President, Republic Media Network, Govind Pandey, Chief Executive Officer, TBWA India, Himanka Das, CEO, Vizeum India, Kranti Gada, COO, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd, Megha Tata, then COO, BTVI, Meghana Bhatt, Chief Strategy Officer, Scoopwhoop, Neena Dasgupta, CEO & Director, Zirca Digital Solutions, Prathyusha Agarwal, CMO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, Rahul Mathew, National Creative Director, DDB Mudra Group, Sandeep Sharma, President, RK Swamy Media Group and Shavon Barua, Chief Client Officer, PHD India.
The jury was presented with a database of 100 shortlisted profiles from more than 300 obtained through online submission of entries. The jury members went through a rigorous jury process to arrive at the final list of the industry’s Top 30 Under 30 for the year 2019.
Here is the much awaited final list of ‘IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 list 2019’:
REGION LEAD – MUMBAI,
CO-FOUNDER & CEO,
LEO BURNETT INDIA
THE EXCHANGE, MINDSHARE
CO-FOUNDER & COO,
DDB MUDRA GROUP
LEO BURNETT, MUMBAI
DDB MUDRA GROUP
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR,
STRATEGIC PLANNING DIRECTOR,
J. WALTER THOMPSON, MUMBAI
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DATA, INSIGHTS AND ANALYTICS,
CO-FOUNDER & CCO,
BRAND STRATEGY PARTNER,
L&K SAATCHI & SAATCHI
ART DIRECTOR/CREATIVE HEAD,
SENIOR PLANNING MANAGER,
ASSOCIATE GROUP HEAD – COPY,
ACCOUNT MANAGER - INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS,
SENIOR BRAND PLANNING MANAGER,