Media ACE'17: GroupM wins Network of the Year, Mindshare bags Agency of the Year award
exchange4media’s Media ACE Awards recognize Indian media agencies for their work and contribution to the industry
Published - Sep 25, 2017 10:00 PM Updated: Sep 25, 2017 10:00 PM
GroupM won Network of the Year award while Mindshare won Agency of the Year award at exchange4media’s 3rd edition of the Media ACE Awards held today in Mumbai. The Media ACE Awards recognize Indian media agencies for their work and contribution to the industry.
"We are delighted to have won the Agency Network of the Year Award at the Media ACE Awards. I personally would like to thank the jury for bestowing this honour upon us and also a big thank you to all our clients for pushing us harder every single day and thanks, also, to my entire team who work day and night and make all the magic happen. Last, but not the least, thanks to our partners without whose support we would not be able to deliver all the goods that our clients need and to the exchange4media group for organizing such a fantastic awards show," commented CVL Srinivas, CEO (South Asia) at GroupM.
Mindshare Fulcrum India was awarded the Specialized Unit of the Year award while the Mondelez Unit of Carat India was a runner up.
"It has been 23 years to the relationship between Mindshare Fulcrum and Unilever and every year the entire effort and ambition is about how we can do more innovative, more aggressive, higher level of work so that we can sustain and create additional value for the client. This entire spirit is what has made Fulcrum succeed year on year and I am very proud to lead one of these units and I am very happy that we got recognized today as best unit of the year," said Amin Lakhani, Leader, South Asia, Team Unilever, Mindshare.
The Specialized Agency of the Year was awarded to Isobar India while iProspect was declared runner up.
Speaking on the occasion, Shamsuddin Jasani, MD of Isobar India said, "We are very, very proud to be awarded the Specialist Media Agency of the Year at the third Media ACE Awards. It kind of puts us in a very strong position to showcase some of the great things that Isobar is doing in digital and I am very proud to have won this award. Someone said that media agencies do not get their due and so I think that these awards really put the media agency at the front and so I am happy that we have the Media ACE Awards and that we have won it."
The Regional Office of the Year went to Maxus Mumbai and the runner up was Lodestar UM Mumbai.
|Network of the Year||-||GroupM|
|Agency of the Year||-||Mindshare India|
|Innovative Agency of the Year||Mindshare India||Lodestar UM|
|Regional Office of the Year||Lodestar UM - Mumbai||Maxus - Mumbai|
|Specialized Unit of the Year||Mondelez Unit, Carat India||Mindshare Fulcrum|
|Specialized Agency of the Year||iProspect||Isobar India|
|Network Head of the Year||Shashi Sinha - IPG Mediabrands|
|Agency CEO of the Year||Nandini Dias - Lodestar UM|
|Unit Head of the Year||Rahul Marwaha - Interactive Avenues Pvt Ltd.|
|Client Lead of the Year (All winners)||Abhik Banerjee - Madison Media||Anuj Madan - OMD India||Madhura Ranade - Isobar India|
|Rising Star of the Year (All winners)||Aakruti Upadhyay - Mindshare India||Anoushka Adya - Di-Mentions Studio and Lajja Diaries||Priyanka Jain - Madison Media||Roohani Nayyar – PHD India|
|The Hallmark Award||Sam Balsara - Madison World|
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