Media ACE Awards: GroupM bags Network of the Year award, dentsu X is Agency of the Year 

Ashish Bhasin honoured with Network Head of the Year title; Divya Karani, dentsu X CEO, is Agency Head of the Year & Shamsuddin Jasani, Group MD - Isobar South Asia, Digital Agency Head of the Year

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Aug 6, 2019 10:11 PM Updated: Aug 6, 2019 10:11 PM

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The exchange4media Media ACE Awards 2019 held at ITC Maratha, Mumbai, on Tuesday saw Indian media agencies being recognised for their work and contribution to the advertising landscape. 

While GroupM bagged the Network of the Year award, dentsuX was awarded Agency of the Year.

Ashish Bhasin, CEO Greater South and Chairman & CEO India, Dentsu Aegis Network, was bestowed with Network Head of the Year honour. 

While Divya Karani, dentsuX CEO, was given the Agency Head of the Year award, Shamsuddin Jasani, Group MD- Isobar South Asia, Exec Sponsor DAN programmatic, bagged the Digital Agency Head of the Year title. 

Vinod Thadani, Chief Digital Officer, Mindshare South Asia, bagged the Digital Agency Head of the Year (runner up) award. 

While Mindshare bagged the Runner Up award for Agency of the Year, Isobar was the 1st Runner Up in the Digital Agency of the Year category.

Mindshare took home the award for Digital Agency of the Year. For the categories, Specialized Unit of the Year and Specialized Agency of the Year, the winners were InDeed, Dentsu Aegis Network and Posterscope India.

The award for Regional Office of the Year went to Mindshare North & East. 

Isobar COO Gopa Kumar was given the Unit Head of the Year title. Aarathi Bhat, Initiative Media, bagged the Client Lead of the Year award and Eshwari Pandit, Interactive Avenues, A Reprise Network Company, won the Rising Star of the Year title. 

The grand jury was chaired by Marzin R Shroff, Managing Director, CEO, Eureka Forbes. On the entries, he said: “There were a lot of quality inputs from people, especially in the Rising Star category. We saw a lot of interesting entries. It is very heartening to see the youth coming up in this industry and the attraction of the right quality of talent into the industry.”

The awards were broadly divided into two main categories - Agency Awards and People Awards. The subcategories for the Agency Awards were Network of the Year, Agency of the Year, Digital Agency of the Year, Best Regional Office, Specialized Unit of the Year and Specialized Agency of the Year. 

Under the Peoples Awards, the subcategories were: Network Head of the Year, Agency Head of the Year, Digital Agency Head of the Year, Unit Head of the Year, Client Lead of the Year and Rising Star of the Year. 

Please find the complete list of winners below:


 

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