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IMPACT's Top 30 Under 30 list 2017 sees big presence of achievers from Digital

02-February-2018
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IMPACT's Top 30 Under 30 list 2017 sees big presence of achievers from Digital

The fifth edition of IMPACT’s ‘Top 30 Under 30’ initiative to pick the 30 most talented individuals under the age of 30 in 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 in Digital have an overwhelming presence. Also, with a 100% gender balance this year, the list comprises of 15 male and 15 female achievers respectively. The age of the winners ranges between 23 and 29 years. While there are nine winners aged 29, the youngest to make it to the list are two 23-year- olds.

This year, the list has only got wider and more diverse with winners from close to 20 agencies making it to the top. From Copywriters to Media Planners, Creative Strategists, Art Directors, Visualizers , Client Servicing Executives and CEO, CCOs there are winners from across the spectrum that have made it to the list.

Among the agencies that topped the list of maximum winners is Leo Burnett with four names, followed by Mindshare and Ogilvy India that have three names each to their credit. FCB Interface, Madison Media and Dentsu Webchutney followed in closely with a couple of nominations from each agency making the cut. While mainline creative and media agencies continued with their dominance, digital powerhouses like WATConsult, Isobar India, iProspect and ‘What’s Your Problem’ made their presence felt too.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

A high-powered jury led by Punit Misra, CEO, Domestic Broadcast Business, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited, as Jury Chair, met in Mumbai in January, 2018 to select IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 for the year 2017. The other members of the jury were Arun Iyer, Chairman & CCO, Lowe Lintas, Raj Kamble, Founder and CCO, Famous Innovations, Dheeraj Sinha, Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett, South Asia,
Rana Barua, CEO, Creativeland Asia Group, Partha Sinha, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, McCann Worldgroup, Shekhar Banerjee, COO, Madison Media, Rabe Iyer, Managing Director, Motivator India, Rubeena Singh, CEO, iProspect India, Megha Tata, COO, BTVI, Kaacon Sethi, ‎Chief Corporate Marketing Officer, ‎Dainik Bhaskar Group, Nina Jaipuria, Head - Kids Entertainment, Viacom18, Sathya Sriram, Head - Strategy & Marketing, The Hindu Group, Pawan Jailkhani, Chief Revenue Office, 9X Media Pvt Ltd and Vikram Tanna, Head of Advertising Sales & Business Head of Regional Clusters, South Asia, ‎Discovery Communications.

The jury was presented with a database of 149 shortlisted profiles out of more than 200 obtained through online submission of entries. The Jury members followed a rigorous jury process by deliberating on every name in the shortlist before arriving at the final list of winners.

Here is the much awaited final list of ‘IMPACT’s Top 30 Under 30 list 2017’:

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