Honour­ing the Lead­ers

The awards recog­nise the ef­forts that mar­keters from var­i­ous in­dus­tries put into their segment

The Brand Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - By News Bureau

The fifth edi­tion of the IAA Lead­er­ship Awards was held at Mum­bai on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, 2017. Or­gan­ised by the In­ter­na­tional Ad­ver­tis­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (IAA) In­dia Chap­ter, the Lead­er­ship Awards recog­nise and fe­lic­i­tate mar­keters from var­i­ous in­dus­tries.

The award cer­e­mony, saw Srini­vasan Swamy, chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, RK Swamy BBDO in­ducted into the Hall of Fame Awards. The IAA Me­dia Agency Leader and Cre­ative Agency Leader Award went to Vikram Sakhuja, Madi­son Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Sonal Dabral, Ogilvy In­dia re­spec­tively. The IAA Me­dia Leader Award went to Ra­jan Anan­dan, Google while Mukesh Am­bani, chair­man and MD of Re­liance In­dus­tries, was ad­judged as the IAA Busi­ness Leader of the Year.

The Brand En­dorse­ment Leader award went to Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt.

On be­ing awarded the Busi­ness Leader of the Year award, Am­bani, says, “On be­half of all of us at Re­liance In­dus­tries, we would like to thank the jury and IAA for this recog­ni­tion. I be­lieve lead­er­ship is about set­ting new stan­dards as demon­strated by our team at Jio. In­dia was 155th in mo­bile broad­band rank­ings in the world when we launched Jio but in a year, it be­came num­ber 1 in the world. In­dia is be­com­ing a mo­bile first coun­try and this is the fu­ture of our young na­tion.”

Com­ment­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Ramesh Narayan, newly-elected pres­i­dent of IAA, says, “We are priv­i­leged to have (Mukesh) Am­bani and Dy. Min­is­ter of Diplo­macy, PM’s Of­fice, Gov­ern­ment of Is­rael Michael Or­ren with us. IAA Lead­er­ship Awards 2017 has been a mem­o­rable event thanks to the dis­tin­guished guests, es­teemed jury and an ex­haus­tive list of quan­ti­ta­tive and qual­i­ta­tive pa­ram­e­ters that have helped recog­nise out­stand­ing cam­paigns and we have cher­ished our part­ner­ship with Col­ors.”

Speak­ing about Col­ors as­so­ci­a­tion with the awards, Raj Nayak, COO, Vi­a­com18, says, “We have been associated with the IAA Lead­er­ship Awards since in­cep­tion and are happy to see it grow in size and stature year af­ter year. As a leader in the me­dia and en­ter­tain­ment space, we feel priv­i­leged to part­ner with The In­ter­na­tional Ad­ver­tis­ing As­so­ci­a­tion in recog­nis­ing and re­ward­ing lead­ers in our coun­try.”

(L-R) Mukesh Am­bani and Ramesh Narayan

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