South Asia Agency of the Year

3 Dec 2019 – Sofitel Mumbai, India

 

Early Bird Entry Deadline: 3 Sept 19
Normal Entry Deadline: 3 Oct 19
Late Entry Deadline: 10 Oct 19

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Price per table of 8:
US$1,350
Price per individual seat (opens on 16 Nov):
US$180

Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner: Mumbai, India
Tuesday, 3 December 2019
CATEGORIES

In categories with 3 or less entries, the judging scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. In cases where there are fewer entries in the category, judges will unanimously decide whether there should be a shortlist and/or whether any trophies should be awarded at the second round of judging.

Agency Categories

The agency categories are as follows:

  • India Creative Agency of the Year
  • Pakistan Creative Agency of the Year
  • Rest of South Asia Creative Agency of the Year
  • India Digital Agency of the Year
  • Pakistan Digital Agency of the Year
  • Rest of South Asia Digital Agency of the Year
  • India Media Agency of the Year
  • Pakistan Media Agency of the Year
  • Rest of South Asia Media Agency of the Year
  • South Asia Best Culture
  • South Asia Boutique Agency of the Year
  • South Asia Consultancy of the Year
  • South Asia Experiential Marketing Agency of the Year
  • South Asia Independent Agency of the Year
  • South Asia Integrated Marketing Agency of the Year
  • South Asia PR Agency of the Year
  • South Asia Production Company of the Year
  • South Asia Social Media Agency of the Year
  • South Asia Specialist Agency of the Year
  • South Asia Talent Development Program of the Year
People Categories

The people categories are as follows:

  • South Asia Account Person of the Year
  • South Asia Agency Head of the Year
  • South Asia Channel/Engagement Planner of the Year
  • South Asia Corporate Communications Person/Team of the Year
  • South Asia Creative Person of the Year
  • South Asia New Business Development Person/Team of the Year
  • South Asia Strategic/Brand Planner of the Year
  • South Asia Young Achiever of the Year
Brand Categories

The brand categories are as follows:

  • South Asia Marketer of the Year
  • South Asia Brand of the Year

HOW TO ENTER

Your written submission must be submitted on the specified category entry template in no more than 10 single-sided pages of A4 paper. Judges and organiser reserve the right to disqualify an entry if the page limit is not adhered to.

You can download the Entry Kit from AOY website.

Entries are to be submitted online at www.aoyawards.com by 10 October 2019.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

Entries and nominations will be accepted from the entire South Asia region. All entries should relate to achievements ONLY during the period 1 October 2018 – 30 September 2019.

ENTRY DEADLINES

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMT +8:00)
Normal Entry Deadline: Thursday, 3 October 2019, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMT +8:00)
Late Entry Deadline: Thursday, 10 October 2019, 6pm HK Time (UCT/GMT +8:00)

ENTRY FEES

Agency Categories:
Early Bird entry fee for each submission: US$450
Normal entry fee for each submission received after 3 September 2019: US$525
Late Entry fee for each submission received after 3 October 2019: US$575

People Categories (Region or Asia-Pacific):
Early Bird entry fee for each submission: US$365
Normal entry fee for each submission received after 3 September 2019: US$435
Late entry fee for each submission after 3 October 2019: US$485

Pricing

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Individual USD 249
Whole table (8 seats) USD 1,789

JUDGES & JUDGING
The South Asia Agency of the Year judging panel will comprise a minimum of five client marketers and senior Campaign editors.

In the first round of judging, judges will review and score entries independently and the scores will be sent directly to PricewaterhouseCoopers to verify the shortlist. The jury will then meet to discuss shortlisted entries in both the people and agency categories.

The judges’ decisions are final. Awards will be made at the discretion of the judges based on a scoring system and no feedback or correspondence will be entered into about the results.

The results will be compiled by PwC.

  • Abhishek Mahapatra
    Head of Communications & CSR
    Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
    Name: Abhishek Mahapatra
    Job Title: Head of Communications & CSR
    Company: Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

    Abhishek Mahapatra is the Vice President of Communications, Corporate Affairs and CSR at Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL). In his current role, he leads Communications and CSR activities for Nissan and Datsun in India.

    An integrated communications professional with close to two decades of experience across corporate and agencies, Abhishek is a strong believer of earned/owned channels, the power of storytelling and guided by a metrics oriented frame of mind.

    Prior to joining Nissan, he held leadership positions at Uber, Ford, and at firms Edelman and MSL, across India, Middle East, China & Asia Pacific markets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Masters in Brand, Public Relations and Advertising from Symbiosis International University.

  • Ajay Kakar
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Aditya Birla Capital
    Name: Ajay Kakar
    Job Title: Chief Marketing Officer
    Company: Aditya Birla Capital

    Ajay Kakar is the Chief Marketing Officer at Aditya Birla Capital, a financial services conglomerate.

    Aditya Birla Capital is a first of it’s kind mother brand in the Indian financial services industry, offering a wide spectrum of money solutions that can address the life time money needs of its customers. The company enjoys the trust of over 11 million customers, across it’s Protecting, Investing & Financing Solutions, that include Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Funds, Wealth Management, Stocks & Securities, PMS, Home Finance and Personal Finance.

    Ajay has been a both sides of the table, having spent 14 years as Executive Director at Ogilvy and Mather, where he headed dual portfolios of Financial Practice and Public Relations.

  • Akansha Pradhan
    Head – Corporate Communications & Responsibility
    DHL Express (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    Name: Akansha Pradhan
    Job Title: Head – Corporate Communications & Responsibility
    Company: DHL Express (India) Pvt. Ltd.

    Akansha Pradhan serves as the Head of Corporate Communication at DHL Express (India) - a company that has a global network across more countries than the United Nations!

    Over the last 15 years, she has led the corporate communication efforts with marquee groups such as Reliance, Tata, and the Piramals. Her experience spans across diverse sectors such as telecom, financial services, real estate, healthcare and logistics.

    Akansha serves as an advisor to senior leadership, and has led several direct and cross functional teams w.r.t communication & brand strategy.

  • Akash Deep Batra
    Head of Marketing – Consumer Banking
    DBS Bank
    Name: Akash Deep Batra
    Job Title: Head of Marketing – Consumer Banking
    Company: DBS Bank

    Akash Deep Batra has recently joined DBS Consumer Bank to head marketing in India.

    In his previous role he has worked with Twitter as Business Head for India.

    Before Twitter, he was the Head of Brand Communication, Corporate Brand and Digital for Nestlé India where he lead some key campaigns for brands like Maggi, KitKat, Corporate brand among others. Akash joined Nestle in 2012 to setup the digital and ecommerce practice including DAT (Digital Acceleration Team) and a state of the art social media command center. He also led digital and ecommerce for APAC region during his stint at Nestle.

  • Kapil Sharma
    COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR/ HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
    FORD INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
    Name: Kapil Sharma
    Job Title: COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR/ HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
    Company: FORD INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

    Kapil Sharma is the Communications Director, for Ford in India & leads storytelling for the brand across both traditional, and new-age platforms. In the role, Kapil has been driving a holistic communications strategy covering domains such as corporate & brand reputation, product campaigns, social content, care and engagement, employee relations and CSR.

  • Lokesh Kataria
    Head of Marketing- India
    Mattel Toys (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    Name: Lokesh Kataria
    Job Title: Head of Marketing- India
    Company: Mattel Toys (India) Pvt. Ltd.

    Lokesh Kataria is the Head of Marketing for Mattel Toys India Pvt Ltd, based out of Mumbai. With iconic brands such as Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends, Mega Bloks and Scrabble; Mattel India is the leader across all categories within Toys and Games. Before joining Mattel, Lokesh has had successful stints with brands like Jio, Coca-Cola and LG Electronics, handling responsibilities ranging from Brand Marketing to Operational and Commercial Excellence, over past 16 years in his career.

  • Rahul Kumar
    Digital Customer Experience Leader-International Operation
    Schneider Electric
    Name: Rahul Kumar
    Job Title: Digital Customer Experience Leader-International Operation
    Company: Schneider Electric

    Rahul Kumar is currently working as the Digital Customer Experience Leader for International Operations at Schneider Electric. Based out of India, he is a part of their Global Marketing Organisation and covers diverse geographies in Asia-Pacific, Middle-East & Africa and South America.

    After a stint in advertising and brand management roles in Ad agencies and Corporates, he moved into the digital customer experience domain in his present organization. He is currently responsible for deployment and adoption of digital engagement tools and processes to enhance the digital experience of Schneider Electric’s customers.

  • Santosh Iyer
    Vice President- Sales and Marketing
    Mercedes-Benz India
    Name: Santosh Iyer
    Job Title: Vice President- Sales and Marketing
    Company: Mercedes-Benz India

    Santosh Iyer is currently associated with Mercedes-Benz India as the Vice-President, Sales & Marketing. He has been associated with Mercedes-Benz for a decade and has headed several important functions. Santosh has two decades of diverse experience in the Indian automobile domain spreading across sales, marketing, retail, customer service and corporate affairs.

    Prior to his currently role Santosh was responsible for the Customer Services, Corporate Affairs & CSR functions at Mercedes-Benz India. He played an important role in driving ‘service differentiator’ as the key parameter towards achieving service excellence and customer loyalty. Under Santosh’s stewardship, Mercedes-Benz India significantly increased its Customer satisfaction scores and topped the J.D. Power CSI rankings for two years in a row.

  • Shalini Singh
    CHIEF – CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & SUSTAINABILITY
    Tata Power Co. Ltd.
    Name: Shalini Singh
    Job Title: CHIEF – CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & SUSTAINABILITY
    Company: Tata Power Co. Ltd.

    Shalini Singh is the Chief Corporate Communications and Sustainability at Tata Power.

    Shalini is an integrated Communication professional with 20 years of experience in the industries such as Power, IT, Telecom, Textile & Garments and has been heading Corporate Communications at Tata Power since October 2004 and has a lead responsibility for External and Internal Communications. Her focus areas include brand & corporate identity management, media relations, financial communications, crisis management, internal communication, & event management. Under her leadership, Corporate Communications function of Tata Power has won several national and international communication accolades for Tata Power.

  • Sujit Patil
    Head, Corporate Brand and Communication
    Godrej Industries Ltd & Associate Companies
    Name: Sujit Patil
    Job Title: Head, Corporate Brand and Communication
    Company: Godrej Industries Ltd & Associate Companies

    Sujit is currently responsible for building and sustaining Godrej group’s reputation across diverse stakeholders. He is among the few IABC accredited business communicators in India and a three time winner of the IABC International Gold Quill award.

    Under his leadership, Godrej has won almost all prestigious industry awards for communications including the Diamond Sabre Award – Company of the year – Asia Pacific and South Asia. He has built a team that has been consecutively ranked number one among Reputation Today’s top 30 corporate communications team in India.

SHORTLIST

Agency

People

Brand

NOTE: In categories with three or fewer entries, the judges’ scores will decide whether an entry is awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze. This may result in no trophies being awarded in a category.
WINNERS

AGENCY

PEOPLE

BRAND

CONTACT US

Zamir Khan
Email: zamir.khan@haymarket.asia

AOY Awards Team
Email: AOY@haymarket.asia