Marquees 2018 salute 17 brands for marketing excellence Thank you, winners, for setting standards that inspire us: Vikram Sakhuja

  • The marketing excellence of 17 brands received high praise when they were conferred the The Advertising Club’s prestigious Marquees 2018 at a packed event in Mumbai. Five awards were handed over in the special category, and another 12 Sector awards,  for excellence in eight sectors which had four sub-categories for FMCG and two for Auto.

The awards, in the second edition of the Marquees, saluted brands ‘that either created a space for themselves in a cluttered market or managed to positively shift perception that led to behavioural changes’, said an Ad Club release. This edition of the Marquees was ‘presented by Zee’ and ‘powered by Colors and Republic TV in partnership with One India’.

A distinguished jury headed by Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman & MD, Hindustan Unilever Limited & Executive Vice President, Unilever South Asia, and with CVL Srinivas, Country Manager, WPP India; Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Enterprises; Agnello Dias, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Taproot Dentsu; Naveen Chopra, Sr. Advisor, TPG Capital and Raj Nayak, COO, Viacom 18 picked the winners.

Sector Awards Winners at Marquees 2018

WINNERS OF THE SECTOR AWARDS – MARQUEES 2018
Auto: 4-Wheeler Maruti Suzuki
Auto: 2-Wheeler Honda Motorcycles and Scooters
Telecom Service Provider Reliance Jio
Durables LG
Life Insurance HDFC Life
Banking State Bank of India
E-commerce Paytm mall
Handsets Xiaomi
FMCG: Foods Parle
FMCG: Beverages Brooke Bond
FMCG: Household Care Surf Excel
FMCG: Personal Care Colgate

 

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Team Saregama (for Carvaan) collecting their Marquee 2018
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Team Hotstar collecting their Marquee 2018

I would like to congratulate each Marquee winner and thank them for setting standards that inspire us: Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, media and OOH, Madison Communications & President,
The Advertising Club

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Team IPL collecting their Marquee 2018

I hope these awards are a stepping stone for creating transparent and credible marketing initiatives that will reinforce the brand values of your company and connect deeper with your stakeholders: Partho Dasgupta, CEO – BARC India and Chairman, Marquee Awards

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Team AMFI collecting their Marquee 2018

Partho Dasgupta, CEO, BARC India and Chairman, Marquee Awards said, “At the outset, I would like to congratulate the winners of Marquees 2018. The awards are a recognition of your efforts and contribution to the world of marketing. I hope these awards are a stepping stone for creating transparent and credible marketing initiatives that will reinforce the brand values of your company and connect deeper with your stakeholders.”

Taking the conventional route is usually the easiest and safest route for brands. However, some brands opted for the road less travelled and succeeded against the odds. Marquees 2018 paid a special tribute to the marketing efforts of these brands who turned the tide in the face of an adversity through the special awards category.

Special Category Winners at Marquees 2018

WINNERS OF THE SPECIAL CATEGORY – MARQUEES 2018
Breathing New Life into a Category AMFI
Creating a Global Impact IPL
Reimagining for the Better Carvaan by Saregama
Carving out a Niche Nykaa.com
Digital Media Property Hotstar

The Ad Club Mumbai has always been a catalyst in not only guiding the advertising industry but also creating an ecosystem for positive marketing, and Marquees 2018 is the latest evidence of that effort

With the might of the Ad Club Mumbai behind it, Marquees has quickly — in just a year, actually, since this was its second edition — established itself as an important marketing award. The use of data from Kantar IMRB helped give the awards objectivity. The Marquees recognised the brand custodians and all aspects of marketing – price, product, presence and promotion — that resulted in a game-changer moment for the brand.

Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, media and OOH, Madison Communications & President, The Advertising Club said, “I would like to congratulate each Marquee winner and thank them for setting standards that inspire us.”

The award ceremony was attended by more than 500 industry leaders and professionals of the advertising, marketing, media, research and communication fraternity. The Ad Club Mumbai has always been a catalyst in not only guiding the advertising industry but also creating an ecosystem for positive marketing, and Marquees 2018 is the latest evidence of that effort.

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