Dentsu Aegis Network exhibited enormous dominance at the Asian Customer Engagement Forum (ACEF) Awards that was held on April 25 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
While Dentsu Aegis Network’s iProspect Communicate 2 was named the Most Admired Agency in ‘digital marketing’, Carat Media Services India/psLive was named the Most Admired Agency in ‘events & promotions’. Posterscope India was named both the Most Admired Agency in ‘out-of-home media’ as well as the most admired customer engaging agency in ‘retail touch points & merchandising’.
Not to forget, Haresh Nayak, Regional Director, Posterscope APAC, was honoured with the Outdoor Advertising Professional of the Year award.
Posterscope India bagged a total of 27 awards including 8 golds, 12 silvers and 5 bronze metals along with the agency titles. It was their work for clients such as Mother Diary, Philips, Nissan, Disney, Mattel, beam Suntory, Datsun and Movies Now that brought home the awards in the following categories – effectiveness, creativity and successful use technology in retail, outdoor and ambient spaces.
Carat was awarded a total of seven wins- 5 Gold and two Bronze. The Philips Aquatouch “New way to shave is here” campaign was awarded Gold for Promotion using Events. Philips LED lights “Change karo save karo” won Gold for successful use of technology. The overall activation was done in tandem with their sister concern PSLive which is into all things activation. Philips Trimmers bagged another Gold for “Best use of Celebrity Endorsement”. The Philips Airfryer campaign added yet another Gold to the tally under “Creativity on Television” category. The fifth Gold came in the form of “The Most Admired Agency for Events and Promotions”. Carat also won two Bronze for Philips Kerashine Range and Preethi Blue Flame Gas Stove launch campaign respectively.
iProspect Communicate 2 picked up a total of four metals across various categories. The Big Bazaar ‘Everything for Nothing’ campaign was awarded a Gold metal for ‘Promotion using Digital Marketing’. The agency also picked up two awards in the ‘Successful Use of Technology’ category, a silver and a bronze for their Cleartrip and Koovs campaigns, respectively. In the Online Media category, iProspect Communicate 2 picked up a bronze medal for their ground-breaking work for HDFC Bank.
Amongst the other DAN agencies, Isobar India went on to win a Silver in the promotions category for ‘Digital Marketing’ for the work done on Microsoft Lumia. Vizeum won a Gold for Viacom 18’s MTV Campus Diaries under the events category.
Commenting on the wins, Ashish Bhasin, chairman and CEO, South Asia, Dentsu Aegis Network said, “I am thrilled to know that the Dentsu Aegis Network has been able to achieve such recognition at a pan-Asia level. Sustaining customer engagement in this competitive market is a key task for our clients and I am happy that all our Dentsu Aegis Network companies have worked together to achieve this. It is a further testimony to our unique one P&L operating model, whereby we are able to provide our clients all the benefits of specializations without the hassles of dealing with silos. Heartiest congratulations to iProspectC2, Posterscope, Carat, psLive, Isobar, Vizeum and to Haresh Nayak for their respective wins. This further strengthens our position as the only network in India that can provide all marketing communications and media services, of world standards, under one umbrella.”
For the record, ACEF is one of Asia’s largest communities for customer engagement and advocacy professionals. Founded in 2012, the organisation specialises in planning programmes for India, Sri Lanka and the GCC Continent. Their advisory board includes the best brains in the industry who guide delegates in terms of content, based on strategic predictions.