AS INDIA TAKES THE DIGITAL LEAP, MONEYCONTROL FELICITATES THE BEST DIGITAL MARKETING TALENT AT DIGITAL MARKETERS AWARDS 2016
– MONEYCONTROL, IN ASSOCIATION WITH IAMAI, ORGANIZED THE SECOND EDITION OF DIGITAL MARKETERS AWARDS 2016 IN MUMBAI –
Moneycontrol, India’s number one financial platform, has been taking giant strides in the digital technology space by being available to consumers at the right time and in the right format. As publishers in the digital domain, the brand is stressing on the importance of digital media more than ever before, given that India stands at an inflection point with regards to the acceptance of the medium from a consumer and business standpoint. To drive this very point through, Moneycontrol, in association with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), acknowledged the best talent in the Digital Marketing business with Digital Marketers Awards 2016, held on 15th December 2016.
The celebration of the most incredible ideas and sharpest minds in one of the fastest evolving industries in India took place at Taj Lands End, witnessing the presence of the most prestigious brands and leading CMOs across various sectors. The awards acknowledged the remarkable work done by CMOs and marketing heads to support their respective brands in taking the big digital leap, thereby truly being able thrive in offline and online ecosystems.
10 successful and innovative marketers across sectors such as Banking, Insurance, Personal Finance & Investments, Healthcare, Automobile & Automobile services, Real Estate, IT & ITes, Travel, Digital Businesses and Consumer Durables/FMCG who leveraged innovative and creative digital tools to reach out to their target markets were felicitated at the occasion. A prestigious jury board comprising Ushar Vyas, Chief Strategy Officer, GroupM South Asia, GroupM, Atit Mehta, VP & Head of Media, Sequoia Capital, Deepali Naair, Chief Marketing & Digital Officer, IIFL Wealth & Asset Management, Aditya Rath, Partner, KPMG, Manish Vij, Founder, SVG Media, Anita Nayyar, CEO India & South Asia, Havas Media and Vivek Bhargava, CEO, DAN Performance Group were handed over the the responsibility to choose the best digital marketers this year.
Around 100 prominent marketing professionals across sectors were present at the awards evening, making it the perfect platform to network and connect with like-minded individuals. In addition, performances by famous Comedian Sahil Shah added an element of fun and entertainment to the night.
The winners at the 2016 Digital Marketers Awards were, Kartik Jain,CMO, HDFC Bank (Banking), Sanjeev Handa,VP Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd(Automobile), Adhil Shetty, CEO, Bank bazaar (Digital Business), Swati Rathi,Marketing Head & Senior GM,Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd- Appliances Division (FMCG & Consumer Durables), Mohan Menon, GM & Head Marketing, Max Healthcare (Healthcare), Jaimit Doshi, Sales and Marketing Head, Coverfox (Insurance), Apurva Chamaria, VP and Global Head- Corp Marketing, HCL Technologies (IT & ITES), Rohan Padhye, VP Marketing, Axis Mutual Fund (Personal Finance and Investments),Vishal Gonsalves, Sr. GM- Marketing and Sales, Godrej properties (Real Estates), Gunjan Soni, CMO & Head-International Brands Business, Myntra (Retail), Shubham Khurana, Director, Marketing, Treebo Hotels (Travel).
Commenting on the awards this year, Mr. Manish Maheshwari CEO Network18 Digital said: “Digital Marketing has evolved to become the most efficacious and decisive tool for brand communication in recent years, with several brands achieving new heights of success by leveraging the medium to adopt effective digital strategies. At a time when online has moved from “good to do” to “must do” for all, our aim is to not just be a facilitator but also act as a change agent to help people in this phase of transition. Digital Marketers Awards 2016 germinates from this very idea. Through the awards, Moneycontrol is not only celebrating this revolutionary medium, but is also honoring and recognizing the talent that has uncovered its true potential. After a successful first edition, we are thrilled to bring back this platform yet again to applaud the brains behind the finest digital marketing initiatives in the last one year. I congratulate all the winners, with a deep sense of optimism that we will be back with another edition soon.”