IBS continues winning spree with Tata Docomo, wins Yahoo Big Idea Chair 2013
By A Correspondent [updated]
The Blue Frog venue in central Mumbai played host to the fourth independently held Yahoo Big Idea Chair India Awards 2013. The flagship Big Idea Chair was awarded to IBS Unified for conceptualizing ‘Hyper Personalization – the world’s first CRM powered Display campaign’ for Tata Docomo. Meanwhile, GroupM agencies won the highest number of awards at the Yahoo! Big Chair Awards 2013. The awards this year saw 426 entries from 61 agencies representing work for 137 brands and recognized creativity, innovation and imagination displayed in digital media.
This year, the award invited entries across nine categories: Display Advertising, Online Video Advertising, Social Media, Technology (best use), Mobile Advertising, Search, Digital 360 degree, Content Marketing and the Flagship Yahoo Big Idea Chair. A 11- member jury judged the entries that represented work for 137 brands
On winning the award, Sabyasachi Mitter, Managing Director, IBS Unified said “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the prestigious Yahoo Big Idea Chair. Clearly, digital has tremendous potential for innovation, and we are excited about setting the bar high.”
Nitin Mathur, Senior Director & Head of Marketing, India & South-east Asia, Yahoo said “Yahoo Big Idea Chair India Awards has become an important annual milestone for the industry. It always throws up highly creative and impactful work, where agencies and brands are breaking grounds with newer possibilities in digital advertising.”
Speaking on the GroupM wins, Tushar Vyas, Managing Partner- South Asia, GroupM Interaction said, “Over the last year, the digital teams across the GroupM agencies have been winning an award every other day, a testament to the great work and innovations the teams are churning out for our clients. It is great to end the year with six more awards to add to our tally of 204.”
GroupM Interaction won the Gold for Best Use of Technology for the Heineken Inner Voice Campaign. Maxus India won four awards including three Silvers and one Bronze. The Silvers were won in the following categories, Best Content Marketing Award for the Mentos Riddle campaign, Best Use of Display for Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd and Best Use of Mobile Advertising for the Tata Sky campaign. MEC Global took home one Bronze for the Colgate Mahakumbh Mela activity. Added Unny Radhakrishnan, Head of Digital, Maxus, “We are happy for the continuing recognition of our work and also that these awards span different verticals in digital as well as a wide range of brands.”
In other categories, Viacom 18 won the Digital 360 degree award for ‘MTV India Roadies X’ campaign; Ogilvy & Mather walked away with the Gold for their campaign ‘Blood Search Made Easy’ for Red Cross; PHD took home the Gold for Best Content Marketing for the ‘Ramp Ready Hair’ campaign for Hindustan Lever Limited while the Best Use of Mobile Advertising was clinched by Indigo Consulting & Leo Burnett for the ‘Donate your Caller Tune’ campaign for World Health Organization; IBS won the Gold for Best Use of Display Advertising for ‘Hyper Personalization’ campaign for Tata Docomo; Ogilvy & Mather took home the Silver in Video Advertising Category for Cadbury Bourneville and IProspect Communicate2 walked away with the Gold for Best with Best Use of Search.