McCann wins Agency of the Year at Mirchi Kaan

29 Sep,2011

By Shubhangi Mehta

The 8th Mirchi Kaan Awards  were announced yesterday in Mumbai. McCann Worldgroup continued its dominance this year as well, bagging the Agency of the Year award.

Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman, McCann Worldgroup, said, “We are delighted to have won this award. McCann has outshined as a strong agency over the years in this award. This is also special for us as Radio is a difficult medium to write for, unlike television, hence the team is even happier to have won this.”

Prashant Panday, CEO,Radio Mirchi said, “The Mirchi Kaan awards are a very emotional event for us. This is a night we spend with friends and recognize and reward their brilliance. For us, the benefit is when radio becomes as creative a medium as television or print. We are happy with the way the creative quality has improved over the past eight years. The pride for us is the quality of the jury, and we owe a debt of gratitude to them.”

The 8th Mirchi Kaan Awards received about 250 entries across 16 categories. In addition there were special awards for the best writer, best voice and the crystal award for most outstanding radio commercial of the year.

The jury this year consisted of Agnello Dias, chairman and co-founder, TapRoot, Deepa Krishnan, president, creative, Lowe Lintas, Prathap Suthan, chief creative officer, Iyogi, Rekha Nigam, managing director, Vihaan Communications, Sunil Thoppil, vice-president, McCann Erickson, Ashish Khazanchi, national creative director, Publicis ambience, Josy Paul, chairman and chief creative officer, BBDO India, Amit Akali, senior vice-president and national creative director, Grey, Ramanuj Shastry, chief creative officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, Malvika Mehra, national creative director and senior vice-president, Grey, Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman and regional executive creative director, McCann Worldgroup, Meera Sharath Chandra, K S Chakravarthy, national creative director, Draftfcb Ulka and Manoj Shetty, senior creative director, Ogilvy India.

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