Maxus wins big at Emvies 2014

18 Sep,2014


By A Correspondent


In September 2013, when it was announced that Ajit Varghese was promoted to an Asia-Pacific role at Maxus, we asked him whether there was any unfinished item on the agenda. Knowing how fiercely competitive he is, although always gracious in praise for his competitors, we were digging for an answer he gave us. “May be winning at Emvies is an unfinished agenda,” he said with a smile.


Maxus, given Mr Varghese’s spirited leadership over the years and with Kartik Sharma at the helm ever since he moved to Singapore, has ensured the Maxus flag flies high.


At the 14th edition of the Emvies on Wednesday night, soon after an all-new logo of the Advertising Club was unveiled by recently re-elected President, Pratap Bose, Maxus was the clear winner. Ahead of runner-up by a good 55 points.


But the icing on the cake was that not only was Maxus the Best Media Agency of the Year, it also won the Grand Emvie along with client Tata Global Beverages for the Power of 49 campaign. In fact Tata Global Beverages shared the Best Media Client of the Year with Hindustan Unilever for its seven big wins for the Power of 49!


“We have accomplished a lot over the last seven years,”  Mr Varghese told MxMIndia. Unable to attend the ceremony as he was in Shanghai, the Maxus South Asia Managing Director said: “Emvies was a summit that was left unconquered. Although we came close and gave a tough fight but you know there is less room for No 2 and No 3 in life. We wanted our clients to feel the No 1 status of their work getting showcased as “the best”.


And what’s his sentiment now that the Summit is scaled? “What a feeling to get it all! Agency of the Year, Client of the Year and the Grand Emvies!!!  I truly believe that today every Maxusite who is and has been part of this journey feels he or she is a winner! That’s makes us proud. Cheers to Kartik and team to continue the Maxus Creativity, Passion and Entrepreneurial spirit. A new journey has begun with a bang!”


Among other notables, Samyak Chakrabarty of DDB Mudramax bagged the Gold in Young Emvie of the Year with the Silvers shared by Alka Bhavnani of Mindshare and Vikesh Jain of Maxus.


As for the rest of the story, the tables below tell it all.



Photograph: Facebook post by Gaurav Hirey, GroupM Chief Talent Officer South Asia

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