Ogilvy maxes at Kyoorius Creative Awards

04 Jun,2018


It was an Ogilvy night yet again at the Kyoorius Creative Awards. The agency which has traditionally bagged bag at Kyoorius, maxed with two Black and 27 Blue Elephants. Production firm Early Man Film which won a Black in the 2016 edition, bagged a Black for The Story of Kaveri, the film for which it also bagged the sole Grand Prix at this year’s Abby. The other Blacks were bagged by FCB and BBDO.


Early Man was the second most awarded agency with one Black and two Blues, and FCB came next with one Black and five Blues. A special Master of Creativity award was presented to actor Amitabh Bachchan for his immeasurable contribution in advertising communication


The 5th edition of Kyoorius Creative Awards saw a total of five Black and 90 Blue Elephants were presented to the winning titles spread across Advertising, Media and Digital categories. Over 2200 entries across 15 categories with 374 unique entrants were received. Last year, the number of entrants were over 1800 with a total of 304 unique entrants.


Speaking about the Kyoorius Creative Awards, Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder CEO, Kyoorius, said: “We have some brilliant work put up by communication agencies this year and I personally would like to congratulate each one of them them for their truly deserved win. It gives me immense happiness to announce that we received a 20 per cent increase in entries this year and selecting the winners was indeed tough for our respected jury. But innate knowledge of our jurors in their respected domain has contributed immensely in ensuring fair, unbiased and credible selection process.”


The Five Black Elephants that signified the best of the best, were seen held high by 4 winning teams. While Ogilvy & Mather won maximum number of blue elephants, the black elephants winners were:

1. Ogilvy & Mather for – #HoliNotHooliganism and Vodafone Sakshi

2. Early Man Films for -The Story of Kaveri

3. FCB India Group for – SindoorKhela- No Conditions Apply

4. BBDO India for – #FuelFor The RealFit


The Black Elephants were presented to the winning teams by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. This year, the Power of Print award, an IP owned by the Times Group was presented to Curry Nation Brand Communication for ‘Lifeline Question’.  Brave New World, Bengaluru and FCB Interface were awarded the runner-up winning title for their campaigns ‘No’ and ‘Honarary Doctors’ respectively.


Kyoorius Creative Awards also saw an out-of-home (OOH) advertising contest titled ‘Inoohvation’  in association with Kinetic. Creative Agency Studio Mars won the coveted title for their campaign ‘Will they see Blue’ while While J. Walter Thompson and Locopopo bagged the runner-up title for their campaigns ‘Interactive Digital Billboards’ and ‘Blue Skies For our Children’ respectively.


Interestingly, the award to Bachchan was presented by Kejriwal and Sanjay Prabhu, Vice Chair, Radio Indigo and Exec Director and Publisher, Asianet Commuications. Prabhu, who led the BPL brand from 1990 to 2015, was instrumental in signing on Bachchan for his first endorsement (with BPL).


Said Sonal Dabral –  Group Chief Creative Officer & Vice Chairman – ‎Ogilvy & Mather in a statement: “It’s a great feeling to be the leading agency once again at this prestigious award show. Kudos to all the passionate teams at Ogilvy that made it happen. Winning two Black Elephants and 27 Blue elephants across categories from digital to traditional is a testimony to the fantastic breadth of winning talent that we have in Ogilvy India. I’m thrilled that we won not one but two Black Elephants, but I’m particularly happy that both these big winners, for Vodafone Sakhi and #HoliNotHooliganism, deal with critical issues around gender inequality, prejudice and gender-based violence.”


Speaking about winning the Black Elephant,  Josy Paul, Chairman and National Creative Director, BBDO India said in a statement: “Quaker Oats is how I start my day.  It’s my morning raga. So I am personally super thrilled when this everyday energy routine wins India’s biggest award. And it’s all because of our awesome team at BBDO Delhi and our truly enlightened client at PepsiCo, and the fantastic craft and film direction by Neeraj Ghaywan. Thank you for the Grand Prix breakfast.”


Honda Inoohvation-


STATUS Application Name Agency Name
WINNER Will They See Blue Studiomars
RUNNER UP Interactive Digital Billboards J. Walter Thompson
RUNNER UP Blue Skies For Our Children Locopopo


Times Power of Print Winners list


Entry 2436 | “Lifeline Question”

>> Entrant Agency: Curry Nation Brand Communication

>> Entrants: Viplaksh Mehta & Sushant Ainapure



Entry 2377 | “No”

>> Entrant Agency: Brave New World, Bangalore

>> Entrants: Trisha Dutt&YadhuPriya



Entry 2661 | “Honarary Doctors”

>> Entrant Agency: FCB Interface

>> Entrants: Ganesh Sripriya& Fauzan Malim


Kyoorius Creative Awards Winners List

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