Abby Awards 2018: What the winners have to say

The Abby Awards at Goafest 2018 saw the best work across Publisher, Media, Broadcaster, Public Relations, Still Craft, Video Craft, Design, Direct, Digital & Mobile, Digital Craft, National Geographic Green Award, Special Abby, Promotion/Activation, Radio Craft, Radio, Branded Content & Entertainment, Out of Home & Ambient Media, Still Content, Audio Visual Content and Integrated being awarded and celebrated by the industry. 

Adgully joins the industry in congratulating all the winners for their awe-inspiring work and also spoke to some of the winners to share their joy on winning their respective Abby Awards... 

Mandeep Malhotra
Mandeep Malhotra
Mandeep Malhotra, Founding Partner and CEO, The Social Street:
(The Social Street has been adjudged Creative Agency of the Year at the Abbys this year.)
“The Social Street has won the most coveted trophy of the Creative Agency of the Year. It’s only possible when you have a bunch of creative minds in your group. The entire credit of this win goes to my awesome entire team. I am thrilled, overjoyed and brimming with happiness! We also bagged the Still Craft Specialist of the Year, along with 9 Gold, 14 Silver and 17 Bronze metals across the three days. Here’s to the best ever team and the entire gang at the #HappiestAgencyOfTheYear.” 

Sidharth Rao
Sidharth Rao
Sidharth Rao, CEO, Dentsu Webchutney:
(With 23 metals in its kitty, Dentsu Webchutney has been named the ‘Digital & Mobile Specialist of the Year’ at the Abbys 2018.)
“We have a long history of shining bright at Goafest every year. But what made this year truly special was being recognised as the Specialist Digital Agency of the Year, which was recently constituted. Additionally, we are thrilled to be the second largest metal winners across creative and media Abbys. That’s a testimony to how far digital has come in advertising in general.” 


Chetan Asher
Chetan Asher
Chetan Asher, CEO, Tonic Worldwide:
(Tonic Worldwide took home 1 Silver in Digital & Mobile Abbys this year.)
“It’s very encouraging to see good work getting recognised. We have a great team and a culture that fosters innovation and refining the craft. This recognition reassures us that we are still setting new benchmarks for ourselves.” 



Basant Rathore
Basant Rathore
Basant Rathore, SVP, Jagran Prakashan:
(Jagran led the Publishers Abbys with the highest number of metals at 5, which included 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze)
“Topping the charts at the Publishers Abbys for a 3rd consecutive year feels great. We’re delighted. This is a result of the humongous effort that our teams have put in over the last few years. The wins tell us that we’re on the right path. We take huge motivation from these wins and promise to come back again stronger next year.” 

Tanya Dubash
Tanya Dubash
Tanya Dubash, Executive Director & Chief Brand Officer, Godrej Industries:
“Heartiest congratulations to the team on winning the Gold at the Abbys for L’Affaire, our innovative brand agnostic platform that facilitates meaningful and experiential engagement amongst brands and influencers and for the PR launch of Godrej Professional, our new range of professional hair colours. The PR and communications industry is evolving in a very dynamic manner and it’s very gratifying to be recognised as one of the business conglomerates leading this evolution.” 

Kunal Ajit Sinha, Founder, Value 360 Communications:
(Value 360 Communications has been adjudged Public Relations Specialist of the Year with 8 metals, which include 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze.)
“The Abbys are the most iconic and prestigious awards in the field of Indian communications. To be felicitated as the ‘PR Agency of the Year’ on such a celebrated platform is truly one of the highest honours I can receive on behalf of Value 360. What makes this accolade all the more cherished is the fact that we were competing with some of the most distinguished agencies in the country, each with a stellar body of work. On behalf of the entire team at Value 360, without whom none of this would have been possible, I would like to thank the jury for recognising and appreciating our work. We are all thrilled at receiving this award and it imbues us with renewed passion to keep pushing the envelope of excellence and setting new benchmarks in the field of PR and communications.”


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