DIGIXX 2018: Industry celebrates the leading lights of Digital in India

The industry is celebrating the DIGIXX 2018 award winners. The winners were announced across four broad categories – Industry Sector Awards, Discipline Awards, Outstanding Awards and Special Awards – at a full-house ceremony on Friday, March 9, 2018 at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram. 

Vivek Bhargava, CEO, DAN Performance Group, was conferred with the Continuous Contribution on Digital Award. 

Martand Singh, Head - Marketing and Product at Aditya Birla Money MyUniverse, was adjudged Marketer of the Year. 

Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder, ShopClues and Founder & CEO, Droom, is the DIGIXX Person of The Year. 

Utopeia Communicationz walked away with the accolade of Digital Creative Agency of the Year. OTT Platform of the Year is ALTBalaji

The Performance Agency of the Year is iProspect. WATConsult walked away with the award for the Display Agency of the Year. MangoData was declared the Most Promising Digital Agency of the Year. 

Isobar India, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, bagged 9 awards, which included 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze awards under Discipline Awards for Campaigns. This apart, Isobar India’s Swati Viswanathan was adjudged Adgully Young Guns of the Year – Female.

Logicserve Digital, the Indian media agency arm of Logicserve Group, bagged 7 awards – 1 Gold award under the Industry Sector Awards and 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze awards under Discipline Awards for Campaigns. 

Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO, Sheroes, was declared Most Powerful Influencer on Digital – Woman Influencer. Meanwhile, well-known cricketer and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh was adjudged Most Powerful Influencer on Digital – Iconic Sportsperson. 

Rajkummar Rao won the Best Actor Award among any OTT Content for his role in the web series, ‘Bose: Dead/ Alive’. 

Among the winners in the Industry Sector Awards are: Jeep India, Mankind Pharma, Vivo, Paytm, Colors, Sony Pictures Networks India, Bharti Airtel, Ola and Hindustan Times, among many others. 

Zee TV is a major winner in the Discipline Awards category. 

DIGIXX Awards are brought by Adgully in association with ad:tech. The Awards are presented by Discovery VEER and powered by Zee TV. Netbiz, SonyLIV and Voot are the Digital Partners, while Sync is the Technology Partner. BTVI is the Telecast Partner, while the Digital Creative Partner is PivotRoots. IBOX is the Showcasing Partner. 

Winners Speak 

Rubeena Singh, CEO, iProspect:

“We at iProspect India are thrilled to have been awarded as the Performance Agency of the Year at DIGIXX 2018. We wear it as a badge of great honour as our aim is to drive business performance for our clients. We have won awards for our AMFI and Bloomberg Quint campaigns, which is a great achievement for all the effort and hardwork our teams have put in. We are also proud of Karamjeet who has won the Adgully Young Guns of the Year - Male. A good day for us!"

Prasad Shejale, Co-founder & CEO, Logicserve Digital:
“We are very happy to be honoured at DIGIXX Awards for our work in the digital marketing space. I congratulate Logicserve Digital team for their commendable work and the dedication with which they work with brands. We have always focused on data and insights while designing strategies for our clients. I am glad to receive an award for the campaign designed for SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd., where our Consulting & Media businesses joined forces to buy media lead by data insights. Also, receiving multiple Gold awards in the category ‘Data, Analytics and Optimisation’ further helps us strengthen our belief in the power of data and insights for designing innovative campaigns with improved results. This recognition motivates us to continue taking the data-driven marketing route and continue utilising the expertise of our newly launched consulting division to enhance media strategies for our clients.” 

Anshul Vasu, Brand Marketing Manager, Hindustan Times:
“It’s absolutely essential that we end-up allocating certain things to digital. The audiences may have multiple resources for watching anything. We are also trying to define the importance of digital and put a benchmark to make it more challenging.” 

Amit Gujral, Marketing Head, LG Electronics:
“First of all, I would like to thank Adgully and ad:tech for organising something purely on contest basis, where you have gone beyond the normal norms. It’s a phenomenal feeling of getting this amazing award of Most Powerful Influencer on Digital - Digital Marketer. Thanks to Adgully once again.” 

Swati Viswanathan, Media Manager, Isobar India (winner of Adgully Young Guns of the Year - Female):
“I think it’s a very prestigious award when it comes to digital and recognising young individuals like us. I think we have made Isobar proud this year. Thanks to Adgully for this one.” 

Rajkummar Rao, actor:
“I am extremely honoured to receive the DIGIXX Award for my performance in ‘Bose: Dead/Alive’. I would like to thank Adgully and the whole cast and crew of ‘Bose’, it wouldn’t have been possible without them. ‘Bose’ was not an easy part for me. It was a tough journey for all of us and I am extremely honoured that my effort has been appreciated. It means a lot to me and is very encouraging. I would like to thank my family, especially my mother, and all my friends. I would also like to commend Adgully on their new venture into entertainment (with Flickbuzz) and I am sure that you guys will keep doing this great work.” 

Andesh Bhatti, Founder and CEO, Collectcent.

“Everything that changes around us today has an element of “Mobile” attached to it. Smartphones have become the central topic of discussion in boardrooms for brand marketers. At Collectcent, our intent has been, first to identify the brand’s requirement, customize the approach, and empower decision makers like brand marketers. This approach has helped us achieve customer delight and even retain the business for long. Awards and recognitions like these validate our approach and we at Collectcent are happy to receive this recognition.”

Click on the links below to see the complete list of winners in respective categories:

Industry Awards

Discipline Awards

Special and Outstanding Awards


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