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IAA concludes 10th edition of Olive Crown Awards

Minister of Environment, Tourism and Protocol (Govt. of Maharashtra) Aaditya Thackeray took time out to celebrate the 10th edition of IAA Olive Crown Awards.

(Lto R –Abhishek Karnani, Director Free Press Group of Newspapers, Jaideep Gandhi, IAA India Chapter Honorary Secretary,  Ramesh Narayan, Immediate Past President IAA India Chapter, Aaditya Thackeray, Minister of Environment, Tourism and Protocol (Govt.of Maharashtra), Srinivasan Swamy-President IAA Global, Megha Tata, Vice President IAA India Chapter, Rana Barua, CEO, Havas India.)

International Advertising Association (IAA) India Chapter presented 10th edition of Olive Crown Awards celebrating excellence in communicating sustainability. This first-ever award for “green advertising” took on the aura of a "cause" with corporates realizing the importance of differentiating themselves on the “green platform” in an increasingly competitive environment.

Punit Goenka, President, International Advertising Association (IAA) - India Chapter and MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. says, ‘We at IAA are extremely proud of Olive Crown Awards as an initiative. The overwhelming response received from the industry speaks a lot about the need of such initiatives in today's era. Apart from being the pioneer in recognizing creative excellence in sustainability, Olive Crown Awards as a property has also led to a mindset change in the approach taken by the marketers and advertising agencies while crafting strategic communication campaigns. I am very glad to note that this initiative has touched the 10 year milestone. I am very proud of the entire team at IAA, for their immense amount of energy and time invested in building this initiative and all the key initiatives which bring about a positive change for the industry and the society at large.’

Mark Read, CEO WPP appreciated the fact that Olive Crown Awards show the power of creativity and innovation for environment sustainability.

Megha Tata, Chairperson IAA Olive Crown Awards says, ‘Today we celebrate a decade of communicating sustainability, a decade where we have brought sustainability to the forefront and on the agenda of both Marketers and Agencies alike. We have seen the conversation shift from doing something green to campaigns and brands vested in sustainability. We have seen this shift and are happy to have identified and led the way to acknowledge these initiatives. We have shown that we are not just custodians of our respective Brands but Custodians of Brand Earth’.

In the Corporate Crusader of the Year category Reliance Foundation won the Gold and The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Company Ltd., the Silver. The two NGO’S - People For Animals Wildlife Hospital & Rescue Centre and Chirag Rural Development Foundation shared the Gold for their contribution to environment sustainability. Carbon Craft Design and Air Link won the New Age Green Initiative Gold and Silver respectively. Earth Edition Drives drive away with the Digital Gold and FCB Interface with the Green Campaign of the Year-Gold.

Category Name


Title of Entry



TVC/Cinema - Corporate


The Hardest Workers

FCB Interface

Mahindra Rise




Wunderman Thompson

Tata Tiscon



Earth Edition Drives


Kingston Technology





Reliance Foundation Jal Shakti Abhiyan Campaign

Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation



Olive Crown Awards 2019

Hansa Events

IAA India Chapter






Forced Migration



United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) & Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)



Vodafone Breathe the change

Madison OOH

Idea Vodafone Ltd




Wall Painting

Ashvini Menon Visual Design Studio

ChettinadSarvalokaa Education International School


Print Production




Ashvini Menon Visual Design Studio

ChettinadSarvalokaa Education International School


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