Winning brands on ‘Making Their Marq’ in inaugural edition of Awards
The Advertising Club (TAC) India hosted the inaugural edition of its Marquee Awards in Mumbai on Friday, August 11, 2017. Presented by News18 India, powered by Colors and MTV and partnered by One India, the Marquee Awards saw the entire marketing fraternity come together to recognise brands for their excellence in marketing, building sustainable and path breaking brands.
Hindustan Unilever won the coveted Green Marketer Award, which honours brands that have strived and conquered, by keeping a close focus on environment sustainability. The Special Award for ‘Conquering an impregnable fortress’ was won by Bira 91. Pro Kabaddi League was recognised as the brand that ‘Traversed unchartered waters’, while Paytm was recognised for ‘Riding on an emerging wave’. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter was awarded for ‘Breathing new life into a category’, Indian Accent was recognised for ‘Creating a Global Impact’, while Oppo was recognised for ‘Carving out a Niche’ for themselves in a highly competitive category.
Banking – HDFC Bank
Ravi Santhanam, Chief Marketing Officer, HDFC Bank Ltd: “It’s a proud moment for all of us at HDFC Bank for this win at the inaugural edition of Marquees 2017. It reinforces our commitment to be more customers focused and do everything right for the customer.”
Homecare – Vim (Hindustan Unilever)
Ishtpreet Singh, Marketing Head, Household Cleaning, India at HUL: “It’s a great honour winning this Award at Marquees 2017 and for a brand like Vim, which is a category creator to have been recognised is a big honour for the brand and the team behind.”
Food – Wai Wai Noodles (CG Global)
Varun Chaudhary, Executive Director, CG Corp Global: “It’s a prestigious honour to be felicitated with the remarkable recognition at Marquees 2017 under Food Category for the brand as well as for the team.”
Breathing New Life Into a Category – Honda Motorcycle & Scooter
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd: “This is a special award given for ‘Breathing New Life Into a Category’. Since, it’s a special recognition it ultimately gives you pleasure to have this award. For Honda, when we entered in 2001, the scooter market was going down and most of the auto pundits had declared that scooters would die, but today after 16 years, the largest selling two-wheelers in the country are scooters. We are very proud and thank all our customers who have repost their trust and faith in the brand Honda.”
Telecom Handset – Xiaomi
Sushant Sreeram, India Marketing Head at Xiaomi: “It feels awesome holding this remarkable award, but more than anything else, I am just accepting this award on the behalf of my entire team and fans across the country.”