Campaign India Team
Mar 03, 2014

Lowe’s R Balki and IPG’s Shashi Sinha win top agency honours at IAA Leadership Awards 2014

Ramesh Narayan inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’; ZEEL’s Punit Goenka is ‘Media Person of the Year’

Lowe’s R Balki and IPG’s Shashi Sinha win top agency honours at IAA Leadership Awards 2014

The second edition of the International Advertising Association India chapter’s IAA Leadership Awards were hosted in Mumbai on 1 March 2014.

Among agency awards, R Balki, chairman and chief creative officer, Lowe Lintas & Partners, was crowned ‘Creative Agency Head of the Year’, while Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Mediabrands India, took the ‘Media Agency Head of the Year’ title.

Ramesh Narayan, founder of Canco Advertising, was inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame. Punit Goenka of ZEEL was adjudged ‘Media Person of the Year’, while Gulab Kothari of Rajasthan Patrika emerged ‘Editor of the Year’. The ‘News Anchor of the Year’ title went to Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief, Times Now.

Nitin Paranjpe was awarded the ‘CEO of the Year’ title.

BL Joshi, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, presented awards to winners across advertising, media and marketing.

View all the winners here:

IAA Leadership Awards




CEO of The Year

Nitin Paranjpe, Hindustan Unilever

Media Person of The Year

Punit Goenka, Zee Network

News Anchor of the Year

Arnab Goswami, Times Now

Editor of the Year

Dr. Gulab Kothari, Rajasthan Patrika

Hall of Fame

Ramesh Narayan

Brand Ambassador OF The Year: Male

Shah Rukh Khan

Brand Ambassador OF The Year: Female

Priyanka Chopra

Media Agency Head of the Year

Shashi Sinha, IPG Mediabrands

Creative Agency Head of the Year

R. Balkrishnan, Lowe Lintas & Partners

Marketer of the Year: Banking

Kartik Jain, HDFC Bank

Marketer of the Year: Insurance

Sanjay Tripathy, HDFC Life Insurance

Marketer of the Year: Auto: 2 Wheeler

Anil Dua, Hero Motocorp

Marketer of the Year: Auto Passenger Vehicles

Rakesh Srivastava, Hyundai Motor India

Marketer of the Year: Mobile Services

Shashi Shankar, Idea Cellular

Marketer of the Year: Mobile Devices

Shubhodip Pal, Micromax

Marketer of the Year: FMCG: Personal Care, Laundry and Toiletries

Arun Srinivas, Hindustan Unilever

Marketer of the Year: FMCG: Foods & Beverages

Rajesh VL, ITC Limited Foods Division

Marketer of the Year: FMCG: Consumer Durables

Sandeep Tiwari, Samsung India Electronics

Marketer of the Year: Home Improvement

Kumar Pillay, Ultratech Cement

Marketer of the Year: Household Products

Sonali Dhawan, Proctor & Gamble

Marketer of the Year: E-commerce

Ravi Vora,

Srinivasan Swamy, president - IAA India chapter; VP-development - IAA Asia Pacific; and chairman, RK Swamy Hansa Group,said, "While management is about doing things right, leadership is about doing the right things. Today I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the winners who have outdone themselves this year as well as every nominee for showing what leadership means. I am glad to see another successful year at the event this year and look forward to many more years to come."

Colors was the presenting sponsor of the awards for the second year running. Raj Nayak, CEO,  Colors, said, "To recognise, encourage and celebrate excellence in leadership – that is what we have done at the IAA, a vibrant association which I have had the opportunity to lead. I would like to thank IAA for giving us the honour to be associated with this event, and congratulate the winners for their outstanding contribution towards the growth of the industry. We look forward to growing this association with the IAA year-on-year and applaud the hardwork of individuals on this national platform.”


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