Srinivasan Swamy, CMD of RK Swamy BBDO inducted into IAA Hall of Fame

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:59 AM IST
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(Left to Right)  Dr. Micheal Oren, Srinivasan Swamy, Mukesh Ambani, Ramesh Narayan and PM Balakrishna launch ‘Gandhi - The Great Communicator’. |

Mumbai : Veteran Srinivasan Swamy who is the CMD of RK Swamy BBDO Pvt. Ltd, was inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame, at the recently held IAA Leadership Awards at Trident Hotel, Mumbai. The International Advertising Association’s (IAA) India Chapter had announced the winners for the fifth edition of the coveted Leadership Awards.

The IAA Media Agency Leader and Creative Agency Leader Award went to Vikram Sakhuja, Madison Communications Pvt. Ltd. and Sonal Dabral, Ogilvy respectively. The coveted IAA Media Leader Award went to Rajan Anandan, Google while Mukesh Ambani, CMD of Reliance Industries, was named as the IAA Business Leader of the Year. Powered by COLORS, the prestigious event was flagged off by Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani and Deputy Minister of the diplomacy, PM’s office, Government of Israel, Dr. Michael Oren. Yet another highlight of the occasion was the unveiling of the book ‘Gandhi – The Great Communicator’.  The awards saw leaders representing advertising, marketing and media honoured by a group of pre-eminent guests.

Excellence in Journalism was celebrated with Rahul Joshi, Network18 News winning the IAA Editorial Leader award and Shereen Bhan, CNBC-TV18 winning the IAA Leader – TV Anchor of the year.  The Brand Endorsement Leader award went to Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt.

On being awarded the Business Leader of the Year award, Ambani said, “On behalf of all of us at Reliance Industries, we would like to thank the jury and IAA for this recognition.”

Commenting on the occasion, Ramesh Narayan, newly elected President of IAA said, “IAA Leadership Awards 2017 has been a memorable event thanks to the distinguished guests, esteemed jury and an exhaustive list of quantitative and qualitative parameters that have helped recognise outstanding campaigns and we have cherished our partnership with COLORS.”

Winner List – 5th Edition of the IAA Leadership Awards 2017

Sr NoCATEGORY NAMEWINNER NAME
1IAA Business LeaderMukesh Ambani, CMD, Reliance Industries Limited
2IAA Hall of FameSrinivasan Swamy, R K Swamy BBDO Pvt Ltd
3IAA Media Agency LeaderVikram Sakhuja, Madison Communications Pvt. Ltd.
4IAA Creative Agency LeaderSonal Dabral, Ogilvy
5IAA Media LeaderRajan Anandan, Google
6IAA Editorial LeaderRahul Joshi, Network18 News
7IAA Leader – TV AnchorShereen Bhan, CNBC-TV18
8IAA Brand Endorsement LeaderAmitabh Bachchan
9IAA Brand Endorsement LeaderAlia Bhatt
10Marketer of the Year – Home ImprovementAmit Syngle, President – Sales & Marketing Asian Paints Ltd.
11Marketer of the Year – BankingAshish Marone, Head Marketing Communication, HDFC Bank Ltd.
12Marketer of the Year – InsuranceShiv Prabhat, Executive Director- Micro Insurance Life Insurance Corporation of India
13Marketer of the Year – FMCG -FoodKishore Jhala Chief Operating Officer, GCMMF (Amul)
14Marketer of the Year – Consumer Durables – ElectronicsRanjivjit Singh, Sr. VP Marketing Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
15Marketer of the Year – Consumer Durables – OthersRanjivjit Singh, Sr. VP Marketing Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
16Marketer of the Year – Auto (Two Wheelers)Y S Guleria, Vice President – Marketing Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.
17Marketer of the Year – Auto (Four Wheelers)Randhir Singh Kalsi, Sr. Executive Director- Marketing & Sales Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
18Marketer of the Year – E-CommerceRavi Desai, CMO Amazon India Seller Service Pvt Ltd
19Marketer of the Year – FMCG -BeveragesAnjana Ghosh, Director Marketing Bisleri International Pvt Ltd
20Marketer of the Year – FMCG – HomecarePradeep Wadekar Head Sales – Western Region , RSPL Limited
21Marketer of the Year – FMCG – Personal careShalini Raghavan, CMO L’Oréal India Pvt. Ltd
22Marketer of the Year – RetailPawan Sarda, Group Head – Digital Future Retail Limited
23Marketer of the Year – Mobile DevicesRanjivjit Singh, SVP Marketing Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
24Marketer of the Year – TelecomAdarsh Verma – Head Marketing, Bharti Airtel Ltd.

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