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News18 India presents Marquees 2017 to debut today

The grand ceremony will be attended by some of the top CEOs, CMOs, Agency heads and other stalwarts from across industries

The Advertising Club, India’s foremost platform for marketing, advertising and media fraternity, is all set to announce the winners of the coveted Marquees 2017. Presented by News18 India, the Marquees will recognize the best in the field of marketing.

The inaugural edition of the Marquees 2017 will be held today at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. The grand ceremony will be attended by some of the top CEOs, CMOs, Agency heads and other stalwarts from across industries. Smriti Irani, the Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Textiles, will be the chief guest of honour for Marquees 2017.

News18 India - the Hindi general news channel from Network18 known for its cutting-edge content and fearless brand of journalism, is the presenting sponsor for the Marquees which will recognize the creative work of brands and agencies which has stood out in the previous year. The channel is proud to partner with Marquees 2017 in acknowledging distinguished marketers for their innovative campaigns.

Avinash Kaul

Speaking about associating with Marquees 2017, Avinash Kaul, President- Network18 and MD - A+E Networks/TV18, said, “Network18 through its front-running Hindi general news brand News18 India believes in acknowledging talent that has transformational potential. As a news organisation, we bring cutting-edge stories that prompt authorities into action. Similarly, we believe  Marquees 2017 will recognise forward thinking marketers who create campaigns to inspire positive change. The multi-disciplinary jury panel of industry legends is sure to bring further credence and value to the awards, making it a much sought-after event for marketers.”

The Marquees 2017 endeavour to evaluate and recognize the success of brands by judging them on the basis of their strategy, pricing, distribution and consumer engagement - highlighting the impact of brand management on business. Apart from the regular category awards for sectors such as FMCG, banking, auto, insurance, telecom, DTH, consumer durables and E-commerce, the Marquees will also have special awards that will recognize brands who have made a name for themselves outside of the traditional industries.

The awards will be a judged by a panel of eminent experts from the industry – consisting of Jury Chair, Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited and other jury members which include – Harsh Goenka, Chairman – RPG Enterprises, Naveen Chopra – Ex-COO, Vodafone & Senior Advisor – TPG Capital, Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder – UpGrad, Dilip Cherian, Founding Partner – Perfect Relations, Agnello Dias, Chairman & Founder – Taproot India and CVL Srinivas, CEO South Asia – GroupM.


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