The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) announced winners of the 2020 Smarties India Awards through their first virtual edition. Concluding the Smarties awards for the year, the annual virtual gala saw a full line-up of 65 award recipients in mobile strategy as well as industry-focused categories, celebrating outstanding achievements and effectiveness across the vast mobile marketing ecosystem.
In the industry awards segment, Spotify India was awarded âPublisher of the Yearâ. Isobar India was recognised as âAgency of the Yearâ while Aditya Birla Capital clinched the esteemed âMarketer of the Yearâ as well as âBest in Showâ with âWhat if you could #InteractWithTheFuture?â. Brand of the year went to Netflix India and Enabling technology company of the year was bagged by Affle second time in a row.
âThe MMA Forum and Smarties have, over time, created an industry ecosystem that brings the greatest marketing minds on to one platform to identify and celebrate the plethora of emerging talent and technologies in the industry. It is exciting to see that marketers have matured to truly leverage mobileâs interactive capabilities to deliver real business results for brands. This year we had an overwhelming response in the winning from home category highlight the growing significance of mobile in extraordinary times and the multiplicity of its application making it an omnipresent platform,â said Moneka Khurana, Country Head, MMA India.
âBeing a premier digital media marketing event & an award platform, there couldnât have been a better time than this to talk about digital & its overall impact. The entrants this year have done some fabulous work; huge callout to the spirit of all teams who are navigating through these difficult times. Being a juror this year, we were deliberated at several points while giving away awards. I am hoping this becomes an inspirational platform for others to take mobile marketing as a platform more seriously,â said Priya Nair, MMA India Chair person and Executive Director, Beauty & Personal care, Hindustan Unilever Limited.
Merrill Pereyra, Managing Director, Pizza Hut, Indian Subcontinent who is also this yearâs Jury Chair, said, âServing as Jury chairperson was a phenomenal learning experience. The overall judging process & collaboration with my fellow jury members was truly rewarding. It definitely wasnât easy to shortlist the winners as each entry displays its calibre in a unique & innovative way which exhibits the evolved concepts brought forth by MMA. Seeing the various nuances of many of these categories & how evolved mobile marketing has become is quite captivating. I congratulate all the brands that showcased their work at the Smarties India 2020.â
For the full list of winners click here.