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Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. declared Enterprise of the Year - 2023 at NaME Awards by IBC

White Rivers Media won the Agency of the Year

Mumbai, March 12, 2023: The winners of the 4th National Marketing Excellence (NaME) Awards were announced by the Indian Business Council (IBC) on 3rd March 2023 at the NaME Awards and Conference organized at VITS, Mumbai. The top winners of this year are HDFC Securities Ltd., Voot Select, Amazon MiniTV, White Rivers Media, Schbang, Hansa Equity, LIC, Bajaj Finserv, #ARM Worldwide, ITC Ltd., ICICI Direct, CAG, Columbia Pacific Communities, Lulu Hypermarket, Moving Pixels Private Limited, Airtel, and more. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is the winner of the prestigious Enterprise of the Year. The Agency of the Year award was bagged by White Rivers Media.


Winners of NaME Awards 2023

The event also witnessed keynote address on ‘The Boom of Influencer Marketing: How Can Upcoming Brands Join the Bandwagon?’ by Ms. Shweta Papriwal, Vice President - Content|Marketing|Communications – blinkX by JMFL. A Special Address was given by Ms. Deepali Naair, VP - Director, Bengaluru Digital Sales Centre & Digital Sales Centre Growth (JAPAC), IBM. Deepali apprised the audience on B2B Marketing in the Digital Age: Exploring the Best Practices.

The conference section of NaME also included a panel discussion on the topic, ‘Trends 2023: The Marketing roadmap for the next calendar year.’ The august panelists were Ms. Sakshi Dalela, Head of Marketing & Communications, PGIM India Mutual Fund; Mr. Aman Kanjhlia, Head of IPS & Brand Solution, HT Digital Stream Ltd.; Mr. Suvranghsu Banerjee, Head - Marketing, Dish TV India; and Shetanshu Dixit, Lead Digital Communications, Pernod Richard India while Mr. Manas Gulati, Co-founder & CEO, #ARM Worldwide moderated the session. The panel discussed ways of standing out in the video content clutter, strengthening voice search, the rise and rise of podcasts, moment marketing, user-generated content, and leveraging AI.


Panel discussion at NaME

NaME Awards is conducted by IBC every year to laud brands, agencies, and individuals who have set benchmarks in marketing with their campaigns. After all, a lot is in the NaME! The winners this year was picked by a 16-member jury comprising of seasoned marketing professionals including Mr. Ankoor Dasguupta, Vice President - Content | Social | Creative at ARM Worldwide, Mr. Vishal Singh, India GM & Global Marketing Head at Moca Technology Limited, Mr. Aman Kanjhlia, Head of IPs & Brand Solution, HT Digital Stream Ltd., Mr. Imran Qadri, Marketing & PR Head- Greater Asia & India, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Mr. Anil Kumar Singh, Head - SEO & Organic Growth, HT Media, Mr. Prashant Kulkarni, CMO - Carnival Group & Co-founder - The Good People Connect, Mr. Suvrangshu Banerjee, Head - Marketing, Dish TV India, Mr. Zubin Kutar, Head Of Digital Marketing and Transformation & Acquisition, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited, Mr. Rohan Jain, Business Operation Head - Sony AATH & Marketing Head - English & Infotainment Channels, Sony Pictures Networks India, Ms. Priyanka Sehgal, Founder, Sparkles Dating/ LitDigital Inc., Mr. Shrishail Deshnur, Senior Director, Head Consumer Marketing, Cipla, Mr. Shrenik Gandhi, Co-founder and CEO, White Rivers Media, Mr. Amit Purohit, VP & Head- Digital Business, Aditya Birla Sunlife Asset Management Company, Mr. Balaji Vaidayanathan, Director and Head of Marketing – Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEEMEA), Franklin Templeton, Ms. Archana Aggarwal, Vice President - Media, Airtel, and Ms. Piali Dasgupta, Senior VP Marketing, Columbia Pacific Communities.

“It has been yet another wonderful experience being a part of the Jury fraternity of Indian Business Council. It is always delighting getting to see a bunch of powerful entries and to see closely as to how the digital ecosystem is evolving. The NaME Awards was organized very well and I expresse my gratitude to the organizers for making me a part of this wonderful association. Hearty congratulations to all the winners and everyone who submitted entries.” said Ankoor Dasguupta, Vice President - Content | Social | Creative at ARM Worldwide.

About National Marketing Excellence (NaME) Awards: For those that ask ‘what’s in a name?”, NaME Awards asserts the significance of a brand name. The occasion is a way to salute people who have worked with a penchant for years to build the name of a brand.

About IBC: The Indian Business Council is an industry association represented by entities and organizations from all sectors of India Inc. that collectively work towards developing a business ecosystem defined by collective growth and enhancement of ease of doing business in India. IBC is currently working in the areas of policy recommendations, market intelligence, industry networking, thought leadership, industry recognition, and awards. For more details, visit www.indianbusinesscouncil.org.

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