JWT India wins Asia Pacific Agency of the Year at AdFest 2010

29 July, 2010


INDIA JWT has once again come out on top at AdFest, clinching the most Gold awards out of all participating agency networks at the 2010 show. And JWT INDIA has literally swept the Asia Pacific Awards with maximum impact, Winning 3 Gold Lotuses, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronzes and 6 Finalist Merit awards overall across Film Lotus, Press, Poster, Direct and Film Craft Lotus categories. The long awaited AdFest results were announced yesterday and JWT AsiaPac, in total walked away with five Gold, six Silver, seven Bronze, 18 Finalist, one Lotus Roots, one 360 Lotus and one Best (in Direct).

“Powerful brands have powerful ideas at the core. At JWT effectiveness is paramount and very satisfying when our ideas work in the marketplace. We are delighted. International acclaim and Jury recognition is reaffirmation of our core philosophy to do good creative work and for our reputation in driving successful brands,” said Colvyn Harris - CEO JWT India.

A big winner for the network was Fujifilm “Funeral,” which took home two Golds in Press and Poster. A 3 ad campaign created to highlight the smile capture feature of Fuji cameras.
JWT India’s other Gold went to Balwadi Night School “Street to School” Campaign that won top honors in the Outdoor category. This Campaign was designed to educate street children on the street itself using projections of letters with corresponding simple visuals from the street itself.

JWT India brought home Silver for their Apollo Hospitals “Blood Donation” film and Godrej Security Solutions “Torn Envelope” while Fujifilm campaign took 2 Silvers.

JWT India added to their Lotus tally with Bronze Lotuses for the Listerine Film “The Snake Charmer”, which also won Finalist merit in Film Craft Lotus and Lotus Roots Best Asian Work categories. Horlicks Pro-Height “Pro-Height Room”, Karmayog.org “Litter to Lamps” and another Bronze for Fujifilm “Airport”. “The idea is the centre of the universe for all communication designed for our clients and we have been working hard at pushing the creative envelope across brands. Winning Agency of The Year at the Asia Pacific level is huge motivation for our Creative teams across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata to do even better and work harder on the ideas this year. The next step is obviously to aim higher and if we continue to create ideas that are uniquely Indian, born out of local human insights, campaigns will become successful marketing case studies and the work will surely strike heavy metal.” said Senthil Kumar – Executive Creative Director & Chairman: JWT India Creative Council.

Last year too, JWT was network of the year with JWT India winning the coveted Lotus Roots Grand Prix, Two golds and several silvers and bronzes for work on the Chennai ‘ Naaka Mukka “ launch of The Times Of India, Arjuna The Archer for Sulekha.com and several other ideas. With this result, JWT India has really transformed itself to be the Hottest Creative Agency not just in India, but across the Asia Pacific region.

About JWT

JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues its dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content for brands such as Freixenet, Ford and HSBC.

JWT’s pioneering spirit enables the agency to forge deep relationships with clients including Bayer, Cadbury, Diageo, DTC, Ford, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nokia, Rolex, Royal Caribbean, Schick, Shell, Unilever, Vodafone and many others. JWT’s parent company is WPP (NASDAQ:WPPGY).

About JWT APAC

JWT opened their first offices in Asia Pacific in 1929. JWT APAC, now headquartered in Singapore has 3,000 employees spread across 18 countries. Not only are we recognized as one of the largest and most experienced agencies in APAC, but also one of the most creative. In 2009, we captured the most prestigious award—“Network of the Year”—at both of the regional creative awards shows, Spikes and Adfest.

In addition to working with JWT’s prestigious multinational clients, JWT APAC works with some of the Asia’s largest brands including Thai Airways, Singapore’s Economic Development Board, The Times of India and COFCO.

For more information contact:

IPAN Hill and Knowlton
Arneeta Vasudeva, Senior Associate Director, avasudeva@ipanhillandknowlton.com
Tondonsana RK, Management Associate, trk@ipanhillandknowlton.com

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