J. Walter Thompson South Asia swept Goafest 2015 with as many as 57 metals, the highest tally for a group this year. J. Walter Thompson India bagged 35 awards, while its sister agency Contract Advertising won 22 awards.
“It is a euphoric win for us this year at the Abbys. Both J. Walter Thompson India and Contract Advertising performed brilliantly, raising the standards of creativity of J. Walter Thompson South Asia group even further. Our win at the popularly known Oscars of Indian advertising, is testimonial to the commitment for the work we do for our clients,” said Tarun Rai, CEO J. Walter Thompson, South Asia on the big win.
“What gives me even more satisfaction is that between J. Walter Thompson and Contract, we have swept 57 metals and ranked as #1 and #2 respectively,” he added.
J. Walter Thompson India won 9 Golds, 8 Silvers and 18 Bronze. The most awarded campaign of last year, Nike’s Make Every Yard Count picked up as many as 8 metals followed by Eyeamindian campaign for North East today. Besides these, the work for Tata AIA, Rotary International, ICARE Eye Hospital, Godrej, Save The Children India, Nestle` KitKat and Alpino, Godrej Security Solutions, Kellogg’s and Jeevansathi.com also picked up several awards across various categories.
Contract Advertising was ranked 2nd highest with as many as 22 awards including 4 Golds, 8 Silvers and 10 Bronze. They won maximum awards for their work on Tata Docomo, Asian paints Royale, Kenstar and Sugar Free.
“It is a fabulous feeling undoubtedly. To win so many metals at Goafest 2015. Contract is now back where it belongs – among the best creative agencies in India. And that was one of our main objectives. So kudos to the brilliant talent and team!,” said Rana Barua, CEO Contract Advertising.
Both the agencies picked up metals across all categories such as Direct, Brand Activation & Promotion, Branded Content & Entertainment, Print Craft, Radio and Radio Craft, Public Relations, Film & Film Craft, Digital Abbys, Design and OOH.
Besides J. Walter Thompson India and Contract Advertising, digital agency, Hungama Digital Services also picked up awards for their work on Intel (A Look Inside Dharavi) and Hyundai (Hyundai Grand Canvas-Auto Expo).