Kochi: Mathrubhumi has won ‘Advertiser of the Year Award’ in 12th edition of Pepper Creative Awards, the largest creative awards in South India and the second largest in India. Balki aka R Balakrishnan, Popular Bollywood filmmaker and former chairman of advertising agency Lowe Lintas, presented the award to team Mathrubhumi in the ceremony at Le Meridien Convention Centre in Kochi.
Mathrubhumi is winning the award for two consecutive years since 2017. With 4 Gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze and 6 finalist wins, Mathrubhumi brought home a whopping 16 metals, under its various brands including MB daily, Club FM, MB News and Online vertical. Mathrubhumi Media Solutions (print) national head Kamal Krishnan and Senior General Manager (Marketing) George Sebastian represented team Mathrubhumi at the event.
“Advertisements are part of our culture. Like Mumbai, Kerala is also one of the important hub of Indian advertising industry,” said Balki in his inaugural speech. 650 entries from 75 agencies across South India, under various categories have been judged during 12th edition of Pepper Awards.
Prathap Suthan, Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner of Bang in the Middle; KV Sridhar, ‘pops’ Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Hyper Collective; K S Chakravarthy, Co-founder and CCO of Tidal 7 Brand and Digital; Raj Nair, CCO and CEO of Madison BMB; Meera Sarath, CEO and CCO of Tigress Tigress; Atul Kattukaran, the renowned ad film maker were the jury members. Dinesh Swamy, Chief Creative Officer of Liqvd Asia, also graced the ceremony.
Commenting about the occasion, M V Shreyams, Kumar, Joint Managing Director, Mathrubhumi said “It’s been an overwhelming experience to witness win for the group on such a grand industry platform. I congratulate my team for demonstrating such high quality work across such a wide category range. We hope to get more acclaimed recognitions in the years to come.”