From left: Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka team receiving the award – Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. Managing Director Ranil De Silva, Leo Burnett Solutions Inc.Chief Operating Officer Arosha Perera, Arc Worldwide Sri Lanka Engagement Planning Manager Wasim Akram and Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. Head of Operations Mehnaz Ilhamdeen
From left: Leo Burnett, Sri Lanka team with the award – MSLGROUP Sri Lanka Director Caryll Van Dort, Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. Chief Operating Officer Arosha Perera, Arc Worldwide Sri Lanka Engagement Planning Manager Wasim Akram, Leo Burnett Solutions Inc.Managing Director Ranil De Silva, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Director Nitish Mukherjee and Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. Head of Operations Mehnaz Ilhamdeen
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, the local office of the global advertising network Leo Burnett Worldwide, repeated its success at Campaign Asia’s Agency of the Year (AOY) awards by securing the Gold for Agency of the Year for the Rest of South Asia.
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Managing Director Ranil de Silva together with the members from the team attended this celebration of marketing communications in South Asia held in Mumbai, India.
Campaign Asia is the most respected industry publication which is published across five continents by Haymarket. Its annual AOY awards have rapidly grown to become the most coveted award in the marketing communications industry as these awards recognize advertising agencies beyond its creative product. Several agencies in the region from India and the rest of the region, which includes Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, compete for these coveted awards. Leo Burnett Sri Lanka outperformed several contenders from Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries to once again win the Gold award this year. Leo Burnett Sri Lanka continued its success from previous years to win the title of Agency of the Year for the Rest of South Asia 2016.
Commenting on Leo Burnett’s success at the AOY Awards in 2016, de Silva stated, “This accolade is very special as it recognizes several aspects of our performance as it not only recognizes the creative successes we have achieved in 2016. This award rewards business growth, financial performance, CSR, professional development activity, leadership and contribution to the industry. In other words, it is the best all-rounder in the business.
The collective efforts of the team enabled us to shine throughout the year and we were able to secure outstanding results both as a business and for our people. Our commitment, passion and dedication translated into a strong performance at the world’s leading festivals as well as at the most recognized festivals in the Asia and Pacific region. The Campaign Asia Gold award for Agency of the Year in the Rest of South Asia is a tribute to the team for everything they did to fulfil client expectations and to make difference.
This accolade is a very fitting finale to what has been an eventful and very rewarding year. It is definitely a wonderful way to celebrate the year, a year that was studded with many achievements, glories, laughter, successes and milestones. I believe we are well poised to make 2017 a truly inspiring and an exceptionally rewarding year for our clients, the team, the industry and for Sri Lanka.”
For more than 20 years, Campaign Asia’s Agency of the Year Awards have celebrated the achievements of the region’s advertising industry, recognizing strong leadership, creativity, innovation, stellar new business performances, the development of talent in the region and contributions to the industry at large. The aim of this awards programme is to reward the industry’s top performers in South Asia, the Asia-Pacific, Greater China, Japan and Korea, whilst giving them the chance to shine within their local markets, their agency networks and respective regions.