Goa: Dentsu Webchutney, the digital agency from the house of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), has been named the ‘Digital, PR and Direct Specialist of the Year’ at the Goafest Abbys, 2019 edition. While WATConsult and Isobar have bagged 4 awards each, Carat has brought home 3 metals. Happy mcgarrybowen and Dentsu Impact followed suit with 2 metals and 1 metal respectively. With wins across an entire gamut of categories — ranging from digital and PR to direct and media — DAN has proven its prowess across categories.
Overall, DAN has won the maximum number of metals as a group at the Goafest Abbys this year with 15 Gold, 15 Silver and 26 Bronze wins – a total of 56 metals in its pool.
Commenting on the network’s performance, Ashish Bhasin, CEO- Greater South, Dentsu Aegis Network and Chairman & CEO India said, “Goafest has always been the biggest industry celebration and this year was no exception. The whole scale and quality presentations, the sessions and the speakers were absolutely fantastic. This year, about 400 organisations participated in Goafest either as delegates or entrants to awards and I’m ecstatic to witness our agencies winning awards across the spectrum. The group has demonstrated brilliant levels of innovation that I am extremely proud of. My special congratulations to Sidharth Rao and the entire Dentsu Webchutney team for creating such amazing work.”
On the agency’s remarkable performance, Sidharth Rao, CEO & Co-founder, Dentsu Webchutney said, “It’s incredible to know that what is usually known as a digital-first agency, has bagged the highest haul of metals across categories at the Abbys. We’re all super proud at Dentsu Webchutney. In 20 years of being in the business, times have changed for the entire digital ecosystem, and we’re humbled to be torchbearers on its behalf!”
“There’s pride in how we have learned to nurture the ideas to the biggest stages with disruptive clients who demand excellence. We use the term “kill your babies” a lot at Webchutney, and the breadth of campaigns that won, shows we have a lot more coming. This is the strongest team we’ve ever got together, and they’re ready to reach new heights in 2019,” he added.