Chennai: MediaNews4U.com has successfully concluded its twin events initiative, ‘The Southside Story’ report, advertising handbook launch and The GameChangers award ceremony that acknowledged the path-breaking contributions across various segments of Media, Content, Advertising, and Marketing.
The GameChangers Award comprises Regional Awards, National Awards, and Editorial Choice Award. Under the regional category Television professional and documentary maker, late Bala Kailasam was posthumously honored with the GameChangers 2019 award for creating legendary content for television that was by Geetha Kailasam.
Entrepreneur C.K. Kumaravel received the award under lifestyle category and Jayshree Ravindran, founder and managing trustee of Ability Foundation, was acknowledged under the social impact category. Under various media categories, Mariam Mathew Mammen, CEO of Manorama Online, was selected for the award for Online Media, Zee Entertainment Executive Vice President (South Cluster) Siju Prabhakaran for Television and B. Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of Vikatan groups, under the Digital Content Platform.
Rajeev Nambiar, President, and CEO of Hello FM received the Regional GameChangers award for radio and Rajiv Chilaka, Managing Director of Green Gold Animation, for animation category, for making Chhota Bheem a worldwide identifiable character.
The National GameChangers awards were given to three categories namely Advertising, Media and Marketing. Bata India Vice President (Marketing) Anand Narang was selected for the GameChangers award in marketing, MX Player CEO Karan Bedia for Media and Ashish Bhasin, CEO, APAC, and Chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network, in the Advertising category.
Advertising Industry Veteran Ramesh Narayan, founder of Canco Advertising and Senior Office bearer of IAA India Chapter and APAC was conferred with the National Editorial Choice Award for his selfless contribution to Advertising Industry and for sphere heading many Social initiatives.