Kochi: Kochi-based advertising and communications agency Popkon Creatives has won the Agency of the Year Award at Pepper Awards 2018. Conducted by the Pepper Creative Awards Trust, Pepper Awards is one of the biggest advertising events of its kind in South India.
Popkon bagged One Gold, Nine Silvers, Two Bronze and Two Finalist certifications on their way to becoming the Agency of the Year. The Agency of the Year award was accorded on the basis of maximum points received in all categories of the competition.
Pepper 2018, the annual creative awards competition, has received an overwhelming response with over 700 entries from 75 agencies vying for the honours in more than 100 categories. Malayala Manorama and Mathrubhumi shared the Advertiser of the Year award.
The Award Jury had Prathap Suthan (CCO, Bang in the Middle) as its Chairman along with leading advertising professionals including Raj Nair (CEO & CCO, Madison BMB), KS Chakravarthy (CCO, Tidal Brand 7 & Digital), Meera (CEO & CCO, Tigress Tigress), KV Sridhar (CCO, Hypercollective) and Athul Kattukaran (Partner, First December Films & Ad film maker).
Popkon was founded in 2016 by three ad professionals Jaison Antony, Ratheesh Menon and Sanil C.A., the partners of Popkon. With in two years into the business, Popkon has grown into one of the most creatively exuberant advertising agencies in Kerala.
Jaison has over two decades of experience behind him. Having spent much of it in Stark Communications, he got to work for various leading brands including Kerala Tourism, Malayala Manorama, Karnataka Tourism, Radio Mango etc.
Ratheesh is an art-director-turned client servicing professional who leads Popkon and heads its Business Development activities.
Sanil too comes with around 2 decades of advertising experience and has worked on various brands including Federal Bank, Bhima Jewellers, Andhra Tourism, Malayala Manorama and The Week.
The clients of Popkon include Deshabhimani, Greenix Village, Alapatt Heritage, Absa, Pling, Fresh to Home, Nila Soaps, Gokul Oottupura, Kitchen Tellicherry and so on.