DDB MudraMax has event planning and event organization in its DNA, amongst its other specialities. The team executes all their client events with strong dedication and passion. But, this was one of the most sought after event for the team. Come March 27- 28, 2017, the entire 100+ strong team of DDB MudraMax got together at KenilWorth Resort and Spa, Goa to celebrate the DDB MudraMax’s annual get together- Summit 2017.
Hosted by Gour Gupta, CEO, DDB MudraMax and Sanjay Shukla, President, DDB MudraMax ( OOH, Events & Experiential); the two day get together saw attendees from agency’s offices across the country along with an attendance of the DDB Mudra’s Group Operating Board Members including Vineet Gupta, Aditya Kanthy, Rita Verma, Anurag Bansal and Madhukar Kamath.
Summit 2017 presented an annual opportunity for the team to get away from their daily grind, bond with their colleagues and reboot for the upcoming year. Amongst other agendas, the Summit mainly focussed on celebrating the victories of 2016 and gearing up for Mission 2019.
Day 1 saw all the teams flying in to the venue from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurgaon amongst other locations. The colleagues spent a relaxing day exploring the resort and getting acquainted to each other. The evening had a ‘Black and White’ themed networking dinner for all the Mudraites. This flowed into the night with endless conversations, laughter, swapping of stories and of course; photo sessions.
Beginning with a scrumptious breakfast, the Day 2 focussed on independent sessions by the team leads presenting their teams and its ups and downs from 2016. The teams also presented their key strengths, their opportunities for growth and their agenda for the year 2017. Sanjay Shukla in his innate Bollywood style, opened the floor for the teams to present their agendas and supported them by highlighting their victories from the year 2016. The show however, was stolen by an interesting parody of the Bollywood classic film ‘Sholay’. This version of Sholay had the agency’s bosses- Sanjay and Gour portrayed as the leading action characters of the movie- Jai and Veeru, who save the day with their sheer valour.
The evening was reserved for the coveted Internal Awards Night rightfully named ‘Night of the stars’, where the top performers and teams were appreciated with a trophies and awards.
The winners’ list is as below-
Best 3 Campaigns – Experiential
Toyota Innova Crysta Launch
Premier Futsal League
World Cup Kabaddi
Best 3 Campaign – OOH
PNB Housing Finance
Britannia Nutri Choice
Best in Operations Person
Joint Runner Up- Amit Tulsan and Pradeep Nagar
Winner- Amit Dubey
Best Buyer (OOH) – Senior Category
Winner- Bhaskar Pandey
Best Buyer (OOH) – Junior Category
Winner- Chirag Jain
Best Creative Person
Winner- Kieren Baptista
Runner Up- Rajinder Pardesi
Second Joint Runner Up- Alison Vales, Shravan Mairale
Best Client Servicing (OOH) – Senior Category
Winner- Jubil Thomas
Best Client Servicing (Experiential) – Junior Category
Winner- Ashish Makwana
Runner Up- Nikhil Mehndirata
Best Client Servicing (Experiential) – Senior Category
Winner- Priya Misra
Runner Up- Manish Kalra
Best Business Development (Experiential) – Junior Category
Winner- Nussarat Ibrahim
Runner Up- Rohit Mathur
Best Business Development (Experiential) – Senior Category
Winner- Prashant Jain
Runner Up- Wilson Rodrigues
Best Business Development (OOH) – Senior Category
Winner- Ankit Seth
Runner Up- Ashish Grover
Special Recognition Awards– Team ITC
Jayaram Nair, Manish Kalra, Jesal Parikh, Karan Shiwalkar, Arpan Jain, Shravan Mairale, Kieran Baptista, Rajesh Khanna, Trishna Ghosh, Shailendra Thakur, S. N. Mishra, Umesh Trivedi, Rajesh Sharma, Ashok Singh, Prasanta Kangsabanik, Jaydip Sarkar and Subrata Das
Best Team 2016
Winner- Vijay Jain and Team
Vijay Jain, Jubil Thomas, Sumeer Handoo, Raza Syed, Chirag Jain, Ashfaq Zahoor, Prashant Joshi, Vivek Narvekar, Arpan Bhaduri, Pranav Lachhwani and Amresh Jain
Runner Up- Arpan Jain and Team
Arpan Jain, Alison Vales, Rajesh Khanna, Shravan Mairale, Rajinder Pardesi, Kieren Baptista, Kameshwari Srinivasan, Trishna Ghosh, Rahul Kilekar, Anagha Nimbulkar, Harshad Waghmare, Punit Shah, Chandan Jadhav, Rishi Wadhvan and Raj Yedre
During the Award ceremony, all the team mates were enthralled by the steller and entertaining performances of a dance troop called ‘The A team’, the world renowned juggler- Jyoti Ram and the award winning illusionist- Edmundo. The fire juggler- Wendell Gray, even gave a few interesting Limbo dancing lessons to the attendees. The crowd cheered on as he performed his famous fire tricks and repeated his catch phrase, “Itna Aasan Nahi Hai.” (It’s not that easy). The team showed true unity when a rocking dance performance led by Kameshwari Srinivasan was about to be hurdled due to a technical glitch, but was saved by the crowd singing their dance number in unison, loud enough for them to dance upon! The team’s comradeship even made the attending Group Operating Board members applaud the team’s strong sense of unity and brotherhood.
The Awards Night flowed to the dance floor filled with all the Mudraites dancing to the thumping beats of Hollywood and Bollywood Music, calling it a wrap to a fabulous Summit 2017.