At the Global Awards for Brand Excellence during the World Brand Congress 2011, Ajay Garkal, Principal Associate of PR Grid received the ‘Most Effective Media Communication’ Award for PR Grid. The recently concluded World Brand Congress 2011 in Mumbai saw World Brand Experts talking about Sustainable Innovation being the key to success.
Commenting on the achievement in a professionally gratifying year, Ajay Garkal, Principal Associate, PR Grid expressed his thoughts, “Our endeavour is to consistently communicate in a transparent, credible and concise manner with the media and as a firm we are proud of the sound communication channels and understanding that we have been able to create and sustain between our clients and the media that covers their respective segments and industries.” Ajay Garkal was also felicitated with the “PR Professional of the Year” Award, at the 2nd CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding and Marketing held at SUNTEC Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre in July 2011.
The World Brand Congress Conclave 2011 held at Taj Land’s End on the 25th and 26th of November in Mumbai in India was attended by over 1000 CMOs, Brand Custodians, Marketing Heads and other top echelons of Brand Experts across the World. The speakers for this year at the 2 day Congress included Prof. Rohit Deshpande, Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School; Shane Gibson, Author, Guerrilla Social Media Marketing; Mr. Sandipan Ghosh, Global Head, Global Head, Marketing, Tiffany Foods Limited; Magnus Aspegren, Director - Singapore Studio, BMW Group (Designworks USA), Chris Aubrey, VP Global Retail Marketing Sport Performance, Adidas AG; Dr. Prodipta Sen, Executive Director, Alpha G:Corp; Alex Batchelor, Chief Operating Officer, BrainJuicer; Anthony Swart, Chief Executive Officer, The Brand Union; Bryan A. Pearson, President, LoyaltyOne Inc.; Morten Albaek, Group Senior Vice President, Group Marketing & Customer Insight, Vestas Wind Systems A/S; Dr. Neale Martin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sublime Behavior Marketing; Jonathan Kopp, Global Digital Director and Partner, Ketchum; Jack Bredenfoerder, Strategic Color Consultant and BV Color Strategy, among others.
The Congress this year was represented by 89 countries from across the world, including USA, UK, Germany, Russia, France, China, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Bangladesh, UAE, South Africa, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, HongKong, Pakistan, Korea, SriLanka and Oman, among many others. The World Brand Congress is the single largest rendezvous of the best brains behind some of the world’s most successful and sought after brands. The focus of the two day Congress in Mumbai was to discuss and influence the issues for innovation and change. This provided the ideal opportunity for interaction among leading companies through the Speakers’ Lounge keynote presentations, brainstorming sessions and interactive discussions. Quality up-to-date case studies from leading corporations provided a closer look at the improvements that the biggest companies in the market are currently implementing worldwide. The World Brand Congress is aimed at Company Chairs, Presidents, Directors and CEOs from among leading International and National Conglomerates and Brands that believe in making positive change happen. The World Brand Congress 2011 was supported and sponsored by Godfrey Phillips, Mahindra Rise, ESSAR, Reliance, Alpha G:Corp, Century Ply, HP, Nokia, LG, Servo, TATA Housing, LIC, Canon, Aircel, IBM, Max New York Life, Intel and Ericsson among others.
The Global Awards for Brand Excellence are unique for their global recognition and celebration of leading marketers, who have shown innovative leadership in their fields, and taken strides beyond national and regional boundaries as well as product categories.