Leo Burnett, BBDO shine at The Epica Awards 2016

MUMBAI: Leo Burnett India has bagged India?s sole gold at the 2016 edition of the Epica Awards for its ?Reuniting Memories from 1947? (Dastaan) campaign for OLX.

Excited about the wins, Leo Burnett south Asia chief creative officer RajDeepak Das said, ?When we realised that OLX is the no. 1 marketplace for used goods in India and Pakistan, we saw an opportunity to help people reunite with their priceless pre-Partition belongings and memories; we received thousands of stories from both sides in no time."

Additionally, its work for Bajaj V, ?Sons of Vikrant?, too bagged a bronze. The Epica Awards celebrate work from advertising, design, media, PR and digital that has been chosen by renowned journalists from the marketing and communications fraternity, across the world.

The work for OLX bagged the Gold under the ?Native Advertising? category, while Bajaj V?s campaign won for ?Films & Series?.

The wins have even played their part in helping Leo Burnett secure the coveted ?Network of the Year? title this year, by bagging 49 metals to its name including 12 gold.

On the other hand BBDO New York claimed the agency of the year title with 19 wins which includes a gold.

The Epica Awards were established in 1987, and is the only award that is judged by marketing and communications specialist journalists from over 60 publications, including magazines and websites, globally. The prize attracts entries from over 70 countries, each year. The ceremony was held in Amsterdam on 17 November.

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