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Nestle to fund SilverPush & IotPot pilots, ad:tech concludes

MUMBAI: ad:tech, one of the largest digital marketing event, concluded its 7th edition of Digital Marketing & Advertising Conference & Exhibition in India at Gurgaon.

ad:tech 2017 had keynotes from industry veterans and enlightening sessions for the adverting marketing community. The event witnessed a large footfall which included exhibitors, marketers, and industry leaders and an Innovation Zone with the latest disruptive technology in digital marketing.

The second day of the action packed digital marketing event saw keynote from Times Internet's Gautam Sinha on ‘Re-inventing digital engagement’ followed by GroupM's Rob Norman who engaged the audience with a dynamic session on ‘Facebook and Google duopoly and the challengers to that’. These introductory keynotes were followed by spotlight sessions on topics like ‘Ecommerce companies as media platforms’, ‘Vernacular on Mobile’ and others.

The second day concluded with the keynote by Bharat Anand, HBS Professor and author-The Content Trap who shared his insights on ‘Reflection of marketing in a digital age’.

SilverPush and IotPot walked away with the coveted ‘The Next Big Thing’ title along with a fully-funded pilot with Nestlé. This year ad:tech brought its global initiative 'The Next Big Thing' to India in partnership with Nestlé India with the aim to build a platform that brings entrepreneurs and marketing leaders together and kick start collaborations. This proves to be a great platform for start-ups to prove their mettle by showcasing their indigenous ideas in front of Nestlé and digital media professionals and thereby walking away with a fully funded project.

Comexposium India Country MD Jaswant Singh said, “The 7th edition brought together more than 100 companies from across the globe to exhibit what’s new and what’s next. Over the years ad:tech is developing as a coveted platform for the community to deliver content which is relevant in this fast changing dynamic industry."

This year’s event witnessed phenomenal additions of companies like IBM, Accenture, Gameloft, Taboola, GSK, SAP, Yes Bank, Maruti Suzuki and Pepsico India,

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