Former Cricketer Virender Sehwag Awarded Social Media Person of the Year; Unacademy Wins Digital Start-Up of the Year; NPCI is the digital person of the year
Awards were given away at the 8th India Digital Awards by IAMAI

New Delhi, January 18, 2018

Dashing former cricketer Virender Sehwag was adjudged as the Social Media Person of the Year at the 8th India Digital Awards presented by IAMAI. The winners of the 8th India Digital Awards coinciding with the 12th India Digital Summit, 2018, were announced at a glittering awards function today. The awards, this year had 8 Categories and 32 sub-categories for the internet and mobile value added services industry. The categories were Cyber Security, Digital Advertising, Digital Content, Digital Social & Economic Empowerment, Mobile & App, Payment & Fintech, Technology and Special Awards.

Interactive Avenues won the Digital Agency of the Year, while the coveted Digital Person of the year went to National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Unacademy won the Digital Start-up of the year.

iProspect India won the silver for Digital Agency of the Year.

Winners of 8th India Digital Awards:

Award Winner
Best Brand Awareness Campaign Using Mobile Mondelez India by Affle and Isobar India
Best Data Driven Marketing Strategy ICICI Bank by iProspect India
Best Lead Generation Campaign Through Mobile HDFC Bank by iProspect India
Best Messaging Campaign UNICEF by SVG Media (COLUMBUS)
Best Mobile Game used for Marketingb Reliance Jio
Best Mobile Search Campaign Coca Cola by Interactive Avenues
Best use of AR/VR in a Marketing Campaign Mondelez India by Isobar India
Best Digital Integrated Campaign Philips Lighting India by Havas Media
Best Display Campaign Reckitt Benckiser  by Interactive Avenues
Best Email Marketing Campaign Max Life Insurance by SVG Media (COLUMBUS)
Best Viral Marketing Campaign
Best Social Media Marketing Campaign Reliance Fresh by Utopeia Communicationz
Best Search Marketing Campaign Ford India by SingleInterface
Best Digital Payment Facilitator Razorpay
Best Mobile Payment Product / Service PayTM
Best Mobile App Hello English- Intap Labs
Best Mobile Website - STAR India

Oyo Rooms won in the Traveltech category while Surmount Energy Solutions was the winner for IoT.


The Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI] is a young and vibrant association with   ambitions of   representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, and in the last 13 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, ecommerce and mobile & digital payments among others.

Thirteen years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online and mobile VAS industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of over 300 Indian and MNC companies, and with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.

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