Anand Mahindra awarded Social Media Person of the Year


Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm & Bhavish Aggarwal of Ola are the Digital Person of the Year at the 6th India Digital Awards  OYO Rooms is the Best Start-up of the year

Anand Mahindra was adjudged as the Social Media Person of the Year at the 6th India Digital Awards presented by IAMAI.  Vijay Sekhar Sharma of Paytm and Bhavish Agarwal of Ola Cabs won the best Digital Person of the year award. Shri. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State – Finance, handed the trophy of the Best Digital Person of the Year to Vijay Sekhar Sharma.


The winners of the 6th India Digital Awards coinciding with 10th India Digital Summit, 2016, were announced at a glittering ceremony. The awards, this year had 6 Categories and 32 sub-categories for the internet and mobile value added services industry. The categories were Digital Advertising; Website; Mobile; Digital Payment; Digital Social & Economic Empowerment and Special Awards. While WatConsult’s “Sony SIX” was awarded Advertising / Marketing Award on Mobile, the coveted Best Digital Person of the Year was awarded to Vijay Shekhar Sharma of PayTm & Bhavish Aggarwal of Ola. Interactive Avenues won the best Digital Agency of the year award.


Winners of 6th India Digital Awards:

Award Winner
Best Advertising / Marketing on Mobile WatConsult for Sony SIX
Display Madison for Marico
Search Marketing iProspect for ShopClues
Viral Marketing Campaign Star India
Email Marketing Campaign netCore for BIBA
Social Media Marketing Campaign Interactive Avenues for Micromax Interactives
Digital Integrated Campaign Experience Commerce for Lenovo India
Execution of Performance Campaign Realty Redefined for The Wadhwa Group
e-Commerce Website for a Retail Brand – Madura Fashion & Lifestyle
e-Commerce Website in a Specialised Category
Local Language Website – Malayala Manorama
News Content Website
Travel Website Thomas Cook
Financial Website – A & A Dukaan Financial Services
Educational Website
Brand / Product Website – Star India
Consumer Mobile Service National Mobile Number Portability – Vodafone India
Mobile Enterprise Product or Services Abbott India Radio
Mobile Game Star Chef by 99Games
Innovative Mobile App Inshorts
Mobile Money Prepaid Card / Product Happay and Payback
Money Product / Service mVisa
Digital Payment Facilitator Avenues India
Digital Wallet PayTm
Money Transfer Programme MobiKwik
Payment Technology / Solution Provider PayU Payments
Best use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development Karnataka MobileOne by Centre for e-Governance
Best use of Internet for Social and Economic Development Intelligent Grid & Smart Metering Solution by Essel Infraprojects
Start-Up of the Year OYO Rooms
Digital Person of the Year Vijay Shekhar Sharma & Bhavish Aggarwal
Digital Agency of the Year Interactive Avenues
Social Media Person of the Year Anand Mahindra


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