May 2015

We kicked off 2015 with our very first batch of submissions to a bunch of awards, both at the local and regional levels. Two of our major submissions were to the Marketing Magazine’s Agency of the Year (AOTY) awards and the Mumbrella Asia Awards.

And guess what! We got nominated for 5 categories in all 🙂

Yesterday, we attended the Mumbrella Asia Awards ceremony at the Sheraton Towers in Singapore and we were nominated for the following 2 categories:

  1. Most promising newcomer of the year (Happy Marketer kindly nominated me for this one and I got into the finals! :))
  2. Southeast Asia Specialist Agency of the Year (We were nominated for being specialists in “Digital”)

Both nervous and excited, 5 of us from our team went down to the ceremony.


We won for the first category and I was chosen as the “Most Promising Newcomer of the Year” across Asia! It was an amazing feeling to win the very first award for a company that I love and to be overwhelmed by the love and support from every member of the Happy Tribe!


Needless to say, we celebrated our first win in style with our entire team! (our India team was also in Singapore!).


We didn’t win for the second category, but it was an honour to be nominated alongside competitors like iProspect and Grey Digital! Hearty congratulations to iProspect for winning this one and many more awards last night!

We have come a long way since we started in 2009 and we are proud to be in a stage were our work and people get recognised in the industry!

We are psyched for the AOTY awards by Marketing Magazine where we are nominated for 3 more categories!

  1. Search Marketing Agency of the Year
  2. Social Media Agency of the Year and
  3. Local Hero Agency of the Year

Fingers crossed! Wish us luck and do pray that we win 🙂 And watch out for my follow-up post on my experience as a newcomer in the industry!

Khyathi Nirmal Kumar

Khyathi is the Lead for the Technology & Education verticals at Happy Marketer.