Ad Club announces nominees for Marquees 2019

Marquees 2019

The nominees for Marquees 2019 will be evaluated and adjudged basis product performance, presence and reach, promotions and the performance of the brand.

The global marketing and brand building paradigm have over the years evolved to encompass contemporary platforms, breakthrough mediums and the dynamic digital ecosystem. The India marketing and advertising industry have also played a pivotal role in driving this change.  Such game-changer brands and marketers that have showcased agility, innovation and effectiveness in this ever-changing scenario, are all set to be celebrated at the upcoming edition of the coveted Marquees 2019.

Brought to you by the Advertising Club, Marquees 2019 presented by Zee and powered by COLORS will recognise marketing excellence and brands stories that have delivered through bringing to life the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary brand-building ideas.  The nominees, announced today, by the Advertising Club will vie for the prestigious Marquees 2019 to be announced on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in Mumbai.

Speaking about the upcoming edition of the Marquees Partho Dasgupta, President, The Advertising Club said, “Our focus at the Advertising  Club with award platforms like the Marquees is to encourage and applaud pioneering work by brands and marketers that have helped in furthering every category’s growth agenda through crafting effective brand strategies. We are sure that Marquees will encourage and inspire the industry and every young marketer to put their best foot forward by pushing the envelope on innovation and effectiveness for their brands.”

The list of nominees for Marquees 2019 are as follows:

Sr. No Sector Category Company
1 Auto (4 Wheeler) Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Tata Motors Ltd, Honda Cars India Ltd, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd., Ford India Pvt Ltd.
2 Auto (2 Wheeler) Hero Motocorp Ltd, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Ltd, TVS Motor Company Ltd, India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd, Royal Enfield (Unit of Eicher Ltd)
3 Telecommunication Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, BSNL
4 Consumer Durables – White Goods Samsung, Electrolux, Haier, Kenstar, BPL, Hitachi, LG, Kelvinator, Godrej, Whirlpool, Videocon
5 Consumer Durables – TV Samsung, LG, Panasonic, BPL, Sony, Sansui
6 Insurance (Life) LIC, Tata AIA Life Insurance, Aditya Birla Sun Life, SBI Life, Max Life, ICICI Prudential Life, Kotak Mahindra Life, Bajaj Allianz Life, HDFC Life
7 Insurance (Non-Life) Tata-AIG, SBI General, Star Health Insurance, ICICI Lombard, IFFCO Tokio, New India, Oriental, Reliance, Bajaj Allianz, HDFC ERGO
8 Banking State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Ratnakar Bank, IndusInd Bank, Bandhan Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Canara Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Yes Bank, Punjab National Bank
9 Handsets Reliance(Jio Feature Phone), Honor, iTel, OnePlus, Lyf, Xiaomi, Vivo, Asus, Lava, Samsung, Oppo
10 FMCG (Food) Kurkure, Maggi, Parle, Britannia, Tata, Amul, Bambino, Anil, Bingo, Amulya, Gemini, Lays, Balaji, Sakthi, Bharat, Fortune, Sunfeast, Ruchi, Eastern, Gold Winner
11 FMCG (Beverages) Dabur, Sunrise, Maaza, Horlicks, Frooti, Limca, Wagh Bakri, Bru, Nescafe, Mountain Dew, Tata, Complan, Boost, Brooke Bond, Thumps Up, Coke, Sprite, Bournvita, Fanta, Society
12 FMCG (Household Care) Harpic, Vim, Comfort, Good Knight, Lizol, All Out, Ghadi, Wheel, Amrutanjan, Pheneols, Surf Excel, Vicks, Zandu, Arasan, Rin, Ujala, Emami, Maxo
13 FMCG (Personal Care) Clinic Plus, Fair & Lovely, Colgate, Parachute, Pond’s, Lifebuoy, Garnier, Santoor, Himalaya, Nisha, Nihar, Godrej Expert, Wilkinson, Dettol, Godrej No. 1, Close Up, BoroPlus, VVD, Patanjali, Sunsilk
14 Retail Snapdeal, Amazon, Myntra, Flipkart, BigBasket, Grofers, AJIO, Jabong


The nominees for Marquees 2019 selected from across sector and categories will be evaluated and adjudged through an intensive three-step evaluation process of shortlisting, assimilation and selection basis product performance, presence and reach, promotions and the performance of the brand.

Also Read: The Ad Club Salutes the Nation’s Best Brands with Marquees 2018

Apart from the general categories, there are also seven special awards to be given out to brands which have gone beyond the call of duty and whose efforts have led to the creation of a whole new category. The special awards include Re-imagining for the better; Carving out a niche; Breathing new life into a category; Conquering an impregnable fortress; Creating a global impact; Media properties and Traversing uncharted waters.

Marquees 2018 in just a short span of 3 years since inception has emerged as a premier award recognizing marketing excellence. Each of the nominees of this award is trailblazers in their respective sectors and have made an indelible mark on their industry. Winning the highly coveted MARQUEE is hence is a true testament of the success story of every winning brand and marketeer.



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