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zMessenger Sri Lanka’s sole nominee for Festival of Media APAC Awards 2018


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zMessenger, the multiple-award winning full spectrum digital solutions agency in Sri Lanka, has been nominated for the Festival of Media APAC Awards 2018. The nominated campaign comes under the category ‘Best Not-For-Profit Campaign’ of the awards. zMessenger is the only Sri Lankan agency to be nominated for these prestigious awards. 

The Festival of Media APAC Awards is organised to reward the best in media thinking and communications and is the only awards ceremony dedicated to the evolution of media across the APAC region. It is open to all those involved in advertising and communication with eligible campaigns having been implemented between 1 October 2016 and 31 October 2017 in the APAC region.

During the past few weeks, over 60 judges from leading brands, specialist companies, media agencies and media owners evaluated the quality of the campaigns to determine the 2018 shortlist. The award winners will be selected by a jury chaired by Susie Wong, Director of Performance and Programmatic Marketing, IBM Asia Pacific and which includes global and regional senior media executives, agency leaders, digital innovators and creative thinkers from brands, network and independent agencies. The award winners will be announced at the Festival of Media APAC Awards ceremony on 15 March 2018 at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay.

zMessenger brings innovation to ‘Digital Experience Design’ through AI, Data, Technology coupled with Design Thinking and Business Consultancy to help clients think and act as digital commerce leaders. zMessenger has built a reputation for its innovative approach and its commitment in transforming the digital marketing landscape of Sri Lanka, empowering local organisations to keep up with the rapid pace of evolution witnessed around the world. The company leverages efficient and innovative digital expertise to create cutting-edge IT-enabled business solutions and mobile strategies across a vast range of industries that includes banking and finance, FMCG, manufacturing, real-estate, mass media, government and aviation.

Commenting on this noteworthy achievement, zMessenger Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jayomi Lokuliyana stated, “We are excited to see that our campaign has got shortlisted for the Festival of Media APAC Awards 2018. Being the only Sri Lankan agency to get nominated underscores strength of the company when it comes to creativity and execution and proves that we are on par with global brands and agencies. This is something we should be proud of as a company and as a country because it shows that Sri Lanka has world-class talent in the digital arena.”

Since inception, zMessenger has been awarded numerous accolades for designing and delivering exceptional consumer experiences. Most recently, the company bagged four wins at the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) ZeroOne Awards including the “Overall Winner” award for the “Best Use of Mobile” category. During 2016, the company was presented with the “Best Digital Marketing and Social Media Company South Asia” award at the South Asian Partnership Summit (SAPS) & Business Awards. Additionally, Jayomi Lokuliyana won the “Best Female Entrepreneur in South Asia” award given out by the South Asian Business Partnership Awards.


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