Leo Burnett Sri Lanka celebrates Gold at Campaign South Asia Agency of the Year Awards
Friday, 27 December 2013 02:40
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka bags Gold for Rest of South Asia Creative Agency of the Year
Starcom Worldwide Sri Lanka recognised as Rest of South Asia Media Agency of the Year
Ranil de Silva named the runner up for South Asia Agency Head of the Year
Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. (LBSI) marked yet another milestone in the annals of the Sri Lankan communications industry recently by bagging three coveted awards at Campaign Asia’s prestigious South Asia Agency of the Year Awards 2013. LBSI was named as the Rest of South Asia Creative Agency of the Year for the second consecutive year whilst its media solutions arm, Starcom Worldwide Sri Lanka walked away with the gold award for the Rest of South Asia Media Agency of the Year. LBSI Managing Director Ranil de Silva was recognised as the runner up for South Asia Agency Head of the Year, at the Campaign South Asia Agency of the Year Awards which were held at a ceremony hosted in Mumbai, on 9 December 2013. This fitting finale was celebrated by all Burnetters in Sri Lanka. The team went to the airport to welcome back the winning agency team on their arrival from Mumbai to begin the celebrations. Following which an event was held at the agency in the true Burnett spirit with members of the agency’s board of directors, clients and past Burnetters in attendance. Speaking at the celebration, Cargills Ceylon PLC CEO/Deputy Chairman Ranjit Page stated: “This is truly a great year for Leo Burnett and Starcom. As a client I am very proud to be here with the team to celebrate their achievement. Although I have been a partner of Leo Burnett for several years, today I see the team here as much more than colleagues, they are a family. I have known Ranil for decades and his passion for the agency, its clients and the industry has always been exemplary. I would like to congratulate him on driving the agency to achieve these successes.”Jetwing Travels Managing Director Shiromal Cooray who is a member of the Board of LBSI stated: “I have seen this team grow from strength to strength. I can truly see how Ranil champions every single member of the team to be their best and to gain the best. I am extremely impressed by Ranil for his leadership and would like to congratulate him and his exceptional team for not just being the Rest of South Asia’s Best Creative Agency once but twice!”Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. Managing Director Ranil de Silva added: “The success we have achieved has been secured by the dedication and hard work of every member of our team. It is a very special day for all of us. Leo Burnett and Starcom won Gold at the Campaign Asia Awards in the presence of some of the greatest advertising personalities in the subcontinent. It was also an honour for me personally to have been recognised with the silver award by my peers in the South Asian advertising industry. “Leo Burnett and Starcom are able to conclude 2013 standing very tall and extremely proud. Such successes mean that we have to keep the flag flying in 2014 and beyond. So it is together as a team and in partnership with our clients and other partners that we will build the agency in the future as we step into the New Year.” Three prestigious awards were given to Leo Burnett Solutions Inc., Starcom Worldwide Sri Lanka and Ranil de Silva for their outstanding performance within the South Asian region by Campaign Asia the region’s most prestigious publisher. This marks yet another milestone in the Sri Lankan advertising industry which has been created by Leo Burnett.