Sunday, October 19, 2008

Asia Brand Leadership Award

I hate to blow my own trumpet~ Well actually not! so here goes... I received a Brand Leadership Award at the recently concluded 17th Asian Brand Congress!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me learn advertising and branding and also lessons in life. Foremost of whom is my mother and boss - Geeteara Safiya Choudhury (or as I call her at work - Madam). Also to all my colleagues in Adcomm past and present over the last 14 years who have encouraged and supported me. And lastly but not least, to my clients who have put up with me and allowed me a little part in contributing towards their precious brands.

Below is the press release that Adcomm put out to report the Award win:

Press Release

Bangladeshi Advertising Man Wins Asian Recognition


Nazim Farhan Choudhury the Deputy Managing Director of Adcomm Limited was presented the Brand Leadership Award during the recently concluded 17th Asia Brand Congress that was held at the Taj Land’s End Hotel in Mumbai, India. This was in recognition of the contribution Mr. Choudhury has made in practicing and promoting the brand building discipline in Bangladesh. “It is an acknowledgement that Bangladesh’s advertising industry has come of age,” said Dr. Bhatia, the convenor of the event.

“The awareness of Brand building is growing in the country. Business are now mindful that one of their greatest assets are the brands that they own and are now beginning to invest behind them,” said Mr. Choudhury. “I believe that this trend will only continue on its upward trend, even during difficult economic times. After all, a brand’s strength is what sees a business through during times like this.”

The Asia Brand Award is an annual gathering of the leading Brand marketers from the Asian region. This year saw two days of great sessions that included stalwarts like Barney Loenhis of Isobar, Dr. Dae Ryun Cheng of Yonsei University, Ian Gee of Initiative Media, Josy Paul of BBDO, K V Srinivasan of Reliance, R. Balakrishnan of Lowe, Ravi Deshpande of Contract, Sanjay Behl of Reliance Communication and Sunil Lulla amongst many others. While Times Now, Reliance Consumer Finance and Airtel, sponsored the Congress, the Brand Leadership Award was promoted by Yahoo!

Adcomm Limited is one of the leading advertising and communication agencies in Bangladesh with an impeccable reputation of building strong Bangladeshi Brands. Mr Choudhury has spent 14 years in the agency working on 8 of the top 20 Best Bangladeshi Brands of 2008.