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MAA President Honored in India for Outstanding Acheivements in Global Marketing

September 30, 2007, Mumbai, India, Mike Da Silva, President of MAA Worldwide, was asked to close the inaugural Brand Asia Congress, entitled “Ensuring Brand Clarity & Consistency in Today’s Multi-Channelled World” with a Vision for the future.

The Brand Leadership Award for an Individual

Mike Da Silva of MDSA Promotion Marketing, Sydney Australia, was awarded the Individual Brand Leadership Award. Other Winners came from India, Pakistan, France, Romania, Egypt, Bahrain, UAE, South Africa, Canada, Sweden, England and the USA. The Ceremony was held to recognise a number of Companies and Individuals for their work in Brand Excellence. Nominees were short listed by a panel of 60 Judges from around the World.

The Indira Global Super Achievers Award.

The next day, after the Congress, we were taken to Pune, a 4 hour drive from Mumbai to the Indira Institutes Campus, named after ex Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the second Global Super Achievers Award Ceremony.

These Awards are given to a number of Marketing Professionals from around the World who have achieved the highest levels of excellence in their chosen professions, whilst devoting time to helping others, by the Institute Faculty. One of the Global Super Achievers Awards was presented to Mike Da Silva of MDSA Promotion Marketing, Sydney Australia after which I gave a Presentation on Promotion Marketing to a Class of Students.

MDSA has been invited to establish a Promotion Marketing Degree Course directed to Students and a Certificate Course for Marketing Professionals. The first series of Courses will commence in early 2008 during which trainers for the Student Course will be trained. This will be a great opportunity for future membership of MAA Worldwide and will be strongly supported by Indian Trade Media.

Please visit www.maa.org for more information on the MAA and their Annual Spring and Fall Executive Conferences or contact:

Keith McCracken, Executive Director, MAA keithmccracken@maaw.org
Kieran Killeen, First VP MAA, Marketing Network (Dublin), kieran@marketingnetwork.ie
Mike Da Silva, President MAA, MDSA (Sydney), mdasilva@mdsa.com.au
David Ploughman, PR Chair, B STREET (Toronto), david@b-street.com