zMessenger 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. In case you didn’t know, zMessenger is the only Sri Lankan agency to be nominated for these prestigious awards.


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The Festival of Media APAC Awards is organised to reward the best in media thinking and communications and is the only award 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 1st October 2016 and 31st 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 & Programmatic Marketing, IBM Asia Pacific. It 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 March 15, 2018 at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay.


Commenting on this noteworthy achievement, Jayomi Lokuliyana – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of zMessenger 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.”

ZMessenger is no stranger to awards. 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. In 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 Lokuliyanawon the “Best Female Entrepreneur in South Asia” award given out by the South Asian Business Partnership Awards.

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