Nominations invited by way of industry-wide mails sent out by the exchange4media Group
All responses received are validated by removal of duplicate names and data cleaning. All valid responses collated to throw up a list of top contenders. This list is evaluated by the editorial team at IMPACT, to come up with the shortlist.
The contenders in the shortlist are rated by way of individual communication with senior industry leaders, to arrive at the list of six nominees for the award.
Final voting on the nominees by a select few from across the advertising, media and marketing fraternity, on the basis of personal e-mail invites sent by IMPACT. On the basis of pre-decided parameters, the respondents vote for any of the nominees to be the IMPACT Person of the Year. The data from this round of voting is collated and analysed to arrive at the IMPACT Person of the Year 2017.