25th October 2012
From: London International Awards
Contact: Rebecca Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, 5th Nov 2012, 10:00 GMT
Net#work BBDO wins three Golds and one Silver at the
27th Annual London International Awards
(London, 5th November 2012) The 27th Annual LIA Judging Session was held at the Wynn/Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, convening over a ten-day period with the addition of seminars and one-on-one ’Creative Conversations’.
The juries, led by their respective Jury Presidents, viewed and scored every entry within their medium ensuring that all the work was judged equally. They concluded with final discussions to determine Grand LIAs, Statue Winners and Finalists. Grand LIAs are chosen from the Golds, within their respective media. It is not mandatory for a Jury to select a Grand LIA.
Barbara Levy, President of LIA stated, “This year’s Juries worked diligently, sometimes late into the night to be sure all entries were given their due consideration. The results reflect the Juries’ lengthy discussions and sometimes heated debates. With judging running simultaneously with the ‘Creative Conversations’ for over 60 individually selected, Young Creatives from around the world there was much going on and the vibe was phenomenal.”
Net#work BBDO, Johannesburg received two Golds in Radio – Automotive. The first Gold was awarded for Mercedes-Benz: Alert Assist titled “Boss”, and the second for Mercedes-Benz: Alert Assist titled “Reunion”. Their third Gold was awarded for Radio – Automotive Campaign for Mercedes-Benz: Alert Assist titled “Cabo”, “Reunion” and “Boss”. Net#work BBDO, Johannesburg also received a Silver in Radio – Automotive for Mercedes-Benz: Alert Assist titled “Cabo”.
Other winning companies from South Africa include:
Ogilvy Cape Town, Cape Town
Gold in Digital – Mobile Interactive for Carling Black Label titled “Be the Coach”
Silver in Digital – Beverages - Alcoholic for Carling Black Label titled “Be the Coach”
Bronze in Print – Direct Marketing - Consumer for Volkswagen BlueMotion titled “The BlueMotion Label”
Bronze in Non-Traditional – Beverages - Alcoholic for Carling Black Label titled “Carling Black Label Cup”
Bronze in Digital – Branded Content for Carling Black Label titled “Be the Coach”
Velocity Films, Johannesburg
- Silver in TV/Cinema/Online Film - Production | Post-Production – Cinematography for Amstel titled “The Boxer”
They also attained Finalist status in TV/Cinema/Online Film - Production | Post-Production – Direction for Amstel titled “The Boxer” and for First National Bank titled “Dog”.
Lowe and Partners, Cape Town
- Bronze in TV/Cinema/Online Film - Music – Music Adaptation for Organ Donor Foundation titled “Leila”
Ogilvy Johannesburg, Johannesburg
- Bronze in Radio – Public Service/Social Welfare Campaign for Greenpeace Energy Revolution titled “Victoria Episode 1”, “Victoria Episode 2”, “Victoria Episode 3” and “Victoria Episode 4”
DDB South Africa, Johannesburg attained Finalist status in Print – Retail Campaign and in Print – Use of Illustration Campaign for McDonald’s Kids Birthday Parties – Monster Campaign titled “Theodore”, “Tiffany” and “Billy”. They also attained Finalist status in Non-Traditional – Retail for McDonald’s Kids Birthday Parties titled “Lounge Jumping Castle”.
There were a total of five Grand LIAs awarded worldwide this year:
CP+B, Boulder has been awarded Grand LIA in Integrated Campaign for American Express titled “Small Business Gets an Official Day”.
R/GA, New York has been awarded Grand LIA in Non-Traditional for Nike titled “Nike+ Fueland”.
BETC, Paris has been awarded Grand LIA in TV/Cinema/Online Film for Canal+ titled “The Bear”.
Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles and Duotone Audio Group, New York were both awarded Grand LIAs in TV/Cinema/Online Film - Music for Chipotle titled “Back to the Start”.
serviceplan, Munich has been awarded the Grand LIA in Radio for Voluntary Humanitarian Organisation titled “Radio Ghosts”.
LIA has awarded Network of the Year, Agency of the Year, Production Company of the Year and Post-Production Company of the Year. These winners were decided based on the outstanding work chosen by the Juries across all media.
AGENCY OF THE YEAR: R/GA, New York
NETWORK OF THE YEAR: BBDO
PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Soixante Quinze, Paris
POST-PRODUCTION COMPANY OF THE YEAR: The Mill
In 2012, a total of 15,418 entries were received from 76 countries.
The vast number of submissions reflects the prestige and explosive growth of the London International Awards since its inception in 1986 when only 2,600 submissions were entered.
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