AIRBAG and TKT Sydney score one Second Prize each at 2018 New York Festivals Awards; CHE Proximity takes home eight Third Prize Awards

The Equality Campaign - Leo Burnett Melbourne - HERO-thumb-400x230-264727.jpgAIRBAG and TKT Sydney have both scored one Silver Prize each at New York Festivals International Advertising Awards New York Show gala held last night, May 17th at the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.V_Bit Better Fallout[1] (1).jpg

AIRBAG has scored a Second Prize for Australian Marriage Equality 'Bachelor & Bachelorettes', created with Leo Burnett Melbourne and TKT Sydney has scored its Second Prize for V Energy 'Bit Better Fallout'.

Australia has also picked up 16 Third Prize Awards led by CHE Proximity with eight. CHE Proximity's Cochlear 'The Hearing Test in Disguise' won four, Velocity Frequent Flyer 'The Billion Point Giveaway' scored two and Swann Insurance 'Inconvenience Stores' and Lego Australia 'Making the List' scored one each.
Australian agencies scoring two Third Prize Awards each include Ogilvy Melbourne for AAMI 'AAMI SmartPlates' and BWM Dentsu for Queensland Police 'Snapchat Disappearing Persons' and Victorian Government 'Alert Ad'. Scoring one Third Prize each is Fenton Stephens for Telstra Phonewords, 'Words Are more Memorable Than Numbers'; McCann Sydney for Mastercard 'Tap For Your Town'; BMF for Sportsbet 'Putting the Roid in Android' and Alt.vfx for Tile 'Lost Panda'.

Colenso BBDO scored a Grand Prize in the Integrated/Mixed Media category for Pedigree 'The Child Replacement Programme'.

The annual event celebrating the World's Best Advertising was hosted by actress and TV personality, Debi Mazar and kicked off with a cocktail reception followed by the awards ceremony and an after-party to honor trophy-winners. The spotlight was on the 2018 award-winners as they celebrated with advertising creatives, executive/grand jury members, press and guests from around the globe. 

The 2018 executive jury of global and chief creative officers, in addition to NYF's Film Craft executive jury, comprised of some of the most creative, technically advanced filmmakers in the industry today, selected the World's Best Advertising award winners from the shortlist chosen by the NYF's 300+ grand jury members. The combined 2018 executive juries deliberated and awarded Best of Show, 9 prestigious Grand Prize Awards, 76 First Prize Awards, 111 Second Prize Awards, and 216 Third Prize Awards.

Best of Show BEST OF SHOW Award Winner for 'Fearless Girl', McCann New York, at The 2018 New York Festivals Advertising Awards Gala in New York City; (1).jpgThe coveted 2018 Best of Show Award was awarded to "Fearless Girl" McCann New York for client State Street Global Advisors' SHE fund: an investment fund for companies with more women in leadership. The statue of a fearless young girl standing up to Wall Street's Charging Bull became a symbol of female empowerment, the icon of International Women's Day, a piece of city art, and a social media phenomenon. People across the world emulated her stance as an expression of personal empowerment. "Fearless Girl" was in the winner's circle taking home 3 Grand Trophies and an impressive 9 First Prize Awards.

Says Devika Bulchandani, president, McCann New York: "We are thrilled that Fearless Girl had caught the world's attention and that gender diversity in the corporate world had a visible champion. To be recognized by your peers for the continued impact she is having with the Best of Show honors is exhilarating and humbling."

Procter & Gamble Corporation, the American multi-national consumer goods corporation was recognized with the New York Festivals 2018 Brand of the Year Award for their commitment to creativity and innovation. Saatchi & Saatchi New York's "It's a Tide Ad Campaign," for client Procter & Gamble, earned 2 distinguished Grand Awards and 4 First Prize Awards.

McCann Worldgroup was in the spotlight; the network was honored with the title of 2018 Network of the Year. The prestigious award is presented to the agency network that achieves the most awards and produces the finest caliber of work. The network earned, along with the 2018 Best of Show and 3 Grand Awards, a staggering 18 First Prize Awards, 19 Second Prize Awards, 21 Third Prize Awards, and 96 finalist certificates.

Says Rob Reilly, global creative chairman, McCann Worldgroup: "We can't thank our clients enough for partnering with us on brave ideas that end up having a huge impact on culture. Winning Network of the Year is a huge honor, especially with so many other agencies and networks doing incredible things. It is a testament to the resiliency of the people of McCann Worldgroup, all around the world."

The Regional Agency of the Year Award is awarded to an advertising agency that earns the highest score for entries in all competitions across all mediums.

The 2018 Regional Agency of the Year Awards honor the following agencies: Europe - Jung von Matt, Germany; North America - McCann New York; South American - AlmapBBDO Publicidade e Comunicação LTDA, Brazil; Mena - FP7 Egypt and Asia Pacific - Cheil, Hong Kong.

The Independent Agency of the Year, based on total points earned, is given to the non-networked agency that obtains the highest score for entries in all competitions across all mediums, irrespective of whether these have been entered by the agency or another party. Jung von Matt, Germany is the 2018 Independent Agency of the Year.

Says Doerte Spengler-Aherns, chief creative officer, Jung Von Matt /SAGA Germany: "It is a big honour for Jung von Matt to win the prize of Independent Agency of the Year of the New York Festivals and we welcome this in particular as it strengthens again the non-networked-agencies. In addition, we are very delighted, that it is a joint achievement of various Jung von Matt agencies in various locations for different clients."

The Film Production Company of the Year Award is based on total points scored, irrespective of whether these have been entered by the production company, advertising agency, or another third party. The 2018 Film Production Company of the Year Award goes to Rattling Stick for their award-winning work for Saatchi & Saatchi New York's "It's A Tide Ad Campaign".

Says Jeff Shupe, executive producer, Rattling Stick, Santa Monica & London: "It's an honor to be recognized by New York Festivals as Production Company of the Year for "It's a Tide Ad".  On behalf of Rattling Stick and Traktor, a huge thanks to Saatchi NY and P&G for the opportunity and collaborative efforts that created a transcendent campaign. Every day we strive to elevate the ideas that come our way and it's truly special when all of the components come together as perfectly as they did for Tide."

New York Festivals honored two of New York City's iconic theatre organizations, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing with the New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award. Their commitment to fostering awareness of the theatre industry and their co-sponsorship of the Tony Awards, theatre's highest honor, make them deserving recipients of this distinguished award. Heather Hitchens, President & CEO of the American Theatre Wing and Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League accepted.

The 2018 executive jury awarded the following prominent agencies with Grand Awards for their exceptional entries:

ACTIVATION & ENGAGEMENT: McCann New York, USA "Fearless Girl" State Street Global Advisors.  

AVANT-GARDE: McCann New York, USA "Fearless Girl" State Street Global Advisors.

DIRECT & COLLATERAL: FF Paris, France "Libe des refugies" Libération.

FILM - CINEMA / ONLINE / TV: Saatchi & Saatchi New York, USA "It's a Tide Ad Campaign" Procter & Gamble - Tide.

INTEGRATED: Colenso BBDO Auckland, New Zealand, "The Child Replacement Programme" Mars / Pedigree.

MEDIA: Saatchi & Saatchi New York, USA "It's a Tide Ad Campaign" Procter & Gamble - Tide.

OUTDOOR / OUT of HOME MARKETING: McCann New York, USA "Fearless Girl" State Street Global Advisors.

PRINT: Akestam Holst NOA Stockholm, Sweden "IKEA Pee Ad" IKEA Sweden.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS / COMMUNICATIONS: FF Paris, France "Libe des refugies" Libération.

New York Festivals, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information, appoints a UN panel to select public service work that exemplifies the aims and ideals of the United Nations. The 2018 UNDPI Jury honored the following entries: Jung von Matt AG Germany "The Gender Pay Gap Experiment" for TERRE DES FEMMES earned the UNDPI First Prize Award; Kolle Rebbe GmbH Germany "Misereor Micro Meals" for Bisch fliches Hilfswerk MISEREOR e. V. was awarded the UNDPI Second Prize Award; and Grey Germany "Open your eyes" for TERRE DES FEMMES was honored with the UNDPI Third Prize Award. 

To view a showcase of the 2018 New York Festivals World's Best Advertising trophy-winning entries please visit: HERE.

VIEW THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS

3 Comments

And? said:

I look forward to reading the PR when Australia comes last

Argh! said:

The child replacement program makes my envy boil every time!

NZ vs AU said:

2 silvers and 16 bronzes for Aus vs 2 golds and a Grand Prix for New Zealand.

That pretty much perfectly sums up the difference between the two countries in terms of scale and in terms of talent.

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