On Thursday 10th October at No 1, Marylebone, the Planning community gathered to applaud the winners of this year’s awards. Chair of Judges, Adam Morgan, made a rousing keynote speech and presented the prizes with APG Chair Craig Mawdsley, and Chair of Short listers, Andy Nairn.
The Grand Prix, is the biggest accolade given at the awards. This year it was won by JWT with Banco Popular. It was the first time a case from outside the UK has won this accolade outright. JWT Puerto Rico took the top prize for a case that used the bank’s advertising budget to inspire the nation to change their attitude to work. They invited Puerto Rico’s top Salsa Band to change the lyrics to Puerto Rico’s most beloved song, turning it from a celebration of indolence to a celebration of hard work and enterprise. The new song was used in advertising, but also rose to number 1 in the charts.
There was an excellent representation from non-UK agencies amongst the top prize-winners and a substantial body of Planning learning – old and new – was in evidence.
The Stephen King Strategy Agency of the Year was awarded to BBH, London. It is 20 years since the inauguration of the awards and to celebrate the best thinking from the last two decades we invited Planners to decide, by on-line voting, which of the Grand Prix winners best deserved the accolade ‘Grand Prix of Grand Prix’. The winner by a substantial margin was Craig Mawdsley, Joint CSO – AMVBBDO, London.
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The winners of the 2013 awards are as follows:
GOLD Benadryl – David Carr – JWT, London Banco Popular – Luis Toledo – JWT Puerto Rico British Airways – Ross Berthinussen, Lucia Komljen, Heather Alderson, Richard Lawson – BBH London Polident – Charu Aggarwal Harish, Alix Toothman – Grey Asia Pacific; Grey London Sprite – Evan Kearney – Memac Ogilvy and Mather Vodafone – Hubert Boulos, Hatem El Kashef – JWT Cairo
Silver Cancer Research UK – Emily Harlock, Katie Dallas – Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO London Depaul UK – Benjamin Worden, Ant Harris – Publicis London Dove – Michael Hines – Ogilvy and Mather, London Fire Safety – Neasa Cunniffe – RKCR/Y&R, London Paddy Power – Gavin May, Ruth Chadwick – Crispin Porter and Bogusky, London Siemens Wind Power – Thom Dinsdale – M&C Saatchi, London St John Ambulance – Matt Hoban, Carl Mueller – BBH London Wrigley’s Extra – Owen Smith – BBDO China
Bronze Air New Zealand – Rory Gallery, Tobey Duncan – Host, Australia Band-Aid – Cathy Clift – JWT New York BBC Natural History – Alice Fraser – BBC Audience Planning Changing Faces – David Mortimer, Rob Ellis – adam&eveDDB , London Doritos – Tom White – Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, London EXIT Deutschland – Niklas Wecker – Grabarz und Partner, Germany Hellmann’s – Frank Durden, Mollie Hill – Ogilvy and Mather, London; Ogilvy and Mather Brazil Kaiser Chiefs – Jennifer Lewis – Wieden and Kennedy, London Refuge – Simon Robinson – BBH London Royal Borough of Greenwich – Tara Austin, Ogilvy and Mather, London Women’s Aid – Matt Willifer, Emma Hurst – WCRS, London Special Prizes Denise Williams Award for Best Presentation to Judges – Banco Popular Google Planning Innovator Award – Benadryl Best Channel Strategy – Vodafone Best Brief or Input – Polident Best Use of Research – Polident Millward Brown Award for Best Insight – Fire Safety Guardian Award for Progressive Thinking – Depaul Best Commercial Impact – Paddy Power Thinkbox award for Brand Impact – Cancer Research UK Best written Paper – Doritos