NEW YORK, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy Public Relations and Ogilvy & Mather London were awarded Wednesday at the inaugural 2016 Brand Film Festival with a film short for Philips (One Voice) being honored as one of only five "Best of the Bests." The Festival showcases "the year's most artistic, creative and effective branded content films" and recognizes "marketing's evolution from distraction to entertainment," while honoring brands, agencies and industry leaders.
Ogilvy and its clients were recognized for the following campaigns:
- Ogilvy PR: "A Portrait on Paper: Russell Paige" with Domtar and Eastward Films;
- Ogilvy & Mather London: "Breathless Choir" with Philips, Tool of North America, Carat London, and One Voice.
Stuart Smith, Ogilvy PR's Global CEO, said, "We are grateful to be working with clients who love the power of cinematic storytelling and encourage us to push boundaries. We are all delighted with the recognition and my thanks to all involved."
Commenting on the award wins Wednesday, Betsy Stark, Ogilvy PR's Managing Director of Content and Media Strategy, said, "The way brands tell their stories has changed. Those of us who make brand films know the care and craftsmanship that go into the work we do on behalf of our clients and it's exciting to see that artistry and professionalism celebrated. Congratulations to the winners and kudos to PRWeek and Campaign for bringing this event to life!"
These awards follow on Ogilvy PR's recognition, on Tuesday for winning a Gold SABRE with Strayer University for superior achievement in communications, and April's PRWeek Global Creative Award for "Great Chinese Names for Great Britain" with VisitBritain and Global Non Profit Award for "The Marathon Walker" with Water for Africa. In March, Ogilvy PR was honored, for PRWeek Public Sector Campaign of the Year for "Inviting the World to Discover America One Story at a Time" with Brand USA. Furthermore, Ogilvy PR was a finalist for two campaigns: "Helping Smokers 'Click to Quit' with Quitter's Circle" with the American Lung Association and Pfizer and "Covered California Second Open Enrollment 'I'm In'" with Covered California. The PRWeek Awards celebrate the work of corporate, agency, education and nonprofit teams.
About Ogilvy Public Relations
Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 85 offices across six continents. In 2015, for the fourth consecutive year, it was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year. Ogilvy was also named Best Digital Consultancy in the World, one of the Most Creative Agencies, Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year, and Best South-East Agency by the Holmes Report. Ogilvy PR is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), and one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world: it integrates deeply with all Ogilvy disciplines (advertising, direct marketing, activation, promotional, digital, social and content, and entertainment) through the proprietary Ogilvy Fusion™ approach to delivering comprehensive, business solutions through content creation, community building, and communications with measurable results. For more information, visit our website at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us at @ogilvypr.
About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network in 2012, 2013 and 2016. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.
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