NEW YORK, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 International ANDY Awards have announced this year's winners and recognized them for their bravery and creativity in the advertising and marketing industry. This year, the ANDY Awards' best creative idea, The GRANDY, has been given to the agency that defines what it means to be a bold leader and a true risk-taker. Y&R New Zealand was awarded for the McWhopper event campaign in the Corporate Responsibility category.
From Seville, Spain, Colleen DeCourcy, Global Executive Creative Director of Wieden + Kennedy, led the global jury for the second year in a row to recognize the bravest, 'most perfect' creative work from around the world this year.
The 2016 ANDY Awards Show and Party took place on April 12th at NYC's High Line Hotel, where the industry celebrated and honored each award recipient. Sponsors of this year's show included: Amazon Media Group, AOL, Columbia Records, and Post Factory NY.
The GRANDY winner, Y&R New Zealand, receives the recognition of Best in Show along with a $50,000 cash award. As the first advertising award show of the season, The ANDY Awards predicts how the work places in subsequent awards shows throughout the year.
To raise awareness of United Nations Peace Day, Burger King published an open letter calling for a 'burger wars ceasefire' with corporate rival McDonald's. Burger King proposed the two restaurants join forces to create a symbolic hybrid burger – the McWhopper. The letter invited McDonald's to learn more at mcwhopper.com – a hub of shareable content. When McDonald's contentiously turned down the offer, tens of thousands of people created and shared DIY McWhoppers online, further spreading the peace message. Meanwhile, four other restaurants got onboard, and together, the historic 'Peace Day Burger' was created and served on Peace Day 2015. The campaign ultimately achieved +8.9 billion impressions and increased Peace Day awareness by 40%.
The winner of the distinguished Richard T. O'Reilly Award for Outstanding Public Service, which includes a $10,000 cash prize donated to the charity, was GPY&R Brisbane&Melbourne for the Melanoma Likes Me social marketing campaign. The $10,000 cash prize will be given to the Melanoma Patients Australia charity.
Melanoma is the most lethal cancer for those aged between 15 and 30, so Melanoma Patients Australia and GPY&R Brisbane&Melbourne created an online persona for Melanoma to track who 'liked', 'followed', and commented on young Australians' social media activities, in real time. The application aggregated these posts and notified the social media team in real-time so they could respond with creepy messages from Melanoma. Unique Visits to the "Skincheck" mobile site during the 4-week campaign increased by 1371%.
The Best in Show student winner, and recipient of the Glenn C. Smith Award and Scholarship was director Djawid Hakimyar from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany for Wet Dream in the TV & Film category. Wet Dream shows that everyone has wild dreams, but it takes the support of others to make those dreams a reality.
The Bravery Award, an award that The ANDYs introduced during its 50th anniversary, honors the world's bravest marketers. This year, The Bravery Award winner was REI for the #OptOutside campaign, a standout in the Retail category, created by San Francisco agency Venables Bell & Partners.
"Brave, creative work is not only able to impact us as an industry, but also as people," said 2016 ANDYs Jury Chair Colleen DeCourcy. "This campaign shows how REI operates on empathy for its staff and for its customers, using it to drive all business decisions, including execution of the brand's message, actions, products and services. Marketers like REI are leading us in the right direction and are exemplary of how we should operate as an industry."
The Top Winners
- Leo Burnett, with a total of 16 awards (9 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze) for Paris, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Toronto, Istanbul, Chicago, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo and Jakarta.
- adam&eveDDB, with a total of 15 awards (8 Gold, 7 Silver) for London.
- Wieden + Kennedy, with a total of 11 awards (4 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze) for Portland and New York.
- McCann & The Martin Agency with a total of 10 awards (4 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze) for New York, London, Bucharest, India, Dubai, and Richmond, Virginia
- FCB, with a total of 8 awards (7 Gold, 1 Bronze) for Brazil, London, and New Zealand.
- Marcel, with a total of 6 awards (6 Gold) for Paris.
- TBWA\Media Arts Lab, with a total of 5 awards (5 Gold) for Los Angeles.
- Forsman & Bodenfors, with a total of 4 awards (3 Gold, 1 Bronze) for Gothenburg
- Deutsch, with a total of 4 awards (1 Gold, 3 Silver) for Los Angeles and New York.
- Biscuit Filmworks, with a total of 3 awards (2 Gold, 1 Silver) for Los Angeles.
- the community, with a total of 3 awards (1 Gold, 2 Silver) for Miami.
- Y&R & Red Fuse, with a total of 4 awards (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) for New Zealand, Australia, and Malaysia.
- Saatchi & Saatchi, with a total of 4 awards (2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) for London & Buenos Aires.
- AKQA, with a total of 2 awards (1 Gold, 1 Bronze) for San Francisco, Sao Paulo and London.
- R/GA, with a total of 2 awards (1 Gold, 1 Silver) for New York.
- BBDO, with a total of 2 awards (1 Silver, 1 Bronze) for New York.
- J. Walter Thompson, with a total of 2 awards (1 Silver, 1 Bronze) for Shanghai.
Other notable winners include: BBH New York (1 Gold), Cheil London (1 Gold), Crispin Porter + Bogusky (1 Gold), Fallon (1 Gold), Mori Inc. (1 Gold), RPA (1 Gold), Shiseido (1 Gold), Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (1 Gold), Venables Bell & Partners (1 Silver), BETC (1 Silver), Passion Pictures (1 Silver), 72andSunny (2 Bronze), ROSAPARK (1 Bronze), and CHI&Partners (1 Bronze).
As for the student winners, four of the five pieces of winning work were created within the 'Unconventional Advertising' course, founded 10 years ago by Frank Anselmo. Student winners included the School of Visual Arts, with half of the student wins and a total of 5 awards (2 Silver, 3 Bronze); Miami Ad School Madrid, with 1 Gold and the first student to ever be awarded within the ANDY professional category of RESET; Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttermberg, with 2 awards (2 Gold); and Miami Ad School Europe with 2 awards (1 Gold, 1 Bronze).
"The ANDYs are driven by the best creative work our industry has to offer." As an industry, we need to keep pushing the boundaries of creativity and honor those leading the way," said Gina Grillo, President & CEO of The AD Club of New York and The International ANDY Awards. "Colleen and our jury have set the bar high by honoring those who are daring and who are not afraid to support ideas and projects they care about."
The 2016 ANDY Awards Jury was a collection of the greatest creative talent in the world, who came together in Seville, Spain to deliberate over the best and bravest ideas from the past year. Of the 23 judges this year, 26% were women, and 61% were from outside the U.S.. They brought diverse backgrounds and perspectives to the forefront of the judging process in support of determining the bravery and creativity of all the entrants. See the full 2016 jury here.
About The ADVERTISING Club of New York
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2016 Corporate Sponsor: Amazon Media Group
Amazon Media Group (advertising.amazon.com) offers advertisers a range of tools and products to reach the right audiences with their marketing messages through seamless integration into the Amazon customer experience, as well as across the web and third party apps.
Amazon Media Group's offering includes placements on Amazon.com and select Amazon owned-and-operated properties; Amazon's mobile shopping app and website; IMDb's mobile apps and website; Kindle eReaders and Fire Tablets with Special Offers; and Amazon Advertising Platform, which programmatically connects advertisers with customers across the web and mobile apps. Amazon Media Group serves the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan.
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