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Omnicom Group sweeps the board at 2016 IPA Effectiveness Awards

Omnicom Group scooped both the Effectiveness Network of the Year for BBDO and Effectiveness Company of the Year for adam&eveDDB at last night’s prestigious IPA Effectiveness Awards, 2nd November 2016, picking up a combined 4 Special Prizes, 6 Gold Awards, 4 Silvers and 1 Bronze.

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BBDO’s award-winning haul includes the Special Prizes for Best Multi-Market for Snickers by AMV BDDO, Tim Broadbent Prize for Best International for Speeding (New Zealand Transport Authority) by Clemenger BBDO Wellington; and The Channon Prize for Best New Learning for the Economist by Proximity BBDO London and UM London. They also picked up four Golds for Guinness by AMV BBDO, Snickers by AMV BBDO, Speeding by Clemenger BBDO Wellington and The Economist by Proximity BBDO London. This is in addition to two silvers for Pepsi Max by AMV BBDO and Sainsbury’s by AMV BBDO.

While adam&eveDDB (with Manning Gottlieb OMD) picked up the Grand Prix and a Gold for John Lewis; a Gold for Save the Children; a Silver for John Lewis Insurance (with Manning Gottlieb OMD); a Silver for Wall’s and a Bronze for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The Special Prize for Effectiveness Company of the Year goes to the organisation that accumulates the largest number of points from at least two papers in any one year of the Effectiveness Awards. The points comprise Gold – 6; Silver – 4; Bronze – 2; Grand Prix – 3; Channon Prize – 2 and Special Prize - 1 

Effectiveness Network of the Year is awarded to the agency network that has had at least two shortlisted papers from at least two agency offices with the largest number of points. 

In total, 11 gold, 13 silver and 15 bronze prizes, along with nine special prizes were awarded. 

The full 2016 IPA Effectiveness Awards winners list:

Special Prizes:

Grand Prix – sponsored by Thinkbox
John Lewis, The gift that keeps on giving: John Lewis Christmas advertising, 2012 – 2015 by adam&eveDDB and Manning Gottlieb OMD

Best Commercial Effectiveness for Good (President’s Prize) – sponsored by Outsmart
Dove, Beautifully Effective: How Dove turned cultural resonance into ROI by Ogilvy

Effectiveness Network of the Year
BBDO

Effectiveness Company of the Year
adam&eveDDB

Best Dedication to Effectiveness (The Simon Broadbent Prize) – sponsored by Radiocentre
Unilever

Best Multi-Market – sponsored by Ipsos Connect
Snickers, Thinking like a Hollywood blockbuster by AMV BBDO

Best Small Budget – sponsored by MARSH
Narellan Pools, Diving into big data for Narellan Pools by AFFINITY

Best International (The Tim Broadbent Prize) – sponsored by Warc
Speeding (New Zealand Transport Authority), Mistakes by Clemenger BBDO Wellington

The Channon Prize for Best New Learning – sponsored by Newsworks
The Economist, Raising eyebrows and subscriptions by Proximity BBDO London and UM London

Gold winners:

  • Art Fund, The art of framing by 101 London
  • Direct Line, Direct Line: We Solve Problems by Direct Line Group
  • Guinness, An effectiveness story Made of More by AMV BBDO
  • John Lewis, The gift that keeps on giving: John Lewis Christmas advertising, 2012 – 2015 by adam&eveDDB and Manning Gottlieb OMD
  • Macmillan, Macmillan Cancer Support: Making sure no one faces cancer alone, today or tomorrow by VCCP
  • Narellan Pools, Diving into big data for Narellan Pools by AFFINITY
  • Save the Children, Making embarrassing knitwear into something to be proud of by adam&eveDDB
  • Snickers, Thinking like a Hollywood blockbuster by AMV BBDO
  • Speeding (New Zealand Transport Agency), Mistakes by Clemenger BBDO Wellington
  • Stoptober, Stoptober: a radical new way to get England to quit smoking by 23red and MEC London
  • The Economist, Raising eyebrows and subscriptions by Proximity BBDO London and UM London

Silver winners:

  • Dove, Beautifully Effective: How Dove turned cultural resonance into ROI by Ogilvy
  • John Lewis Insurance, The power of true brand extension marketing by adam&eveDDB and Manning Gottlieb OMD
  • Lidl, How Lidl found itself atop the grocer's Christmas tree by TBWA\London
  • L'Oreal Age Perfect, How L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect transformed its fortunes by showing older women they’re still ‘worth it’ by McCann London
  • Pepsi Max, Unbelievable by AMV BBDO
  • Plusnet, The pride of Yorkshire: how Plusnet's adverts transformed its fortunes, against ever-increasing odds by Karmarama and Maxus
  • Sainsbury's, Christmas is for Sharing by AMV BBDO
  • Sensodyne, Solving Problems, Not Selling Benefits by Grey London
  • Sixt, How Sixt challenged car hire culture, and changed its fortunes by Grey London
  • The Guardian & Observer, Time for transformation by BBH London
  • The Royal British Legion, Fortune favours the brave by RKCR/Y&R
  • Three, Sorry (not sorry) for all the holiday spam by Wieden+Kennedy London
  • Wall's, Getting the long tail wagging again: How Wall’s said ‘Goodbye’ to a serious business challenge by adam&eveDDB

Bronze winners:

  • Coors Light, Van Damme good results: how Jean Claude transformed the fortunes of Coors Light by VCCP and ZenithOptimedia
  • Costa, Creating a nation of coffee lovers by Karmarama
  • Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle: Engineering Success by OMD UK
  • first direct, Made for millennials by J. Walter Thompson
  • First4Adoption, Start your adoption story by Kindred
  • Kenco, Coffee Vs Gangs: How a strong brand purpose changed lives in Honduras and changed fortunes for Kenco by J. Walter Thompson
  • Mattessons, The Mattesson'aissance by Saatchi & Saatchi
  • McVitie's, McVitie's: Waking the sleeping giant by Grey London
  • Officeworks, How Officeworks realised its own big idea by AJF Partnership and Initiative
  • Santander, From “who?” to hero: how Santander became king of the switchers by The Engine Group
  • Spies Travels, Do it for Denmark and Do it for Mom by Robert/Boisen & Likeminded and Spies Travels
  • The Conservative Party, Winning the benefit of the doubt by M&C Saatchi
  • UK Government, The missing millions - giving expats their voice by Ogilvy
  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, From manufacturer to service partner: How Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles did more with less by adam&eveDDB
  • Volvo, “Or by”: how two little words made Volvo’s safety matter again by Grey London

The 2016 Awards are partnered with Thinkbox, Newsworks, OutSmart, Radiocentre, Warc, Ipsos Connect and sponsored by Marsh.

To view further details about the winning campaigns and additional effectiveness content including what the judges thought, visit www.ipa.co.uk/effectiveness or WARC. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using #IPAEff.

The IPA is also publishing Advertising Works 23, which shows how marketing communications have helped organisations as diverse as Guinness, The Economist and Save the Children translate big ideas into impressive business results.

The IPA also runs the Eff Test, a qualification designed to help planners identify and evaluate the planning and effectiveness measurement techniques that are central to understanding how agencies can create effective campaigns for their clients. 

Last updated 02/11/2016


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