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CANADA WINS 30 STATUES AT THE
30th ANNUAL LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
(New York, 10 November 2015) The 30th LIA judging was held at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas, convening over a ten-day period. The Juries, led by their respective Jury Presidents, viewed and scored every entry within their medium, ensuring that all the work was judged equally. They concluded with final discussions to determine Grand LIAs, Statue Winners and Finalists.
On Judging LIA, Brent Choi, J. Walter Thompson Toronto, stated, “Amir Kassaei, Mark Tutssel, Matt Eastwood, Ted Royer, etc., make this show the best to judge your work vs. the best in the world. There is no politics. No block voting. No pressure to vote for your network, just to vote for the best work in the room.”
Canada picks up 30 Statues and 18 Finalists at LIA 2015– 7 Gold, 8 Silver and 15 Bronze.
J. Walter Thompson led the Canadian statue tally, taking home one Gold, three Silver and four Bronze statues. They also attained two Finalists.
J. Walter Thompson Canada, Toronto
“Canada brought home 30 Statues, approximately 5% of the total metal awarded this year,” commented Barbara Levy, President of LIA. “J. Walter Thompson has eight Statue wins, making them the most awarded company in Canada.
“It is an honour to win a LIA Statue, as the jury is comprised of the world’s top advertising, production and design creatives. Some of the juries include Mark Tutssel, Amir Kassaei, Matt Eastwood, Brian Collins, Malcolm Poynton, Pedro Prado, Emad Tahtouh, Ben Priest, Stephan Vogel, Eugene Cheong and John Mescall, just to name a few. LIA prides itself on having juries that have no political agenda, no block voting, and no pressure to vote for their network. Our juries are only concerned with awarding the best of the best. Obtaining a Statue is a significant milestone for any company, as it demonstrates recognition of the highest degree.”
Other Winners from Canada:
BBDO Toronto, Toronto
Blue Hive Canada, Toronto
DDB Canada, Toronto
DDB Canada, Vancouver
INNOCEAN Worldwide Canada, Toronto
Juniper Park, Toronto
Leo Burnett Toronto, Toronto
Pirate Group Inc., Toronto
RMW Music, Toronto
The Embassy, Vancouver
Tribal Worldwide, Toronto
This year seven Grand LIAs were awarded:
adamandeveDDB, London was awarded the TV/Cinema/Online Film Grand LIA for John Lewis titled “Monty's Christmas”
BBDO Proximity Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur was awarded the Poster Grand LIA for KFC titled “Burger”, “Drumstick”, “French Fries”
Grabarz & Partner, Hamburg was awarded the Non-Traditional Grand LIA for EXIT Deutschland titled “Nazis against Nazis - Germany´s Most Involuntary Charity Walk”
Leo Burnett Argentina, Buenos Aires was awarded the Billboard Grand LIA for Samsung titled “Safety Truck”
Leo Burnett Chicago, Chicago was awarded the Integration Grand LIA for Allstate titled “Social Savvy Burglar”
R/GA, New York was awarded the Design Grand LIA for Ad Council titled “Love Has No Labels”
The Mill, London was awarded the Production & Post-Production Grand LIA for SSE titled “Maya”
2015 LIA ‘Of The Year Awards’ were decided based on a point system on the outstanding work chosen by the Juries across all media. This year LIA awarded five of these coveted Awards.
The following companies were honoured with the 2015 Of The Year Awards:
Network of the Year: BBDO
Agency of the Year: R/GA, New York
Production Company of the Year: Smuggler
Post-Production Company of the Year: The Mill
Radio & Audio Company of the Year: Eardrum Australia
Of the 11,439 submissions from 72 countries, 8% attained Shortlist status. Of those elite selections, only 1.2% were awarded Gold Statues; 1.6% Silver Statues; 2% Bronze Statues and 2.1% Finalist. The vast number of submissions reflects the prestige and explosive growth of the London International Awards since its inception in 1986, when only 2,600 submissions were entered.
To View All the Winners: http://www.liaentries.com/winners
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Notes to the editor:
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