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Rumble Studios, Sydney named Global Music & Sound Company of the Year
and Regional Music & Sound Company for Australia / New Zealand
Havas named Regional Network of the Year for Australia / New Zealand
Host/Havas, Sydney named Regional Agency of the Year for Australia / New Zealand and wins two Grand LIAs
FINCH named Regional Production Company of the Year for Australia / New Zealand
(New York, 5th November 2018) LIA, one of the most prestigious Global award shows in Advertising, Digital, Technology driven work, Health & Pharma and Branded Entertainment, today announced the winners. The 33rd Annual London International Awards judging convened over a 10-day period. The Juries, drawn from the world’s most recognized talent and presided over by industry leaders, viewed and scored every entry within their medium, ensuring that all the work was judged equally.
This year Australia brought home 53 of the coveted LIA statues – two Grand LIAs, 17 Gold, 14 Silver, 20 Bronze and attained 23 Finalists.
In total 705 LIA statues, in addition to finalists, were awarded from 40 countries with Australia ranking #3. The top countries were United States (211), Germany (111), Australia (53), United Kingdom (50), and Canada (41).
“Australia has always shone at LIA. Year after year, we see so many great pieces of work coming out from there. This is an exceptional year for Australia. Host Havas, Sydney led the charge by winning two Grand LIAs for Design and Ambient and the Regional Agency of the Year. On top of that Rumble Studios, Sydney was awarded as the Global Music & Sound Company of the Year and Finch as the Regional Production Company of the Year. I want to congratulate all the winners for continuing to raise the standards for the industry,” said Barbara Levy, President of LIA.
Host/Havas, Sydney was named Regional Agency of the Year for Australia / New Zealand, they were also awarded the two Grand LIAs for the same piece of work for the Palau Legacy Project. The Design jury led by Isabelle Dahlborg Lidstrom, Head of Experience / Creative Director at GROW Stockholm awarded Palau Pledge the Design Grand LIA, whilst the Ambient, Print, Poster and Billboard jury led by Jeremy Craigen, Global CCO at Innocean awarded it the Ambient Grand LIA. Six different juries awarded Statues to this same piece of work: Ambient, Design, Integration, Non-Traditional, The NEW and Verbal Identity.
Host/Havas, Sydney was also awarded six Gold, two Silver and one Bronze LIA. They also attained one Finalist.
GRAND LIA - Design - Brand Identity for Palau Pledge
GRAND LIA - Ambient - Public Service/Social Awareness for Palau Pledge
Gold - Ambient - Public Service/Social Awareness for Palau Pledge
Gold - Design - Brand Identity for Palau Pledge
Gold - Design - Direct Marketing - Consumer Campaign for Palau Pledge
Gold - Integration - Public Service/Social Awareness for Palau Pledge
Gold - Non-Traditional - Direct Marketing for Palau Pledge
Gold - The NEW - Media Innovation for Palau Pledge
Silver - Design - Art Direction Campaign for Palau Pledge
Silver - Verbal Identity - Use of Copywriting for Palau Pledge
Bronze - Design - Use of Photography Campaign for Fund for Peace Bottom 100
Finalist - Design - Direct Marketing - Consumer for Palau Pledge
These wins attributed to Havas being named Regional Network of the Year for Australia / New Zealand.
"We, the jury, felt that Palau was deserving of the Grand LIA in Design. It was to promote sustainability, an important issue for the world today. Not only was the idea big, the craftsmanship of the passport and stamp was also faultless," revealed Isabelle, Jury President of Design and Package Design.
Rumble Studios, Sydney was awarded the Global Music & Sound Company of the Year having the highest point score of all Music & Sound companies across the globe.
Rumble Studios, Sydney was also named Regional Music & Sound Company of the Year for the Australia / New Zealand region being credited for work that won four companies a total of 9 statues and 2 Finalists.
LIA’s Of The Year Awards are calculated based on a point system of winning work chosen by the Juries across all media. LIA uses the creative credits that are input at time of entry to award those points. The Network, Agency, Production Company, Post-Production Company, Music & Sound Company, Radio & Audio Company and Health and Medical Companies that attain the highest scores based on entries that win Statues or attain Finalists status will be honored with Of The Year Award.
The Regional Production Company of the Year for Australia / New Zealand was awarded to FINCH, Sydney. In addition to their statue wins they were credited for winning work entered by three agencies. The agencies, BWM, Host/Havas and Colenso BBDO brought home a combined 17 statues and 3 Finalists that FINCH worked on.
FINCH was also awarded two Silver and two Bronze LIAs and attained two Finalists:
Additional Winners from Australia include (in alphabetical order):
ARC EDIT, Melbourne
ARC EDIT, Sydney
BWM Dentsu, Melbourne
BWM Dentsu, Sydney
Leo Burnett Melbourne, Melbourne
Marketforce, West Perth
McCann Health, Sydney
NOVA Entertainment, Perth
Ogilvy Australia, Sydney
Revolver/Will O'Rourke, Sydney
Riley Blakeway, Sydney
The Brand Agency, Perth
The Studio at SCA, Perth
Y&R Melbourne, Melbourne
To view all the Winners and Finalists with media and full creative credits, visit https://www.liaentries.com/winners
This year, twelve GRAND LIAs were awarded:
ANORAK Film, Berlin was awarded the Production & Post-Production Grand LIA for BMW Group MINI Brand Management titled “The Faith of a Few”
Area 23, An FCB Health Network Company, New York was awarded the Print Grand LIA for Change the Ref titled “Posts Into Letters”
Barking Owl, Los Angeles was awarded the Branded Entertainment Grand LIA for Montefiore Medical Center titled “Corazón”
Barking Owl, Los Angeles was awarded the Health & Wellness - Craft Grand LIA for Montefiore Medical Center titled “Corazón”
BBDO New York, New York was awarded the Integration Grand LIA for P&G / My Black is Beautiful campaign titled “The Talk”
DDB Chicago, Chicago was awarded the Non-Traditional Grand LIA for Skittles titled “Exclusive the Rainbow”
Host/Havas, Sydney was awarded the Design Grand LIA for Palau Pledge
Host/Havas, Sydney was awarded the Ambient Grand LIA for Palau Pledge
McCann London, London was awarded the Digital Grand LIA for Microsoft titled “Xbox Design Lab Originals: The Fanchise Model”
McCann New York, New York was awarded the Social Influencers Grand LIA for MGM Resorts International titled “Universal Love Songs”
Riff Raff Films, London was awarded the TV/Cinema/Online Film Grand LIA for Nike titled “Nothing Beats A Londoner”
Serviceplan Germany, Munich was awarded the Package Design Grand LIA for Beck's titled “Le Beck's: The Legendary Beer Can”
The following companies were honored with the 2018 Of The Year Awards:
Global Client of the Year: Mars
Global Network of the Year: McCann Worldgroup
Global Agency of the Year: BBDO New York
Global Independent Agency of the Year: Jung von Matt, Hamburg
Global Health & Wellness and Medical Network of the Year: FCB Health
Global Production Company of the Year: MJZ
Global Post-Production Company of the Year: The Mill
Global Music & Sound Company of the Year: Rumble Studios, Sydney
The following companies were honored with the 2018 Regional Of The Year Awards for Australia & New Zealand:
Regional Network of the Year: Havas
Regional Agency of the Year: Host/Havas, Sydney
Regional Production Company of the Year: FINCHRegional Music & Sound Company of the Year: Rumble Studios, Sydney