Brand Experience & Activation
Apple "Today at Apple" (in-house)
Apple’s in-store experience programme, which was activated in all 501 stores across the globe, encouraged each local community to develop their creativity with coding masterclasses, photo walks, kids hours and music labs.
The Times / News UK & Ireland "JFK Unsilenced" by Rothco/Accenture Interactive
This campaign used AI technology to recreate the speech that US president John F. Kennedy delivered in Dallas, Texas the day he was assassinated in 1963. The audio technique has been adopted by some companies to help ALS sufferers rediscover their voice.
Microsoft Xbox - Xbox Design Lab Originals: The Fanchise Model" by McCann London McCann won the inaugural Creative eCommerce Lions award for its Microsoft Xbox campaign encouraging gamers to design and sell their own customised controllers.
ITC Savlon "Savlon healthy hands chalk sticks" by Ogilvy Mumbai
To boost hygiene among children in India, Savlon promoted the idea of using soap while hand-washing with special chalk sticks given out at rural schools. The chalk which accumulated on kids’ hands acted as soap when washed with water.
Design + PR
LadBible and Plastic Oceans Foundation "Trash Isles" by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO AMV BBDO claimed the world’s first country made from plastic pollution in the ocean so that other countries would be obliged to clean it up.
Billy Corgan "Aeronaut VR" by Isobar and Viacom New York
The Grand Prix in this category went to a VR music video created for The Aeronaut, a track by Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan.
Direct + Sustainable Development Goals + Titanium
Palau Legacy Project "Palau pledge" by Host/Havas
This campaign required visitors to Palau to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way on the island.
KPN "Evert_45" by N=5
Dutch telecom provider KPN created an immersive campaign that told the fictional story of a boy called Evert who escapes a German labour camp in 1945. It was based on the true stories of World War Two survivors.
Entertainment for Music
Apple "Welcome home" by TBWA\Media Arts Lab Los Angeles
Directed by Spike Jonze, this ad shows FKA Twigs coming home after a long day and dancing thanks to Apple’s HomePod speakers.
Jay-Z’s music video also won in the category. It tells the personal story of his mother, Gloria Carter, and her struggle with hiding being gay.
Tide "It’s a Tide ad" by Saatchi & Saatchi New York
"It’s a Tide ad" ran during Super Bowl 2018 and starred Stranger Things actor Jim Hopper as an omniscient narrator hijacking other ads during the game.
Procter & Gamble "The talk" by BBDO New York
In another win for P&G, the company showed parents talking to their children about racial bias.
International Committee of the Red Cross "Hope" by SRA Rushmore
A stirring tale of a father driving his injured daughter to hospital in a war zone, with a devastating conclusion. Tear jerker!
Bodyform "Blood normal" by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO
Bodyform’s campaign was the first UK ad to depict actual menstrual blood as opposed to the usual blue liquid that normally stands in for it.
Grand Prix for Good
The ALS Association "Project revoice" by BWM Dentsu (Australia)
Computerised voice technology has come a long way. However, it relies on having ample recordings of the person from before they started to lose their voice. So this long-term initiative aims to help by setting up a voice bank.
Kiwi Shoe Care "Ali" by Ogilvy Chicago
This print ad campaign explored the lives of historical figures through the shoes they wore.
Colombia Ministry of Communications & Technology "My line" by MullenLowe SSP3 This campaign for the government enabled people without traditional phones to call a local number to access Google Assistant and get the information they need read back to them quickly.
Tesco "Food love stories" by MediaCom and Bartle Bogle Hegarty
London Tesco’s campaign shared personal stories centred around food.
Reclame Aqui "Corruption detector" by Grey Brazil
This app used facial recognition technology to reveal the corruption of Brazil’s politicians.
Comedy Central The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’s "Donald J Trump Presidential Twitter Library"
This satirical outdoor stunt exhibited the US president’s prolific and often vulgar Twitter activity.
McDonald’s "McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited" by Cossette
A deconstruction of the famous Golden Arches logo.
Print & Publishing
Budweiser "Tagwords" by Africa
The work tracked different musicians who had been pictured with a Budweiser over the years, such as Mick Jagger or John Lydon.
Kingo Energy "Kingo" by Ogilvy Colombia
Ogilvy created a unique prepaid solar energy kit designed to widen access to clean energy.
Radio & Audio
Carling Black Label "Soccer song for change" by Ogilvy Cape Town
The anti-abuse campaign featured the #NoExcuse choir performing a rendition of Masambe Nono at the Soweto Derby
Social & Influencer
Nike "Nothing beats a Londoner" by Wieden & Kennedy
London Nike’s barnstorming film featured 258 real young Londoners as well as cameos from celebrities such as Mo Farah and Skepta.