Buckle up! The shortlist for 2016's Creativepool Annual has just been announced.
There's been eight times as many projects entered compared to last year’s Annual, which is staggering. In this year's shortlist we're shown an amazing reflection of the global creative community found right here on Creativepool - there's been an overwhelming amount of unique and exciting work submitted to the judges, and you can choose who you think should win in each category with your People’s Choice votes.
Annual Shortlist Winners
Among many others, the shortlist sees the likes of MullenLowe London, 72andSunny Amsterdam, and BBH New York up for consideration. That’s not to say that big names are the only ones featured on the shortlist -- we believe you don’t have to be the biggest company or working for huge agency to produce incredible work, and so the shortlist also plays host to a raft of fledgling companies, studios, agencies and individuals, all of whom have made their presence felt with an enormous volume of entries of incredible work.
The Annual’s categories represent work from twenty-one distinct creative disciplines including Out-of-Home advertising, mobile apps, branding, experiential work and broadcast advertising. Tension and competition are going to be running high this year - there are only four winners per category, including one winner of a community-voted People’s Choice award, and three winners as decided by an all-star judging panel featuring Peace for Paris Illustrator Jean Jullien, Google Creative Lab’s Creative Lead Tom Seymour, Havas Worldwide’s Head of Technology & Innovation Michael Olaye, and Nick Bell, Executive Creative Director at Fallon.
This February, the mightiest agencies, the leading influencers and the most promising newcomers from across the global creative community are battling it out to be crowned top in their respective fields in 2016’s Creativepool Awards, which are run in conjunction with the Creativepool Annual.
The nominated shortlist winners for Newcomer of the Year is creatives includes Graphic Designer Dan Lawrence, Production Designer Blair Barnette and Editor Charlie Moreton and others. Influencers of the Year nominees include leaders like Simon Shaw Chief Creative Officer at H+K Strategies, Laura Gregory Founder at Great Guns, Jonathan Sands Chairman of Global Brand Consultancy at Elmwood, Annette King CEO at Ogilvy & Mather, Suzanne Stahlie Managing Director at FutureBrand, David Birkitt Founder at DMB among many others.
Nominated Agencies for Agency of the Year include Wieden+Kennedy, jones knowles ritchie, SNASK, B-Reel, Intermarketing Agency and more.
People's Choice Voting
People’s Choice voting is now open until midnight on Friday the 19th of February. You can vote quickly and easily straight from the shortlist, by hitting ‘VOTE’ underneath the project or person you want to get into this year’s Creativepool Annual. You can only vote once per category, though, so choose wisely!
Winners are decided by both the Creativepool community and a panel of industry experts, featuring judges including Kerrie Finch, Founder at FinchFactor, David Poole, Group Creative Director at Love Group, David Gioiella, Partner & CD at Northern Lights, Sandra Soskic Co-CEO at DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam. The judges are looking at the whole picture when casting their votes; from involvement in the industry, press coverage, quality of work produced, to company culture, client wins and recognition from other industry awards - everything is being considered in their calculations to decide who blazed the hottest trail through 2015.
Creativepool believe that you don’t need to be working for the best and biggest agency to make waves and produce incredible work. As such, this initiative is open to everyone, and in each category two separate awards will be granted - one selected by the judges, and the other by the Creativepool community in a People’s Choice award, whereby voting is opened to the community to decide who they think deserves to be Agency, Influencer and Newcomer of the Year. Be sure to get involved and make your voice heard!
Deadline for voting: 19th February 2016
Winners are to be announced March 10th, at Creativepool’s Annual Launch Party hosted at the Library Club, London.