Spikes Asia Grands Prix and Special Award Winners Announced

Winners set the creative bar for Asia-Pacific with Grands Prix awarded to Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan

 

3 March 2022 - The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity has today revealed the Grands Prix and Special Award winners, recognising the best work from across Asia-Pacific’s branded communications industry.

Australia and India have taken the most Grands Prix with a total of seven each. Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan have also been awarded Grands Prix. Over the last three days the Spikes x Campaign Asia event has been celebrating the diverse perspectives and extraordinary creative minds coming out of the region, and from 3pm SGT time today (3 March 2022) all winners will be available to view in the Metaverse area of the event in the dedicated Hall of Winners.

Philip Thomas, Chairman, LIONS, said “Congratulations to all 2022 Grands Prix and Special Awards winners who have demonstrated ground-breaking creativity, we have seen a fantastic array of work awarded across the region. With the release of Spikes Unwrapped and the Spikes Creativity Report later this month, we’ll be deep-diving into the trends, data and insights that have come out of this year’s awards.

Susie Walker, VP, Awards & Insight, LIONS, said “A huge thank you to all our Jury Presidents and juries who have worked tirelessly to commend the best creative work across the 24 Awards, once again setting the creative benchmark for the region. We are delighted to amplify the talent in the creative communications industry and to celebrate such a creatively diverse region.

This year’s Grand Prix winners are:

Brand Experience and Activation

From 318 entries received, 27 Spikes were awarded: 4 Gold, 9 Silver, 13 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Samsung-ITest’, Samsung, Tribal Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Creative Data

From 37 entries received, 4 Spikes were awarded and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Tuna Scope 2021’, Sojitz Corporation, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo.

Creative eCommerce

From 34 entries received, 3 Spikes were awarded and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Ikea-Dollar Catalogue’, Ikea, Ogilvy Taiwan, Taipei City.

Creative Effectiveness

From 36 entries received, 4 Spikes were awarded and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Santa Crashes Christmas’, Aldi, BMF, Sydney.

Design

From 143 entries received, 13 were awarded: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 6 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘The Unfiltered History Tour’, Vice World News, Dentsu Webchutney, Bengaluru / Dentsu Webchutney, Mumbai / Dentsu Webchutney, Gurgaon.

Digital Craft
From 70 entries received, 8 were awarded: 1 Gold Spikes, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Yakushima Treasure Another Live From Yakushima’, Yakushima Treasure, Dentsu Creative x Inc., Tokyo / Dentsu Craft, Tokyo.

Direct

From 191 entries received, 17 were awarded: 3 Gold Spikes, 5 Silver, 8 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Golf Ad Break Championship’, Volkswagen, DDB, Sydney.

David Guerrero, Creative Chair of BBDO Guerrero and Jury President for the 2022 Direct and Outdoor Spikes Jury said, “Throughout the judging we saw some standout trends that included the hi-jacking of space belonging to competitors, product innovation and brand purpose. What particularly impressed the jury with the Direct Grand Prix was the ambition of the VW ad break takeover, using a game. The tactics of buying the first ad in the break and then inviting the audience to skip the rest of it by playing a racing game was smart. We had defined the Direct category as work that gains a measurable response from a defined audience and in the “use of broadcast” this fit that definition perfectly. Here a self-selecting audience of car buyers, by definition people who enjoy driving, were invited to test drive the product at a moment where they would be willing to spend a defined amount of time, missing only the rest of the ads in the break. We found it fun, interactive and irreverent.

Entertainment

From 113 entries received, 11 were awarded: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘The Alt Blacks’, Steinlager Lion, DDB New Zealand, Auckland.

Film

From 355 entries received, 26 were awarded: 4 Gold, 8 Silver, 13 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Give a Flybuys’, Flybuys, Che Proximity, Sydney.

Film Craft

From 282 entries received, 27 were awarded: 4 Gold, 10 Silver, 12 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Game Responsibly - Battlegrounds Mobile India’, Battlegrounds Mobile India, Early Man PVT Ltd, Mumbai / DDB Mudra, Mumbai.

Glass: The Award for Change

From 25 entries received, 3 were awarded: 2 Spikes and the Grand Prix was presented to ‘The Nominate Me Selfie’, Political Shakti / The Times of India, FCB India, Delhi.

Grand Prix for Good

The Grand Prix for Good was awarded to ‘The Lost Daughters’, Sanlaap, Wunderman Thompson, Mumbai.

Healthcare

From 130 entries received, 14 were awarded: 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 6 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘V-Kebaya’, Vinda Marketing (M) SDN BHD, Muma Malaysia, Petaling Jaya.

Industry Craft

From 110 entries received, 7 were awarded: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Eatqual’, McDonald’s, DDB Mudra, Mumbai.

Innovation

From 15 entries received, 2 were awarded: 1 Innovation Spike and the Grand Prix that went to ‘One House To Save Many’, Suncorp Brand, Leo Burnett, Sydney.

Integrated

From 29 entries received, 3 Spikes were awarded and the Grand Prix that went to ‘One House To Save Many’, Suncorp Brand, Leo Burnett, Sydney.

Media
From 234 entries received, 21 were awarded: 4 Gold, 6 Silver, 10 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘VS Series’, SK-II, Mediacom, Singapore / Grey, Tokyo.

Mobile

From 76 entries received, 10 were awarded: 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘The Unfiltered History Tour’, Vice World News, Dentsu Webchutney, Bengaluru / Dentsu Webchutney, Mumbai / Dentsu Webchutney, Gurgaon.

Music

From 61 entries received, 7 were awarded: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Give a Flybuys’, Flybuys, Che Proximity, Sydney.

Outdoor

From 148 entries received, 10 were awarded: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘Pitvertising’, Unilever, Clemenger BBDO, Sydney.

PR

From 139 entries received, 15 were awarded: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 8 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to ‘The Unfiltered History Tour’, Vice World News, Dentsu Webchutney, Bengaluru / Dentsu Webchutney, Mumbai / Dentsu Webchutney, Gurgaon.

Print & Publishing

From 96 entries received, 4 were awarded: 1 Silver, 3 Bronze and no Grand Prix was awarded.

Radio & Audio

From 84 entries received, 7 were awarded: 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze and the Grand Prix that went to 'The Unfiltered History Tour’, Vice World News, Dentsu Webchutney, Bengaluru / Dentsu Webchutney, Mumbai / Dentsu Webchutney, Gurgaon.

Social & Influencer

From 117 entries received, 13 were awarded: 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 7 Bronze and the Grand Prix was awarded to ‘#Pridehair’, The Procter and Gamble Company, Grey, Tokyo.

Strategy and Effectiveness

From 193 entries received, 15 were awarded: 3 Gold, 5 Silver, 6 Bronze and the Grand Prix was awarded to ‘Make Lamb, Not Walls’, Meat & Livestock Australia, The Monkeys, Part of Accenture Interactive, Sydney.

Anupama Biswas, Senior Director - Analytics & Insight lead for APAC at The Coca-Cola Company and Jury President of this year’s Strategy and Effectiveness Spikes Jury said: “As jury members for the Strategy & Effectiveness Spikes, we were looking out for consumer insight driven transformative strategies that clearly delivered scaled business results. What really stood out was how purposeful campaigns were executed in a simple and smart way. The Jury voted unanimously for the Grand Prix winner. It ticked all the boxes of Strategy, Execution and Business results with a beautifully executed campaign that was truly effective and memorable.

Spikes Asia Special Awards were given as follows:

Agency of the Year
1. DDB Mudra, Mumbai, India
2. CHE Proximity, Sydney, Australia
3. Leo Burnett, Sydney, Australia

Network of the Year
1. DDB Worldwide
2. Dentsu
3. BBDO Worldwide

Agency of the Year by Market
CHE Proximity, Sydney, Australia
Cheil, Hong Kong
DDB Mudra, Mumbai, India
Grey, Tokyo, Japan
BBDO Guerrero, Makati City, The Philippines
Innocean Worldwide, Seoul, South Korea
Ogilvy Taiwan, Taipei City, Taiwan
DDB New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
Muma Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Happiness Saigon / AN FCB Alliance, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Independent Agency of the Year
1. Special, Auckland, New Zealand
2. Special, Sydney, Australia
3. Muma Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Spikes Palm
1. Early Man Film PVT LTD, India
2. Division, Australia
3. Dora Digs, India
4. Iconoclast, USA
5. Passion Animation Studios, United Kingdom

Media Network of the Year
1. Mediacom
2. PHD Worldwide
3. OMD Worldwide

Strategy & Effectiveness Agency of the Year
1. The Monkeys, Part of Accenture Interactive, Sydney, Australia
2. BMF, Sydney, Australia
3. Special, Auckland, New Zealand

 

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