Special Group, Auckland wins Gold and Silver at the Australasian Branded Entertainment Awards

ARD_STUDIOS_3185_56_118-lpr.jpgSpecial Group has walked away with one Gold and one Silver at last night's Australasian Branded Entertainment Awards at the finale of the Festival of Branded Entertainment, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Special Group's 'Smirnoff Night Project' won Gold in the "Best transmedia" category and its campaign for Gravity Coffee titled 'The Gravity Coffee Run' won Silver in the "Best integration or brand story telling - non-fiction" category.

ARD_STUDIOS_3225_56_165-lpr.jpgThe Sydney Opera House Ship Song Project by The Monkeys, Sydney won the Grand Prix as well as gold in the "best brand commissioned" category.

Says Cathie McGinn, festival curator: "We were surprised and pleased by the volume, quality and of work submitted, and we're looking forward to an even bigger and better event next year. The awards really recognise exceptional and genuinely entertaining work in this category -most remarkably the jury said how much they had enjoyed the judging process."

The Winners:

Best use of a small Budget
Mizone Zonelab by The Hallway
Credits: Photoplay films

Medal of Honour - Warfighter by EMG
Credits: Electronic Arts (EA) and Kontented

MJ Bale Grazed on Greatness by Whybin/TBWA Sydney

Best non-screen
Bundy Booth by Leo Burnett Sydney

Durex you + 1 by The Sound Campaign
Credits: Holler, Frank PR, Zenith Optimedia

Best transmedia
Air New Zealand - The Kiwi Sceptics by Host

Two Words for Tomorrow by The One Centre
Credits: Future Buro, Moffitt.Moffitt, Hello Future TV, Fourth Wall Events, Field, Radical Media SILVER

The Smirnoff Night Project by Special Group

Best integration or Brand storytelling - fiction
Fists of Fusion by MercerBell
Credits: Publicis Mojo, Zenith Optimedia

Operation Intel - The Bourne Legacy by Hoodlum

Qantas - The Great Crusade by Wonder

Best integration or Brand storytelling  - non-fiction
Air New Zealand - The Kiwi Sceptics by Host

The Gravity Coffee Run by Special Group

McDonald's Gets Grilled by UM & WTFN

Best Brand commissioned project
Qantas The Great Crusade by Wonder

The Ship Song Project by The Monkeys

Grand Prix
The Ship Song Project for Sydney Opera House by The Monkeys

(Pictured: Patricia Powell-Hughes, managing director & founder, EP recruitment and
Tony Bradbourne from Special Group; Tim Burrowes, Phil Lloyd and Cathie McGinn)


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