Clemenger BBDO Proximity, Wellington leads Kiwi agency pack at New York Festivals 2017

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 1.23.59 pm-thumb-400x223-214199-thumb-400x223-233670.jpgNew York Festivals International Advertising Awards competition has announced the 2017 award-winners at the New York Show gala held at the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

New Zealand has scored eight 2nd Prize Awards and six 3rd Prize Awards at the New York Festivals, hosted overnight in New York.
Clemenger BBDO Proximity, Wellington has scored three 2nd Prize Awards and one 3rd Prize for NZTA 'Hello' and one 2nd Prize Award and three 3rd Prize Awards for KiwiRail 'The Conscious Crossing'.

Colenso BBDO Auckland has picked up two 2nd Prize Awards for Amnesty International 'Unblocker' work as well as one 2nd Prize and one 3rd Prize for Anchor 'X-Ray Casts'.

Saatchi & Saatchi has scored a 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize for ASB 'Clever Kash'.

2017 NYFA Emcee Debi Mazar Actress.jpgThe annual event celebrating the World's Best Advertising was hosted by actress and TV personality, Debi Mazar (left) and kicked off with a cocktail reception followed by the awards ceremony and an after-party at the Ascent Lounge to honor trophy-winners. The spotlight was on the 2017 award-winners as they celebrated with advertising creatives, Jury members, press and guests from around the globe.

The 2017 executive jury of global chief creative officers, and executive creative directors, and NYF's first-annual Film Craft executive jury, comprised of some of the most creative, technically advanced filmmakers in the industry today, selected the World's Best Advertising award winners from the Shortlist chosen by the NYF's 300+  Grand Jury members from 40 countries.

The prestigious 2017 Best of Show Award was awarded to "Meet Graham" Clemenger BBDO Melbourne's Public Service Announcement for client Transport Accident Commission Victoria. 

Lockheed Martin, American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company was honored with the New York Festivals 2017 Brand of the Year Award for its commitment to creativity and innovation. Creative work submitted on behalf of Lockheed Martin was honored with two Grand Awards, as well as 6 First Prize Awards.
Says Nettie Johnson, vice president external communications, Lockheed Martin Corporation: "Field Trip to Mars" was an incredible opportunity for us to reintroduce Lockheed Martin's brand philosophy of innovation in order to push boundaries, go further and be pioneering in everything we do. We are grateful to our partners at McCann and honored to be recognized with such a prestigious acknowledgement of our efforts."
BBDO was center stage earning the title of 2017 Network of the Year for the fifth year in a row. The award is presented to the agency network that achieves the most awards and produces the finest caliber of work. In total, 22 global offices earned an impressive 2 Grand Prize Awards, 7 First Prize Awards, 12 Second Prize Awards, 15 Third Prize Awards, and 78 Finalist Awards. In addition, the network was recognized with the United Nations Department of Public Information First Prize Award and 2 UNDPI Finalist Awards.
Says David Lubars, chief creative officer, BBDO Worldwide: "It's important to us that so many BBDOs in the network are represented, because it proves that our claim of being a 'global boutique' is true; there are a lot of great BBDOs around the world."
The Regional Agency of the Year Award is awarded to an advertising agency that earns the highest score for entries in all competitions across all mediums. This year's Regional Agency of the Year Awards honors the following global agencies: Europe - Heimat Berlin; North America - McCann New York; South American - AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo; and Asia Pacific - Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.
The 2017 Executive Jury awarded the following prominent agencies with Grand Prize Awards for their exceptional entries:
Activation & Engagement: McCann New York, "Field Trip to Mars" for Lockheed Martin.
Avant Garde: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, "Meet Graham" for Transport Accident Commission Victoria.
Branded Content/Branded Entertainment: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Japan "Gravity Cat" for Sony Interactive Entertainment / Gravity Daze 2.
Design: Ogilvy & Mather New York, USA "The Refugee Nation" for Amnesty International.
Film - Cinema/Online/TV: adam&eveDDB New York, USA "Buster the Boxer" for John Lewis.
Film - Cinema/Online/TV: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Japan "Gravity Cat" for Sony Interactive Entertainment / Gravity Daze 2
Outdoor or Out of Home Marketing: McCann New York, USA "The Field Trip to Mars" for Lockheed Martin.
Public Service Announcement/Communications: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, Australia "Meet Graham" Transport Accident Commission Victoria.
Each year, New York Festivals, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information, appoints a UN panel to select public service work that exemplifies the aims and ideals of the United Nations. The 2017 UNDPI Jury honored the following entries: McCann New York, USA "#MakeWhatsNext" for Microsoft earned the UNDPI First Prize Award; T/A POL, Norway "25 m2 Syria" for TV-Aksjonen NRK + Red Cross + IKEA was awarded the UNDPI Second Prize Award; and Leo Burnett Melbourne, Australia "Reword" for Headspace was honored with the UNDPI Third Prize Award.
The UNDPI Jury also awarded the following entries with Finalist Certificates: "Switch it Off" Amnesty International, Ogilvy Germany; "Girls of Paradise" Mouvement du Nid, McCann Erickson Paris; "Check it before it's removed: naked breasts on Facebook against breast cancer." Pink Ribbon Deutschland, DDB Germany; "Evan" Sandy Hook Promise, BBDO New York; "A Table to End Hunger" The Hunger Project Australia, McCann Sydney
The combined 2017 Executive Juries awarded 8 prestigious Grand Prize Awards, 56 First Prize Awards, 155 Second Prize Awards, and 261 Third Prize Awards from entries submitted from 53 countries.
To view a showcase of the 2017 New York Festivals World's Best Advertising trophy-winning entries please click here.
New York Festivals is recognized worldwide as a touchstone for global creative excellence in advertising and marketing communications.

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