Staff Reporters
Jan 9, 2020

5 APAC entries among 9 winners in Warc Media Awards for use of data

Mindshare won three awards including a gold for work in, China and Vietnam, while Publicis Media and Equinox Digital in India and Australia's Affinity also got nods.

5 APAC entries among 9 winners in Warc Media Awards for use of data

WARC has announced the winners in the Best Use of Data category of its 2019 Media Awards, a global case-study competition recognising communications planning which has made a positive impact on business results.

The organisation named nine winners (see full list below), of which five originated in APAC:

  • Mindshare won a gold for work on behalf of Nike in China, a bronze in Vietnam for Unilever work and a bronze in China for work with Booking.com.
  • Australia's Affinity won a silver for work on behalf of Central Coast Tourism.
  • Publicis Media and Equinox Digital won a bronze for work on behalf of Zee Entertainment in India.

The jury, chaired by Scott Marsden, SVP and head of marketing with Parachute, also awarded three special awards. Mindshare's gold-winning Nike case took one of these, the Data-Driven Insight Award, which is given for using data to identify the right audience at scale.

Here's the full winner list:

Grand Prix

  • Not Just One Creator · Vans · VF Corporation · Starcom, MRY · United States + Personalisation Award

Gold

  • Next% - Speed is your currency · Nike · Mindshare China · China + Data-Driven Insight Award
  • Digital Window Shopping · Sport Chek · FGL Sports · Touché! · Canada

Silver

  • Econometrics optimisation · TalkTalk · m/SIX, The&Partnership · United Kingdom + Attribution Award
  • From Couch to Coast · Central Coast · Tourism Central Coast · AFFINITY · Australia
  • Uber Legends · Uber · FP7 McCann Dubai · Jordan, United Arab Emirates

Bronze

  • Real-Time Infection Alert System · Lifebuoy · Unilever · Mindshare Vietnam · Vietnam
  • Data-proofed social campaign · Booking.com · Mindshare · China
  • Using Google Search ads as a real-time news portal · ZEE5 · ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Ltd · Publicis Media, Equinox Digital · India

The winners of the Effective Channel Integration, Effective Use of Partnerships & Sponsorships and Effective Use of Tech categories will be announced later this month. The top winning papers of the WARC Media Awards share a $40,000 prize fund. For more information, see the awards website.

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