Work from APAC agencies won three silver and four bronze prizes in the Effective Use of Partnerships and Sponsorships portion of the WARC Media Awards for 2019.
Mindshare won two of the silvers (one wth Click Media) and three of the bronzes for work in Vietnam in China, while MediaCom China grabbed a silver and PHD China earned a bronze. Overall, the jury gave out 14 awards: one grand prix, two golds, six silvers and five bronzes (see full winner list below, which also notes three special awards).
PHD UK and Fuse won the grand prix and the special award for successful sponsorship with work for SKODA UK, which leveraged sponsorship of the Tour de France to promote conversations about gender inequality.
This is the fourth and final winner announcement for the global case-study competition, which has a US$40,000 prize purse. The winners in the use of data, channel integration and use of tech sections were announced previously.
- #ThisIsOurTime · SKODA UK · Volkswagen Group · PHD UK, FUSE · United Kingdom + Successful Sponsorship Special Award
- The Away Game · Tim Hortons · Zulu Alpha Kilo · Canada, United States
- Boca vs. River - The match of the century · Axe · Unilever · Initiative · Argentina
- Project NEMO - Take Dirt to Give Dirt · OMO · Unilever · Mindshare Vietnam, Click Media · Vietnam
- Music Festival Activations · Live Nation x Carlsberg · Carlsberg Foundation and Carlsberg Shareholders · Live Nation Experiential · United Kingdom
- Save The Cows · Puck · Arla Foods · FP7 McCann Dubai · United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia + Effective Native Special Award
- Jump on the Wagen · Volkswagen · PHD · Canada, United States
- Colonel KI · KFC · Yum China · Mindshare · China
- Bounce 2.0 Campaign · 5 Gum · Mars Wrigley · MediaCom China · China
- Infallible over Hotpot · L'Oréal · Mindshare China · China
- Luo Tianyi · Nescafé · Nestlé · Mindshare · China + Collaboration with an Influencer Special Award
- Espresso Stopover · Sting · Sunstory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage · Mindshare Vietnam · Vietnam
- How Zhonghua Shone Through · Zhonghua · Unilever · PHD China · China
- Earning Curve · Lifebuoy · Interac · Interac Corps.· Zulu Alpha Kilo · Canada, United States
More information on the 2019 WARC Media Awards is available from Warc.