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Source: APAC Effie Awards
Winners for APAC Effie Awards 2015 Revealed

SINGAPORE, Apr 11, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Winners for the APAC Effie Awards 2015 were announced at the Awards Gala held on 10 April 2015 at the Four Seasons Ballroom Singapore, honouring Asia Pacific's most effective marketing campaigns.

Hosted by veteran actor and comedian Pam Oei and attended by some 170 marketing professionals from around the region, the awards gala presented a total of 61 Awards - 1 Grand Effie, 17 Golds, 19 Silvers and 24 Bronzes. The Grand Effie was awarded to Havas Worldwide and Child Survival India for their campaign "No Child Brides".

The winners emerged from 92 finalists across 36 categories and the coveted Agency of the Year Award went to Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai who picked up 8 awards - 2 Golds, 4 Silvers and 2 Bronzes. Lowe & Partners Worldwide Mumbai and DDB Auckland came in second and third respectively.

Ogilvy & Mather was named the Agency Network of the Year, picking up a total of 4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 4 Bronzes from its agencies in the region followed by BBDO Worldwide and Lowe & Partners.

India was the biggest winner walking away with a total haul of 18 awards, including the Grand Effie followed by Australia and New Zealand with 15 and 11 awards respectively.

Awards Chairman Jarek Ziebinski said, "'Awarding Ideas that Work' may sound like a simple concept but winning an APAC Effie is more than just an accolade. It is an affirmation of being the best in the Asia Pacific region, a true recognition of an agency's expertise in delivering marketing campaigns that work and achieve results. This is the core reason our creative industry exists. It also further validates a successful two-way collaboration between clients and agencies and the synergies that arise from it."

The APAC Effie Awards is organised by the Confederation of Asian Advertising Agency Associations (CAAAA) and Tenasia Group. Mr Harris Thajeb, CAAAA Chairman said, "We are impressed with the high quality of work submitted. The Asia Pacific region has again proven its relevance by continuing to improvise and explore new ways through the use of new technologies and fresh ideas to create an impact in their marketing communications and it is through this celebration that we honour marketing effectiveness excellence and recognise the success of these marketing campaigns.'

The winners and finalists will be accorded points that will add to their ranking in the Effie Effectiveness Index (http://www.effieindex.com), the world's most prestigious ranking of effective marketers, brands, agency holding groups, agency networks, agency offices and independent agencies.

The full list of winners can be viewed at the APAC Effie website - http://www.apaceffie.com.


About APAC Effie Awards

Organised by the Confederation of Asian Advertising Agency Associations (CAAAA) and Tenasia Group, Asia Pacific Effie Awards honours and celebrates the region's most outstanding marketing communication work that have proven results and succeeded in meeting strategic objectives. The APAC Effie awards will mark its first year in 2014, to provide the growing marketing communications industry with a regional ground on which the best campaigns are showcased and recognised.

Introduced by the New York American Marketing Association in 1968, the Effie Awards have since been recognised by advertisers and agencies as the pre-eminent award in the advertising industry and global standard of marketing effectiveness excellence. Today, Effie celebrates effectiveness worldwide with the Global Effie, the APAC Effie, the Euro Effie, the Middle East / North Africa Effie and more than 40 national Effie programs.

About The Confederation of Asian Advertising Agency Associations (CAAAA)

CAAAA is a non-profit organisation established by advertising agency associations in Asia whose key mission is to further the business interest of advertising companies/agencies in the region. CAAAA works in close collaboration with stakeholders in the marketing communications industry across the region, including North, South and Southeast Asia, to support uniform professional standards and norms, and to enhance the profile and stature of the industry.

About Tenasia Group

Tenasia Group specialises in staging professional and influential industry events that inspire. Building on their expertise in delivering high-quality industry events, award shows and conferences, Tenasia's portfolio of businesses aims to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge, shaping business opportunities in the region and celebrating achievements in specific fields.

Contact:
Tenasia Group Pte Ltd
Chua Bee Hong, Executive Director
T: +65 6338 7739 / M: +65 9271 0900 
E: [email protected]



Apr 11, 2015 17:00 HKT/SGT
Source: APAC Effie Awards

Topic: Awards received
Sectors: Broadcast, Advertising
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