Times Square We believe: in small business
NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 23, 2008
"The sheer volume of submissions coupled with the extraordinary level of creativity that cut across such a wide swath of platforms and technologies speaks to the vitality of the interactive advertising industry," said Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO of the IAB. "Interactive advertising is breaking new ground in engaging consumers in ways that we had not even dreamed of, and the pace of change will only continue to accelerate."
This year, submissions jumped by nearly 40 percent, and were sent in from hundreds of leading agencies, representing traditional advertising agencies and native digital shops which entered work across virtually every major vertical industry.
The gala's ultimate honor, Best in Show, went to TEQUILA\ and Nissan for its "Rogue Launch." TEQUILA\ and Nissan took home additional honors for digital video, digital integration and VOD and interactive television, winning golds in all three categories. "The Rogue Launch" was based on consumer insights geared to Generation X males who wanted to still feel "in the game" and tap into a sense of playfulness. The campaign was credited as the most successful new car launch in Nissan's history.
Goodby Silverstein & Partners, last year's Best in Show agency winner, won two golds this year in Product Launch and Business-to-Business for its campaign "Adobe Layer Tennis" for the launch of Adobe's Creative Suite 3. And in a testament to the breadth and variety of brands' interactive campaigns, some marketers were honored in multiple categories for work with different agencies. BMW, for example, was honored for its work with three different agencies—Dotglu, JOGO Media and GSD&M Idea City across the categories of Direct Response and Lead Generation, In-Game Advertising and Social Marketing, respectively.
The MIXX Awards are the only juried advertising competition that evaluates all critical components of the interactive marketing mix, including strategy, creative, execution and results. To view the complete gallery of the MIXX Winners please visit: http://www.mixx-awards.com/gallery
The Complete List of 2008 MIXX Award Winners:
Best in Show Nissan and TEQUILA\ for "Rogue Launch"
Brand Awareness and Positioning
GOLD: American Express OPEN and Digitas for "OPEN Forum" SILVER: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! and BlockDot for "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Now You Know Better!" BRONZE: U.S. Army and Universal McCann for "U.S. Army Halo 3 Experience" Product Launch GOLD: Adobe Creative Suite 3 and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for "Adobe Layer Tennis" SILVER: Verizon and Campfire for "My Home 2.0" BRONZE: P&G/Downy and Digitas for "Discovering Radiance" Direct Response and Lead Generation GOLD: ING of the Americas and BBDO Atlanta for "ING Numbers" SILVER: BMW North America and Dotglu for "1 Series Interactive Launch" BRONZE: McDonald's and OMD for "Dollar Menunaires" Business-to-Business GOLD: Adobe Creative Suite 3 and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for "Adobe Layer Tennis" SILVER: Dell and T3 for "Times Square We believe: in small business" BRONZE: Motorola and BBDO New York for "Cityscape" Public Service/Not-for-Profit GOLD: The Ad Council / U.S. Department of Justice / National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Merkley + Partners for "Think Before You Post" SILVER: The Bridgespan Group and Sapient Interactive for "One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference" BRONZE: Roundabout Theatre Company and Situation Marketing for "Sunday in the Park with George - Connect: The Dot Project" Search Marketing GOLD: Honda Certified Used Cars and RPA for "Custom Search Program" SILVER: Covad Communications and Geary Interactive for "Localized Search Campaign" BRONZE: Adobe Systems Incorporated and Adobe Search Marketing for "AIR/RIA" Super-Rich Media GOLD: Apple Inc. and TBWA\Media Arts Lab for " Don't Give Up" SILVER: Apple Inc. and TBWA\Media Arts Lab for "Banging, Knocking & Hiding" BRONZE: HBO and Deep Focus for "Flight of the Conchords" Multicultural GOLD: U.S. Army and Sensis for "Leaders Among Us" SILVER: The Home Depot and The Vidal Partnership for "Colores Origenes "Mixer" Campaign" Widget Marketing GOLD: Honda Civic and RPA for "Honda Civic Tour: Panic at the Disco" SILVER: Kimberly-Clark and MindShare for "Huggies Baby Countdown" BRONZE: Samsung and Cheil Worldwide for "Juke by Samsung" In-Game Advertising GOLD: BMW and JOGO Media for "BMW M3 Challenge" SILVER: Nissan and OMD for "Forza 2" BRONZE: The Coca-Cola Company and MediaVest for "Sprite NBA Gaming" Digital Video GOLD: Nissan and TEQUILA\ for "Rogue Launch"
SILVER: Neutrogena and Tribal DDB Worldwide for "The Wave Power Cleanser" BRONZE: Microsoft Small Business Products and Cole & Weber United for "Microsoft Small Business Summit" Social Marketing GOLD: Alberto-Culver Company and Carat for "Extreme Style by VO5" SILVER: BMW and GSD&M Idea City for "1 Series - Facebook Graffiti Contest" BRONZE: Verizon and Campfire for "My Home 2.0" International Award GOLD: Vodafone and OgilvyOne Worldwide, Athens for "Livefeeds" SILVER: Air New Zealand and Host for "Home Sweet As" BRONZE: Coke Europe and Sapient Interactive for "Coke Burn Alter Ego" Mobile Platforms GOLD: Virgin Atlantic Airways and McKinney for " Love from Above" SILVER: MasterCard Worldwide and MRM Worldwide for "Peyton Pep Talks with Peyton Manning" VOD and Interactive Television GOLD: Nissan and TEQUILA\ for "Rogue Launch"
SILVER: AXE and BrightLine iTV for "Art of Skin Contact" BRONZE: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! and BrightLine iTV for "Sprays in the City" Brand Destination Site GOLD: MasterCard Worldwide and MRM Worldwide for "Priceless.com" SILVER: American Airlines and TM Advertising for "AAdvantage Milestones" BRONZE:
Pabst Brewing Company and Cole & Weber United for "The Tales of Colt 45" Digital Integration
Nissan and TEQUILA\ for "Rogue Launch"
Liberty Mutual and Hill Holliday for "The Responsibility Project"
ING of the Americas and BBDO Atlanta for "ING Numbers"
GOLD: Liberty Mutual and Hill Holliday for "The Responsibility Project" SILVER: ING of the Americas and BBDO Atlanta for "ING Numbers" BRONZE: Verizon and Campfire for "My Home 2.0" MIXX 2008 Judges:
Cheryl Guerin – VP, Global Digital Marketing, MasterCard Worldwide Jenny Howell – Manager of Interactive Marketing, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Carole Irgang – SVP, Integrated Marketing Communications, Kraft Foods Carol Kruse – VP, Global Interactive Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company Tim Murphy – Senior Director Digital Marketing, Anheuser-Busch David Roman – VP, WW Marketing Communications, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Company Debbie Jo Severin – VP, Marketing, Covad Communications Group, Inc. Agencies:
Marty Cooke – Chief Creative Officer, SS+K Jean-Philippe Maheu – Chief Digital Officer, Ogilvy North America Hans Neubert – Executive Creative Director, Avenue A | Razorfish Michael Prieve – Chief Creative Officer, Doremus New York Alan Schulman – SVP, Executive Creative Director, Executive Director of User Experience, imc2 Baba Shetty – EVP Chief Media Officer, Hill Holliday Joanne Zaiac – President, Digitas, New York Publishers:
Heidi Browning – SVP, Client Solutions, FOX Interactive Media Mark D'Arcy – Chief Creative Officer, Time Warner Global Media Group Jane Grenier – VP, CondéNet Wonya Lucas – EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Communications Suzie Reider – Director of Advertising, YouTube David Sturman – Chief Technology Officer for Massive (a Microsoft company) Lauren Wiener – SVP, Meredith Interactive Media MIXX Awards Sponsors:
Adweek Media Brightcove.com Broadband Enterprises Comcast Spotlight Forbes.com International Data Group (IDG) Microsoft Advertising Terra Networks Traffiq ValueClick Media Yahoo! About the IAB:
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is comprised of more than 375 leading media and technology companies who are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB is dedicated to the growth of the interactive advertising marketplace, of interactive's share of total marketing spend, and of its members' share of total marketing spend. The IAB educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City with a Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit http://www.iab.net.