TUESDAY 11 DEC 2018 2:45 PM

EVCOM HOSTS INDUSTRY AWARDS 2018 AND WELCOMES THREE NEW MEMBERS TO ITS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

Evcom, the event and visual communication association, hosted the Industry Awards for the second time, to celebrate talent across agencies that focus in live, screen or digital communications.

The big winners of the event, which took place at a lunchtime ceremony at Tobacco Dock London and gathered more that 300 guests, were creative agency Smyle, taking home the 'Event Agency of the Year’ award, and creative consultancy Radley Yeldar, winning ‘Production Agency of the Year.’

The awards are a shift in practice for Evcom which sees its combined event format run for the second time. The change to lunchtime was a welcome update, prompted by members, and did not detract from the gravity or grandeur of the event. More than 30 clients were tasked with ranking over 80 projects that made the shortlist, submitted by agencies and individuals.

Evcom’s CEO, Jennifer Jenkins says, “The Evcom Industry Awards 18 attracted the highest number of entrants into the agency of the year categories.  We will continue to improve the scheme and find innovative ways to showcase the winning projects.  The quality of the work needs to be seen and shared.  It is testament to the vibrancy and creative talent of the live and visual communications communities that make up the Evcom membership.  There has never been a more important time to showcase this work internationally.”

Video winners included charity films with creative twists, health and safety campaigns with real-life drama and documentaries with emotive storytelling. On the events side, judges favoured events that offered a unique take on the sector or event style, providing delegates with an innovative experience.

This month, Evcom has also distributed its annual fellowship awards. At the annual fellowship lunch, at which 130 guests came together in the House of Lords, the association announced the addition of three new communicators to its fellowship programme.

The Evcom Fellowship Awards saw Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Rob Allen and Justin Webb named fellows of the association. Papadopoulos, Allen and Webb have joined a long list of influential Evcom fellows, consisting of Hugh Bonneville, Julian Pullan, Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Lord Attenborough, Bob Geldof, Sir Trevor MacDonald, Dame Anita Roddick, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Moira Stuart.

The 2018 EVCOM Fellowship Lunch saw EVCOM members, leading professionals and invited guests from across the industry celebrating the outstanding contributions made by these three distinguished communicators.

Martin Lewis MD at CAT Publications, says, “Rob has been nominated for an EVCOM Fellowship award in recognition of his contribution to our industry and specifically his work with TRO pioneering the advent of experiential and brand experience in the UK market.”

The full list of winners is below:

Evcom Industry Award for Excellence in CSR

Gold: Media Zoo Losing Mr Renton, for Santander
Silver: GROSVENORFILM Quench Your Thirst, for HS1
Bronze: Media Zoo Inside Job, for NSPCC

Shortlisted:
drp Barefoot Bytes, for Barefoot Computing
Plastic Pictures Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2018, for Unilever
Sequel Group Change is in the Air, for Virgin Atlantic

Evcom Industry Award for Excellence in Charity or Not-for-Profit

Gold: Raw London #EscapeRobot, for War Child UK
Silver: tlc timlangfordcreative Painting Myself Brave, for The Way Through Project
Bronze: MerchantCantos Talk About Suicide, for James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund

Shortlisted:
Affixxius Films All is Not Lost, for Leicestershire Police
Creative & Commercial ‘360 Degree’ (The Wonder of Chai), for Chai Cancer Care
Media Zoo Fit For Life, for the Daily Mile,
Media Zoo Inside Job, for NSPCC

Best Automotive Event

Gold: Media Zoo, An Uncompromising 4×4 Launch Event for INEOS Automotive

Best Conference

Gold: Plastic Pictures Thomas Cook Leadership Conference 2018, for Thomas Cook
Silver: TFI Group A Festival of Financial Planning for The Personal Finance Society
Bronze: Top Banana We are VMB for Virgin Media Business

Best Creative Solution

Gold: Plastic Pictures Thomas Cook Leadership Conference 2018, for Thomas Cook
Silver: Stafford Long & Partners DNV GL Energy ‘Hello Energy’ event for DNV GL
Bronze: Dans Digital CEEC Show Case, for Shenzhen International CEEC
Highly Commended: EdComs The BP Ultimate STEM Lesson, for BP Education Service

Shortlisted:
drp Nationwide’s Medium-Sized Event for Nationwide Building Society
Media Zoo An Uncompromising 4×4 Launch Event, for INEOS Automotive

Best Use of Technology

Gold: Experience ‘Careers Worth Discovering’ – How Lloyd’s banked on emotions for Lloyd’s Banking Group
Silver: TRO The Cage: Nissan at UCL for Nissan
Bronze: SPARK THINKING Jaguar Land Rover Graduate & Apprentice Induction Programme 2017 for Jaguar Land Rover

Shortlisted:
Small Planet Group DEVOTE Study Global Results Meeting, Bangkok
Active Training Team EPIC Induction: Logistics for Tideway
Dans Digital CEEC Show Case for Shenzhen International CEEC

Best Healthcare Event

Gold: NexGen Healthcare Communications Act on PAH – Improve patient outcomes with early diagnosis for Actelion Pharmaceuticals UK
Silver: UKSV and Banks-Sadler A collaborative confidential submission from two companies
Bronze: Small Planet Group A confidential submission

Best Educational or Training Event

Gold: Active Training Team EPIC Induction: Logistics for Tideway
Silver: SPARK THINKING Jaguar Land Rover Graduate & Apprentice Induction Programme 2017 for Jaguar Land Rover
Bronze: GROSVENORFILM Army Youth Outreach Team for Army Engagement Group

Shortlisted:
Boo Productions Crealy Adventure Park – Management Development Programme for Crealy Great Adventure Parks
EdComs The BP Ultimate STEM Lesson for BP Education Service

Best Experiential Event or Brand Activation

Gold: FreemanXP VOXI by Vodafone launch for VOXI by Vodafone
Silver: TRO Escape The City, by Volvo for Volvo cars
Bronze: Active Training Team EPIC Induction: Logistics for Tideway

Shortlisted:
Barclays for their sponsorship of the Pride in London parade 2017, Barclays
Plastic Pictures Thomas Cook Leadership Conference 2018 for Thomas Cook
TRO The British Airways Arena (at Isle of Wight Festival) for British Airways

Best Public Event

Silver: Action Impact for Mubadala Chinese New Year 2018

Best Use of Budget/ROI

Gold: The Turner Agency Shine Connect for Shine Cancer Support
Silver: Dans Digital Gift – Show Case for Wanthai Chinney Real Estate (Shenzhen)

Best Direction

Gold: The Edge Picture Company Meet Amy for HSBC
Silver: Plastic Pictures Home Care Purpose for Unilever
Bronze: Embolden Agency JESIP Training Film for JESIP

Shortlisted: BP-TV Your leadership: Our future for BP Exploration Ltd, HR Team

Best Documentary

Gold: MerchantCantos Jeremy’s Story for Standard Chartered
Silver: CDC Films Sea Change for Jubilee Sailing Trust and Barclays
Bronze: Media Zoo Losing Mr Renton for Santander

Shortlisted:
Buddy and WeAreFearless Chase Your Dream, No Matter What for Bridgestone
Heehaw Malawi Documentary – Well Diggers for Brewgooder
Media Zoo Sherpa: A Tight Squeeze for INEOS Automotive
RD Content Robert Kubica – The Return to Formula One for Williams F1
tlc timlangfordcreative Painting Myself Brave for The Way Through Project

Best Drama

Gold: The Edge Picture Company Sorry for Sidra
Silver: The Edge Picture Company Finding Patience – The Later Years for Health Education England
Bronze: Plastic Pictures & D1 Amazon Echo Show for Amazon

Best Editing of Film

Gold: Media Zoo Losing Mr Renton for Santander
Silver: Casual Films BMW Careers Social Banner – Facebook for BMW
Bronze: Affixxius Films Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Recruitment Film for Leicestershire Fire & Rescue
Highly Commended: BP-TV Your leadership: Our future for BP Exploration Ltd HR Team

Shortlisted:
Dans Digital Gift for Wanthai Chinney Real Estate (Shenzhen)
Plastic Pictures Home Care Purpose for Unilever

Best Educational or Training Film

Gold: Plastic Pictures Agile for BP
Silver: Media Zoo Losing Mr Renton for Santander
Bronze: Hamlett Films A Visit to a Family Home for The Open University
Highly Commended: Pukka Films Cyber Security at Sea for Fidra Media

Shortlisted:
Affixxius Films The Voice Inside for University Hospital Leicester Trust
EdComs Science Explorers – Changing environments for BP
Embolden Agency Run Hide Tell for Youth (Action Counters Terrorism) for National Counter Terrorism Police HQ
Media Zoo Inside Job for NSPCC
Radley Yeldar Kodak Gallery for Science Museum

Best Film Produced by an Internal Team

Gold: BP-TV Your leadership: Our future, for BP Exploration Ltd, HR Team

Best Innovation in Motion Graphics or Animation

Gold: RD Content Williams Martini Racing Reveals the FW41for Williams F1
Silver: Media Zoo Know Where To Draw The Line for HSBC

Bronze:
Affixxius Films Rugby School Promotional Film for Rugby School
Pukka Films Reimagine Brand Launch for British Oxygen Company/Linde Group

Shortlisted:
Embolden Agency Run Hide Tell for Youth (Action Counters Terrorism) for National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ
Heehaw Our Story for Stepping Stones for Families
The Edge Picture Company Youth Employability for McDonalds

Best Promotional Film

Gold: drp #DrivenByQuality for Gett UK
Silver: Media Zoo Fit For Life for The Daily Mile
Bronze: Media Zoo Rule The Waves for INEOS Team UK

Shortlisted:
Affixxius Films Rugby School Promotional Film for Rugby School
Connected Pictures Orange & Bergamot Launch Film – Awaken the Cult Icon for Molton Brown
GROSVENORFILM St Pancras International Four Seasons Series for HS1
Radley Yeldar Liverpool ONE for GROSVENOR
RD Content Kilchoman 100% Islay – From Barley to Bottle for Kilchoman
The Edge Picture Company Human Stories for Barclays

Most Effective Use of Video Content in Digital Campaigns

Gold: Raw London #EscapeRobot for War Child UK
Silver: Affixxius Films All is Not Lost for Leicestershire Police
Bronze: MerchantCantos Talk About Suicide for James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund

Shortlisted:
Dans Digital Tianan Cyber Park · T5 – Show Case for Dongguan Fenggang Tianan Cyber Park
drp #DrivenByQuality for GETT UK
Hub White Noise for Saucony
RD Content Manchester City take on the Astrobot Building Challenge for UBTECH Robotics
RD Content Pfizer – Our Hero for Pfizer

Most Effective Use of Film

Gold: Media Zoo Fit For Life for The Daily Mile
Silver: Radley Yeldar The Data Dollar Store for Kaspersky Lab
Bronze: EdComs betty for schools Pathway Films (Keira’s Story and Ben’s Story) for betty

Shortlisted:
BP-TV Your leadership: Our future for BP Exploration Ltd, HR Team
Buddy and WeAreFearless Chase Your Dream, No Matter What for Bridgestone
Glasgows and @Voytek Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard for Maritime & Coastguard Agency
The Edge Picture Company Rethinking Risk for EY
The Edge Picture Company Sorry for Sidra

Most Innovative Use of Film

Gold: Media Zoo Inside Job for NSPCC
Silver: Plastic Pictures More Moments In-Store Retail Display for Amazon

Brand Communications

Gold: GROSVENORFILM Forces4Inclusion for Ministry of Defence
Silver: TRO The Cage: Nissan at UCL for Nissan
Bronze: TRO The British Airways Arena (at Isle of Wight Festival) for British Airways

Shortlisted:
Dans Digital CEEC – Show Case for Shenzhen International CEEC
drp #DrivenByQuality for GETT UK
TRO Escape The City, by Volvo for Volvo Cars

Digital Communications

Gold: drp for Claim Not Your Fault for Direct Line

External Communications

Gold: Radley Yeldar The Data Dollar Store for Kaspersky Lab
Silver: Vertical Productions ‘Stopping’ – Rise up against Psoriasis for Celgene
Bronze: Media Zoo Fit For Life for The Daily Mile

Shortlisted:
drp #DrivenByQuality for GETT UK
Glasgows and @Voytek Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard for Maritime & Coastguard Agency
GROSVENORFILM Army Youth Outreach Team for Army Engagement Group
Media Zoo Reaching New Heights for Barclays &Oxford Space Systems
Radley Yeldar Plastics Pact for WRAP
Tinderflint Working with UK leather buyers to positively impact the Ganges for WWF-UK

Internal Communications

Gold: Connected Pictures ArcelorMittal Health & Safety Video for ArcelorMittal
Silver: BP-TV Your leadership: Our future BP Exploration Ltd HR Team
Bronze: Media Zoo Losing Mr Renton for Santander

Shortlisted:
Connected Pictures Make Timber Great Again for Travis Perkins
drp Let’s Have The Conversation for Jaguar Land Rover
GROSVENORFILM Our Journey Is Your Journey for HS1
Media Zoo Know Where To Draw The Line for HSBC
The Edge Picture Company Rethinking Risk for EY

Live Video

Gold: MerchantCantos Digital Town Hall Webcast for Suez
Silver: Hub for AliExpress
Bronze: CC-Lab Isle of Wight Festival 2017, for Sky Arts in UHD

Best Event Agency

Gold: Smyle

Shortlisted:
Banks Sadler
Broadsword Event house
TRO

Best Challenger Event Agency

Gold: Live Union

Shortlisted: Experience

Best Production Agency

Gold: Radley Yeldar

Shortlisted:
Affixxius Films
Dans Digital
Media Zoo

Best Challenger Production Agency

Gold: Plastic Pictures

Shortlisted:
@Voytek
A-Vision UK
Connected Pictures
RD Content
Somersault
Tinderflint

Best In-House Team

Gold: BP

Shortlisted: Nationwide

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