SINGAPORE – The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity drew to a close tonight with a highly anticipated Awards Show to honour the best creative work from across Asia-Pacific.
BBDO Worldwide emerged as this year’s Network of the Year, followed by DDB Worldwide and Dentsu in 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.
Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year goes to Host/Havas, Sydney, Australia, with DDB New Zealand and Dentsu Inc. Tokyo in 2nd and 3rd places. Sydney-based agency Cummins & Partners was hailed as Independent Agency of the Year, followed by Prakit Advertising and Propagandia India.
UM rose as the Media Network of the Year, with Mindshare and PHD Worldwide inn 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. Commenting on the 2018 the Media Network of the Year award win Leigh Terry, CEO IPG Mediabrands APAC said, “It makes me incredibly proud to see UM bestowed with this prestigious accolade at Spikes Asia. UM is a network that continues to push the boundaries of ‘better’. To see this acknowledged at Asia’s foremost Festival of Creativity is a great moment.”
Spikes Palm was awarded to Revolver/Will O’Rourke Australia, which also won the Grand Prix for Good for 'Stop the Horror' campaign for client Go Gentle Australia. Second placer for the Spikes Palm award is AOI Pro. Inc. Japan while Hub Ho Hin Bangkok and Shots Post Production came in as third placers.
The Advertiser of the Year was presented to McDonald’s, with Nick Rodd, Marketing & Menu Lead, McDonald’s Asia Business Unit, present to accept the Award.
Joe Pullos, Festival Director, Spikes Asia said, “Spikes Awards are not won easily, so the quality of winners that we saw on stage tonight reflected truly ground-breaking, creative work that is representative of a fast-advancing region. Congratulations to everyone who was honoured – the creative benchmark for the region has now been set.”
A total of 4,056 entries were submitted into this year’s awards. The entries, from 26 countries span 21 award categories, including the new Glass Award, launched earlier this year.
For the first time the Awards were subject to independent assurance by PwC, further reinforcing the high standards and rigorous processes that each submitted piece of work must pass through before being recognised as a Spikes Award.
This year’s winners are:
Brand Experience & Activation
3 Gold Spikes, 6 Silver Spikes, 17 Bronze Spikes and a Grand Prix went to DDB New Zealand, Auckland for 'Fight for Territory' for Steinlager from the 395 entries received.
2 Spikes were awarded from 29 entries. The Grand Prix was awarded to CHE Proximity, Melbourne, Australia for 'The Billion Point Giveaway' for Velocity Frequent Flyer.
From 323 entries 4 Gold Spikes, 14 Silver Spikes and 16 Bronze Spikes were awarded and Host/Havas, Sydney, Australia was awarded the Grand Prix for 'Palau Pledge' for Palau Legacy Project.
4 Gold Spikes, 8 Silver Spikes and 17 Bronze Spikes were awarded from the 361 Digital Spike entries along with a Grand Prix for 'SelfieSTIX', for Mars New Zealand, by Colenso BBDO, Auckland, New Zealand.
From 109 entries 2 Gold Spikes, 2 Silver Spikes and 6 Bronze Spikes were awarded. The Grand Prix was presented to Six Inc Tokyo / Spa Hakuhodo.CO. LTD., Bangkok, Japan for their campaign 'Obsession for Smoothness' for Double A.
Host/Havas, Sydney, Australia received their second Grand Prix for their 'Palau Pledge' for Palau Legacy Project. A further 4 Gold Spikes, 6 Silver Spikes and 13 Bronze Spikes were awarded from the 290 entries into the Direct category.
The Entertainment Grand Prix was presented to GREYnJ UNITED, Bangkok, Thailand for their campaign 'Friendshit' for Kasikornbank PCL. 2 Gold Spikes, 3 Silver Spikes and 8 Bronze Spikes were also awarded from the 142 entries.
'Friendshit' by GREYnjUNITED, Bangkok, Thailand won its second Grand Prix, for Kasikornbank PCL. 361 entries were submitted and 2 Gold Spikes, 6 Silver Spikes and 10 Bronze Spikes were awarded.
Of the 364 Film Craft entries 6 Gold Spikes, 18 Silver Spikes and 20 Bronze Spikes were awarded. The Grand Prix went to 'Stop the Horror' for Go Gentle Australia by Revolver/Will O’Rourke, Sydney / Cummins&Partners, Sydney, Australia.
In its first year the Glass Spike received 37 entries and the inaugural Grand Prix was presented to FCBULKA, Gurgaon, India for 'Sindoor Khela - No Conditions Apply' for The Times of India . A further three Glass Spikes were awarded
Y&R ANZ, Melbourne, Australia won the Healthcare Grand Prix for the entry 'Sip Safe' for Monash University. 4 Gold Spikes, 6 Silver Spikes and 11 Bronze Spikes were awarded from the 189 entries.
From the 35 entries into the Innovation category the Grand Prix was presented to BWM Dentsu, Sydney, Australia for 'Project Revoice' for The ALS Association, with 2 Innovation Spikes also awarded.
'Palau Pledge' received its third Grand Prix for Host/Havas, Sydney, Australia. 3 Silver Spikes and 1 Bronze Spike were also awarded from the 45 entries.
The Media Grand Prix was presented to Host/Havas, Sydney, Australia for 'Palau Pledge', for Palau Legacy Project and the jury also awarded 3 Gold Spikes, 12 Silver Spikes and 12 Bronze Spikes from the 318 entries submitted.
109 entries were submitted to the Mobile category with 3 Gold Spikes, 3 Silver Spikes and 6 Bronze Spikes awarded and a Grand Prix for 'We Remit' for Tencent by Tencent, Shenzhen, China.
'#GiveABeat – A Song for Heart Disease Driven by the Percussion of Heartbeats' for Max Healthcare & Max Group, by Propaganda India, Bangalore was awarded the Music Grand Prix. 1 Gold Spike, 2 Silver Spikes and 2 Bronze Spikes were awarded out of the 51 entries.
From 302 entries 2 Gold Spikes, 5 Silver Spikes and 9 Bronze Spikes were awarded with the Grand Prix presented to DDB New Zealand, Auckland for the campaign 'Fight for Territory' for Steinlager
'Palau Pledge' won the PR Grand Prix for Host/Havas, Sydney, Australia and Palau Legacy Project with 4 Gold Spikes, 8 Silver Spikes and 11 Bronze Spikes awarded from the 223 entries.
Print & Outdoor Craft
From the 156 entries submitted 3 Gold Spikes, 5 Silver Spikes and 4 Bronze Spikes were awarded. No Grand Prix was awarded
Print & Publishing
No Grand Prix was awarded in the Print & Publishing category. 4 Gold Spikes, 1 Silver Spike and 3 Bronze Spikes were chosen from 116 entries in the Print & Publishing category.
Radio & Audio
1 Silver Spike and 1 Bronze Spike were awarded from the 101 entries received with no Grand Prix and no Gold Spikes were awarded to Radio & Audio campaigns
Young Spikes Competitions
Young Spikes PR Competition Winners
1st place - Dentsu, Japan - Ryo Nakagawa, Copy Writer / Planner and Kentaro Muraishi, Freelancer
Young Spikes Media Competition Winners
1st place - Blue449, Australia - Sophie Liu, Client Planner and Laura Tran, Client Planner
Young Spikes Digital Competition Winners
1st place - Cummins&Partners/Freelancer, Australia - Ben Grant, Copywriter and Kate Foley, Freelancer, Art Director
Young Spikes Integrated Competition Winners
1st place - Publicis JiminezBasic & ASPAC - DAN- Xanti Xavier Gonzalez, Copywriter and Eboy Jose, Copywriter
Young Spikes Design Competition Winners
1st place - Hakuhodo, Japan - Taro Taniwaki, Copywriter and Takayuki Ichida, Art Director