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WARC Awards 2018 - Effective Use of Brand Purpose winners announced
AMV BBDO wins Grand Prix for Libresse/ Bodyformcampaign #bloodnormal

LONDON, May 30, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - A campaign by AMV BBDO for Libresse/Bodyform has won the Grand Prix in the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category of the 2018 WARC Awards, a global search for next-generation marketing effectiveness.

The global campaign '#bloodnormal' for Bodyform, the feminine hygiene brand, used a digital film to break taboos and connect with women globally. As well as winning the Grand Prix, the campaign also won the Evaluation Award, for a brand purpose strategy that has gone the extra mile in measuring both commercial and societal impact.

Commenting on the Grand Prix winner, jury member Jo Arden, Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe Group UK, said: "This is an unbelievably great case study. It makes me proud of advertising."

A further three Golds, five Silvers, four Bronzes and two more Special Awards have been won in the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category, which recognises marketing initiatives that have successfully embraced a brand purpose and achieved commercial success as well as a benefit for a wider community.

The winners, as selected by the 17-strong jury panel (www.warc.com/WARCAwards/purpose-judges.info#claudia-willvonseder) made up of both agency and client-side industry professionals chaired by Claudia Willvonseder, Chief Marketing Officer, IKEA, are:

Grand Prix

#bloodnormal - Libresse/Bodyform - Essity - AMV BBDO - Global - + Evaluation Award

Gold

Gender Violence - Tecate - Heineken - Nomades - Mexico
Helping India cope with the death of cash - Paytm - One97 Communications - McCann Worldgroup India - India + Employee Engagement Award
Touch - Johnson's Baby - Johnson & Johnson Indonesia - BBDO Indonesia - Indonesia + Smart Spender Award

Silver

The Vaseline Healing Project - Vaseline - Unilever - BBH New York - United States
An ocean of good - Aquaguard - Eureka Forbes - Triton Communications - India
#MakeWhatsNext in STEM - Microsoft - m:united//McCann - Global
A beacon of light in the dark - Guinness - Diageo - AMV BBDO - Irish Republic, United Kingdom
Beautiful Lengths - Pantene - Procter & Gamble - MediaCom Connections Israel, Adler Chomsky (Grey Israel) - Israel

Bronze

Girls Do(n't) Fight - Reebok - McCann Worldgroup India - India
Cook with Her - Puck - Arla Foods - FP7/DXB - Saudi Arabia
The doll that chose to drive - Audi Spain - Volkswagen Group Espana - Proximity Barcelona - Spain
Sea Hero Quest - Deutsche Telekom - Saatchi & Saatchi London - Global

View on www.warc.com/warcawards.prize the winning case studies in the Effective Use of Brand Purpose.

The winners of the Effective Innovation category are already announced. The Effective Content Strategy and Effective Social Strategy winners will be revealed shortly.

The annual WARC Awards scheme is a global search for next-generation marketing effectiveness. It is free to enter and there is a $40,000 prize fund for the winning papers spread across the four categories, each one with its own high calibre judging panel and set of Special Awards.

About WARC

- your global authority on advertising and media effectiveness

WARC provides the latest evidence, expertise and guidance to make marketers more effective. WARC's mission is to save the world from ineffective marketing.

WARC's clients include the world's largest brands, advertising and media agencies, media owners, research companies and universities. They rely on WARC for rigorous, unbiased information and advice on almost any advertising and marketing issue, which WARC delivers via best practice guides, case studies, research papers, special reports and advertising trend data, as well as via webinars, awards, events and advisory services.

WARC collaborates with more than 50 respected industry organisations globally including: The Advertising Research Foundation, Cannes Lions, Effie Worldwide, Association of National Advertisers, ESOMAR, 4A's, IPA and DMA.

WARC was founded in 1985, and has offices in the UK, US and Singapore. In July 2018, WARC became part of Ascential plc, the global specialist information company.

Contact:
Amanda Benfell
PR Manager
+44 20 7467 8125
[email protected]


Source: WARC

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Media, Advertising
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