Several Canadian agencies are among the first group of winners announced for the annual Clio international marketing competition.
Throughout the week, the Clio Awards are revealing which agencies and production companies will bring home trophies from its May 15 gala in New York.
Founded in 1959 to honour the best in advertising and evolving to include design, public relations and interactive work, the U.S.-based award program began announcing category winners earlier this week. The full victory list will be available by May 4.
The first batch of Canadian winners included the following:
• Cundari won gold for Sick Kid’s “Pain Squad” mobile app in Interactive Apps, and two bronzes for BMW’s “Mpowered Films” – one in Interactive Other and a one for sound design
• BBDO Toronto won a Bronze for Wrigley’s “Cat” (Skittles) in Online – Single
• Lowe Roche Toronto won Gold for O.B. Tampons’ “A Personal Apology (just for you)” in Public Relations Crisis & Issue Management
• Sons and Daughters Toronto won Bronze for Paralympics’ “Running” in Direction
• DDB Toronto won Bronze for Lilly Canada’s “Basement/Present” campaign (Cialis) in Television/Cinema
• LG2 won Bronze for Krispy Kernels’ “Irresistibly Good Nuts” campaign in Television/Cinema
Marketing will report more Clio winners as they are announced. Winners, shortlists and all entries are listed on the awards’ website.