20th London International Advertising Awards

Last night the London International Advertising Awards were handed out. Jury Presidents included: Robert Greenberg from R/GA, NY for Interactive Media, Karen Welman from Pearlfisher, London/NY for Design and the controversial Neil French of WPP Worldwide for Advertising.

According to the Media Guardian, French was kept from appearing at the awards.

WPP has stopped its former worldwide creative director, famed in the advertising world for his soubriquet "the godfather" and his penchant for cigars, from appearing at the function or taking part in any interviews.

"He won't be coming tonight. He was, and that was stopped by higher powers," said a source. "He wasn't allowed contractually. He is leaving in six months and he's been given a contract that states he is unable to do any interviews."

But enough of the drama, on to the awards. Read on to see who and what won the grand prizes.

Below the line:
Client: Science Museum-Serious On The Outside

Design Co: Taxi Studio, Bristol
ExecCD: Spenser Buck, AD: Ryan Wills, Illustrator: Jem Hobbs, Graphic Designers: Luke Manning/Karl Wills/Ollie Guise/Ryan Wills/Spencer Buck/Alex Bane

Client:Silfa/ Lego- Street Building, Office Building

Agency: Ogivly&Mather, Santiago
ChiefCD: Cesar Agost Carreno, CDs: Felipe Manalich/Sergio Iacobeli, CW: Felipe Manalich, ADs: Sergio Iacobeli/Sebastian Alvarado, Photographer: Juan Carlos Sotelo, Illustrator: Ricardo Salamanca

Client: Unilever/Dove - Oversized? Outstanding?

Agency: Ogivly & Mather, London
ExecCD: Malcolm Poynton, CD: Dennis Lewis, CWs: Steve Hooper/Dennis Lews, AD: Joerg Herzog, Photographer: Rankin

Client: Bud Light- Genius/Mr. Cargo Pants Designer, Genius/Mr. Miniature Train Modeler, Genius/Mr. Really Big Pet Snake Owner
Agency: DDB Chicago, Chicago
Chief Creative Officer: Bob Scarpelli, ExecCD: John Immesoete, CDs: Mark Gross/Bill Cimino/Bob Winter/Chris Roe, Recording Studio: Chicago Recording Company, Sound Design Company: Scandal, Chicago

Client: Honda Diesel- "Grr"

Agency: Wieden & Kennedy, London
CDs: Tony Davidson/Kim Papworth, CWs/ADs: Sean Thompson/Richard Russel/Michael Russoff, Prod Co/Animation Co/Editing: Nexus, London, Music Pro Co: Amber, London, Directors: Smith/Foulkes, Music Composer: Be Nice to the Pigeons

You can check out the rest of the winners here.

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Plywood's picture

The real men of genius Bud Light campaign is, what, 4 years old? 5? Why is it winning now?

Dabitch's picture

Yeah that is a bit weird.. Just goes to show ya how few creative executions make it to air on radio I guess.....

brenthahn's picture

I was on the jury, and even among the fraction of the entries I heard, there were several that I would have picked over Bud Light. But then, I wasn't doing the picking -- Neil French was.