The Global Multi-Region Effie Awards 2020 has seen Grey Malaysia’s “Plastic Diet” rise to finalist level. Grey is the only Asian agency to be recognised.
To be eligible for the Global: Multi-Region Effie, an entry needs to have run in at least four countries and at least two worldwide regions. The award levels of the Global winners, presented in partnership with Facebook, were revealed on the last day of the Ideas That Work: 2020 Effie Summit & Awards Gala.
Dove and Tourism New Zealand were announced as the Silver and Bronze winners.
Unilever’s Dove “Project #ShowUs,” created by Razorfish in partnership with Getty Images, GirlGaze, Mindshare and Golin PR, won a Silver Effie for a campaign that curated a library of images that shatter female beauty stereotypes.
Dove was also honored with a Bronze Effie for a user generated deodorant campaign called “The Big Switch.” Created by Ogilvy UK, the campaign asked non-Dove users to sample the deodorant in a consumer trial that included more than 5000 women in 17 countries. Noting 90% would switch, the campaign featured participant testimonials shot on their smartphones.
Tourism New Zealand won a Silver Effie for an integrated campaign that featured 365 videos of real New Zealanders greeting viewers with “Good Morning World” to showcase their part of the country for an entire year. The videos were distributed on digital and social channels each morning in different time zones across Tourism New Zealand’s key markets globally. The effort was created by Special Group New Zealand, with contributing partners Special Group Australia, Blue 449 Australia and Mindshare New Zealand.
Grey Malaysia’s “Plastic Diet” was one of two finalists in the competition, joining Diageo’s Baileys “From A Forgotten Icon To A Global Treat” from Mother London.
“Congratulations to all of this year’s Effie winners. We are proud to celebrate the success and collaboration of the teams who produced work that not only captured the imagination but delivered impressive results,” said Traci Alford, President & CEO of Effie Worldwide. “Effectiveness matters more than ever and there is much that can be learned from the work celebrated at the Effies this year. Thank you to our industry for continuing to raise the bar with exceptional creativity and innovation that drives growth and has a positive impact on our businesses and communities.”
To view the 2020 Global Effie Awards winners and more, click here.