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Mullen Lowe Group Network takes home 12 Pencils at The One Show Awards

Mumbai: The Mullen Lowe Group global network took home twelve coveted Pencil awards and fifteen Merit awards at The One Show ceremony held last week in New York City. The efforts of GGH Lowe Hamburg, Lowe Shanghai, Mullen Lowe U.S., 303 Lowe Sydney, Lola, Spain, DLKW Lowe London, Lowe Thailand, and Lowe Vietnam were recognized and applauded.

Jose Miguel Sokoloff, President, Mullen Lowe Group Global Creative Council remarked: “The One Show has always been one of the most respected shows in our industry. It is an enormous honor to have work amongst the winners. This is a show that is hard to win because the standards are very high and the competition is exceptionally tough.”

Taking the lead for the network was GGH Lowe Hamburg, which placed in eleventh place globally on The One Show’s Awards Ranking. Success this year was due in thanks to the ‘Nazis against Nazis’ campaign in which a Neo-Nazi demonstration was turned into a charity walk. The initiative supported Exit Deutschland, a charitable organization that helps people leave neo-Nazi groups. The idea, in addition to, executional media responsibilities involved collaboration with agency Grabarz & Partner.

Benedikt Holtappels, CEO of GGH Lowe commented: “I am extremely proud of the ‘Nazis against Nazis’ campaign. It has not only generated huge creative success, but has proved to be extremely effective in doing what great advertising should do: Drive social change”.

The One Show awarded ‘Nazis against Nazis’ the following

  • Gold Pencil: Best In Discipline – Cross Platform
  • Gold Pencil: Cross Platform, Public Service – Events, Competitions & Installations
  • Gold Pencil: Interactive / Websites: Public Service
  • Gold Pencil: Direct / Direct Marketing: Ambient Media
  • Silver Pencil: Social Media / Social Media – Integrated campaign

Lowe Shanghai was also highly awarded for their ‘Human Traffic Signs’ campaign created for General Motors Buick brand. The campaign recruited real traffic accident victims, who held up traffic signs at the spots where their accidents actually happened, offering a stark warning of the dangers of not obeying traffic laws.

The ‘Human Traffic Signs’ campaign was the most awarded Chinese creative campaign of 2014 taking the Grand Prix at both the Great Wall advertising festival in China and China 4As, the Grand Prix at AdStars in Korea, Gold at Cannes, two Golds at the London International Awards, as well as being named the second most awarded campaign at Spikes Asia 2014.

The One Show awarded ‘Human Traffic Signs’ the following:

  • Gold Pencil: Print & Outdoor / Public Service: Outdoor – Campaign
  • Gold Pencil: Print & Outdoor / Public Service: Newspaper/magazine – Campaign

Mullen Lowe U.S. took home two pencils for work with American Greetings and National Geographic Channel. To promote American Greetings cardstore.com, Mullen Lowe U.S. highlighted the importance of the role of mothers by posting job listings and holding interviews online for ‘The World’s Toughest Job.’ The position was explained to be full time, and it paid nothing; also known as being a Mom. The emotionally awakening campaign made people realize Mom’s value, then prompted people to visit cardstore.com to make Moms a card for Mother’s Day.

“The real reward for ‘World’s Toughest Job’ came from a global re-awakening for the importance of moms and how much they sacrifice for all of us,” said Mark Wenneker, Chief Creative Officer at Mullen Lowe U.S. “Earning a Gold Pencil from an organization as reputable as the One Show puts an amazing cherry on top.”

The One Show awarded ‘The World’s Toughest Job’ the following:

  • Gold Pencil: Branded Entertainment, Online/ Short Form

Mullen Lowe U.S. partnered with National Geographic Channel to show the world what happens when you sync up with a satellite going 17,000 mph around the Earth. You see the world from a whole new perspective. LiveFromSpace.com synced up with the International Space Station and allowed visitors to see exactly what was happening down on Earth. Visitors could explore the top iTunes songs, YouTube videos, Twitter trends, Foursquare check-ins and more in any country around the world, exploring a world with no boundaries and no borders – just like the astronauts.

The One Show awarded ‘Live From Space the following:

  • Bronze Pencil: Interactive – Websites / Travel, Entertainment & Leisure

For Australian insurance company Budget Direct, 303 Lowe Sydney developed a campaign featuring daredevil ‘Captain Risky’ who engages in the high-risk activities that Budget Direct will not insure.

The One Show awarded ‘Captain Risky’ the following:

  • Silver Pencil: Film / Consumer Television: 60 second – single
  • Bronze Pencil: Film / Cinema: Short Form -: 90 & under

Lola, Spain helped Spanish Football magazine Libero explain life through football, delivering a campaign that propelled an unknown magazine into Spain’s pop culture with the campaign: ‘If they explain it with football, you get it’.

The One Show awarded ‘If they explain it with football, you get it’ the following:

  • Bronze Pencil: Film / Consumer Television: 60 second – campaign

Additionally, Mullen Lowe Group also received Merit awards for the following:

Lowe Thailand:

Unilever, Sunlight, ‘Clingy Animals’: Print & Outdoor / Magazine: Campaign

Unilever, Sunlight, ‘Clingy Animals’: Print & Outdoor / Collateral: Posters – Campaign

Unilever, Sunlight, ‘Pig’: Print & Outdoor / Collateral: Posters – Single

Lowe Vietnam:

Unilever, Omo, ‘Versus’: Print & Outdoor / Collateral: Posters – Campaign

DLKW Lowe:

The Winston Fletcher Fiction Prize, ‘Winston Fletcher’: Print & Outdoor / Trade: Campaign

The Winston Fletcher Fiction Prize, ‘Winston Fletcher – “Catch 22”: Print & Outdoor / Print Craft – Writing

The Winston Fletcher Fiction Prize, ‘Winston Fletcher – “The Great Gatsby”: Print & Outdoor / Print Craft – Writing

GGH Lowe:

Exit Deutschland, ‘Nazis Against Nazis’: Cross Platform / Public Service: Ambient & Guerilla

Exit Deutschland, ‘Nazis Against Nazis’: Direct / Digital Direct Marketing: Social Media & Viral

Lowe Shanghai:

General Motors Buick, ‘Human Traffic Signs’: Film / Public Service: Television – Single

General Motors Buick, ‘Human Traffic Signs’: Print & Outdoor / Print Craft – Art Direction

Mullen Lowe U.S.:

American Greetings, ‘Dad Casting’: Branded Entertainment – Online / Short Form

American Greetings, ‘The World’s Toughest Job’: Film – Online Films and Video / Long Form – Single

Vh1 Save The Music, ‘Make It Stop’: Film – Online Films & Video / Public Service / Non-Profit

National Geographic Channel, ‘Live From Space’: UX / UI: Data & Human Experience / Data – Focused Design

Individual Recognition

Two members of the Mullen Lowe U.S. creative team were also recognized for special commendation. Joe Palasek, Associate Creative Director/Technologist, was honored as a One Show “One to Watch, a group of global creative professionals under the age of 30 who are challenging traditional modes of brand expression.” Joe was instrumental in the creation of ‘Live from Space.’ Andrea Mileskiewicz, Associate Creative Director, was named a One Show “Next Creative Leader, ten women destined to be the creative leaders of tomorrow.” Andrea was a lead creative on ‘World’s Toughest Job.’