MediaCom and Mindshare have swept the board at this year's Festival of Media APAC Awards 2017, winning the prestigious 'Agency of the Year' and 'Agency Network of the Year' titles, respectively.
The winners were announced during a lavish ceremony held at the ParkRoyal in Pickering Hotel on Wednesday 22 March. On the night, MediaCom won seven golds and three bronzes, Mindshare four golds, five silvers and three bronzes, while UM took home four golds, four silvers and one bronze.
MediaCom India won the prestigious 'Campaign of the Year' title for 'Ariel Dads Share the Load – Men for Laundry!' in addition to 'Agency of the Year', while Mindshare retained its title of 'Agency Network of the Year' for the APAC region.
The winning campaigns represented a mix of countries including golds from Australia, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and the Philippines. India topped the country rankings with seven golds, while Australia and New Zealand followed with five and four golds, respectively.
The judging process uncovered a range of trends and insights including a significant increase in e-commerce, m-commerce, CSR, content, social, mobile and events as part of campaigns from across the region. Judges found the Best Experiential/Event and Best Content Awards to be two of the toughest to decide on a winner as the competition and quality of work was so strong.
Check out the full list of Gold, Silver and Bronze winners below (and click through to view the full case studies):