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15 May 2015

Festival of Media Global 2015 – the winners


OMD emerged triumphant at this year’s Festival of Media Global Awards, picking up two of the three coveted grand prix titles, including Campaign of the Year and Agency Network of the Year.

The Omnicom agency, in tandem with M2M, picked up a remarkable four Gold prizes for its ‘Penny the Pirate’ children's eye screening work for LUXOTTICA in Australia, culminating in the Campaign of the Year award.

‘Penny the Pirate’ was awarded Gold in the Best Engagement Strategy, Best Entertainment Platform, Best Launch Campaign and Best Use of Content categories.

While OMD walked away with Agency Network of the Year, the Agency of the Year prize went to Starcom MediaVest US. It was a hugely successful evening for the Publicis Groupe agency, which amassed a total of eight trophies, including four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze.

Three of its Gold awards – Best Use of Video, The Utility/Public Service Award and Best Communications Strategy – went to its popular #Likeagirl campaign for Procter & Gamble.

Elsewhere, GroupM agency MediaCom scooped 11 awards, including three Gold, four Silver and four Bronze, while US firm iHeartMedia won Media Vendor of the Year.

After a disappointing 2014, in which its companies failed to win a single Gold, the US was the best performing market, with a total of 15 trophies, ahead of Australia in second and the UK in third. Other markets to pick up Gold awards included Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Norway and Tunisia.

Charlie Crowe, chairman and editor-in-chief at C Squared, said: “We are really trying to develop our awards categories to not only reflect the changes taking place in media but also to challenge the industry to push new boundaries. And guess what? The industry has responded!

"In nine years and across 19 Festival of Media shows since we launched, we have never seen more award entries of such high quality, as well as a 20% increase in entries overall.

“There were at least five occasions in the jury rooms where the arguments were over whether multiple gold awards should be given. We have a duty to ensure this work is shared globally, to inspire even greater heights for next year.”

Chris Carmichael, global head of media at HSBC, and one of the judges, added: “I was incredibly impressed by the high quality of entries. In some cases, there were five or six entries in each category which had the potential to win gold, leading to some heated discussions and tough decisions during the voting in order to decide the final winner.”

Check out all the winners from the Festival of Media Global Awards 2015 and read the full case studies on Cream Global:

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14 February 2014

Valentine’s Day: Our top 5 love-themed case studies

February 14th has come around yet again and we’re feeling the love today at Cream HQ. Love is truly international and here’s a selection of some of our favourite Valentines-themed case studies from around the world to get your heart a-fluttering:

1. AsiaRooms.com – Romance of Travel (Singapore)

AsiaRooms.com launches the first-ever in-train activation in Singapore to spread the love around Valentine’s Day. The main event was two live marriage proposals and guess what? They both said yes!


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20 December 2013

Cream's top campaigns of 2013

Every year over here at Cream we see an incredible amount of outstanding media campaigns and 2013 has been no different. Take a look at our top five from this year:

Real Beauty Sketches


Statistics show that only 4% of women actually feel beautiful. Dove's intention via this campaign was to make the remaining 96% feel the same way. An FBI-trained sketch artist was asked to draw women’s portraits according to their own descriptions. The artist, who had never seen the women before, initially relied on descriptions by strangers to create the portraits. He then sketched them again by listening to the women’s own descriptions of themselves. The two portraits looked entirely different. The campaign caused dove’s fan-base and social media platforms to go through the roof, it was shortlisted six times at the Festival of Media LatAm 2013 and won the ‘best engagement’ category. To see the full campaign click here.

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21 August 2013

How do you make a billboard roar? Ask Land Rover.

Very few individuals experience the thrill of driving a powerful 5.0 litre supercharged engine, or even just hearing the dominating roar such an engine provides, yet Land Rover has innovatively allowed travellers to familiarise themselves with this through its latest campaign, ‘Push the pedal hear the engine’.

Moving away from laborious, tedious advertising, Land Rover built a special digital outdoor campaign to publicise its all-new Range Rover Sport, featuring an accelerator pedal, responsive interactive content and directional sound. ‘Push the pedal, hear the engine’ delivered the speed and thrill of the SUV’s powerful engine to travellers at Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted Airports over a four week period.

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06 February 2013

Acer's interactive Olympic campaign


Acer's Olympic pavillion


The London Olympic Games was the second Olympic event at which Acer held the title of ‘Official Hardware Partner’ – having previously sponsored the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

In order to create an on-site brand experience like no other, Acer appointed total brand activation agency, Pico, to build a Showcase Pavilion within the Olympic Park. Pico in return appointed specialist experiential staffing agency Blackjack to select and train the Showcase Team to engage and host the site.

Situated close to the Athletes Village, Acer were able to exhibit and demonstrate their new products, latest technologies and innovations to the public inside the Showcase Pavilion, whilst simultaneously providing a corporate hospitality suite for VIP guests to soak up the incredible atmosphere of London 2012.

The Showcase consisted of three levels where guests would be immersed in an interactive experience combining projection, lights and imagery to create an unforgettable journey; the top floor included an exclusive VIP area for IOC members and athletes to use with spectacular views of the Olympic Park which included an unparalleled view of the Olympic Stadium.


There were two key objectives attached to Acer’s on-site Olympic activity.  First and foremost it wanted to attract visitors to the Olympic Park into the Pavilion to experience the Acer Journey through customer facing interaction. Once inside, the aim was to educate visitors on Acer products, new technologies and innovations to enhance brand knowledge and awareness.


An entirely unique experiential concept was created, to immerse the visitor in an unrivalled and entirely personalised brand experience. Blackjack provided event managers and brand ambassadors, all of whom had been approved by LOCOG (London 2012 Governing Body) and accredited for the Olympic Park beforehand.

Blackjack staff then guided visitors through an interactive journey that began outside the showcase in the Olympics Park. Visitors were issued with an interactive journey smartcard. Each card had a QR driver that, when swiped onto a QR reader positioned next to the various features on various levels, would allow each visitor a personal and individual interaction complete with info/avatar capture of themselves. The smartcard allowed QR activation at each feature display within the pavilion via a unique visitor QR code which isolated each individual visitor’s interaction through the various feature displays within the showcase, via a microsite: acerjourney.com

Once inside the Pavilion, visitors had 8 stations to experience:

  • Journey Sphere - Visitors could browse and explore through a variety of games and videos

  • “Fast Faster Fastest” Arena – An interactive challenge navigating a route through a computer circuit board in the fastest time

  • Infinity Gateway – A room which projected multiple images of the visitor on 3 different graphic backgrounds

  • Predator Gaming Area – Visitors could play the official London 2012 video game

  • Devices on Level 2 – A platform showcasing the very best of the Acer product portfolio

  • Devices on Level 1 – A platform showcasing the very best professional market devices
from Acer
  • Theatre – A unique mixed reality theatre show featuring AR and interactive images

  • Avatar – The chance for visitors to create a personalised avatar in the Pavilion and share it on acer.com

VIP guests also had use of the third level hospitality and viewing platform.


In terms of meeting the first two objectives, the Acer Pavilion had 63,846 visitors during the Olympic and Paralympic periods, in which 40,222 registered to become a part of the Acer Journey, this can be measured as 63% of all people who visited the Pavilion registering.

This was an average of 2,500 visitors every day to the Pavilion during the course of the Olympics and Paralympics.

Due to a high number of visitors being children, some parents did not feel it appropriate for their children to fill out their personal details, therefore decreasing the percentage of visitors registering to become a part of the Acer Journey.

25 January 2013

Sky, sun and fun: Skytweeting with Paddy Power

By Cream Editorial

Last year in September, Irish bookmaker and betting services brand Paddy Power took ambush marketing to new heights, quite literally! And here’s the story behind the story.

 The brand used skywriting as a tool to post tweets high up in the sky in Chicago just above the Medinah County Club at the time of the Ryder Cup tournament. The aim? To motivate Europeans to cheer for their team. The cheeky brand did so by fuelling the US-Europe tussle at the golf matches through sky tweets cheering European players, and taking none-too-subtle jibes at American golfers.

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05 December 2012

Starbucks or Star'sucks'?

By Cream Editorial

I’m not much of a Starbucks loyalist, so this 2012 Starbucks campaign called ‘Every Coffee Should Be a Starbucks’ leaves me oddly amused, considering the current ‘tax-ing’ environment the brand is in, no pun intended. The American coffee chain recently faced turbulence in the UK when it was widely criticised for evading corporation tax over a period of time. And that makes this summer campaign strange to look at – with its tone of voice almost bordering on arrogance. A trifle baffling! 

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27 January 2012

Campaign of the week: IKEA

Cream's 'Campaign of the week' newsletter is out now - featuring IKEA's brilliant work on the Paris Metro, LG's mischievous flat-screen heist video and some advice on two-screen strategies from Billington Cartmell's Dan Machen

IKEA apartment constructed on the metro

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