23 марта, 2016

JWT MENA Named Network of the Year at Dubai Lynx 2016

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JWT MENA was named Network of the Year at this year’s Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity, earning the highest creative accolade by taking home an additional five Grand Prix, 12 Gold, 16 Silver and 10 Bronze awards across 13 different categories and beating 11 other multinational agencies to the top slot.

Commenting on the night’s success, Ramsey Naja, Chief Creative Officer, JWT Middle East and Africa, said, “Great talent, hard work, dedication and passion will always be rewarded. But the magic ingredient, the one thing that can produce a performance of this magnitude, is the spirit that runs through this network, binds it and makes hundreds of people work together happily as one.”

JWT Beirut bagged a total of three Grand Prix – in the PR, Direct and Integrated categories – for “The Good Note“, an ambitious humanitarian campaign created for its retail client, Bou Khalil Supermarkets. JWT Cairo was awarded the Grand Prix in Creative Effectiveness, for its pioneering Vodafone “Fakka” campaign for telecommunications client, Vodafone Egypt. JWT Dubai landed the Grand Prix for Good with the innovative social campaign, “I Can Teach You Too,” for its NGO client, Dubai Cares.

In the PR category, the jury was looking for work that made use of reputation management to build and preserve trust between individuals, businesses or organizations and their audiences. For the Direct category, work was judged on its ability to generate a response or specific action whilst building and prolonging relationships. Winning criteria for the Creative Effectiveness category was work that affects consumer behavior, producing measurable and proven impact on a client’s business. The Integrated jury were looking for campaigns that achieved success across at least three or more different media. The Grand Prix for Good is a special award and rewards work ineligible for a Grand Prix in other categories specifically because it is made for charities or not-for-profit organizations.

JWT teams in Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Doha, Dubai and Riyadh brought home the additional 12 Gold, 16 Silver and 10 Bronze awards. A total of 16 individual campaigns was recognized across 13 award categories including though not limited to Branded Content & Entertainment, Direct, Integrated, PR, Promo & Activation and Interactive. The work was created for 12 different clients operating in nine separate industry sectors ranging from Tourism to Automotive; Real Estate to Personal Care; Banking to Food & Beverage; and Retail to name a few.

The undisputed star of the entire awards night was JWT Beirut’s “The Good Note” campaign, which scored three Grand Prix wins and continued to garner a further three Gold and one Bronze in Design, Direct and Outdoor – both ambient and poster. The same team also landed a Silver in Outdoor for its Coca-Cola client.

JWT Dubai attained 3rd place in the Agency of Year ranking having won not only The Grand Prix for Good, but also a combined total of three Gold, nine Silver and seven Bronze awards for its clients Dubai Cares, HSBC, Listerine and Kinokuniya.

In addition to the Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix, JWT Cairo secured a combined total of five Gold, four Silver and one Bronze for its clients the Egyptian Tourist Authority, Al Ismaelia Real Estate and Vodafone Egypt.

From Saudi Arabia, the JWT KSA team secured a Gold, three Silver and one Bronze for its client Saudi Telecommunication Company. Both JWT Amman and Doha teams supported the network’s overall tally by providing a Bronze and Silver win respectively.

Vatche Keverian, CEO of JWT MENA added “Winning more awards, in more categories, across six offices says that there is a superior quality among more JWT offices and we are truly recognized as the leading network in MENA”

Celebrating the win, Amal El Masri, Chief Strategy Officer of JWT MENA said “Our performance at Dubai Lynx is evidence that we are dedicated to delivering the absolute best for our clients across a variety of industries and markets. The winning campaigns were strategic, effective, results-driven solutions; continuously measured and optimized to deliver peak performance for clients and their brands.”


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