WARC Awards 2024 APAC Winners Announced Led by India

This year there were 7 Gold, 11 Silver, and 15 Bronze awarded for Asia-Pacific campaigns.

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The Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners have been announced for the WARC Awards 2024 – Asia Pacific. The awards, in association with LIONS, honor marketing and strategic effectiveness.

This year there were 7 Gold, 11 Silver, and 15 Bronze awarded for Asia-Pacific. Campaigns for both global and local brands, and a diverse range of product categories covering CPG, finance and travel are represented showcasing how marketers are driving growth across different sectors.

India has won the most awards (11), followed by Australia (7), New Zealand (4), Singapore (3), Greater China (2), Hong Kong SAR (2), Philippines (1), Taiwan (1), Thailand (1) and Vietnam (1).


 

The three APAC jury panels followed a judging process using the Creative Effectiveness and the B2B Effectiveness Ladders, unique tools providing a consistent approach and global language to benchmark effectiveness.

The Gold winners will automatically progress to compete at a Global level where a super-jury made up of all the regional jury chairs – Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, North America – will award the WARC Grands Prix.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners:

Brand Purpose category:

Gold

  • An envelope that sealed the fate of women · Ujjivan Small Finance Bank · McCann Worldgroup, Gurugram · India


 

Silver

  • Brand Purpose · LEAD School · TBWA/India, Mumbai · India

Bronze

  • Dove’s journey from good to loved · Dove · Ogilvy, Mumbai · India

Business-to-Business category

Bronze

  • Making money talk · Paytm · McCann Worldgroup, Gurugram · India

Channel integration category

Bronze

  • Saudi tourism invites Chinese travellers to Lai Bai! · Saudi Tourism Authority · PHD Media MENA, Glodow and Nead Communications, San Francisco · Greater China
  • Reviving the lost colours of West Bengal · Sunlight · Mindshare, Mumbai · India

Channel Pioneer category

Gold

  • Samsung iTest – Comparing apples with androids · Samsung Galaxy · DDB Auckland / Tribal Aotearoa, Auckland · New Zealand

Silver

  • Doing nothing makes you unmissable · Cadbury 5 Star · Ogilvy, Mumbai · India

Jury chair, Sindhuja Rai, CEO, Wavemaker, APAC, said: “Something which was seen as innovative a few years back is now business as usual, showing a maturity within the market. There were cases that showed really strong, inspiring and clever use of technology, but being anchored and rooted in the heart of the brand and the business, rather than being a novelty.”

Cultural Impact category

Gold

  • Changing the education system to keep girls in school · Whisper (feminine hygiene) · Leo Burnett, Mumbai · India

Silver

  • #LetHerGrow · Dove · Edelman, Bangkok · Thailand
  • Can a cookie help India win the World Cup? · Oreo · Leo Burnett, Mumbai · India

Bronze

  • Correct the internet · Team Heroine · DDB, Auckland · New Zealand

Customer Experience category

Silver

  • Re:Store · KFC · Dentsu Creative, Shanghai · Greater China

Bronze

  • Rebuilding a more wonderful airline experience · Virgin Australia · Special, Sydney / PHD Sydney · Australia

Commenting on the Bronze winner, jury chair Dean Chadwick, Chief Marketing Officer, MYOB, said:“The Virgin case study was not a one and done campaign. The brand is committed to the middle seat lottery for a number of years. So you can see the net effect of that as a consumer because the brand is there for the long haul.”

Instant Impact category

Gold

  • Trapped · Income Insurance · Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Singapore · Singapore

Silver

  • Making the best call in home loans – How ANZ mobilised a thousand staff, redefined value and reversed a year of share decline in one month · ANZ · TBWA/New Zealand, Auckland · New Zealand
  • Spotify becomes the undisputed leader in IPL · Spotify · Leo Burnett, Mumbai · India

Bronze

  • How un-Australia delivered new records for Australian lamb · Australian Lamb · The Monkeys, part of Accenture song, Sydney / One Green Bean, Sydney · Australia
  • McDonald’s coffee retirement · McCafé · DDB Group, Hong Kong · Hong Kong (SAR)

Long-term Growth category

Gold

  • Brewing coffee culture in tea-drinking India · Nescafé · McCann, Gurugram · India

Silver

  • Beertime is playtime · Bar Beer · Ogilvy, Taipei City · Taiwan, China
  • Industry SuperFunds · Industry SuperFunds · Shannon Company, Melbourne · Australia

Bronze

  • How little moments made big bickies for Arnott’s · Arnott’s Biscuits · Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney · Australia

Partnerships & Sponsorships category

Bronze

  • Domex X Petron partnership · Domex · Mindshare, Taguig · Philippines

Path-to-Purchase category

Bronze

  • Instant shoppable ads – A Moët & Chandon X News Corp Australia commerce partnership powered by Vudoo · Moët & Chandon · Vudoo, Melbourne · Australia

Strategic Thinking category

Gold

  • How can a country exist without land? · Government of Tuvalu · The Monkeys, part of Accenture song, Sydney · Australia

Silver

  • You’re cooked · Fire and Emergency New Zealand · Motion Sickness, Auckland · New Zealand
  • Singapore’s favourite side trip · Gojek · Forsman & Bodenfors, Singapore · Singapore

Bronze

  • We see you care · Agency for Integrated Care · The Secret Little Agency, Singapore · Singapore
  • McDiploma · McDonald’s · DDB Hong Kong SAR · Hong Kong SAR
  • Cadbury 5 star presents – The mush detector · Cadbury 5 Star · Ogilvy Mumbai / Wavemaker Mumbai · India

Commenting on the winning work, jury chair Bhaskar Choudhuri, Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo, APAC, said: “The overwhelming majority of the issues that the case studies were trying to solve were not marketing or advertising problems, but business problems related to brand growth, market share or category stagnation.”

Use of Data category

Gold

  • Democratizing technology to help farmers fight climate change · Lay’s · Leo Burnett, Mumbai, India

Bronze

  • Tết 2022 – The safe ticket home · Lifebuoy · Mindshare, Ho Chi Minh City / Creativehunts, Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

The Grands Prix will be revealed on 13 June via the Effectiveness Show part one. The Effectiveness Show part two will include interviews and insights from the Grand Prix winners.

 

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