August 29, 2010

At the sixth annual MIXX Awards, presented by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), to recognize the brand marketers and agencies responsible for the most innovative and effective interactive advertising of the year. The MIXX Awards are the only juried advertising competition evaluated by a cross-industry assembly of senior agency, marketer and publisher executives who, together, assess all critical components of the interactive marketing mix, including strategy, creative, execution and results. Reflecting the vibrancy of interactive advertising, this year’s MIXX categories acknowledge single executions as well as distinguished campaigns in such new categories as Experimental and Innovative, Mobile Apps and Viral. The winners were announced during a sold-out multimedia event attended by leaders across the digital marketing and media industry.

“This year’s MIXX winners shine a light on the sophistication and complexity of successful digital marketing,” said Randall Rothenberg, President & CEO, IAB. “The marketers and agencies who went home winners tonight have successfully melded the latest technological innovations with great storytelling—and that makes for advertising that moves people.”

The gala’s ultimate honor, Best in Show, went to HBO’s True Blood and Digital Kitchen for their “Hacking Reality” campaign for the second season launch of HBO’s original vampire series, True Blood. To create unique experiences for consumers, HBO and Digital Kitchen integrated digital and traditional media, fully leveraging online, outdoor, print, stunts and a series of brand partnerships. The second season of True Blood was teased through a mix of media tactics that subverted the conventions of popular culture by including vampires in faux blogs and online editorials as well as in traditional advertising and editorial takeovers. The strategy included co-branding with products like Geico, Harley-Davidson and Gillette, a host of classified ads, viral videos and a serialized weekly Inside Edition-type show covering all things vampire. The comprehensive approach blurred the lines between fiction and reality, digital and traditional, and resulted in True Blood season 2, episode 1, being the most-watched show on HBO On Demand ever, with an average of 12.6 million gross viewers per episode for the season, up 62% over the previous year.

In addition to Best in Show, HBO won across other categories for its “HBO Imagine” integrated campaign, created by BBDO New York, winning golds in Brand Awareness and Positioning and Digital Integration. Another big winner tonight was Volkswagen for the launch of its GTI, taking home golds in Experimental and Innovative and Product Launch for “Real Racing GTI,” created by agency AKQA, and silvers in Games—Single Execution and Mobile Platforms for the Tribal DDB London work on “The GTI Project.”

“Tonight was a showcase for a critical moment in digital marketing and advertising,” said David Doty, SVP & CMO, IAB. “We are at an inflection point where we are seeing, for the first time, the seamless integration of paid and earned media into brilliantly executed advertising campaigns that connect consumers with brands in ways that were never possible before digital media. The MIXX judges did a superb job in surfacing what advertising can be in the digital age—and this is just the beginning.”

The MIXX Awards, established to pay tribute to creativity and impact in digital marketing, are the only juried advertising competition that evaluates all critical components of the interactive marketing mix, including strategy, creative, execution and results.

" Today has been a great day in Multicultural advertising. Three great brands (Edge, Sprint and Ford have been recognized as 'the best in kind' in terms of Integration, Innovation and Digital Excellence," stated Borja Perez Vice-President NBC/Telemundo - Integrated Solutions And Digital Media, "As the Co-Chair of the IAB Multicultural committee, I cannot be more proud and thankful for such an industry recognition."

"These creative campaigns clearly show what Multicultural advertisers can accomplish in the established digital media landscape. We congratulate the winners and look forward to a watershed digital year for the fastest US demographic,” stated Mark López - Terra Networks USA.

"Also, the participation of the Multicultural Judges Dan Villaroel, Marla Skicko, Alberto Ferrer and Maylin de la Maza, have, in my opinion, contributed dramatically to rewarding the best campaigns for the US Hispanic Market," added stated Borja Perez Vice-President NBC/Telemundo - Integrated Solutions And Digital Media.

To view the complete gallery of the MIXX Winners please visit: www.mixx-awards.com/gallery

The Complete List of 2010 MIXX Award Winners:

Best in Show

HBO’s True Blood & Digital Kitchen for “Hacking Reality”

Brand Destination Site

GOLD: Hasbro & Tribal DDB London for “Monopoly City Streets”
SILVER: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A & Saatchi & Saatchi LA for “NASCAR Sponsafier”
BRONZE: HBO & HBO.com for “The Pacific Website”

Branded Content

GOLD: Frito Lay & OMD for “Only in a Woman’s World”
SILVER: Lion Nathan & ZenithOptimedia Australia for “6 Beers of Separation”
BRONZE: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A & Saatchi & Saatchi LA for “Toyota VENZA Appetite for Life”

Interactive Video / Online Commercial

GOLD: Coca-Cola & Definition 6 for Coca-Cola “Happiness Machine” Video
SILVER: Cisco & OgilvyWest & Neo@Ogilvy for “The New York Times Disruption with Video”
BRONZE: Jay Jays & Visual Jazz for “Dance Off 3D”

Rich Media Display Ad

GOLD: T.G.I. Friday’s & Digitas for “Call Woody”
SILVER: T.G.I. Friday’s & Digitas for “DeBurger Woody”
BRONZE: Unilever’s Dove & Mindshare, Ryan iDirect & Yahoo! for “Dove Men+Care featuring Drew Brees Execution”

Digital Out-of-Home Advertising

GOLD: Unilever & SapientNitro for “Smile Activated Vending Machine”
SILVER: Mars’ Snickers & MediaVest for “Snickers Snacklish GPS”
BRONZE: PepsiCo’s Sobe & Firstborn for “SoBe ReSkin”

Viral

GOLD: AMC & Deep Focus for “Mad Men Yourself”
SILVER: American Honda Motor Company & RPA for “Everybody Knows Somebody Who Loves a Honda”
BRONZE: OfficeMax & JibJab Media, Elm Public Relations & Grand Central Marketing for “ElfYourself 2009”

Games- Single Execution

GOLD: Hasbro & Tribal DDB London for “Monopoly City Streets”
SILVER: Volkswagen United Kingdom & Tribal DDB London for “The GTI Project”
BRONZE: Kia Motors America & Initiative + for “Kia Soul Launch XBox”

Mobile Platforms or Apps – Single Execution

GOLD: Microsoft Bing & Point Reach for “Bing for Mobile”
SILVER: Pizza Hut & imc2 for “Pizza Hut iPhone App”
BRONZE: UrbanDaddy & Big Spaceship for “The Next Move”

Cross-Media Integration

GOLD: HBO’s True Blood & Digital Kitchen for “Hacking Reality ”
SILVER: Nissan North America & TBWA\Chiat\Day for “Cube Mobile Device”
BRONZE: Mazda & Doner for “33 Keys”

Experimental and Innovative

GOLD: Volkswagen & AKQA for “Real Racing GTI”
SILVER: Paramount Pictures & MEC for “Paranormal Activity”
BRONZE: CBS & Pepsi Max & OMD for “Mondays to the Max: Video in Print”

Direct Response

GOLD: Burger King & Crispin Porter + Bogusky for “BK Dollar Holiday Cards”
SILVER: Mars Direct & imc2 for “MY M&M's Valentine's Day 2010”
BRONZE: Travelers Insurance & SapientNitro for “The Manifesto Campaign”

Digital Integration

GOLD: HBO & BBDO New York for “HBO Imagine”
SILVER: Kraft Foods’ Lacta & OgilvyOne Worldwide, Athens for “Love in Action”
BRONZE: Nationwide Insurance & McKinney for “The World’s Greatest Spokesperson”

Business-to-Business

GOLD: IBM & Ogilvy New York for “TheSmarterCity”
SILVER: Qwest Communications & McKinney for “Puzzles”
BRONZE: Qwest Communications & McKinney for “Listening Not Talking”

Games- Campaign

GOLD: Unilever & Mindshare for “AXE Deodorant Bodyspray Education—Double Pits to Chesty”
SILVER: Hershey’s & OMD for “Reese’s Perfect XBox Live Halloween Event”
BRONZE: Nestle’s Butterfinger & Threshold Interactive for “Dude, Where’s my Bar?”

Search Marketing

GOLD: Adobe & Covario for “Connect & Conserve”
SILVER: Coca-Cola & AKQA Search for “Coca-Cola Live Positively”
BRONZE: General Motors Company & SMG Search for “GM Cash for Clunkers”

Brand Awareness & Positioning

GOLD: HBO & BBDO New York for “HBO Imagine”
SILVER: AMC & Deep Focus for “Mad Men Yourself”
BRONZE: Kimberly-Clark & Organic for “U by Kotex”

Mobile Platforms and Apps- Campaign

GOLD: Microsoft Bing & Point Reach for “Bing for Mobile”
SILVER: Volkswagen & AKQA, for “Real Racing GTI”
BRONZE: MasterCard Worldwide & McCann Erickson for “Priceless Picks”

Multicultural

GOLD: Degree Men & BrightLine iTV for “Degree Futbol”
SILVER: Sprint & Telemundo.com & Mindshare Worldwide for “Perro Amor Sprint Integration”
BRONZE: Ford Motor Company and Telemundo.com & Zubi Advertising for “Perro Amor Ford Integration”

Product Launch

GOLD: Volkswagen & AKQA for “Real Racing GTI”
SILVER: Frito Lay Canada & Proximity Canada & BBDO for “Doritos Viralocity”
BRONZE: Discovery Networks & PHD for “Discovery Channel’s LIFE Premiere Tune-in Campaign”

VOD & Interactive Television

GOLD: Abreva & BrightLine iTV for “Cold Sore Confessions”
SILVER: Burger King & BrightLine iTV for “BK Steakhouse”
BRONZE: Polaris Industries’ Victory Motorcycles & The Integer Group & The Band for “Fuel It”

Lead Generation

GOLD: MetLife & Neo@Ogilvy for “2009 Term Life Insurance”
SILVER: RBC Royal Bank & Proximity Canada for “RBC 2009 Campus Campaign”
BRONZE:

Children International & 15miles, the interactive-media division of TMP Directional Marketing for “Online Donations Up, Economy Down”

Public Service / Not for Profit

GOLD: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum & The Martin Agency, Domani Studios & AOL for “We Choose The Moon”
SILVER: Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada & Ogilvy Montreal for “getyourbuttseen.ca”
BRONZE: National Women’s Law Center & The Concept Farm for “Being a Woman is Not a Pre-Existing Condition”

Social Marketing

GOLD: Travelocity & McKinney for “Choose the Gnome’s Adventures”
SILVER: Kraft Foods’ Lacta & OgilvyOne Worldwide, Athens for “Love in Action”
BRONZE: McDonald’s & Marketing Store & Oddcast for “Avatarize Yourself”

MIXX 2010 Judges:

* Mathias Appelblad – Executive Creative Director & Director of Innovation, BBDO New York
* Jeff Benjamin – Partner, Chief Creative Officer, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
* Lincoln Bjorkman – Chief Creative Director, North America, Digitas
* Heidi Browning – EVP, Global Digital Officer, UM
* Doug Chavez – Director, Digital Marketing, Del Monte Foods
* Patrick Clarke – Executive Creative Director, Publicis Modem East
* Erin Clift – SVP, Global Sales Development, AOL
* Andreas Combuechen – Chairman/CEO/Chief Creative Officer, Atmosphere Proximity
* Marty Cooke – Chief Creative Officer & Partner, SS+K
* Jonathan Cude – Partner, Chief Creative Officer, McKinney
* Mark D'Arcy – President & Chief Creative Officer, Time Warner Global Media Group, and SVP, Time Warner
* Maylinn De La Maza – Account Director, Zubi Advertising
* Marjorie Dufek – Interactive Marketing Director, Brown-Forman Corporation
* Alberto Ferrer – Managing Partner, Director of Direct + Digital Marketing, The Vidal Partnership
* Marc Fonzetti – Head of Media, Reckitt Benckiser North America
* Jane Grenier – VP, Custom Solutions, Condé Nast Digital
* Brian Hunt – Senior Creative Director, Yahoo!
* Wonya Lucas – EVP & COO, Discovery Channel & Science Channel
* Andy Markowitz – Director, Global Digital Strategy, Corporate Commercial and Communications, General Electric Company
* Benjamin Palmer – Co-Founder, CEO, The Barbarian Group
* Suzie Reider – Director, Display Advertising, YouTube/Google
* David Roman – SVP & CMO, Lenovo
* Jackie Rosen – VP, Global Digital Strategy and Marketing, MasterCard Worldwide
* Alan Schulman – Founder & Chief Creative Officer, U . D I G > The Digital Innovations Group
* Lori Senecal – President & Chief Executive Officer, kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners
* Baba Shetty – EVP, Chief Media Officer, Hill Holliday
* Marla Skiko – SVP, Director, Digital Innovation, SMG Multicultural
* Rick Song – Senior Director, Eastern U.S. Sales, Microsoft Advertising
* Daniel Villarroel – Director, Diversity Marketing & Media Integrations, Maybelline New York—Garnier
* Steve Wax – Managing Partner, Campfire
* Lauren Wiener – SVP, Meredith Digital Media
* Heidi Youngkin – Senior Director, Corporate Communication, Johnson & Johnson

MIXX Awards Sponsors:
24/7 Real Media Microsoft Advertising
BBE NBC Universal
Brightline NHL.com
Horn Group SapientNitro
InMobi Yahoo!
Media Innovation Group YuMe
Meebo

About the IAB:

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is comprised of more than 460 leading media and technology companies who are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB is dedicated to the growth of the interactive advertising marketplace, of interactive’s share of total marketing spend, and of its members’ share of total marketing spend. The IAB educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City with a Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.iab.net.

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