Singapore: In a celebration of the best in marketing excellence, winners of the 2020 APAC Effie Awards were announced over an Awards Ceremony that took place virtually on 24 and 25 September 2020, with marketing practitioners and brands from across the Asia-Pacific region tuning in via live stream over the two days.
This year’s Awards saw 122 finalists from 12 territories contending for top honours, with winners being selected by an international jury of agency and client representatives. The judging committee, led by Awards Chairman, David Porter, presented a total of 81 Effies, comprising 1 Grand Effie,18 Golds, 25 Silvers and 37 Bronzes.
The Grand Effie, or Best-in-Show, was clinched by BMF Sydney and ALDI Australia for their entry, Loyalty Pointless Points, which effectually showcases how ALDI’s Good Different brand platform enables points-loving Australians to buy more for less without the need for loyalty schemes.
Ogilvy was crowned Agency Network of the Year with 14 wins, comprising 3 Golds, 3 Silvers and 8 Bronzes.
New Zealand emerged as the overall winner with a grand total of 20 Effies, followed by Australia with 13 Effies, India with 12 Effies, Japan with 9 Effies, and China with 8 Effies.
“It’s an honour to witness and celebrate Asia Pacific’s best in marketing effectiveness with the APAC Effies. Winning an Effie is as good as it gets in recognising effective work and is the dream of many brand marketers. I congratulate all the well-deserving winners on this remarkable achievement. I am sure our industry will continue to push new boundaries in the search for compelling and effective work, and that the Effies will showcase more than ever the dynamism and talent in our region”, said Porter.
The Special Awards are given out based on the total calculation of points accumulated for each gold, silver, bronze and finalists. This year’s Special Awards Winners were: