WARC Media Awards 2019: Effective Channel Integration winners revealed
Posted on January 15, 2020

Campaigns for global brands including Corona, Dulux and KFC, and local brands such as Babyshop in Dubai, Foodbank Western Australia and Skinny in New Zealand, are among the winners of the Effective Channel Integration category of WARC's Media Awards 2019, a global case study competition recognising communications planning which has made a positive impact on business results.

A total of 11 winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and five Bronzes - have been awarded in the Effective Channel Integration category, showcasing how sophisticated communications architecture helped boost campaign effectiveness.

The jury, chaired by Americo Campos Silva, Global Head of Integrated Brand, Shell, also awarded three Special Awards for particular areas of expertise:
-         Path-to-Purchase Award - for the best campaign to build an effective integration model around shopper or path-to-purchase insight
-         Effective Cross-Channel Measurement Award - for a campaign that most accurately measured the effectiveness of different comms channels and the halo effect that they achieved together
-         POE Award for the campaign that best showcased how a strategy successfully linked paid, owned and earned media.

The Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood'', a multichannel campaign for baby retail brand Babyshop.
The Arabic word for 'parenthood' translates into 'fatherhood'. Babyshop created a new Arabic word that meant 'motherhood' and 'fatherhood' and launched it on Mother's Day with an online film, engaging influencers as well as starting a school outreach programme for children to learn the word. Brand love for Babyshop among Arab mothers grew by 32%.
Commenting on the Grand Prix winning campaign, jury member Tejas Apte, Global Media Director, Unilever, said: "It was authentic to Babyshop's brand purpose and was brought to life beautifully. While celebrating mothers, they made it inclusive, about parents."

The full list of winners of the 2019 WARC Media Awards - Effective Use of Channel Integration category is as follows:

Grand Prix
    •    Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood' · Babyshop · Landmark Group · FP7 McCann Dubai · Middle East & North Africa

Baby retail brand Babyshop used a multichannel approach and created a new Arabic word to drive brand meaning, and sales, in the Middle East. Babyshop created a new Arabic word that meant 'motherhood' and 'fatherhood' and launched it on Mother's Day with an online film and school outreach programme. Brand love for Babyshop among Arab mothers grew by 32%.


Gold
    •    4:25 Hunger Bar Launch · Oh Henry! · The Hershey Company · UM Canada, Anomaly · Canada + POE Award: Candy bar Oh Henry! reclaimed the number one spot in the candy bar market from rivals Snickers and Mars, and staked a claim to the untapped cannabis-induced 'munchies' space.
    •    Hungry Puffs · Foodbank WA · The Brand Agency · Australia : Hunger charity Foodbank Western Australia created a new cereal brand, consisting of an empty box, to raise awareness and funds in the run-up to Christmas in Western Australia.


Silver
    •    The Best 'Freekend' Christmas Ever! · Skinny · Spark NZ · PHD New Zealand, Platform29 · New Zealand + Path-to-Purchase Award + Effective Cross-Channel Measurement Award
    •    Buckethead Army · KFC · Yum! Brands · MediaCom, Ogilvy Australia · Australia
    •    World Without Walls · Babyshop · Landmark Group · FP7 McCann Dubai · Middle East & North Africa


Bronze
    •    Brighter Homes, Brighter Kids · Dulux · AkzoNobel · MediaCom China · China
    •    The Mekong Connection · Sunlight · Unilever · Mindshare Vietnam · Vietnam
    •    Wave of Waste · Corona · AB InBev · PHD Media · Australia
    •    Cross-channel measurement · Shell · Shell Fuels · MediaCom · Hong Kong
    •    A mission to cut sick days by half · Lifebuoy · Unilever · Mindshare Vietnam · Vietnam