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McCann Has Grand Time at ANDY Awards
McCann NY's "The Field Trip to Mars" for client Lockheed Martin
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The Advertising Club of New York’s 2017 International ANDY Awards announced this year’s winners. McCann Worldgroup swept this year’s show, being named Agency Network of the Year with a total of 23 awards, and McCann New York being named Agency of the Year with nine ANDYs and the Best in Show GRANDY Award for Lockheed Martin’s “The Field Trip to Mars.”  Leo Burnett was the show’s second largest winner with 18 awards. adam&eveDDB ranked in third place with eight ANDY awards. 

The GRANDY winner “The Field Trip to Mars” was a first-of-its-kind “group VR” experience created by McCann New York for client Lockheed Martin in which the windows of a seemingly ordinary school bus transformed to take riders on a tour of the Martian surface. Cutting-edge technology created a “1:1 relationship” between Earth and Mars. The recipient of this honor is awarded a $50,000 cash prize.

The Bravery Award, which is annually given to a marketer for supporting innovative and courageous work, was awarded to P&G India for “Dads #ShareTheLoad” campaign. This social movement was led by a poignant film about a dad’s self-realization and conversion about roles and responsibilities within the home, and about setting the right examples by helping with laundry.

The Richard T. O’Reilly Award for Outstanding Public Service went to to DAVID Buenos Aires for its “MANBOOBS4BOOBS” campaign for MACMA. The work urges women to check their breasts to help prevent breast cancer. As female breasts are typically censored on social media due to nudity policies, “MANBOOBS4BOOBS” creatively solved the problem. This award comes with a $10,000 donation to the non-profit organization.

The Glenn C. Smith Award was bestiwed upon Brazilian students for “Sh**ty Candidates. This campaign encouraged residents to collect their dog poop (a city-wide problem) and align it with the sh**tiest political candidates. This award includes a $10,000 scholarship.
This year’s jury was led by North American chief creative officer of Deutsch, Pete Favat, and made up of 24 of the global advertising community’s most respected creative directors from advertising organizations including: Anomaly, Shanghai; Lola MullenLowe, Madrid; Jung von Matt, Hamburg; AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo; and J. Walter Thompson, India. In addition, representatives from shops like PRETTYBIRD and Framestore, as well as brands like Burger King were represented on the jury.

On this year’s winners, Favat stated, “Our jury set out to award the bravest ideas, which we, as an industry, strive to produce. We are in alignment with Cannes Lions alongside Badger and Winters’ chief creative officer Madonna Badger on the need to ban work that reflects gender bias as well as the #womennotobjects initiative. We feel confident that this year’s winners respectfully portray both men and women.”

For a full rundown of ANDY winners, click here.

Gina Grillo, president and CEO of The ADVERTISING Club of New York, and The International ANDY Awards,  added, “As the first show of the 2017 award show season, and one with a slightly accelerated eligibility timeline, the ANDYs prides itself on its ability to predict award season favorites. This year, we have identified 10 frontrunners to watch that have not yet been eligible for other major award shows and which, we believe, have a high likelihood of becoming serial award show winners over the coming season.”
Select predicted winners are:

  • My Mutant Brain, MJZ
  • IKEA: Cook This Page, Leo Burnett, Toronto
  • Midnight, TBWA\ Media Arts Lab
  • The Line Up song, FP7/CAI
  • Come Together, adam&eveDDB
  • The Box That Keeps Giving, McCann New York
  • Time Is Precious, Wieden+Kennedy Portland
  • Burger King Burning Stores, DAVID The Agency
  • The World’s Biggest Asshole, The Martin Agency


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