- Friday, Apr. 25, 2014
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Shortlists. The winners of the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards will be revealed during AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image. All shortlisted pieces along with their corresponding credits may be viewed at https://www.awardcore.com/aicp/shortlist/. The 2014 AICP Show Chairman is Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer at Caviar; the 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair is Gerry Graf, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000.
On the AICP Show Shortlist, the top five production companies mentioned are: MJZ, with 45; Park Pictures and Biscuit Filmworks, both with 10; Smuggler with nine; Folke Film and Furlined with seven mentions each; and Moonbot with six mentions. For agencies, the top five mentions included work from various offices of: Wieden+Kennedy with 31; BBDO with 22; and BBH with nine. Offices of Forsman & Bodenfors, Grey and 72andSunny each appeared seven times, while offices of Droga5, CAA Marketing and mcgarrybowen were mentioned six times.
For the AICP Next Awards shortlist, on the production company side, Tool appeared seven times; Furlined five times; Exit Films four; and Bossa, Legs Media, and Station Film each appeared three times. For agencies, the top five mentions included work from various offices of: Wieden+Kennedy, with 12 appearances; and Leo Burnett with nine. Offices of BBDO and Forsman & Bodenfors were each mentioned six times; Clemenger BBDO was on four times. Offices of Barton F. Graf 9000, Droga5, Innocean, Pereira & O’Dell, R/GA, and Venables Bell & Partners each appeared three times.
“The Shortlists are the work product of the most amazing selection of 400-plus judges that reads like a who’s who in advertising. Their dedication to the AICP’s ongoing effort to identify, showcase and archive the best our industry has to offer each year amazes me,” noted Miller. “The work they have selected this year is nothing short of outstanding, and we are looking forward to seeing the final results at the premieres of the AICP Next Awards and AICP Show.”
The AICP Show & AICP Next Awards will debut during AICP Week, which will take place in New York City June 10th – June 12th. The AICP Next Awards will be on June 10th at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Show premieres at The Museum of Modern Art on June 12th.
Tickets and information about AICP Week will be available at www.aicp.com.
About AICP WEEK
AICP Week is a celebration of creativity and thought leadership. The Week is anchored by the Premieres of The AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial, the latter culminating with the most anticipated celebration in the industry: The gala at the Museum of Modern Art. Additionally, in each year, various educational seminars and events highlighting the state of marketing in the motion image are staged.
Founded in 1972, the AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of United States companies that specialize in producing commercials in various media—film, video, digital—for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5-plus billion industry, disseminating information; representing the production industry within the advertising community, in business circles, in labor negotiations and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production. www.aicp.com
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