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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (40 -36)

40 iD Experiential, Lipton’s Iced Tea (2010, Sampling) Beating the dual challenge from M&S and Morrisons to win gold in sampling was a major coup. Sampling is a heck of a category these days bursting with creative and logistical solutions. Brtivic called this their best ever sampling activity and it was certainly hard to imagine […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (45-41)

45 JPMH, Compeed (2009 Targeting) One of the most glittering ‘experiential’ award winners ever, with global success for the agency, but no gold with us. Did my judges get this one wrong by awarding silver to JPMH and Compeed.? Well, yes and no. The debate, was it a live brand experience at all or more […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (50-46)

50 Hotcow, Thomson Fly (2008, Use of Low Budget) The agency may be surprised to see this in my Top 50 as they have delivered far more spectacular work – creatively – than this, but I thought that this activity showed how much a PR stunt can achive. This job, delivered in just 5 live […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (56-51)

55 Headcount, Loyalty Management UK (2006, Retail Training) LMUK, operators of the Nectar programme approached Headcount to deliver 3 waves of marketing activity in 400 Sainsbury’s stores. This was a clear lesson in how training staff makes a difference to consumer behaviour leading to a 16 per cent increase in swipes. Control stores, where staff […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (60-56)

60 Sense, British Airways (2006, Brand Theatre) However did Sense persuade BA into a cutting edge experiential idea – actors on the Heathrow Express talking in loud voices about how lucky they were to take advantage of  checking in online, before breaking cover with the line ‘Have you clicked yet?’ and dishing out Z Cards. […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (70-66)

70 Imagination, Sony Europe (2007, Brand Theatre) Imagination’s carefully constructed multi-brand press launch, that took over the centre of Rhodes and a big hotel, was certainly a sign of the times. It has been copied a lot. I’d say Imagination gets copied more than any other event agency, and this was a great example of […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (75-71)

75 IMS, The Guardian (2006, Tactical) When the Guardian decided to change paper size it supported the move with a big advertising push, but the move was also cloaked in mystery. It was a crucial time for the newspaper and for newspapers in general as modern lifestyles put a scourge on circulation figures. IMS were […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (80-76)

80 Reach, Energizer Wilkinson Sword (2007 Merchandising and Compliance) This was a tale of how the challenger brands to market leaders Duracell and Gillette compete effectively even though ATL advertising spend for the challenger trails a long way behind. Reach showed how a 32 strong team, armed with what was then state of the art […]

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The FMBE awards – my personal top100 (85-81)

85 REL, Sainsbury’s (2006, Merchandising and Compliance) It was a major reveal, the culmination of work that had started in 2004 and which saw REL strongly bonded to the store in a relationship that has lasted and gained ground year on year since. The judges believed it would go forward. REL had been entrusted with […]

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