For Immediate Release
Tuesday, 13th October 2015
5TH ANNUAL LOVIE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
LILY COLE, LOUIS POUZIN, THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, TOM FLETCHER, DAVID SANDBERG (KUNG FURY), NAMED SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT HONOUREES
The Guardian, Eurosport, VICE, Laundrapp, and Mario Testino among winners of Europe’s top Internet Honour
Full list of winners: http://winners.lovieawards.eu/
The Lovie Awards, the only truly pan-European honour for online excellence, announced today that VICE Media, Uzik, IKEA, Audi, R/GA London and Stink Digital as well as services Laundrapp, Channel 4, Zopa, Vinson.tv and Toca Boca are among the Winners who will be celebrated at the 5th Annual Lovie Awards on Thursday, 12 November 2015 at The British Film Institute Southbank in London. This year’s Winners will be recognised alongside Special Achievement honorees including Tom Fletcher, Louis Pouzin, Lily Cole, The European Space Agency, David Sandberg – and more.
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) selected the winners of this year’s Lovie Awards, the European sister-awards to the global Webby Awards. The esteemed members, who include Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Chester Chipperfield (Special Projects, Apple), Dan Howell (danisnotonfire), Eric Wahlforss (Founder, Soundcloud), Lauren Laverne, Robin Chase (Founder, Buzzcar), Jonathan Benassaya (Co-Founder, Deezer and StreamNation) and Elke Klinkhammer (CCO, McCann Germany) amongst others, named the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, while thousands of online fans chose their favourites in The People’s Lovie Awards.
This year’s Lovie Special Achievement Award honourees will join previous winners Stephen Fry, Sigur Ròs, Sophie Wilson, JR, Vic Hayes (the Dutch ‘Father of WiFi’), Jamie Oliver, Björk and Dan Howell (danisnotonfire). They are:
Lovie Special Achievement:
Tom Fletcher – During his time as British Ambassador to Lebanon, Fletcher was astonishingly active on social media, posting almost 10,000 Tweets, with a clear, refreshing and unabashed voice. His commitment to digital diplomacy and core belief of the power of the Internet to foster democracy and important civic conversation has paved the way for future diplomats and citizens, notably in his viral farewell blog post.
Lovie Lifetime Achievement:
Louis Pouzin – As the creator of the computer network known as CYCLADES, which greatly influenced the future development of TCP/IP protocol, Pouzin has defined one of the key cornerstones of the Internet’s design and it is one that still holds today.
Lovie Be Greater with Data Award:
The European Space Agency – With it’s unprecedented and utterly historic Rosetta Mission, the European Space Agency have not only demonstrated the highest level of using data for the greater good, but they have now laid a foundation — with the tools, technology, and intergalactic communications innovations — that will power future, and brand-new, data to be collected about our world’s most vast, and most-unknown frontier: outer space.
The Lovie Emerging Entrepreneur Award:
Lily Cole (Impossible.com) – With her brilliant use and focused understanding of social media, and by harnessing the power that an active online presence can have for fans from around the world, Lily’s work creating, launching, and growing impossible.com demonstrates her vision and commitment to using the Internet for the greater good.
The Lovie Internet Video Person of the Year:
David Sandberg (Kung Fury) – Sandberg embraced the very DNA of the web itself by crowdsourcing the funding for his film « Kung Fury » via Kickstarter (surpassing his goal), and then premiering the project on YouTube, where it became a viral sensation almost immediately. His epic 80s-style kung-fu movie demonstrates that creating original content—however wild the subject matter—defines a cornerstone of the democratic web: openness. Sandberg proves that anyone with passion and drive can realise their work for an engaged audience world wide.
Entertainment and Media highlights from the 5th Annual Lovie Award Winners include:
- Vice News: News in Websites (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
- Channels 4’s All 4: Television in Websites (Gold) – UK
- Vogue Archive: Best User Experience in Websites (Silver) – Italy
- Tate Etc. Magazine: Magazine for Tablet in Mobile & Apps (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
- Inside Abbey Road: Best HTML5 in Websites (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
- Kendall Jenner’s ‘Burn Book’: Viral Video (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
- MTV Play: Media Streaming Service in Mobile Apps (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – Germany
- Elton John AIDS Foundation: Charitable Organisations/ Non-Profit in Websites (Bronze) – UK
- Vanity Fair Spain: Best Writing – Editorial in Websites (Bronze) – Spain
Other highlights from The 5th Annual Lovie Awards Winners include:
- Krumb: Community & Social in Mobile & Apps (Silver) – Belgium
- Google Street Art: Art in Websites (Silver) – UK
- Michael Schumacher: Sports in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Germany
- VSauce: Best Personality / Host in Internet Video (Gold) – UK
- Art Beekn: Experimental & Innovation in Mobile & Apps (Silver) – Germany
- L’Oreal MakeUp Genius: Best User Experience (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – France
- Doctors Without Borders: Charitable Organisations / Non-Profit (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
- The Cleanest Twitter Account Ever: Experimental & Innovation in Social (Silver) – France
- Glamour Italia: Fashion & Beauty in Websites (Silver) – Italy
- Ikea – Where Good Days Start: Best Editing in Internet Video (Gold) – Sweden
- #Comedymaand: Comedy in Internet Video (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – The Netherlands
- Edwin Europe: Retail / Shopping in Websites (Gold) – France
Highlights from the 5th Annual Lovie Award Winners in Online Advertising include:
- MRM-McCann’s “Emoji Turns Real”: Mobile Advertising (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Sweden
- We Are Social’s “YouTube #DontPanicButton”: Social Media Campaigns (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – UK
- th2ng’s “Skype ‘Translator’”: Branded Content (Gold) – UK
- 4Creative’s “Humans – Persona Synthetics”: Integrated Campaigns (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
- Publicis Pixelpark’s “St. Pauli Peeback”: Viral Advertising (Gold) – Germany
- fischerAppelt AG’s “My Way”: Social Media Marketing (Bronze) – Germany
- OgilvyOne Barcelona’s “Don’t Open This Email”: Rich Media (Silver) – Spain
Sponsor and partners of The 5th Annual Lovie Awards include Google, and MediaMonks and Ace Hotel.
For more information about The Lovie Awards or to speak to a member of the team please contact:
Rassami Hok Ljungberg
About The Lovie Awards
The mission of the Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and bedroom bloggers. Now in its fifth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,500 entries from over 30 countries across the EU, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Italian is judged by native speakers in five main category types: Websites, Mobile & Apps, Internet Video, Online Advertising, and Social. More information at www.lovieawards.eu. Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, MediaMonks, Ace Hotel, Coolhunting, The Drum, Springwise, Creativepool, Creative Social, Quixel, Ninjamarketing and Prote.in.
About The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organisation, The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards, the leading international honour for Websites and individual achievement in technology and creativity, and its European sister, The Lovie Awards. More information at www.iadas.net.