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THE 9th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS NAMES MARK RONSON, SPOTIFY, FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE, VOGUE SPAIN, GEORGE EZRA, DEEPL, JORJA SMITH, GUCCI, MARIA PEDRAZA, THE GUARDIAN, DIRK NOWITZKI, RED BULL, KLM, THE BARBICAN, BBC AND MORE AS FINALISTS
  • Judges Select Finalists for the Premier Award that Celebrates Europe’s Internet Community, Honouring Media Companies, Brands, Independent Creators, Agencies and Tech Companies
  • Public Voting in the People’s Lovie Awards starts today through 3 October at vote.lovieawards.eu

24 September 2019: The Lovie Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), today announced the finalists for the 9th Annual awards. Sister of the international Webby Awards, The Lovie Awards is the premier honour celebrating the best of the European Internet community. Finalists include 4:3 by Boiler Room TV, Libby, Moo, Bosch, Alphaputt, as well as some of Europe’s biggest online publishers including The Economist, The Guardian, VICE, Nowness, LADBible, BBC, Al Jazeera, BuzzFeed and VOGUE Spain. 

Following the judging selection process, voting is now open for the People’s Lovie Awards through 3 October at vote.lovieawards.eu. Based on a popular vote of category finalists, the People’s Lovie Awards gives the public an opportunity to select its favourite projects to win a Lovie Award alongside those winners chosen by the Academy.

Lovie Award Finalists are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). Members include musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Vice President and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook Yann LeCun, Vice President, Digital Consumer Engagement, LEGO Anna Rafferty, Director, Chalk and Blade Ruth Barnes, Broadcaster Lauren Laverne, Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London Iain Tait, Strategy Director, AKQA Miriam Plon Sauer, and Co-Founder, TomTom and Codam College Corinne Vigreux among others.

“Since launching the Lovie Awards nine years ago we’ve been exposed to so many imaginative and accomplished projects from across Europe,” said Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards. Continuing; “We’re honoured to celebrate so many positive, forward-thinking and innovative businesses, initiatives, campaigns and crafts on the internet that are helping to improve the world we live in.”

This year, The Lovie Awards introduced a brand new suite for Voice honours, and the finalists show inventive and inspiring uses of this growing technology, such as “KLM Travel Assistant” (KLM/Code D’Azur), an AI voice assistant that helps people manage their journey, “BBC Good Food Alexa Skill” (BBC/Hi Mum! Said Dad) for hands-free help in the kitchen, and “Parents vs. Kids” quiz featuring Richard Osman (O2 and NSPCC/VCCP).

Key cultural and societal issues are prominently reflected across this year’s finalists. “Mind the Gap” by Serviceplan Gruppe and MediaMonks, for example, highlights the gender pay gap and women’s rights. “Genderless Voice” (Virtue) promotes gender-neutral voice technology, while political unrest is explored in “Sudan’s Livestream Massacre” (BBC Africa Eye)

This year’s finalists also demonstrate how to successfully integrate AI, AR and machine learning into brand work. Finalists in Virtual Reality and 360 Video include “Virtual Helsinki – VR Experience” (ZOAN), a digital twin of Helsinki city centre, which can be used for tourism, shopping, concerts and virtual citizenship; “The Scream VR,” a documentary experience in virtual reality that presents a unique interpretation of the Expressionist masterpiece by Edvard Munch (Cineteve Experience), and “DuMond Discovery Dock,” an interactive micro amusement park, which immerses visitors from all over the world into new parts of Koln, Germany (Demordern GmbH/ DuMond Media Group).

The 9th Annual Lovie Awards saw nearly 1,500 entries from 33 countries submitted in seven native languages, with notable regional growth in Austria, which doubled its number of entries compared to last year, and in Denmark (152% growth). Winners will be announced on Tuesday, 8 October and honoured at a star-studded awards ceremony at The BFI Southbank in London on Thursday, 14 November 2019.

The Lovie Awards is supported by Google for the sixth year running as premier sponsor, joining the Lovie commitment to shining a spotlight on the European Internet’s best and brightest. Supporting sponsors include WP Engine among others.

 

9th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARD FINALISTS HIGHLIGHTS

All finalists viewable at https://vote.lovieawards.eu

WEBSITES

Community & Social – New 

  • A Thousand Women Murdered (RTVE) 
  • DIVA Magazine 

Best Writing – Editorial

  • VICE UK
  • Wealthsimple
  • BBC Future

Best Design – Aesthetic

  • Sir Hotels (Fabrique) 
  • HAN Kjøbenhavn (Hello Great Works / NoA)
  • Phantom Land (Phantom)

Best Design – Functional

  • Lusion (Lusion Ltd.)
  • The LEGO Foundation (Skybrud.dk)

Best Practices 

  • Human Interaction Company (Burza d.o.o.)
  • Rapha (Work & Co.)

ONLINE ADVERTISING

Best Creative Use of Data – New

  • Unbelieva’brow (MediaMonks)
  • No Need to Fly – Around the World in Germany (Ogilvy GmbH)

Best Event Activation Campaign – New

  • Mind the Gap (MediaMonks)
  • adidas Speedfactory Activation (RESN)

Best Video Campaign – New

  • Tour The World (TourRadar) 
  • DATA SCIENCE x ZALANDO (Zalando SE)

Public Service & Activism (Branded Content) – New 

  • German Federal Association of Funeral Directors’ “My Personal Coffin” (Heimat Werbeagentur)
  • Genderless Voice (Virtue) 

INTERNET VIDEO

Entertainment & Sport (Branded Entertainment) – New

  • Vodafone Speed Stunt 5G Blind Skiing (Wavemaker) 
  • Etihad – Freestyle World Tour (RD Content)

News & Politics (Video Series) – New

  • Global Change Agents with Lianna Brinded (Yahoo! Finance UK)
  • Kashmir Under Lockdown (TRT World)

Documentary (Video Series) – New

  • 100 Women, Trailblazers (BBC)
  • Meet the Germans with Rachel (Deutsche Welle)

Experimental & Weird – New

  • A Eurovision song created by AI: “Blue Jeans and Bloody Tears” (Nim Shapira)
  • Haunting London (Phantom)

Virtual Reality (Branded)

  • DuMont Discovery Dock – An interactive micro amusement park (Demodern)
  • Lufthansa Air Swing VR Experience (Demodern)

Long Form – Branded Entertainment 

  • The Lift (&Co./NoA)
  • Come Together (nowness)

Short Form – Branded Entertainment

  • Recapture the Joy of Childhood in Lowry’s Cricket Match (Sotheby’s)
  • #LikeABosch (Robert Bosch)

APPS, MOBILE, PODCASTS & VOICE

Best Branded Interaction (Voice) – New

  • SIGNS (MRM//McCANN)
  • BBC Good Food Alexa Skill (Hi Mum! Said Dad)
  • KLM Travel Assistant (CODE D’AZUR)

Best Conversational Interface (Voice) – New

  • SIGNS (MRM/McCANN)
  • Parents vs. Kids (VCCP)

Best User Experience (Voice) – New

  • SIGNS (MRM/McCANN)
  • BBC Good Food Alexa Skill (Hi Mum! Said Dad)

Technical Achievement (Voice) – New

  • SIGNS (MRM/McCANN)
  • Genderless Voice (Virtue) 

Podcasts – Entertainment & Sport – New

  • George Ezra & Friends Podcast (Sony Music Entertainment UK)
  • Stay Free: The Story Of The Clash (Spotify)

Podcasts – Best Host

  • La Poudre (Nouvelles Écoutes)
  • The Economist asks by Economist Radio (The Economist)

Podcasts – Best Series

  • Trained (AnalogFolk)
  • Today in Focus from the Guardian (@guardian)
  • The BBC Earth Podcast (BBC Studios)

Podcasts – Interview/Talk Show

  • Full Disclosure with James O’Brien (Global)
  • Rich Pickings: Fidelity’s Asset Allocation Podcast (Fidelity International)
  • Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books (Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books)

SOCIAL

Best Use of Stories (Social Excellence) – New

  • Mark Ronson Interactive Music Video (Sony Music Entertainment UK)
  • Gram Invaders (Gravity Road)
  • AN UNFORGETTABLE NEW YEAR’S EVE (RTVE)
  • Derry Girls (4creative)
  • #WCW: Badass Women You Should Know About This Week on BuzzFeed News @world (BuzzFeed News)

Best Overall Social Presence (Social Excellence)

  • MOO Mixed Social Posts (MOO Print Ltd)
  • i-D Instagram (VICE UK)
  • BBC Culture social channels (BBC Culture)

Travel & Lifestyle – (General Social) – New

  • No Need to Fly – Around the World in Germany (Ogilvy GmbH)
  • Bring Me! by BuzzFeed (Buzzfeed)

Health & Wellness – (General Social) – New

  • The Psychology Mum (Dr. Emma Hepburn)
  • Life Lolli (BBDO Dusseldorf)

Education & Discovery (Social Content Series & Campaigns)  – New

  • #vicesnapptbunt (VICE Media GmbH)
  • Barbican Bot – AI: More than Human (Barbican Centre)

Culture & Entertainment (Social Content Series & Campaigns) – New

  • Line of Duty: Series 5 (BBC)
  • #4BlocksLive – 1 Day, 4 Blocks, 4 Challenges. (Grabow & Bartetzko)

Public Service & Activism (Social Content Series & Campaigns) – New

  • Unmasking a racist agenda (Hjaltelin Stahl)
  • GIRLvsCANCER

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 individual creators. Now in its ninth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With nearly 1,500 entries from over 33 countries across Europe, 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, Internet Video, Online Advertising, Apps, Mobile, Podcasts & Voice and Social. Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google and WP Engine.


-ENDS-

 

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Jocelyn Wright

lovieawards@propellergroup.com 

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