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&Co./NoA, Kolle Rebbe, Phantom, Serviceplan Gruppe, Heimat, and denkwerk contend for the Lovie Agency of the Year Award

  • German agencies dominate Agency of the Year category with four of six slots
  • Voting for the People’s Lovie Awards starts today through 3 October at

Tuesday, 24 September 2019: The Lovie Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), today announced the finalists in Online Advertising for the 9th Annual Awards. In its fourth consecutive year, The Lovie Agency of the Year Award is given to the European agency that performs best across all award categories. Leading the group of contenders is &Co./NoA (Copenhagen), followed by Kolle Rebbe GmbH (Hamburg), Phantom (London), Serviceplan Gruppe fuer innovation Kommunikation GmbH & Co. KG, Heimat Werbeagentur GmbH (Berlin), and denkwerk (Cologne).

Public voting is now open for the People’s Lovie Awards through 3 October at Based on a popular vote of category finalists, the People’s Lovie Awards gives the public an opportunity to select its favourite projects and honour the internet’s best advertising across Europe.

This year, The Lovie Awards introduced honours in select categories, including: Best Creative Use of Data, Best Event Activation Campaign, Best Video Campaign and Public Service and Activism in Branded Content.

The inaugural Best Creative Use of Data category recognises the most innovative and effective use of data-driven digital media that serves users with a personalised experience.  Finalists include: “No Need to Fly – Around the World in Germany” (Ogilvy GmbH) for DB German Rail, “Unbelieva’brow” for L’Oreal Italy (MediaMonks), and “The Check Out Suite” (Stendahls). 

Select finalists in Online Advertising Campaign categories are:

  • Best Event Activation Campaign 
    • Mind The Gap (Serviceplan Gruppe/ Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) 
    • adidas Speedfactory (Resn / adidas) 
  • Best Video Campaign 
    • Tour the World (TourRadar) 
  • Public Service and Activism in Branded Content 
    • German Federal Association of Funeral Directors “My Personal Coffin”
      (Heimat Werbeagentur/Bundesverband Deutscher Bestatter) 
    • Genderless Voice (Virtue/Copenhagen Pride)

Others include: 

  • Best Digital Campaign 
    • #unfollowme. The hashtag against hate. (Heimat Werbeagentur/Laut gegen Nazis)
    • You’re one click away from cybercrime (FCB Amsterdam) 
  • Best Integrated Campaign 
    • HORNBACH WERKSTÜCK Edition 002 (Heimat Werbeagentur/HORNBACH Baumarkt AG) 
    • The 24 Minutes of Le Mans (Grabarz & Partner Werbeagentur/Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG) 
  • Best PR Campaign
    • Mind The Gap (Serviceplan Gruppe/ Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe)
    • Unmasking a racist agenda (Hjaltelin Stahl)
  • Best Social Media Campaign
    • #4BlocksLive – 1 Day, 4 Blocks, 4 Challenges (Grabow & Bartetzko/Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland)
    • DAZN #ALL41 (Kolle Rebbe/DAZN/Perform Investment Germany)

Nicolas Roope, IADAS Jury Chairman of The Lovie Awards, stated, “Since launching The Lovie Awards nine years ago, we’ve been exposed to so many imaginative and accomplished projects from across Europe. We’re honoured to have received many entries this year from organisations in the advertising community driving high quality and innovation. This industry continues to astonish me, always finding new ways to navigate the important societal issues and transform them into highly creative and transformative communications.” 

The Lovie Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), which has over 500 members in the region, a “who’s who” of Europe’s best and brightest in digital. IADAS members include musician Imogen Heap, actor and writer Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, Yann LeCun (Vice President and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook), Anna Rafferty (Vice President, Digital Consumer Engagement, LEGO), Iain Tait (Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy London), Miriam Plon Sauer (Strategy Director, AKQA), Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder, TomTom and Codam College) and Lauren Laverne (Broadcaster), among others.

The 2019 Lovie Award Winners will be announced on 8 October and honoured at a star-studded awards ceremony at The BFI Southbank in London on 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.

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, Apps, Mobile, Podcasts & Voice, Internet Video, Online Advertising and Social. Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google and WP Engine.



PR Contact:

Jocelyn Wright/Ben Titchmarsh

Images available upon request.


The People’s Lovie Awards Voting Site:


Twitter: @lovieawards




The Dots:



Best Art Direction 

  • “STIEBEL ELTRON: A comfortable home” (Denkwerk)
  • “Magic happens when creativity and technology are 01” (Accenture Interactive & Kream London)

Social Video

  • Welcomme Listeners (&Co. / NoA)
  • Without You (Drum OMG Ltd)
  • Drag SOS (4creative)

Best Branded Editorial Experience

  • VOGUE Talents x Armani (Condé Nast Creative Studio Spain)
  • The 24 Minutes of Le Mans (Grabarz & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH)

Video Advertising Long Form

  • The Arrivals (&Co. / NoA)
  • Welcomme Listeners (&Co. / NoA)
  • This Is Parenthood (The Brooklyn Brothers)

Video Advertising Short Form

  • Festival Academy Budapest Image Film (Festival Academy Nonprofit Ltd.)
  • Metalheads (Grabarz & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH)
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