London - At the recently held 2008 London International Awards, Saatchi & Saatchi offices from every continent featured on the winners' list. The impressive haul? 5 Gold and 7 Silver statues.
The London International Awards honours pre-eminent work in advertising, design and digital media. Now in its 23rd year, the organisation's coveted statue has become an international icon of creative excellence. Of the 17,969 total submissions from 81 countries, only five percent (5%) reached Finalist status. From that elite group, 1.4% attained Silver status and only 0.7% were awarded Gold Statues.
Among the 0.7% were Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Argentina who won two Gold and a Silver Statue for their 'Guided Visits' campaign for Buenos Aires Zoo. Joining them in the gold-rush were F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Brazil (Cup Noodles), Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore (Thai SPCA) and Saatchi & Saatchi Spain (Ann Summers).
There were also Silver statues for another six Network offices. Along with Singapore, Saatchi & Saatchi China (Procter & Gamble's Ariel) and Saatchi & Saatchi Malaysia (Silverfish Books) flew the flag for Asia, with Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand (TVNZ Movies) representing Australasia. Centrade Saatchi & Saatchi Romania (Greenpeace) added Silver to Europe's tally, while Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa (Procter & Gamble's Olay) put the African region on the map. And to complete our global tour, Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles also won with their Toyota Tacoma 'Truck Summoner' viral.
A full list of our winners is below.
Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Argentina - Print (Consumer Campaign) - Buenos Aires Zoo 'Leaves', 'Twig', 'Moss', 'Rocks'
F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Brazil - Poster & Billboard (Poster Campaign - Outdoor) - Cup Noodles 'Monster' x 4
Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore - Print (Public Service) - Thai SPCA 'Couch', 'Walkies', 'Sticks'
Saatchi & Saatchi Spain - Print (Consumer Campaign) - Ann Summers 'Kitchen', 'Office', 'Meetings'
Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi Argentina - Print (Entertainment) - Buenos Aires Zoo 'Leaves'
Saatchi & Saatchi China (Guangzhou) - Poster & Billboard (Poster - Indoor) Procter & Gamble Ariel 'Crab'
Saatchi & Saatchi Malaysia - Poster & Billboard (Poster Campaign - Indoor) - Silverfish Books 'Affair', 'Candlestick', 'Liberty', 'Psycho'
Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand - Radio (Copywriting) - TVNZ Movies Promo 'Inspirational Story'
Centrade Saatchi & Saatchi Romania - Poster & Billboard (Billboard) - Greenpeace 'Bomb'
Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa - Print (Cosmetics & Toiletries) - Procter & Gamble Olay 'Facelift'
Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles - Digital Media (Viral) - Tacoma 'Truck Summoner'