The Hurlingham Club hosted the 18th edition of The International Food and Beverage Creative Excellence Awards (The FAB Awards). This year marked the first time all the finalists or ‘Silver Award’ winners were handed out a plate at The FAB Awards Ceremony.
The recipients of the highest prize (FABulous Award) on the night, were:
FABulous Award across Packaging Design, Retail Environment, Logo Design Brand Redesign & Brand Identity
• TÅPPED – TÅPPED Birch Water by Horse, UK
• Oh!Saft – Squeeze Bottles by Leo Burnett, Germany
FABulous Award across Press, Poster/OOH, TV & Cinema, Ambient & Radio
• McDonald’s – We Hear You + Celebration by Leo Burnett Chicago
• Extra Gum – “Sarah & Juan” by Energy BBDO Chicago
• KFC – Rich Kids of Instagram by MRM McCann Romania
For a third consecutive year, AMV BBDO was named the Google FAB Agency of the Year, having received 12 nominations and winning five FAB Awards. The awards were spread over four different marketers – Sainsbury’s, Pepsi Max, Guinness and Snickers.
Ian Pearman, Group Chairman and Group CEO AMV BBDO commented, “To win Agency of the Year at The FAB Awards three years running is a source of great pride for our people and clients. Food and drink is a crowded category and to have standout work recognized by FAB is fantastic.”
The Google FAB Brand/Marketer of the Year was Mars Incorporated for a second year running, with a remarkable 18 nominations across all categories. Snickers was Mars Incorporated’s most successful brand, constituting 14 out of their 18 nominations, and winning an impressive 10FABs and one FABulous Award on the night.
Bruce McColl, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Mars, Incorporated said: “We are deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award for the second year in a row. It demonstrates what is possible when you connect the creative excellence of our agency partners with the outstanding marketing talent that resides within our business at Mars. The chemistry that exists between these teams is palpable. The work they have created together is being recognized for its ability to engage our consumers and drive our business. Personally, I cannot be more proud of what they deliver time and time again.”
Design Agency Horse bagged the inaugural FAB Design Agency of the Year prize after winning two FAB Awards and a FABulous Award on the night.
Sarah Pidgeon, Founder/Creative Partner of Horse said, “What an incredible evening for Horse. It means a great deal to receive such an accolade from our peers, and to be recognised for the work we’re doing as a new agency. It’s an unbelievably proud moment for us. We continually strive to create designs that express products in an original and challenging way. The multiple wins tonight for Horse solidify the hard work from our team to continually push the boundaries in market categories, and the bravery and uncompromising vision from our clients.”