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LIA Reveals Inaugural Verbal Identity Shortlist

London International Awards - LIA, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

28 entries make the shortlist as medium appears for the first time in advertising awards history

LIA Reveals Inaugural Verbal Identity Shortlist

London International Awards (LIA) has today announced the shortlist for Verbal Identity.

Each year, naming experts at brand agencies across the globe spend countless hours working to develop verbal identities for a dizzying array of corporations, products and brands – and this year, LIA cemented its position as one of the world’s most progressive and forward-thinking competitions by introducing Verbal Identity as its own medium, with a standalone jury, for the first time in advertising awards history. 

The inaugural Verbal Identity jury, led by Chris West, Founder of Verbal Identity Ltd., deliberated over the entries submitted and decided on 28 of the best pieces to shortlist at LIA 2016. 

Other jury members on this unique jury were Rachel Bernard of CBX New York, Sean Doyle Owner of Panic London, Steve Martin Director at Eat Creative Tokyo, Laurel Sutton Senior Strategist & Linguist at Catchword Oakland, and Ben Zimmer Language Columnist at the Wall Street Journal.

The introduction of Verbal Identity is a reaction from LIA to the ‘What About Naming?’ campaign launched by New York-based brand agency CBX in 2015. As major awards programs continually ignored the role of naming in the brand-building process, CBX believed that more should be done to honor the most creative and successful naming and verbal identity projects.

You can see all the Shortlisted work with full creative credits on the LIA website

Winners will be announced on 2nd November. 

Complete list of Verbal Identity Shortlist (by country):

AUSTRALIA:
Innocean Worldwide Australia, Sydney - Hills Home Living “There's a Hills for every home.” - Campaign Tagline/Endline

McCann, Melbourne - Seeing Eye Dogs “Free Puppies Forever” - Naming

McCann, Melbourne - Seeing Eye Dogs “Free Puppies Forever” - Tone of Voice


BELGIUM:
Air Partner of McCann, Brussels - VOO “This was Louise's phone” - Tone of Voice


CHILE:
Prolam Young & Rubicam, Santiago - Politbooks “Children Books Inspired by Political Scandals” - Use of Copywriting


CHINA:
Labbrand Shanghai, China - Thomas Cook “Experience your dream holiday with Thomas Cook” - Naming


FRANCE:
Babel Stratégie et Communication, Paris - Paris Aéroport “Paris vous aime” - Campaign Tagline/Endline

Babel Stratégie et Communication, Paris - Le Petit Robert “No tagline” - Tone of Voice

Babel Stratégie et Communication, Paris - Le Petit Robert “No tagline” - Use of Copywriting

FRED & FARID, Paris  - Prodiss “Ma place est dans la salle” - Campaign Tagline/Endline


GERMANY:
HEIMAT, Berlin - Hornbach “#HELDENKRANZ / Crown of Glory” - Campaign Tagline/Endline

KOREFE, Hamburg - L´EAUNDRY - Fragrance Laundry Detergent “A luxury washing detergent to treat the clothes you love.” - Naming

Philipp und Keuntje, Hamburg - FATUM Surfboards “My Everest Campaign” - Campaign Tagline/Endline


HONG KONG:
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK, Hong Kong - Mandalay “Reservoir Rumpus”, “Extra-Terrestrial”, “Vat Rescue” - Tone of Voice

Ogilvy & Mather Group HK, Hong Kong - Mandalay “Reservoir Rumpus” - Use of Copywriting


INDIA:
R K SWAMY BBDO, New Delhi - Lloyd Unisex Washing Machine “UNISEX Washing Machine” - Naming


UNITED KINGDOM:
AMVBBDO, London - Guinness “Made of More” - Use of Copywriting

AMVBBDO, London - Currys PC World “Spare The Act” - Use of Copywriting

Mother, London - MoneySuperMarket.com “You're So Moneysupermarket” - Campaign Tagline/Endline

Mother, London - PG Tips “Keep It Tea” - Tone of Voice

PANIC, London - eve  - Tone of Voice

Verbal Identity, London - Votary  - Naming

Verbal Identity, London - Fred Perry  - Use of Copywriting


UNITED STATES:
Catchword, Oakland - Mochidoki  - Naming

CBX, New York - Yesway “Say yes to convenience.” - Naming

CBX, New York - She Should Run  - Tone of Voice

CBX, New York - Avalon Organics “Deep-rooted beauty care.” - Tone of Voice

Connelly Partners, Boston - Stowe Mountain Resorts “It’s Bigger Than a Mountain” - Campaign Tagline/Endline

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