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THE INDIE AWARDS announces 2019 winners

King James Group becomes first African agency to win Best in Show, taking home three of six trophies

THE INDIE AWARDS announces 2019 winners

thenetworkone is excited to announce the winners of THE INDIE AWARDS 2019 - the only large-scale international awards exclusively FOR independent agencies and judged BY independent agencies from all communications disciplines.


With an exceptionally high quality of work submitted this year, the judging was particularly tough across all five categories - Creative, Corporate PR, Lifestyle PR, Media and Public Good.


At a thrilling presentation party hosted by thenetworkone in central London, attended by agency leaders from every continent of the word, Julian Boulding (thenetworkone’s President), announced the five category winners and overall Best in Show.


Special guests included Ryan Hays, Creative Director at world leading post production / SFX company MPC, who wowed the audience with some spectacular use of the latest creative technology and Nontokozo Madonsela, Group CMO of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings who flew in from Johannesburg and presented the top prize.


Julian Boulding, President of thenetworkone, said “THE INDIE AWARDS is growing every year. We set out to prove that talent across the independent agency sector is equal to – or better than – anywhere else in the industry. This year, we really proved it again.”


THE INDIE AWARDS winners are:


Creative Category:


Agency: King James Group

Web: https://www.kingjames.co.za

Country: South Africa

Campaign: Conversations with Yourself

Client: Sanlam


Lifestyle PR Category


Agency: Bright Partnerships

Web: http://www.brightpartnerships.com

Country: UK

Campaign: Glenmorangie x Grain Surfboards Beyond the Cask

Client: Glenmorangie


Corporate PR Category


Agency: King James Group & Atmosphere Communications

Web: https://www.kingjames.co.za

Country: South Africa

Campaign: Siemens Fabric

Client: Siemens


Media Category


Agency: Crossmedia

Web: https://www.crossmedia.com

Country: Germany

Campaign: Never Fight Just for Yourself

Client: Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces)


Public Good Category


Agency: TBD

Web: https://www.tbd.ooo/about-us

Country: USA

Campaign: The Honest Yearbook

Client: Ad Council


Best in Show


Agency: King James Group & Atmosphere Communications

Web: https://www.kingjames.co.za

Country: South Africa

Campaign: Siemens Fabric

Client: Siemens


See the winning work at: http://indieawards.global


View the full short list at: http://indieawards.global/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Indie-Awards-shortlist.pdf

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