New York, NY — The winners of the 2012 CLIO Awards, one of the world’s most recognized awards competitions honoring excellence in advertising, design and communications, were announced this week by Prometheus Global Media. The international competition received over 11,000 submissions from countries as far-reaching as Vietnam, Brazil and Saudi Arabia. Recipients of Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze CLIO statues were named in 11 different media such as Film, Interactive and Print. The complete list of 2012 CLIO Award winners in all categories is now available at: www.clioawards.com/catalog.
Winning agencies receiving the coveted Grand CLIO Awards this year include Japan’s Projector, Tunisia’s Memac Ogilvy Label and the United States’ Creative Artists Agency in collaboration with Chipotle, in the categories of Interactive, Innovative Media and Film, respectively. The CLIO Awards will also honor BBDO New York as Agency of the Year, Ogilvy & Mather as Network of the Year, Smuggler as Production Company of the Year, Volkswagen as Advertiser of the Year and Wieden+Kennedy London with the prestigious Hall of Fame Award.
The Facebook Integrated Media Award, an award presented in partnership with Facebook to recognize innovative campaigns that incorporate the social networking site with traditional media, will be presented onstage to Leo Burnett Detroit for their work with the Troy Public Library.
Winners will be celebrated at the CLIO Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 15th at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History.
The 53rd Annual CLIO Awards will be hosted by comedy icon Joan Rivers. Annie Leibovitz and Anthony Bourdain will be presented with Honorary CLIOs at this year’s ceremony, while Piyush Pandey, Ogilvy & Mather India Executive Chairman, will receive the 2012 CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Every year, we are amazed by the quality and quantity of entries we receive and this year was no different. CLIO juries saw an array of innovative work from all over the world. Yet, CLIO statue winners are a cut above,” said CLIO Director Karl Vontz. “In this rapidly-changing industry, CLIO Award winners are the people who are changing the way we think about creativity every day.”
About The CLIO Awards
The CLIO Awards is one of the world’s most recognized awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. The CLIO Awards has maintained its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, honoring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture. At the same time, the CLIO Awards remains focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work. To this day, CLIO’s iconic statue is the most widely recognized and coveted symbol of the industry’s creative accomplishments.
About Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media engages people and marketers at the intersection of culture’s most powerful forces—music, media and entertainment. This connectivity makes Prometheus a potent catalyst in influencing popular culture. Its leading assets include: music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including the Billboard Music Awards), entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, ShowEast, CineAsia, and CineEurope); and advertising & marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and the CLIO Awards).