new faces

Please welcome to the team at Wieden + Kennedy London…
Emma

…Emma Slade Edmonson who joins us as an account manager working on Lurpak International and Lactofree.

She's come straight from CHI were she worked on Talk Talk (for all your X factor ident needs). 
Emma also runs her own blog/ company www.backofthewardrobe.com for all your fashion needs.

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Above is Sammy King, who has joined from Jam (the social media part of Engine) as an Interactive Strategist. And below is Luke Gowings, new Accounts Payable Assistant.

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Wieden + Kennedy’s greatest Honda hits

At the British Arrows Awards last week, Honda received a special 'advertiser of excellence' award for their TV work over the last few years in the UK. We're proud to be responsible for that work. Here's a compilation edit that we made for the awards ceremony, featuring some of those commercials .

Clay Mills – our man in the Dam

Whilst it's really sad news that this is Lee Newman's last week as MD of WK Amsterdam, there's always a silver lining. And here in London we're so delighted that Clay Mills has been promoted to fill Lee's big shoes. Clay has been at the agency since February 2010 where he's been running the Heineken Global account and heading up Business Development. So he already has loads of great work and many wins to his name for the WK family…

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Above is a picture of Clay. It's pretty corporate. We reckon there'll be more exciting shots to come after this weekend's Founder's Day. Congrats from us in London, Mr Mills.

Maximus: What happens in Poland, stays in Poland (apart from the stuff we blog about)

Following hot on the heels of the rather exciting Maximus vodka win, some of the team (Kev & Manuel) went out to Poland for the incredibly arduous task of getting to know how vodka is consumed in the market…

Someone's go to do it, and the intrepid pair threw themselves into the task with gusto. It started in some of the more illustrious and high-end establishments and ended up with the purchase of £2 bottles of vodka the following morning.

All in the name of research…

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Visit Wales Wins Integrated Campaign of the year at Travel Marketing Awards 2012

 

Wieden+Kennedy London, Kitcatt Nohr Digitas and Arena media won gold for the 'We Want Piers Bramhall' campaign.

The key message was simple: ‘Wales – For Proper Holidays’.

To build credible advocacy and inquiries, a member of the public – Piers Bramhall – was invited to visit Wales by Joanna Page and a male choir. The aim was to show him what a proper holiday was while following his every move.

The campaign focused on user-generated content, including over 100 pieces of content produced pre-trip heroing Welsh people inviting him to make the visit. The platform was Facebook, a online hub where films could be liked, shared and posted, while digital out – of – home screens broadcast daily reports on Piers’ welcome to different regions. Radio competition prizes mirrored his experience and online banners, DM and inserts drove online conversations.

The campaign reached 34 million UK adults, with the Visit Wales Facebook community growing by 14,000.196 pieces of AV content were produced in total and over 3m Londoners saw the week-long daily update. A true legacy for future visitors to Wales looking to follow Piers' footsteps and travel even further around the country.

The travel Marketing Awards 2012Judged by some of the leading lights in the travel, creative and marketing industries, the Awards are a must for any agency or marketing department serving the travel sector to strive for.

For more information regarding the awards please visit their website:

http://www.thetravelmarketingawards.com/awards.html

CIMTIG get it as Visit Wales win GOLD

This big week in the world of awards continued for WK London last night. Fresh from the BTAAs, it was off to the Park Lane Intercontinental for the CIMTIG Travel Marketing Awards. We awaited the awarding of the gong with green-cubed flashing lights in our cocktails and listening to the 'dulcet' Irish tones of Patrick Kielty. There was a hefty number of prizes to get through. 25 to be precise. But after all of those, 3 courses and few bottles of beverage, it was time to announce the big one:
The Integrated Campaign of the Year up to £1m.
With 4 other submissions in our category the competition was stiff. But we came out on top. The GOLD award (one of only 3 on the night) was soon safely in the hands of Visit Wales.

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Whilst our agency team was a few men down we had the pleasure of Piers Bramhall's company on the night. It felt right to have the man who had fronted it all to be there working the room. A huge diolch goes out to everyone in the agency who worked on it. As well as our friends at KitCattNohrDigitas and Arena Media. And of course our lovely Welsh clients who put their trust in us to make this multi-layered, brilliantly ambitious idea come to life.

Here we are, just before it all kicked off on the dance floor.

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TWO GOLDS AND AN ADVERTISER OF EXCELLENCE FOR HONDA AT BRITISH ARROWS

Wieden + Kennedy scooped two ‘Gold’ awards at the British Arrows (BTAA) last night and Honda was announced 2012 Advertiser of Excellence award.

The two Golds for Cravendale’s Cats with Thumbs were won in the Dairy and best 30 – 60 second TV categories.
For the full list of winners please see BTAA

http://www.britisharrows.com/british-arrows-2012-winners/

British Arrows was established in 1976. They recognize and reward the best television, online, outdoor and cinema commercials made by British advertising agencies and production companies.