ANNIE LENNOX, YANN LECUN, ROMAIN GAVRAS, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, AND FAIRPHONE NAMED SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT HONOUREES
VICE Media, One Direction, UEFA, Citroën, KLM, Vogue Italia, Soundcloud, Deliveroo, El País and Expressen among winners of Europe’s top Internet Honour
Full list of winners: www.lovieawards.eu
London, Tuesday 27th September 2016: The Lovie Awards, the most prestigious pan-European honour for online excellence, announced today that VICE Media, One Direction, The Guardian, Condé Nast Spain, Die Welt, and Turkcell, as well as services Zopa, Deezer and ProtonMail are among the Winners who will be celebrated at The 6th Annual Lovie Awards on Thursday, 27 October 2016 at The British Film Institute Southbank in London. This year’s Winners will be recognised alongside Special Achievement Honourees in attendance including Annie Lennox, Yann LeCun, Romain Gavras, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Fairphone.
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) selected the winners of this year’s Lovie Awards, the European sister-awards to the global Webby Awards. European members of IADAS, who include Stephen Fry, “Father of Wi-Fi” Vic Hayes, musician Imogen Heap, Chester Chipperfield (Global Creative Director, Tesla), Corinne Vigreux (Co-founder, Tom Tom), Dan Howell (danisnotonfire), Eric Wahlforss (Founder, Soundcloud), Robin Chase (Founder, Buzzcar) and Elke Klinkhammer (Chief Creative Officer, McCann Worldgroup Germany) amongst others, named Gold, Silver and Bronze Lovie winners, while tens of thousands of online fans chose their favourites in The People’s Lovie Awards.
This year’s Lovie Special Achievement Award honourees will join past winners Jamie Oliver, Björk, Stephen Fry, Sigur Ròs, Sophie Wilson, JR, Louis Pouzin, The European Space Agency, Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Lily Cole. They are:
Lovie Person of the Year: Annie Lennox Ms. Lennox expertly and relentlessly uses social media to leverage her platform and outreach to create a better world for others. She proves by example that the Internet can be utilised as a highly effective tool to amplify messaging in terms of global advocacy and activism. Her efforts abound, from working with organisations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Comic Relief, Greenpeace, 46664, UNAIDS and The British Red Cross, amongst countless others, as well as promoting gender empowerment through the organisation she founded, The Circle.ngo.
Lovie Lifetime Achievement: Yann LeCun Mr. LeCun is a pioneer in the creation of neural networks and his contribution to the science of machine learning, mobile robotics and computational neuroscience is legendary. As a founder of Neural Nets, LeCun applied biological methods of perception to computer processors. Currently continuing his forward-thinking work as the Head of Artificial Intelligence at Facebook, LeCun is delivering his genius and life’s work into the hands of a global user base.
Lovie Artist of the Year: Romain Gavras
Mr. Gavras has had a big career as a music video director for artists like Kanye West, Jay-Z and M.I.A.; but it is his latest, Internet-native video—for Jamie XX’s song “Gosh”— that cements him into the canon of modern artists who fearlessly create work for a global online audience, with unabashed vision. With the remarkable artistic decision to cast 400 people and to forgo any CGI or 3D effects, Gavras turned out a stunning work of art that ranks among one of the most visually appealing, and interesting, original online music videos today.
Lovie Be Greater with Data Award: Süddeutsche Zeitung Breaking the story of the Panama Papers, which is the largest data leak in history, Süddeutsche Zeitung set a new standard for online research and reporting. By organising a global team of reporters in partnership with ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), to collaboratively parse, annotate and research the immense amount of data—almost entirely through a special online system—they revealed the secretive dealings of 214,000 shell companies on the world stage.
Lovie Emerging Entrepreneurs: Bas van Abel, Miquel Ballester Salvà and Tessa Wernink (Fairphone) Fairphone’s socially-enterprising endeavour is an example of futurism put into practice. It is Fairphone’s cause to simultaneously push the technology of smartphones forward for consumers—through their own design of a modular Android smartphone built to last—while simultaneously minimising harm to the planet through responsible manufacturing and mining practices. Fairphone is changing our culture of consumerism for the better, and taking a proactive role in protecting our climate.
Entertainment, Media and Virtual Reality highlights from the 6th Annual Lovie Award Winners include:
VICE News: News in Websites (Gold) – UK
Look Who’s Driving: Viral Video, Branded (Gold) – Sweden
Inside Abbey Road For Cardboard: Virtual Reality (Gold) – UK
VR Fukushima: Virtual Reality (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Spain
The Power of Swimming: Virtual Reality, Branded (Gold) – Sweden
De Speld: Best Writing – Editorial in Websites (Bronze and The People’s Lovie) – Netherlands
Wei or Die: Best Use of Interactive Video (Gold) – France
Vogue Italia: Best Design in Websites (Bronze) – Italy
Sky News: Events & Live Broadcasts (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
The Guardian’s Patrick Stewart Sketch: What has the ECHR ever done for us?: Comedy (Gold) – UK
DIE WELT Edition: News & Entertainment in Mobile & Apps (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Germany
One Direction: Made In The AM: Music in Websites (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – UK
Official Website for UEFA EURO 2016: Sports in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Switzerland
Other highlights from the 6th Annual Lovie Awards Winners include:
SoundCloud: Entertainment & Media Streaming (Gold) – Germany
Deliveroo: Lifestyle in Mobile & Apps (Silver) – UK
La Triennale di Milano: Art in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Italy
ProtonMail – Encrypted Email: Mobile Utilities & Services (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – Switzerland
Bangui L’Oubliée: Charitable Organisations/ Non-Profit in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – France
GQ Spain: Best Home/Welcome Page in Websites (Gold) – Spain
NATO’s Winter Warfare Training in Norway: Best Use of Video in Social (Silver) – Belgium
Union: Retail/Shopping in Websites (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Netherlands
Zeit: Fashion & Beauty in Websites (Bronze) – France
Game Of Thrones Territory: Best Overall Social Presence (Gold) – UK
Monster Messenger: Family & Kids in Mobile & Apps (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – France
Look Beyond Borders: Best Editing and Live Experiences in Internet Video (Silver) – Poland
New for 2016 is the top honour of Lovie Agency of the Year, going to Cheil Germany, the agency with the most success across all Lovie Awards categories. Highlights from the 6th Annual Lovie Award Winners in Online Advertising include:
VR The Future: Integrated Mobile Experience (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – Cheil Germany
Pigeon Air Patrol: Social Media Marketing (Silver) – DigitasLBi, UK
Find Your Magic: Social Media Campaign (Silver) – 72andSunny Amsterdam, Netherlands
#Notcomingsoon: Integrated Campaigns (Silver) – Fred & Farid, France
Democratic Front Row: Mobile Advertising (Silver and The People’s Lovie) – Edelman Deportivo, Sweden
Still The Most Shocking Second A Day: Viral Advertising (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – Don’t Panic, UK
Momondo / The DNA Journey: Branded Content and Brand Strategy (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – NoA / &Co., Denmark
The Power of Swimming: Virtual Reality, Branded (Gold) – M&C Saatchi, Sweden
Beats by Dre: “The Game Starts Here”: Branded Content (Silver) – R/GA London, UK
Close The Loop: Branded Content (Bronze) – Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden
Interactive Punching Bag: Mobile & Experiential (Gold and The People’s Lovie) – MediaMonks, Netherlands
The Never Ending Story from Louis Vuitton: Viral Advertising (Bronze) – Publicis 133, France
The Lovie Awards is supported by Google for the third year running as premiere sponsor, joining the Lovie commitment to shining a spotlight on the European Internet’s best and brightest.
Rassami Hok Ljungberg
About The Lovie Awards
The mission of the Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and bedroom bloggers. Now in its sixth year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With over 1,500 entries from nearly 40 countries, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Italian is judged by native speakers in five main category types: Websites, Mobile & Apps, Internet Video, Online Advertising, and Social.
Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, ACE Hotel, Quixel, SOON_, Adformatie, Creativepool, DigiDay, The Drum, El País, FITC, Fonk, Frankwatching, FrenchWeb, General Assembly, It’s Nice That, MMA, Netimperative, NinjaMarketing, NUMA, Springwise, Sysomos and TubeFilter.