Awards season is chugging along, and earlier this month Caanz announced the finalists for the 20015 edition of the Beacon Media Awards, which are set to be hosted at the Viaduct on 23 April this year.
Last year, at the inaugural edition of the rebranded Beacon Awards, FCB dominated proceedings, taking to the stage more frequently than any of the other agencies in attendance. And this time round the agency looks poised to repeat its 2014 performance on account of having picked up 20 awards nominations (two of which are in association with Running with Scissors).
FCB’s received most of its nominations for three campaigns: Inland Revenue’s ‘Finding the unfindable’ (five nominations), Sony’s Sideline challenge (four nominations) and Brothers in Arms’ ‘The bank job’ (three nominations).
Not far behind was OMD with 19 nominations in total, and SparkPHD was the third most regular name on the list accruing 17 spots.
OMD’s ‘Down with the king’ campaign for Sky was was nominated more than any other single piece of work, and appeared on the list a total of six times. And should the campaign pick up at least some of these gongs, then it will add to a growing collection of both local and international gongs, which already includes a significant haul of Axis Awards.
As was the case last year, Mediaworks, TVNZ and iSite Media are in the running for the Media Brand of the Year.
See the full list of finalists here: