The Finalists of the 7th Annual Lovie Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), have been announced. Also, voting for the People’s Lovie is now open!
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) was “founded to drive the creative, technical and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media.” This week it announced Finalists in the 7th Annual Lovie Awards – the European “sister” of the international Webby Awards – which honours online excellence across a range of different media – Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile Sites, Apps & Podcasts and Social.
This year sees entries from 33 different countries, and its Finalists represent the most innovative media, content, and apps from across the continent. As was natural, many of this year’s Finalists addressed a range of issues affecting society today – among others, the global refugee crisis, homelessness, women’s rights, domestic abuse, child abuse and climate change. Campaigns that stood out for their social message included Searching for Syria (Google Brand Studio), Helping Heart (N=5), Help Tracks: Donating by Streaming Music (BBDO Group Germany GmbH) and Unicef.org.uk (Manifesto Digital).
This was also the first year that the Awards recognised work in Podcasts – as the medium continues to dominate the digital landscape. Finalists in the category this year include, The Inquiry: What’s the Story of Aleppo? (BBC), The Rough Guide to Everywhere, The Guilty Feminist (Spontaneity Shop), The It’s Nice That Podcast, and many more.
This year’s Finalists were: BRIAN ENO, FKA TWIGS, UNICEF, VICE MEDIA, DEEZER, BBC NEWS APP, VOGUE ESPAÑA, HEINEKEN, BIRKENSTOCK, and SKY SERIE TV. Also, WIRED UK Podcast, Goede Gesprekken, The Economist, and My Dad Wrote a Porno, were among the inaugural Lovie Awards Podcast Finalists. Commenting on the list of Finalists, Gianfranco Chicco, European Marketing Director of The Lovie Awards, added:
This group of Lovie Finalists has really moved the bar for creativity on the European Internet. The level of expertise we’re seeing across online video campaigns and podcasts in particular further demonstrates that Europeans remain at the forefront of digital innovation.
The 2017 Lovie Award Winners will be announced on Tuesday 11th October and celebrated on Thursday 16th November 2017 in London.
Following the selection process by IADAS, public voting is now open for all 7th Annual Lovie Awards Finalists through 5th October at vote.lovieawards.eu Get voting today!