New Generation Awards

On Friday 04 October, the 7th annual New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards took place at Monte Casino. The new generation team would like to thank everyone that took the time to enter this year and a big congratulations to our 2019 winners.

This year we received close to 400 entries from across 43 categories, which in my mind ‘tells me that the industry is booming, and has never been better, with some truly amazing innovative campaigns put forward, says Stephen Paxton, the awards MD and founder.

Thank you to our 18 esteemed judges for all of their hard work during the 3 week judging period, it was no easy task, with each judge marking around 120 entries, and each entry marked by a minimum of 3-4 judges.

New Gen would like to thank its 2019 award sponsors;

Futuretech Media – Gold sponsors, JUSTPALM.com, Wunderman Thompson and Old Mutual South Africa – Bronze Sponsors, YOUKNOW+Brandwatch and Arc Interactive – Category Sponsors, RESONATE for the digital activations and FRESHLYCUT MEDIA for their digital animation work.

Your support is invaluable and we are truly honoured to have the brand recognition with you.

And the 2019 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards goes to…

Best Revenue Generating Marketing Campaign or Event

  • Gold Winner – Vodacom South Africa - Team Red, Vodacom Video Ticket
  • Gold Winner – Vodacom South Africa - Team Red, Summer Gigs
  • Silver Winner – Suzuki South Africa - Penquin and Spitfire Inbound, #AllTheRightFeels – Suzuki Swift Launch
  • Silver Winner – Weylandts - Digital Optimisation in partnership with M&C Saatchi Connect, Marconi 20 Year Campaign
  • Bronze Winner – Wimpy - Sauce Advertising, Cups for Votes

Best Social Media Reach from an Event

  • Silver Winner – Cricket South Africa – Levergy, Mzansi Super League
  • Bronze Winner – Michelin Tyre Co SA - Futuretech Media, Michelin Passion Experience 2019

Best Online Competition

  • Gold Winner – Vodacom South Africa - Team Red, Vodacom Super Proposal
  • Gold Winner - AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society - BRAND et al - The AVBOB Poetry Project
  • Silver Winner – Manhattan Iced Tea - Joe Public Connect, Shop Manhattan Style

Best Use of Technical Innovation

  • Gold Winner – Anglo American – Joe Public Connect, Instamine
  • Gold Winner – Associated Media Publishing, Ready to Shop
  • Silver Winner – Johnson & Johnson – G&G Digital, Listerine Dental Academy
  • Bronze Winner – Shell South Africa - Futuretech Media & MediaCom, Shell 5in5

Best Low Budget Campaign

  • Gold Winner – Tiger Brands - Hello Square, The Mega Mash-Up – Tinkies
  • Silver Winner – Hill’s Pet Nutrition - Kilmer and Cruise, “Just a little extra” Vest
  • Bronze Winner – New Balance – Levergy, Worn As One
  • Bronze Winner – Voltex South Africa – CBR Marketing Solutions, No Power No Problem

Mobile Marketing Excellence

  • Gold Winner – Anglo American – Joe Public Connect, Instamine
  • Gold Winner – Mobile Marketing Excellence, Vodacom South Africa - Team Red, Vodacom Summer 2018 – Summer Gigs
  • Gold Winner – Vodacom South Africa - Team Red, Vodacom Super Proposal

Blogging Excellence

  • Silver Winner – Elite-CV, www.elite-cv.com
  • Silver Winner – Gauteng Tourism Authority - Flow Communications, Gauteng Tourism Authority’s Blog Content

Most Innovative Use of Social Media by a Corporate

  • Gold Winner – DSTV – Ogilvy South Africa, Africa United
  • Gold Winner – Unilever – Digitas Liquorice, Hellmann’s Delicious Surprise
  • Silver Winner – SuperSport – Levergy, Front Row Football

Most Innovative Gamification Campaign

  • Gold Winner – Unilever - Gorilla Creative Media, Axe Level Up

Best Community Engagement Award

  • Gold Winner – CellC – ARC Interactive, CellCgirl
  • Gold Winner – Old Spice – MediaCom, Inja Ye Game (Top Dog)
  • Silver Winner – Mexem – G&G Digital, Mexem #MindYourBusiness
  • Bronze Winner – Femagene – Have You Heard Marketing (Pty) Ltd, Best Community Engagement

Excellence in Content Marketing

  • Silver Winner – AB inBev South Africa - DNA Brand Architects, iLobola Nge Bhubesi
  • Silver Winner – MINI South Africa - John Brown South Africa, Mini-Clubman
  • Silver Winner – Vodacom South Africa – Cerebra, Datawyze

Best Online PR Campaign

  • Gold Winner – Sasol – Levergy, #Limitless
  • Silver Winner – Roche South Africa – G&G Digital, Roche Haemophilia Campaign
  • Bronze Winner – The Road Accident Fund – Flow Communications, #AlwaysRemember

Best Integrated Marketing Campaign by a Corporate

  • Gold Winner – First National Bank - BrandTruth//DGTL, #BlackFridayMe Campaign
  • Silver Winner – Suzuki South Africa – Penquin and Spitfire Inbound, #AllTheRightFeels – Suzuki Swift Launch
  • Bronze Winner – Mondelez – Wunderman Thompson, Mzansi Love Songs

Most Viral Campaign

  • Bronze Winner – Old Mutual South Africa, Budget Speech 2019: #ThatsAGreatIdea #BudgetSpeechComp

Best Use of Social Media to Research and Evaluate

  • Silver Winner – GynaGuard – Joe Public Connect, #12OfficialVaginas
  • Bronze Winner – The Road Accident Fund - Flow Communications, #AlwaysRemember

Most Innovative use of Digital Media by a Corporate

  • Gold Winner – South African Breweries – Joe Public Connect, Beer Finder: SA
  • Silver Winner – Weylandts – Digital Optimisation in partnership with M&C Saatchi Connect, Marconi 20 Year Campaign
  • Bronze Winner – ABInBev South Africa - DNA Brand Architects, iLobola Nge Bhubesi

Best Augmented Reality Marketing Campaign by an Agency

  • Silver Winner – bizAR Reality - Burger King SA, BK Gone Wild

Most Innovative App Developed by an Agency

  • Bronze Winner – Arc Interactive - Dis-Chem, Dis-Chem App
  • Bronze Winner – Digitas Liquorice – Unilever, Knorr Takeaway Takeover

Most Viral Campaign by an Agency

  • Silver Winner – MediaCom - Coca-Cola South Africa, #ShareACokeWithMe
  • Silver Winner – The 13th Floor Where Creatives Live – Dunlop South Africa, Dunlop Warrior Women
  • Bronze Winner – Sauce Advertising – Wimpy, Cups for Votes

Most Innovative Digital Media Campaign by a Small Agency

  • Gold Winner – Hello Square – Tiger Brands, The Mega Mash-Up - Tinkies

Most Innovative Digital Media Campaign by a Med-Large Agency

  • Gold Winner – BrandTruth//DGTL - First National Bank, FNB SWITCH WITH A SELFIE
  • Gold Winner – Digitas Liquorice – Unilever, Omo Don’t Fear the Dirt
  • Gold Winner – DNA Brand Architects - ABInBev South Africa, iLobola Nge Bhubesi
  • Gold Winner – G&G Digital – Johnson & Johnson (PTY) Ltd, Listerine Dental Academy
  • Gold Winner – Vizeum SA – IndieFin, Mullets Campaign
  • Silver Winner – Flume Digital Marketing & PR - Love Justice, HT Modelling

Best Influencer Marketing Campaign by an Agency

  • Silver Winner – Ogilvy South Africa – DSTV, Africa United
  • Bronze Winner – Eclipse Public Relations and King James Group – Netflix, Netflix Man In A Van

Best Integrated Marketing Campaign by an Agency

  • Gold Winner – Arc Interactive – CellC, CellCgirl
  • Gold Winner – MediaCom – Old Spice, Inja Ye Game (Top Dog)
  • Silver Winner – Playmakers Sponsorship – Coca-Cola South Africa, #CokeScoreChallenge
  • Bronze Winner – John Brown South Africa – Pick n Pay, Fresh Campaign

Most Innovative Social Media Campaign by a Med-Large Agency

  • Gold Winner – Digitas Liquorice – Unilever, Hellmann’s Delicious Surprise
  • Gold Winner – Penquin – Suzuki South Africa, #AllTheRightFeels – Suzuki Swift Launch
  • Gold Winner – Wunderman Thompson – Mondelez, Mzansi Love Songs
  • Silver Winner – Gorilla Creative Media – Unilever, Axe Level Up
  • Bronze Winner – The Niche Guys – Unilever, The Dodgy Dealer

Most Innovative Social Media Campaign by a Small Agency

  • Silver Winner – Positive Dialogue Communications – Land Rover South Africa, The Land Rover #Exploremore Challenge
  • Bronze Winner – FCB Durban – The Young Independents, TYI Top 100

Best Corporate Website

  • Gold Winner – Seychelles Tourism Board – Joe Public Connect, Explore Seychelles
  • Silver Winner – Morocco Tourism Board - Joe Public Connect, Moments in Morocco
  • Bronze Winner – Life Healthcare - John Brown South Africa, Life Healthcare Corporate Website

Best Marketing Automation Campaign

  • Gold Winner – The IIE’s Varsity College – Conversation LAB, The IIE’s Varsity College Bots
  • Silver Winner – Suzuki Auto South Africa – Penquin and Spitfire Inbound, Jimny - Born for this
  • Bronze Winner – Johnson & Johnson (PTY) Ltd - G&G Digital, Listerine Dental Academy

Best Online Newsletter

  • Silver Winner – Pick n Pay - John Brown South Africa, Supper Sorted Mailers
  • Bronze Winner – Godrej Consumer Products – Conversation LAB, Godrej Weekly Snippet
  • Bronze Winner – The Nelson Mandela Foundation – Flow Communications, News from the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Best Use of Podcast/Vlog to Promote a Brand or Event

  • Gold Winner – CliffCentral.com, Blind History
  • Silver Winner – Coronation Fund Managers – Vizeum SA, Let’s Be Honest
  • Bronze Winner – Just Property - hoola Modern Agency, #YourStorey

The New Generation Top Graphic Designer Award

  • Gold Winner – Siyabonga Nhlanhla Ntamela, Conversation LAB

The New Generation Best Individual Influencer Marketer Award

  • Gold Winner – Tara Turkington, Flow Communication

The New Generation Small Agency of the Year Award

  • Gold Winner – ARC Interactive

The New Generation Digital Brand of the Year Award

  • Gold Winner – Suzuki South Africa – Suzuki Swift Launch, Penquin and Spitfire Inbound

The New Generation Social Wiz Award

  • Gold Winner – Nosipho Maseko, Joe Public Connect

The New Generation Med-Large Agency of the Year Award

  • Gold Winner – Joe Public Connect

The New Generation Best Agency Community Engagement Manager Award

  • Gold Winner – Londeka Mkhize, Joe Public Connect

The New Generation Overall Social & Digital Corporate of the Year Award

  • Gold Winner – Vodacom South Africa

The New Generation Online Strategy of the Year Award

  • Gold Winner – ARC South Africa, One Day Only - Always on Media

The New Generation Overall Student of the Year Award

  • Gold Winner – Aaliyah Tia Singh – University of Johannesburg, Repurposed Inventions


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