EUROPE – The recently merged events industry association Eventia-IVCA completed its transformation with a new identity, EVCOM, announced at the IVCA annual awards dinner at the Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, 29 March.
Six hundred industry professionals from the world of film, video, digital and live events celebrated this year’s award winners and welcomed the re-brand to ‘EVCOM Event and Visual Communication Association’.
At the awards, The Grand Prix Award for 2014 went to JB3 Creative/The Giggle Group for Crisis Christmas Cards.
Best Film went to Publicis Chemistry for 4GEE at Work with Nick Saint Distribution and Most Effective Event went to Aeorema Twentyfirst for Microsoft – ‘Let’s Go Beyond’ @ The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2013.
New for 2014 was the Production of the Year category which was won by MerchantCantos and Industry Award for Communication Effectiveness was awarded to Agro-Insight. Other notable wins saw drpgroup, White Boat TV and The Edge Picture Company picking up several awards each.
EVCOM Chairman Dale Parmenter said: “These awards showcase the very best in creative communication. This year’s winners have delivered outstanding insight and understanding in how to communicate sometimes difficult messages in a compelling and emotionally engaging way using all the channels available.”
Parmenter added the creation of EVCOM was both in response to a changing landscape and to establish a forum where leaders in communication can share, learn and network. “The list of benefits to being a part of EVCOM is already substantial and more will be added over the coming weeks,” he said.
IVCA Awards Gold Winners:
Best Learning and Development Communication – Juice
Best Health and Safety Communication – BRAVE DOG FILMS
Best Charity and Not for Profit Communication – White Boat TV
Best Recruitment and Induction Communication – Wordley Production
Best Sales of Products and Services Communication – Woodsfilm
Best Brand Communication – FQC Media / Big Features
Best Public Relations Communication – Maverick Advertising & Design Ltd
Best Internal Communication – The Edge Picture Company
Best Regular Communication – MerchantCantos
Best B2C Promotion and Information – Tangerine Films
Best Digital Communication – Engine
Best App – drpdigitalmedia, part of the drpgroup
Best Brand Event – drpgroup
Best Internal Event – drpgroup
Most Effective Event – Aeorema Twentyfirst
Best Animation – Radley Yeldar Ltd
Best Film – Publicis Chemistry
Best Documentary – Twofour
Best Drama – White Boat TV
Best Direction – White Boat TV
Best Post Production – Wordley Production
Best Use of Music – JB3 Creative and The Giggle Group
Best Script – The Edge Picture Company
Best Photography – Indigo Blue Media & Blueberry Child Films
Laurus Award – Spectrecom Films
Production Company of the Year – MerchantCantos
Industry Award for Communication Effectiveness – Agro-Insight
For more information and a full list of winners, visit the association’s new live website: evcom.org.uk
EVCOM is the new name for the association created January 2014 from Eventia, representing the live event world, and IVCA representing the visual communication sector.
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