Ka-Pow! BRAVES Awards launched successfully

After an outstanding evening of celebrations and rewards of all things video at the first ever BRAVES Awards, the much deserved winners are now safe in the knowledge they will remain the heroes of video advertising for another year to come.

The launch of the brand video awards – The BRAVES Awards – took place at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square in London on 11 July.

“The night was dedicated to recognising the very best branded content from all over the globe, setting the standard in video excellence. The shortlist proved that innovative and creative thinking in video advertising and branded content is alive and well in all the corners of the world. With this launch year attracting over 160 entries and taking place on the big screen in front of an audience of over 250, it has been a true testament to the importance brand video has on the advertising industry.” Charlie Crowe, CEO, C Squared

The BRAVES had a judging panel of over 40 judges included personalities from the likes of Facebook, Unilever, Diageo, Heineken, Adidas and many more, each of which had a tough job getting the entries down to the final award winning campaigns. To see the full list of judges, visit http://thebraveawards.com/judges/

The heroic winners of the BRAVES Awards 2012 are as follows…

TECHNICAL BRAVES – Sponsored by Preview Networks

Best Video Service: SocialVibe

Award for Technical Innovation: Autonomy

Best Video Analytics Solution: Ooyala

Best Content Distribution Service: Unruly

CAMPAIGN BRAVES – Sponsored by Unruly

Best Adaptation of a TV Ad: Jumeirah Group – Leave the ordinary behind

Best Video Sponsorship: Microsoft – Hyundai’s New Thinkers Index

Best Viral Video: Studio Output – Great films fill rooms

CAMPAIGN GRAND PRIX: Jumeirah Group – Leave the ordinary behind


Best Art Direction/Photography: Young & Rubicam NY – A world made simpler by Xerox

Best Brand Channel: LBi – XperiaStudio.com

Best Branded Content (Entertainment): Euro RSCG London – Chivas consideration

Best Branded Content (Factual): OgilvyEntertainment – DuPont horizons

Best Short Form Branded Content: Starcom MediaVest Group – Bing Holiday Rudolph

Best Long Form Branded Content: OgilvyEntertainment – Dupont horizons

CONTENT GRAND PRIX: Young & Rubicam NY – A world made simpler by Xerox

CHAIRMANS AWARD sponsored and chosen by Go Viral

Studio Output – Great films fill rooms

If you wish to find out about BRAVES Awards 2013 or want to take a look at the photos from this unique event experience, check out www.thebraveawards.com

The BRAVES Awards are a C Squared event. C Squared is the international media and marketing industry’s fastest growing publishing and events business. Known for our creative approach, vibrant team and unrivalled global connections, C Squared’s brands are leaders in their markets and offer knowledge and networking to senior decision-makers in advertising and communications across the world.

For more information

Sophie West

Event Marketing Manager