Even though my own connection to and involvement in the Luerzer's Grand Slam Award is a somewhat tenuous and marginal one as I just advise the organizers when it comes to picking the jury members and making sure that the stuff that makes it to that jury is worth judging, I'm please to say that this year again, the Grand Slam awards came to a positive conclusion once more and can boast of some quite remarkable winners.
The brilliant jury for this year's Grand Slam Awards 2019.
From left to right: Jury President: Washington Olivetto. Creative Director and Partner at Bechtle & Milzarajs, Vilnius: Antonio Bechtle. Creative at Above + Beyond, London: Ben Gough. Creative Director at Jung von Matt, Hamburg: Julia Ulmer. International Creative Director: Tolga Büyükdoganay
Executive Vice President, ECD/GSW, New York: Nicholas Capanear. Regional Creative Director at Memac Ogilvy, Dubai: Juliana Paracencio. Creative Director at Grabarz & Partner, Hamburg: Stefan Geschke, Managing Partner at Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna: Mariusz Jan Demner. Senior Art Director at La Chose, Paris: Rémi Lascault
CCO, Co-Founder at L&C New York-Lima: Gian Carlo Lanfranco. Global ECD, President Europe Creative Council at McCann Worldgroup: Adrian Botan. Creative Director at Y&R Brazil: Rafael Gil. Creative Director at Cossette, Canada: Craig Mcintosh. Managing director, ECD at Area 23, New York: Tim Hawkey.
And here are the GOLD winners! (For Silver, Bronze and the shortlist, please have a look here!)
"Follow the Arches" for McDonald's, category Billboards
Agency: Cossette, Quebec. CDs: Craig McIntosh, Jaimes Zentil, Guy Moore. ADs: Spencer Dingle, David Theroux, Philippe Brassard. CW: Jordan Hamer, David Théroux
"Heroes" for KFC, category Advertising Digital Art Agency: Ogilvy, Hong Kong. CD: Kai Fung Chan. AD: John Koay, Pedro Sattin. Illustrator/Digital Artist: illusion, Bangkok
"Block out the chaos" for JBL Headphones, category dvertising Digital Art Agency: Cheil Worldwide, Hong Kong. CDs: Lili Jiang Ivan Au. ADs: Ivan Au, Toby Hong, Joe Harris. CWs: Paul Chan, Lili Jiang, Keith Lium. Illustrator, Photographer: Illusion Bangkok
"Scary Clown" for Burger King, category Live shows, Events & Stunts
Agency: LOLA MullenLowe, Madrid. CDs: Fred Bosch, Fabio Brígido, Tomás Ostiglia. AD: Pedro Sattin. CWs: Álvaro Palma, Jose Sancho, Tom Elliston. Production Company: Only 925. Director: Rodrigo Cortés. Photographer: Ale Burset.
"Westworld: The Maze" for HBO, category Innovation in Sound, Games
Ad Agency: 360i, New York. Creative Directors: Menno Kluin, Frank Cartagena, Sam Shepherd, Andrew Hunter, Doug Murray. Art Director: Sarah Arrington. Copywriter: Victor Rivera. Production Company: Kilter Films.