India’s McCann, One97 Comm, Triton in WARC Awards Brand Purpose shortlist

Campaigns for Audi, Deutsche Telekom, eBay, Guinness, Microsoft, Pantene and Reebok, are among the 19 campaigns from around the world that have been shortlisted for the WARC Awards’ Effective Use of Brand Purpose category – a search for marketing initiatives that have successfully embraced a brand purpose and achieved commercial success as well as a benefit for a wider community. 

The panel of 17 Brand Purpose judges, chaired by Claudia Willvonseder, Chief Marketing Officer, IKEA, has selected for the shortlist three Global, three US and three Indian campaigns as well as campaigns from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Irish Republic and United Kingdom. 

The shortlisted entries are:

  • Girls Do(n’t) Fight · Reebok · McCann Worldgroup India · India
  • Helping India cope with the death of cash · Paytm · One97 Communications · McCann Worldgroup India · India
  • An ocean of good · Aquaguard · Eureka Forbes ·Triton Communications · India
  • Rescue Rashie · Westpac · Westpac Banking Corporation Australia · Saatchi & Saatchi · Australia
  • The Vaseline Healing Project · Vaseline · Unilever · BBH New York · United States
  • Sea Hero Quest · Deutsche Telekom · Saatchi & Saatchi London · Global
  • Beautiful Lengths · Pantene ·Procter & Gamble · MediaCom Connections Israel · Israel
  • #MakeWhatsNext in STEM · Microsoft · m:united//McCann · Global
  • The doll that chose to drive · Audi Spain · Volkswagen Group EspañaDistribución · Proximity Barcelona · Spain
  • Lifehackers · Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) · Copiloto · Peru
  • A beacon of light in the dark · Guinness · Diageo · AMVBBDO · Irish Republic, United Kingdom
  • This is what happens when pimps and whores become marketers · Libresse/Bodyform· Essity · AMVBBDO · Global
  • Doritos Mystery: Challenging a generation ·Doritos · PepsiCo · AlmapBBDO · Brazil
  • Real People Make a Real Difference · eBay ·Interfuse Communications · United Kingdom, United States
  • Cook with Her · Puck · Arla Foods · FP7/DXB · Saudi Arabia
  • People with Determination · Emirates NBD ·FP7/DXB · United Arab Emirates
  • Touch · Johnson's Baby · Johnson & Johnson Indonesia · BBDO Indonesia · Indonesia
  • The El Paso Story · Prudential Financial · United States
  • Gender Violence · Tecate · Heineken · Nómades · Mexico

With judging ongoing, the shortlisted papers in the Effective Innovation category are already released. The Effective Content Strategy and Effective Social Strategy shortlists will be announced shortly. 

The annual WARC Awards scheme is a global search for next-generation marketing effectiveness. It is free to enter and there is a $40,000 prize fund for the winning papers spread across the four categories, each one with its own high calibre judging panel and set of Special Awards.


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