Apple wins big at AICP Awards

LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Apple earned top honors at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) awards show Thursday evening. The annual awards show honors innovative marketing communications in motion image. Apple dominated, winning the top brand spot with nine total honors including six honors awarded to their agency partner, TBWAMedia Arts Lab. The recognition is a testament to world class work and the perseverance required to get it right.

“Welcome Home” the four-minute short film featuring musical artist FKA Twigs, created by TBWAMedia Arts Lab for Apple’s HomePod speaker, was the most awarded campaign of the evening including securing Best in Show, the top honor at the AICP Awards in the Advertising Excellence/Single Commercial category. The work was directed by Oscar-winning director Spike Jonze of MJZ, who also took home five honors for “Welcome Home” at the awards show. 

Another Apple film, “Barbers,” picked up three AICP awards for Visual Style, Editorial and Direction. “Barbers” showcases the power of Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus as a small New Orleans barbershop goes from stagnant to bustling when bystanders see the impressive portraits of customers posted outside the shop. The AICP wins come shortly after receiving the Black Cube for “Best in Show” at the ADC Awards last month.

Below is a list of all nine honors:

  • Best in Show: Advertising Excellence/Single Commercial –”Welcome Home”
  • Production – “Welcome Home”
  • Production Design – “Welcome Home”
  • Direction – “Welcome Home”
  • Next Viral – “Welcome Home”
  • Visual Style – “Barbers”
  • Editorial – “Barbers
  • Direction – “Barbers
  • Production – “Appocalypse”

The AICP Art & Technique of the American Commercial awards are judged by a series of panels featuring more than 400 judges from around the world comprised with various expertise in their field. Judging culminates in the meeting of the Curatorial Committee, the final mediator in the Show, which confirms all eligibility and appropriateness for each individual category.  Each year, the honored work from both awards presentations are archived into the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art, which now features more than 1,975 pieces of advertising in the motion image.

The recent AICP honors comes on the heels of  additional 2018 creative award show wins for Apple including  “Welcome Home” and “Barbers,” which won five and two Yellow pencils respectively.

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TBWAWorldwide (http://www.tbwa.com) is a top-ten ranked global advertising collective that holds Disruption® at its core to develop business-changing ideas for brands. TBWA has 11,300 employees across 305 offices in 98 countries and also includes brands such as Auditoire, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, The Integer Group®, TBWAMedia Arts Lab and TBWAWorldHealth. TBWA’s global clients include adidas, Apple, Gatorade, Harvey Nichols, Henkel, Hilton Hotels, IMAX, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines and Sotheby’s.

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