Hooper Galton wins August Aerial Award

Mark Galton, the creative partner of Hooper Galton, has won the August Aerial Award for best radio ad for a spot created for Nando's.

Galton's "arts & culture" ad for Nando's won the award, which is run in association with Campaign, ahead of the runners-up, the Mother creative team Damien Eley and Scott Harris, for their "trip of a lifetime" spot for COI/Home Office.

The winning ad featured a spoof interview between a film programme host and a Portuguese film director discussing his new project about "beautiful chicken". The director answers a series of questions with his answers focusing on Nando's chicken products. As the interview progresses he becomes more excited about the chicken on offer at Nando's and how it features in his film.

John Townshend, the creative director of Rapier and a judge of the August Aerial Awards, said: "If you giggled at Manuel's 'I come from Barcelona' in Fawlty Towers, you'll titter at this campaign from Nando's. Proof that lightness of touch in the writing, deft casting and direction can be the difference between good and great."

To listen to the winning ad and the runner-up, and to access an archive of previous Aerial winners, visit the Aerial Awards website www.aerialsfoundation.co.uk.

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