UK agencies dominate Grand Clio Awards 2014

UK agencies are set to dominate the Grand Clio Awards this year, after winning five of the ten categories up for grabs.

Harvey Nichols: 'sorry I spent it on my myself' by Adam & Eve/DDB
Harvey Nichols: 'sorry I spent it on my myself' by Adam & Eve/DDB

Adam & Eve/DDB will pick up two awards, including integrated campaign and engagement, for its "sorry I spent it on my myself" work for Harvey Nichols. OgilvyOne London also wins two Grand Clios, picking up the top award in both innovative media and out of home for British Airways "the magic of flying".

The awards add to a successful year for both campaigns. "Sorry I spent it on my myself" picked up four Grands Prix at Cannes this year and Adam & Eve/DDB won agency of the year. BA won the Direct Grand Prix at Cannes and two yellow pencils at D&AD.

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO will collect a Grand Clio award in the film category for the Guinness "sapeurs" documentary.

The Grand Clios, which are given to projects that break creative boundaries in specific mediums, will be handed out at a ceremony on 1 October in New York.

Creative Artists Agency, Forsman & Bodenfors, DDB DM9JaymeSyfu and Leo Burnett Toronto will collect the remaining Grand Clios.

The branded entertainment and content Grand Clio went to the Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency "the scarecrow" work for Chipotle. The work picked up a PR Lion at Cannes this year.

Gothenburg’s Forsman & Bodenfors will be honoured for Volvo Trucks Live Test Series, including Jean-Claude Van Damme’s "epic split" in content and contact.

The Omnicom agency DDB DM9JaymeSyfu from the Philippines will be honored in the direct category for its "TXTBKS" work for Smart Communications.

Leo Burnett Toronto picked up its Grand Clio for Procter & Gamble, Always, "#likeagirl" in the public relations category.

In addition, Clio will award agencies "best of" awards for their work throughout 2014.

They go to Ogilvy & Mather for agency network of the year, Dentsu Tokyo for agency of the year, Guinness for advertiser of the year and Dentsu Creative X Inc for production company of the year.

A full list of winners are available on the Clio Awards website.