BBC, Red Bee Media, France 3, RAI, ProSiebenSat.1 Among Top Finalists for Premier European Marketing and Design Award

Actor and Comedian Jeff Leach to host PromaxBDA Europe Awards 2016 in Barcelona on 15 March 2016

LONDON – February 11, 2016BBC, Red Bee Media, France 3, RAI, and ProSiebenSat.1 are among the top companies shortlisted for the PromaxBDA Europe Awards 2016, the entertainment marketing and design industry’s premier award for the European region.

PromaxBDA, the global association representing media marketers announced its full list of finalists on Thursday.

The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing and design in Europe, with more than 35 categories honouring the multiplatform campaigns, social media strategies, and digital innovations that create powerhouse media brands and build passionate fandom.

This year’s list of finalists was determined from more than 1600 submissions from top broadcasters and agencies in 40 European countries.

"The PromaxBDA Europe 2016 Awards have seen a fantastic array of submissions this year, earning high praise from our judges,” said PromaxBDA President & CEO Steve Kazanjian.

"This year’s focus on creative storytelling was evident across all of the submissions, and that in itself is an outstanding achievement in such rapidly changing times,” Kazanjian added. "We’re looking forward to the revealing winners at the awards in March and sharing their remarkable work.”

The PromaxBDA Europe awards finalist feature a strong mix of European networks and agencies. Among the companies making the shortlist:

  • General Brand Campaign (Channel, Network or Platform): Universal Networks International, Les Folies Designhaus, Discovery Networks Norway, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Discovery Networks CEEMEA, and France 3.
  • General Brand Design Package (Channel, Network or Platform): Sony Pictures Television Networks, Holman + Hunt / Canal+, Movement Paris, France 4, TVNova (CET 21 s, Prosiebensat.1 TV Deutschland Gmbh, and Turner Spain/TNT.
  • Funniest Promo: Discovery Networks Denmark, Creative Services Entertainment South (Viacom International Media Networks South Europe Middle East & Africa), Red Bee/UKTV, Universal Networks and Comedy Central UK.
  • The finalists for this year’s prestigious Rocket Award, which is given to rising stars in the industry with less than two years of work experience are: Alexander Testov of JSC CTC Network; Ben & Anvil Studio Launch for Ben & Anvil; Craig Jonathan Kristensen of Discovery Networks Denmark; Richard Mccormack from Red Bee Media; Susanne Nijkamp of Cape Rock; and Juan Alvarez Linera of Sony Pictures Television Networks Iberia – AXN.

The full shortlist is available online here: http://bit.ly/PromaxBDAEurope2016

Finalists were determined in a first round of judging by creative and strategic leaders from across Europe who met in London, Paris, Warsaw, and Rome. An esteemed jury chaired by Federico Gaggio, Do&Co, met in Amsterdam to deliberate the finalists and select the winners. Those winners will be revealed live in a gala ceremony on the closing night of the PromaxBDA Europe 2016 conference, March 15, 2016 at the Hotel Arts Barcelona.

Actor and comedian Jeff Leach is returning for the third year in a row to host the ceremony.

Event Tickets & Venue
Ticket price €​1095 + VAT until 3 Mar 2016. The event takes place at Hotel Arts Barcelona, Marina 19-21, 08005, Barcelona, Spain from 14-15 March, 2016.

Awards Information
Details of awards and judging are available here. The full list of last year’s winners is available to view here.

For further information please contact:
Lester Mordue, European Director of Conference and Relations, PromaxBDA lester@promaxbda.org + 44 (0) 7769 650306

Eva Keogan, Home of Social, eva@homeofsocial.com + 44 (0) 7790 841538

About PromaxBDA Europe Conference and Awards 2016
PromaxBDA Europe Conference is the annual two-day summit where Europe’s leading media companies and agencies gather for two days of industry-leading insight, strategy, creativity and professional development. It will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 14-15 March, 2016 this year. The two day conference culminates with the PromaxBDA Europe Awards, the annual celebration of the best marketing and design created for European audiences.

About PromaxBDA
PromaxBDA is a member association representing more than 10,000 companies and individuals from major media organizations, marketing agencies, research companies, strategic and creative vendors, and technology providers around the globe. PromaxBDA leads the global community of those passionately engaged in the marketing of television and video content on all platforms: on-air, online, and on-the-go.