22nd Annual London International Awards
Announces its 2007 Winners by Country

Dated 12th November 2007

Press Release: Switzerland

FROM: London International Awards

Rubenstein Associates, New York
Susan Weingram + 1 212 843-8056 / + 1 917-903-5280


Three Entries Capture Silver Statue

(London, November 12, 2007) – Three Swiss advertising agencies were recognised for their superior entries to the 2007 London International Awards held at the Hippodrome this evening. Now in its 22nd year, the London International Awards honours excellence in advertising, design and digital media.  
Three entries from Switzerland in the mediums of Poster & Outdoor, Print and Design have been chosen as Gold and Silver Statue winners. 16 entries in total from Sweden reached Finalist status.

The three companies that won Gold and Silver Statues include:
DraftFCB/Lowe Group– one Silver Statue in Poster & Outdoor
Product/Service: BSW Street Safety
Title: “Soccer, ” “Heaven & Hell,” “Paint”

Ruf Lanz– one Silver Statue in Print
Product/Service: Radio Energy
Title: “Letters of Application”

Swiss Publicis– one Silver Statue in Design
Product/Service: Wilson
Title: Staff Distance Drive – Give Away Golfball

Of the 17,660 submissions, only eight percent (8%) reached Finalist status. Of those elite selections, 1.4% attained Silver status and only 0.5% were awarded Gold Statues. The vast number of submissions reflects the prestige and explosive growth of the London International Awards since its inception in 1986 when 2,600 submissions were considered. 

“It is clear that Switzerland is still producing some very sophisticated work that is impacting the advertising industry as a whole,” said Barbara Levy, President of London International Awards. "As an organization devoted to acknowledging creative endeavours, we feel privileged to highlight the tremendous talent that is consistently showcased in Switzerland."

A complete list of finalists and winners can be viewed at London International Awards’ website, www.liaawards.com. To obtain high-resolution images, an FTP site is available. For further information, please contact Susan Weingram at (212) 843-8056 or sweingram@rubenstein.com or Andrea Sioris at (212) 843-9368 or asioris@rubenstein.com.