For Immediate Release


Almap BBDO, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi and Y&R each win Gold

(London, November 10, 2008) – Five agencies in Brazil were recognised for their superior entries to the 2008 London International Awards held at the Hippodrome this evening. Now in its 23rd year, London International Awards continues to honour excellence in advertising, design and digital media.

The five companies that won Gold and Silver Statues include:

Almap BBDO - Gold Statue in Digital Media, one Silver Statue in Print and one in Television/Cinema

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi - Gold Statue for their Cup Noodles campaign in Poster & Billboard.

Y&R Sao Paulo - Gold Statue for their Cup Noodles campaign in Poster & Billboard.

Agencia 3 Rio de Janeiro - 3 Silver Statues in Retail Services, Print.

Leo Burnett Brazil - Silver Statue each in Food, Print and Campaign, Television/Cinema.

"It's not surprising to see Brazil doing well. But this year, in addition to Print, Brazil has demonstrated their creative prowess in Digital Media," observed Barbara Levy, President of London International Awards. "It's always a delight to showcase the vast creativity from Brazil."

Of the 17,969 total submissions from 81 countries, only five percent (5%) reached Finalist status. From that elite group, 1.4% attained Silver status and only 0.7% 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.

A complete list of finalists and winners can be viewed at the London International Awards' website,

About London International Awards:
London International Awards honours preeminent work in advertising, design and digital media. Now in its 23rd year, the organisation's coveted statue has become an international icon of creative excellence. London International Awards is respected in an industry already saturated with awards because of its renowned jury panels and stringent judging process. In 2007, LIA has implemented a system that enables the Jury to award Silver Statues, supplementing the Finalist and Gold honours recognised to date. For more information, please visit

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