For Immediate Release

GERMAN AGENCIES WIN A MASSIVE 53 STATUES AT PRESTIGIOUS LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

12 German Entries Win 12 Gold Statues, 41 Win Silver

(London, November 10, 2008) – Twenty-one agencies in Germany 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 21 companies that won Gold and Silver Statues include:

start Munich won a Gold Statue in Entertainment, Radio;

DDB Germany won two Gold Statues in Automotive Print Campaign, Radio; two Silver Statues in Ambient Indoor and Automotive, Print;

Jung von Matt, Hamburg won two Gold Statues in Guerrilla Marketing and Poster Outdoor; Four Silver Statues in Poster Campaign Outdoor, Poster Outdoor, Personal/Gift Items and Consumer Campaign, Print;

Kempertrautman won a Gold Statue in Direct Mail Business-to-Business, Design; two Silver Statues in Poster Campaign Outdoor and Media Promotion, Print;

Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg won a Gold Statue in Use of Illustration, Design; two Silver Statues in Use of Typography and Brochures/Catalogues - Consumer, Design;

Nordpol + Hamburg won two Gold Statues in Interactive and Digital Poster and Animation, Television/Cinema;

Ogivly Frankfurt won a Gold Statue in Brochures/Catalogues - Consumer, Design; one Silver Statue in Display Merchandising/Installation, Design; two Silver Statues in Ambient Outdoor;

Scholz & Friends Berlin won a Gold Statue in Ambient Outdoor for jobsintown.de; eight Silver Statues for jobsintown.de in Ambient Campaign, Ambient Outdoor, Poster Campaign Outdoor, Poster Campaign Indoor, Poster Indoor and Poster Outdoor and Consumer Campaign, Print; two Silver Satues for Ravensburger Puzzle in Ambient Campaign and Ambient Outdoor; two Silver Statues for Drunken Beetle in Transport and Ambient Outdoor;

Springer & Jacoby won a Gold Statue in Promotional Media, Non-Traditional Media;

Bakery Films won a Silver Statue in Automotive, Television/Cinema;

BBDO Germany won a Silver Statue in Brochures/Catalogues - Trade Design;

DDB Germany, Hamburg won two Silver Statues in Automotive, Digital Media and Direct Mail Business-to-Business, Print;

Grey Worldwide Dusseldorf won a Silver Statue in Public Service/Social Welfare, Radio;

HEIMAT Berlin won a Silver Statue in Original Music Scoring, Television/Cinema;

Jung von Matt Stuttgart won two Silver Statues in Use of Illustration, Design and Direct Mail Business-to-Business, Design;

Philipp und Keuntje won a Silver Statue in Media Promotion, Print;

Serviceplan Munich won a Silver Statue in Apparel, Print;

TBWA Germany won a Silver Statue in Use of Illustration, Design;

Twinfilm won a Silver Statue in Cinematography, Television/Cinema;

velvet mediendesign Munich won a Silver Statue in Sound Design, Television/Cinema; and

Wunderman won a Silver Statue in Direct Mail - Consumer, Print.

"It's a staggering amount of Statues to win. But it's really not a surprise as Germany has been constantly winning year after year," observed Barbara Levy, President of London International Awards. "This year, Germany has won even more Gold Statues than the year before. German agencies have displayed an amazing amount of talent and have raised the creative stakes for everyone."

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, www.liaawards.com.

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 www.liaawards.com.

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