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AICP Next Awards Results Released

The AICP Next Awards recognised work in 11 categories from top agencies based all over the globe
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The Tishman Auditorium at The New School. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, and the AICP Week Base Camp, which features educational seminars and panels.  Nick Law, Vice Chairman/Global Chief Creative Officer at R/GA, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, as well as the Master of Ceremonies at the Next Awards. This year’s winners – along with all AICP Show honorees – are available for viewing at  Each year, the honored work from the AICP Next Awards and AICP Show becomes a part of the archives of the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art.

The AICP Next Awards recognises work in 11 categories: Integrated Campaign, Experiential, Experiential - Live Events/Broadcast, Social, Branded Content, Website, Mobile, Viral/Web Film, Virtual Reality, Innovation and Cause Marketing. The Next Awards Judging Chair and the Jury Presidents – and select Curators At Large –from each category select The Most Next Award (Best in Show) from among the winners. 

This year’s Most Next honour went to Lockheed Martin’s “The Field Trip To Mars,” produced by Framestore for McCann New York.  The experience follows children on a school bus as they experience a trip to Mars via virtual reality. The winner of the Most Next honour directs a $5,000 grant from the AICP Foundation to an educational institution of their choosing. This year’s grant went to the Washington D.C chapter of Girls Inc.
The Jury Presidents  and Curators At Large for the AICP Next Awards were: Tim Allen, Microsoft (Mobile);  Jill Applebaum, Facebook (Social); Winston Binch, Deutsch North America (Website); Susan Credle, FCB (Viral/Web Film); Kerstin Emhoff, PRETTYBIRD (Experiential - Live Events/Broadcast);  Jessica Greenwood, R/GA (Curator At Large);  Jeff Kling, Fallon Worldwide (Curator At Large);  Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb (Branded Content);  Chris Milk, Within & Here Be Dragons (Virtual Reality); Tor Myhren, Apple (Curator At Large);  Rob Reilly, McCann Worldgroup (Curator At Large);  Jaime Robinson, Joan (Integrated Campaign);  Vivian Rosenthal, Snaps (Innovation);  Jimmy  Smith, Amusement Park Entertainment (Cause Marketing); and Tereasa Surratt, Ogilvy (Experiential).
MPC collaborated with technology integration experts McCann Systems to create the staging, opening sequence and graphic navigation for the AICP Next Awards premiere. Antfood provided music.
Law served as master of ceremonies at the Next Awards debut. In addition to unveiling the honourees, the winning Integrated Campaigns – Boost Mobile’s  “Boost Your Voice out of 180LA; and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese’s  “Blind Taste Test,” out of CP+B, presented live case studies. The Most Next winner, “Field Trip to Mars” also presented its live case study.
The additional AICP Next Awards winners are:
Next Branded Content
NETSCOUT “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World”
Production Company/Development Company: Saville Productions
Advertising Agency: Pereira & O’Dell
Nike and Jordan Brand “We The People”
Production/Development Company: Doomsday
Advertising Agency: Wieden+Kennedy New York
The Atlantic “Typecast”
Production Company: O Positive
Advertising Agency: Wieden+Kennedy New York
Next Viral/Web Film
84 Lumber “The Journey”
Production/Development Company: Sanctuary Content
Advertising Agency: Brunner
Kenzo “My Mutant Brain”
Production Company: MJZ
Advertising Agency: Framework
Motion Poems “How Do You Raise A Black Child”
Production/Development Company: Station Film
Next Virtual Reality
Oculus/NBA “Follow My Lead: The Story of the 2016 NBA Finals”
Production/Development Company: m ss ng p eces
Advertising Agency: Oculus
USA Networks “Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience”
Production/Development Company: Here Be Dragons
The New York Times Magazine “Great Performers: L.A. Noir”
Production/Development Company: Milk(vr)
Warner Bros. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Production/Development Company: Framestore
Next Website
Google “Through the Dark”
Production/Development Companies: Exit Films, XYZ Studios
Advertising Agency: R/GA Sydney
Squarespace “Playing Lynch”
Production/Development Company: Wild
Advertising Agency: Preacher
Next Social
Cheetos “Cheetos Museum”
Production/Development Company: Caviar
Advertising Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Lowe’s “In-a-Snap”
Production/Development Company: Humble
Advertising Agency: BBDO New York
Next Cause Marketing
Sandy Hook Promise “Evan”
Production Company: Smuggler
Advertising Agency: BBDO New York
SK-II “Marriage Market Takeover”
Production/Development Company: Tool
Advertising Agency: Forsman & Bodenfors
Whirlpool “Care Counts”
Production/Development Companies: Goodstory Films, C41 Media
Advertising Agency: DigitasLBi Chicago
Next Experiential
Lockheed Martin “The Field Trip to Mars”
Production/Development Company: Framestore
Advertising Agency: McCann New York
Nike “NIKEiD VR Studio”
Production/Development Company: Joia Studio
Advertising Agency: R/GA Buenos Aires
Burger King “Whopper Sign”
Production/Development Company: BULLITT
Advertising Agency: DAVID
Next Experiential – Live Events/Broadcast
The Ad Council “Fans of Love”
Production/Development Company: Tool
Advertising Agency: R/GA
SK-II “Marriage Market Takeover”
Production/Development Company: Tool
Advertising Agency: Forsman & Bodenfors
Tomcat Rodent Control “Tomcat Facebook Not Live”
Advertising Agency: Barton F. Graf
Next Innovation
Transport Accident Commission “Meet Graham”
Production/Development Companies: Flare Productions, Airbag Productions
Advertising Agency: Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Lockheed Martin “The Field Trip to Mars”
Production/Development Company: Framestore
Advertising Agency: McCann New York
Sponsors help makes all of the events during AICP Week possible. AICP Partners, who support all AICP events throughout the year, are CAPS – A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company and Universal Studios. Its Supporting Partners are: the Film Offices of The Hawaiian Islands; NEED Financial; Panasonic; Sony Pictures Studios; and The Team Companies.  The AICP Next Awards Corporate Benefactors are Collins; Google Cloud; McCann Systems; and MPC. The AICP Next Awards Corporate Patrons are: Antfood; Framestore; JumP; Unilumin, and Whitehouse Post. The Next Awards event sponsors were: CAPS – A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company; Film Offices of The Hawaiian Islands; Fox Studios; Island Film Group; and Rok Drinks.
The AICP Show Corporate Benefactors are: Advertising Age; Aspen Travel; AwardCore; Collins; Creativity; Directors Guild of America; Google Cloud; Hello World Communications; International Digital Centre, Inc.; Istros Media Corporation; The London West Hollywood Beverly Hills; Nice Shoes; ROK Drinks; SHOOT Magazine / SHOOTonline; Source Creative; S’well; Taylor James; Trollbäck+Company, and VER. The AICP Show Corporate Patrons are: Adspur; Antfood; COLOR – An Audio Production Company; Entertainment Partners; Final Cut; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; Media Services; and Yessia
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