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Distillery Wins Campaign Magazine’s EMEA Independent Agency of the Year 2020

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Distillery knows if you’re all about making great content, then having stories make an impact in the world is the best reward of all

Distillery Wins Campaign Magazine’s EMEA Independent Agency of the Year 2020

Achieving recognition within the industry Distillery loves is an added benefit, and it would never say no to an award. That’s why Distillery were absolutely blown away to learn that it was the winner of Campaign Magazine’s EMEA Independent Agency of the Year Award. 

Distillery were selected by a panel of judges hailing from companies as varied as Samsung, Klarna, McKinsey, Coca-Cola, Patagonia, and Mastercard, and are enormously proud to have won in the face of some stiff competition such as We Are Social and Media Monks. Distillery certainly couldn’t have got there without its dedicated team across EMEA and APAC, something also reflected by the panel’s decision to shortlist our head of copy, Sam Hepburn, for Campaign’s Creative Person of the Year. 

Video and moving image projects have been at the forefront at some of our biggest social impact campaigns, allowing us to tell meaningful stories about important issues such as water shortages and plastic pollution. 

At the Digiday Video & TV Awards 2021, distillery’s own Louise King won Video Executive of the Year for her work coordinating all of our video projects. 


Notably, Lou oversaw Distillery's video team’s two-week video campaign for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Coronavirus Appeal, a video campaign that helped raise more than £25M for the world’s most vulnerable people during COVID-19. distillery was also shortlisted in three other categories, including Best Video Ad Tech Innovation (for our video personalisation platform voundry), Best Social Video Campaign (for our work with Lil-let’s), and Best Ad (for our work with Arden’s).

Distillery are happy to say that it doesn’t stop there. We picked up a number of honours at the AVA Digital Awards. These focus on commending creative approaches in digital media and looking for innovative ways to engage audiences where technology and digital art meet. At distillery, we’re doing just that, cutting through the noise with smart content that works harder for your brand. 

Pushing the boundaries of digital creation with voundry

With its content personalisation engine voundry, we’re helping brands forge a deeper relationship with their audience by putting the personal touch back into content. At the AVA Digital Awards, voundry received the Platinum Award for best personalisation engine in the 'Digital Video Creation' category. Want to see it in action? 

Learn more here

And that’s not all for voundry: our voundry-powered personalisation campaign for WaterAid received a Gold Award in the 'Web-Based Production' subcategory 'Fundraiser'. By delivering thousands of personalised videos, Distillery made its annual WaterAid Water Challenge an even bigger success in 2020. You can read about it here.

It's work for non-profit organisations pays off in so many other ways, but awards are a nice bonus, too. With our video project for the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Distillery received the 'Video Production' Gold award in the subcategory 'Environmental Issue'. Here’s how we did it.

And there’s more: an honourable mention went to Distillery's Coronavirus Appeal for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a video campaign that helped raise more than £18M for the world’s most vulnerable people during COVID-19.

Distillery's not (just) in it for the awards, but it's proud to represent it's brands and partners with campaigns that make a difference, and leave a mark. It's happy to share these achievements with it's clients, and Distillery couldn’t have done it without the support and passion from the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, WaterAid and the DEC. It's mutual success motivates them to do even more in 2021, and Distillery can’t wait to create more amazing content. 

Would you like us to work on your next campaign, and maybe win an award along the way? Get in touch today.


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Genres: Storytelling

Distillery, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 15:25:43 GMT