ProSiebenSat.1 Media, Red Bee, France 5, Discovery Networks win Gold Awards at PromaxBDA Europe 2016

PromaxBDA Europe recognises Richard McCormack with the celebrated Rocket Award

Winners of PromaxBDA Europe 2016 Awards Unveiled in Barcelona

BARCELONA – March 15, 2016 —Teams from Germany and the U.K. took home top honors Tuesday night at the PromaxBDA Europe Awards 2016, with ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland winning Grand Prix Awards for Marketing Team of the Year, while Red Bee was named Out-of-House Agency of the Year. 

Other companies winning multiple Gold awards include Comedy Central UK, HBO Europe, Discovery Networks Norway/Try, ITV Creative, France 5, and AMC Networks International.

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[Red Bee team led by Andy Bryant – left - wins at PromaxBDA Europe – pictured with Jeff Leach right]

“The PromaxBDA Europe Awards competition saw a fantastic array of submissions this year, earning high praise from our judges,” said PromaxBDA President & CEO Steve Kazanjian. “We’d like to congratulate all our winners and thank everyone for attending this year.”

Richard McCormack of Red Bee in London won the association’s celebrated Rocket Award, recognizing a producer or marketer with less than two years’ experience who is already creating outstanding work.

British actor and comedian Jeff Leach returned for his third time as host of the ceremony, which was held at the Hotel Arts along Barcelona’s Port Olympic seafront.  

The annual awards honor outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing and design created for European audiences. The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing and design in Europe, with more than 35 categories honouring the multiplatform campaigns, social media strategies, and digital innovations that create powerhouse media brands and build passionate fandom. Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes are awarded in categories ranging from funniest promo to outstanding set design. This year’s list of finalists was determined from more than 1600 submissions from top broadcasters and agencies in 40 European countries.

A select jury of industry executives and creative leaders gathered in Amsterdam in February to select Tuesday’s winners. This year’s jury was chaired by Federico Gaggio, founder of Do&Co. The awards gala is the climax of the 2016 PromaxBDA Europe Conference. The annual gathering brings together entertainment marketing and design professionals working at broadcasters and agencies in more than 30 European countries.

For further information please contact:
Lester Mordue, European Director of Conference and Relations, PromaxBDA lester@promaxbda.org + 44 (0) 7769 650306

Eva Keogan, Home of Social, eva@homeofsocial.com + 44 (0) 7790 841538

About PromaxBDA Europe Conference and Awards 2016
PromaxBDA Europe Conference is the annual two-day summit where Europe’s leading media companies and agencies gather for two days of industry-leading insight, strategy, creativity and professional development. It will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 14-15 March, 2016 this year. The two-day conference culminates with the PromaxBDA Europe Awards, the annual celebration of the best marketing and design created for European audiences.

About PromaxBDA
PromaxBDA is a member association representing more than 10,000 companies and individuals from major media organizations, marketing agencies, research companies, strategic and creative vendors, and technology providers around the globe. PromaxBDA leads the global community of those passionately engaged in the marketing of television and video content on all platforms: on-air, online, and on-the-go.

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