2022 IPA Effectiveness Awards winners announced

Eight Gold, seven Silver and 13 Bronze prizes were awarded

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 IPA Effectiveness Awards, who were announced during a black-tie gala ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane, hosted by actress and comedian Sally Phillips.

Acknowledged as the world’s most rigorous and prestigious Awards scheme, the IPA Effectiveness Awards require winners to demonstrate the value created by their marketing and communications activity.

In total, eight Gold, seven Silver and 13 Bronze prizes, along with 10 Special Prizes, were awarded to companies from the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and Chile across Not-for-profit and Global, Regional and Single Market categories.

The night’s top prize, the 2022 IPA Effectiveness Awards Grand Prix was won by VCCP for their 'There’s a glass & a half in everyone' campaign for Cadbury, which drove a 22% increase in annual value sales and sustained growth that meant Cadbury’s annual revenue was £261m higher in 2021 than in 2017.

Sixty cases were entered into this year’s Awards and evaluated by Client, Industry and Technical Judging Panels, overseen by Chair of Judges, Salesforce President and Chief Strategy Officer, Gavin Patterson; Convenor of Judges, Global Chief Strategy Officer at McCann, Harjot Singh and Deputy Convenor, Chief Strategy Officer at Ogilvy, Jo Arden.

Says Convenor of Judges and Global Chief Strategy Officer at McCann, Harjot Singh: "Congratulations to everyone who won a prize at this year’s IPA Effectiveness Awards, it is an incredible achievement to be a part of this prestigious line-up."

Given the challenges of the past few years, and uncertain economic times ahead, it is more important than ever to prove and demonstrate the commercial power of communications and provide valuable learnings for the future of our industry.

Harjot Singh, Convenor of Judges and Global Chief Strategy Officer at McCann

All winning case studies are available to download from the IPA website or from WARC, video summaries of each winning paper are also available. The 2022 IPA Effectiveness Awards are sponsored by Google, System1, Thinkbox, The B2B Institute at LinkedIn and WARC.

Special Prizes:

  • Grand Prix:
    • Cadbury, Mondelēz by VCCP - Cadbury - “There’s a glass & a half in everyone” How intrinsic purpose can transform a brand’s fortunes
  • The Channon Prize for Best New Learning:
    • Tesco by BBH and MediaCom - From serving shoppers to serving the nation
  • Best B2B:
    • PERGRAPHICA©, Mondi by True - From pushing paper to pulling on heartstrings
  • Best Demonstration of Purpose (For-Profit):
    • Cadbury, Mondelēz by VCCP - Cadbury - “There’s a glass & a half in everyone” How intrinsic purpose can transform a brand’s fortunes
  • Best Demonstration of Purpose (Not-For-Profit):
    • SickKids Foundation by Cossette - Delivering Transformational Growth. SickKids VS The Greatest Challenges in Child Health
  • Best Small Budget:
    • Sandy Hook Promise by BBDO NY - Back-to-School Essentials
  • The President’s Prize for Behavioural Change:
    • ITV and VegPower by adam&eveDDB - Eat Them to Defeat Them by ITV and VegPower: How a big, silly idea solved a big, serious problem
  • The Broadbent Prize for Best Dedication to Effectiveness:
    • McDonald’s
  • Effectiveness Company of the Year:
    • adam&eveDDB
  • Effectiveness Network of the Year:
    • OMD Group

Gold winners:

  • Not-for-profit Entries:
    • SickKids Foundation by Cossette - Delivering Transformational Growth. SickKids VS The Greatest Challenges in Child Health
  • Regional Market Entries:
    • Aldi UK by McCann Manchester and UM Manchester - Kevin versus John - How a humble carrot usurped a national treasure to win the UK’s Christmas Ad crown
  • Single Market Entries:
    • Cadbury, Mondelēz by VCCP - Cadbury - “There’s a glass & a half in everyone” How intrinsic purpose can transform a brand’s fortunes
    • ITV and VegPower by adam&eveDDB - Eat Them to Defeat Them by ITV and VegPower: How a big, silly idea solved a big, serious problem
    • KFC, Yum! Brands by Mother and Mindshare - KFC: ‘The Right Way’ to rebuild a brand
    • McDonald's by Leo Burnett London and OMD UK - How We Got Customers Lovin' It And Kept Them Lovin' It, No Matter What.
    • McDonald's by Wieden + Kennedy New York - Famous Orders – How McDonald’s created a new generation of fans
    • Schmackos, Mars Petcare by adam&eveDDB - Sales Go Wacko For Schmackos

Silver winners:

  • Global Market Entries:
    • Baileys, Diageo by craig + bridget and Mother - The pleasure dividend
  • Not-for-profit Entries:
    • Sandy Hook Promise by BBDO NY - Back-to-School Essentials
  • Single Market Entries:
    • Boursin, Bel by Spark Foundry - From the Christmas Cheeseboard to the Summer Picnic Blanket
    • Cazoo by Engine and Cazoo - Cazoo - The art of instilling confidence
    • Long Live The Local, British Beer and Pub Association by Havas London and Havas Media - How the many changed the mind of an audience of one
    • Tesco by BBH and MediaCom - From serving shoppers to serving the nation
    • Waitrose & Partners by adam&eveDDB and Manning Gottlieb OMD - Making Purpose Taste Good

Bronze winners:

  • Not-for-profit Entries:
    • Census 2021, Office for National Statistics by M&C Saatchi and Manning Gottlieb OMD - The Power of Us; Involving Everyone in Census 2021
    • Médecins Sans Frontières UK by M.i. Media - How smart media investment delivered transformative change for MSF
  • Regional Market Entries:
    • PERGRAPHICA®, Mondi by True - From pushing paper to pulling on heartstrings
  • Single Market Entries:
    • Barclays by BBH - Purpose Pays: The Next Chapter
    • Cherries from Chile, ASOEX A.G. (Chilean Fresh Fruit Exporters Association) by ASOEX - Enjoying the Red Moment in China with Chilean Cherries
    • Domino's by VCCP - The hills are alive with the sound of pizza
    • Dove, Unilever by Ogilvy UK - Taking on taking selfies. How Dove continues to deliver business value through social impact
    • eve Sleep by Creature - Helping the nation switch off with eve Sleep
    • Hargreaves Lansdown by McCann Demand - Robbing the bank – Turning the nation’s savers into investors
    • Lamb, Meat & Livestock Australia by The Monkeys Australia part of Accenture Song - How ‘Make Lamb, Not Walls’ made history for MLA
    • Rugby League World Cup 2021 by McCann Manchester and UM Manchester - RLWC2021: How togetherness sold tickets in lockdown Britain
    • Vodafone by Grey London - Curated inconsistency: how being inconsistent helped Vodafone Ireland reboot its broadband business
    • Volkswagen by adam&eveDDB and PHD Media - Fuelling the future: How advertising helped fund the re-engineering of Volkswagen
Last updated 07 December 2023