Thinkbox TV Planning Awards 2018 finalist films

Manning Gottlieb OMD and Age UK had cause for celebration at the 2018 Thinkbox TV Planning Awards by lifting both the ‘Best use of content’ award and the coveted Grand Prix. MG OMD were also victorious with their Specsavers entry, as well as being highly commended for their Virgin Trains work. Also scoring wins were OMD (with two), MullenLowe Mediahub, PHD and Drum, m/SIX and MediaCom.

See the full list of winners below and take a minute to watch the inspiring summary films above – there’s one handy round up reel for each category.


Grand Prix

Manning Gottlieb OMD for Age UK

Best newcomer to TV

MullenLowe Mediahub for Western Union

Also shortlisted

  • All Response Media for Pharmacy 2U
  • PHD and Quiet Storm for Pukka Pies

Best ongoing use of TV

OMD UK for McDonald’s

Also shortlisted

  • The Specialist Works for Soak.com
  • Wavemaker for Nationwide

Best use of TV innovation

Manning Gottlieb OMD for Specsavers

Also shortlisted

  • Havas Group Media for Paypal
  • MediaCom for Cancer Research UK

Best use of ‘TV AND’

OMD UK for easyJet

Highly Commended

Manning Gottlieb OMD for Virgin Trains

Also Shortlisted

  • Bountiful Cow for Movember

Best use of sponsorship

m/SIX for Just Eat

Also Shortlisted

  • Carat for Wickes
  • MediaCom North for Tombola
  • m/SIX for Tate & Lyle

Best use of content

Manning Gottlieb OMD for Age UK

Also Shortlisted

  • MediaCom for F&F
  • PHD and Drum for Warner Bros
  • the7stars for Suzuki

Special Prizes

Best low budget use of TV

PHD and Drum for Warner Brothers

Best use of TV for PR

MediaCom for Cancer Research UK

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