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TV Planning Awards 2023: WINNERS

TV Planning Awards 2023: WINNERS

Posted on: July 12, 2023

The Thinkbox TV Planning Awards 2023 was a real summer smash hit with celebrations continuing long into the night in the gardens of our venue, ONE Marylebone.

MG OMD stole the show this year being awarded with both 'TV Planning Agency of the Year' and the coveted 'Grand Prix' award for their seamless work with Ring and Saturday Night Takeaway. EssenceMediacom recieved a special award for changing the narative around secondhand clothes and sustainable fashion with eBay, and Lydia Saxby from Wavemaker UK rose to the top becoming 'Young TV Planner of the Year'. 

See the full awards breakdown below.

Grand Prix

MG OMD for Ring

Best use of sponsorship

MG OMD for McVitie's

Also shortlisted

  • Havas Media for Domino's
  • Wavemaker UK for P&O Cruises

Best use of content

MG OMD for Ring

Also shortlisted

  • EssenceMediacom for eBay
  • Wonderhood Studios for Macmillan Cancer Support

Best small budget use of TV

Pintarget for Airband

Highly Commended

  • Republic of Media for Scottish Government

Also Shortlisted

  • Carat UK for National Trust for Scotland
  • Republic of Media for Tennent's Larger

Best TV ad planning

Wavemaker UK for Nationwide

Highly Commended

  • OMD UK for McDonald's

Also shortlisted

  • UM for Tourism Australia 

Best ongoing use of TV

EssenceMediacom for Boots

Also Shortlisted

  • EssenceMediacom for TUI
  • OMD UK for Lidl

Best TV newcomer

OmniGOV at MG OMD for Home Office: Violence against women and girls

Highly Commended

  • EssenceMediacom for Clarityn

Also Shortlisted

  • Guerillascope for Chip

Young TV Planner of the Year

Lydia Saxby - Wavemaker UK

Also Shortlisted

  • Alice Baines - OMD UK
  • Fidelma Fox - Guerillascope
  • Tom Healy - Wake The Bear
  • Jamie Smith - EssenceMediacom

Special Prizes

TV for good

EssenceMediacom for eBay

TV Planning Agency of the Year


Also Shortlisted

  • EssenceMediacom
  • Guerillascope
  • OMD UK
  • Wavemaker