The Creative Circle has presented its awards to the best of the UK’s creative community.
And shortly after, the closing speech by ECD duo and Creative Circle presidents, Ana and Hermeti Balarin, was deftly interrupted by students and young creatives. Of course, this was planned by the Balarins, who believe that what goes around, comes around. They wanted to give young talent the opportunity to address the UK’s creative leadership face-to-face, asking the questions that mattered to them. This had the ultimate goal of leaving all attendees with something important to think about – the future of the creative industries and who will be making award-winning work in their stead.
- This year’s Gold of Golds went to Three, Wieden + Kennedy, Time Based Arts, Friend London, and 750mph for Phones Are Good.
- Most Creative Agency was shared by Mother London and McCann London.
- Most Creative Production Company was won by MJZ.
- Most Creative Post Production Company was won by Time Based Arts.
Because it is continually seeking new ways to support and nurture young creative talent, Creative Circle made its four new talent categories free to enter for all in 2019.
- Most Promising Female Creative Newcomer was awarded to Simone Warme
- Most Promising Male Creative Newcomer to Jeppe Vidstrup, both at adam&eveDDB.
- Best Up and Coming Female Commercial Director award was won by Stink’s Judith Veenendaal,
- Best Up and Coming Male Commercial Director was won by with Engine’s David Dearlove
Creative Circle managing director, Jeremy Green, commented, “While it’s been a tough year for many in the UK with Brexit drawing uncertainty over our future economy and trade deals, it’s clear to see from the incredible standard of work submitted this year that creative excellence is still a cornerstone of our country. We loved having students close the show this year. It’s now more competitive than ever for young people entering this business and it’s not often they get to address the people at the top. We hope it has given creative leaders something to think about.”
The Creative Circle pledged 10% of all award entry fees and 100% of membership fees to support greater diversity in the creative departments of the future through the Creative Circle Foundation. Continuing a proud tradition, this year’s awards were also attended by dozens of students who had special seats to view the best in UK Creativity.
View all the Gold, Silver & Bronze winners here: Creative_Circle_Awards_2019-Results