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Connies 2019: shortlist announced

Connies 2019: shortlist announced

Mediatel is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Connies Awards.

More than ever, the Connies recognise innovation and the emerging best practice from across all sectors of the media landscape, showcasing initiatives that meet the needs of leading media businesses and practitioners in delivering value to the connected consumer.

The shortlist for both the UK and international categories - which will both celebrate a Grand Prix winner during a prestigious ceremony on 8 May - are as follows:

Best Research Project/Initiative

Inskin - Amplify: Planning for Attention
Newsworks - The Value of Quality
Thinkbox - The Age of Television
Kinetic - The more you see it, the more you like it
PAMCo Ltd - PAMCo Audience Measurement for Publishers: The new Joint Industry Currency for Published Media

Best Use of Connected Data
Spotify - NCS: Unstoppable Me (National Citizen Service)
Channel 4 - Contextual Moments
Manning Gottlieb OMD - Creating a custom algorithm for Clinique – Moisture Surge
Sky & Tesco Finest - Delicious nights in with Sky On Demand

Best Use of Connected Technology
ADYOULIKE - Native Advertising Technology Platform
3SS - New 3Ready Assistant with Cloud-2-Cloud Integration
Accedo - Generating artwork using AI with AWS and ITV

Connected Campaign of the Year
Facebook – EE’s Real-time red carpet on Instagram
Sky & Differentology - Emotionally connecting SkyBet with audiences through the power of Social Branded Content
Global, The Media and Entertainment Group - Department of Education, “Get Into Teaching”
Grey LDN, WPP & Facebook - UN: The People’s Seat

Connected Agency of the Year
Manning Gottlieb OMD
Total Media

Connected Media Owner of the Year
Channel 4

International shortlist

Video Technology Hero

Avid - Avid MediaCentral
IBM Aspera - IBM Aspera on Cloud
Harmonic - End-to-end UHD HDR Solution for Live Sports Streaming
Verimatrix - StreamMark Server-side Watermarking for Premium OTT Video

The 'Premium TV' Award

Discovery Winter Olympics
Amazon vertical media company
Amazon Channels

Excellence in AI Analytics

ThinkAnalytics - Personalised recommendations across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds
Synamedia - Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight
SoftAtHome - AI Addressable TV

Best User Experience

KT (Korea Telecom) - Voice UI System for KT Olleh TV
OnePlace from Canal Digital, supported by 3SS
Com Hem - Com Hem Tv Hub

Chair of the judges and director of Chartroom, Mark Cross, said: “Yet again we saw the outstanding results possible when the best skills and capabilities across the sectors of our industry come together.

"The shortlists this year were full of great work and reflected the rising impact of convergent solutions at their best which are a great credit to all those shortlisted. Picking them apart was not easy.”

Previous winners of the Connies include ITV, Channel 4, Posterscope, Primesight, Netgem UK, Global, Total Media, Freeview Australia, Net Insight AB and Verimatrix.

For full details on how to book a table and to see the list of judges, please visit the dedicated website.

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