by MarkLives (@marklives) The winners of the 2019 Gold, Silver, Bronze and Shortlist Clio Awards were announced late last week, with South Africa taking home one Gold, two Bronzes and four Shortlists, and Egypt two Silvers. Grand winners will be revealed at the 60th Annual Clio Awards on Wednesday night, 25 September 2019, in New York City.

The 14 Clio juries, which included five South Africans — Sabine Heckman (FCB Africa creative director), Molefi Thulo (Ogilvy creative director), Darrin Hofmeyr (BlackGinger CG supervisor), Meja Shoba (Ola! Films director ) and Lourens van Rensburg (7 Films director) — reviewed thousands of submissions in film, design, print, out of home and more and awarded just over 500 trophies.

“From around the world”

“It’s so fascinating to sit in the jury rooms each year and hear the perspectives of creative leaders from around the world,” says Nicole Purcell, The Clio Awards president. “Whether it’s the design jury critiquing an innovative visual execution or the Clio Music jury digging in to why a particular piece of music makes a spot more compelling, each group has a vision for where the industry should be heading and we get to use the awards as a platform to send that message.

“This year, being our sixtieth, we heard the jury’s reflections on the history of our industry, what enduring themes have stood the test of time and how to best pave the path forward so that we can all be proud when we look back at this work 60 years from now. With all of that in mind, they determined the best-in-class submissions that earned this year’s trophies and will build upon our competition’s elite history.”

African winners



Entry title


Entry Type


Entrant company

South Africa Gold Philips #ShaveToRemember Experiential/Events Product/Service Philips &  Nelson Mandela Foundation Ogilvy South Africa
Egypt Silver Mutilated Words Print & Out of Home Technique Public Service 28 Too Many Impact BBDO
Egypt Silver Zero Tolerance Ribbon Integrated Campaign 28 Too Many Impact BBDO
South Africa Bronze #ShavetoRemember Film Technique (Direction) Product/Service Philips & Nelson Mandela Foundation 0307 Films
South Africa Bronze Just Do It: Caster Semenya Film Technique (Direction) Product/Service Nike Park Pictures
South Africa Shortlist #ShavetoRemember Film Technique (Cinematography) Product/Service Philips & Nelson Mandela Foundation 0307 Films
South Africa Shortlist After Tears Film Technique (Music – Original) Product/Service Metropolitan 0307 Films
South Africa Shortlist Altron “There When It Matters” Film Technique (Music – Original) Product/Service Altron Barking Owl
South Africa Shortlist The Phonetic Can Direct Product/Service Coca-Cola FCB Joburg

The Clio Lifetime Achievement Award for David Droga and the Clio Brand Icon Award, which will be granted to Barbie, will also be awarded on the trophy ceremony, hosted by Andy Cohen.

For all the winners so far, go to


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