Leo Burnett Beirut shortlisted at Gerety Awards 2023
Posted on 2023 Jun,15

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Gerety Awards, the creative prize that brings together an all female jury to select the best in advertising, reveals the global shortlist along with the agency and production company of the year by country titles.

The campaign 'Dirty Laundry' for ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality by Leo Burnett Beirut was shortlisted in the Communication, Craft and Work for Good Cuts.

Executive Jury member for UAE Lucy Harvey, Chief Growth Officer, METIA, Hill+Knowlton Strategies had the following to say: “Our all-female jury had plenty of debate as we all brought very different experiences to the room – but we are all looking for the same alchemy. Insightful, creative, powerful, surprising execution, but importantly never falling into lazy stereotypes.”

In-person judging sessions were held around the world, and this week you can watch the jury insight panels LIVE from Romania, UK, USA, Colombia, Spain, Sweden, UAE, India and AU/NZ.

A total of 325 entries were shortlisted from 42 different countries:

  • Most shortlisted category: across different media is the Craft Cut with a total of 79 shortlisted entries and Works for Good with 66 entries.
  • Most shortlisted campaigns: Across multiple categories, House of Legends, SickKids Foundation by Cossette followed by THE GLITCH for Alzheimer Forschung Initiative by BBDO Germany and Shout for Movistar from VMLY&R Mexico 
  • Most Shortlisted Agency: Cossette with 16 shortlisted entries
  • Most shortlisted Brand: McDonald’s across 10 different countries with shortlisted entries from Cossette, DDB Warszawa, DDB Wien, DENTSU INC, Leo Burnett Group Manila, NORD DDB Helsinki, OMD Germany, Scholz & Friends, TBWA\Paris and Wieden+Kennedy
  • Most shortlisted network: from 12 different countries is VMLY&R
  • Most shortlisted Holding company: Omnicom with 60 shortlisted entries followed by IPG with 53 and WPP with 52 shortlisted entries

The Grand jury will now choose the final winners which will be announced Tuesday, September 5. It will include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Grand Prix, along with the overall Network and Agency of the year winners. 

The 2023 Agency and Production Company of the year by country winners are:

  • AU/NZ Agency of the Year: The Monkeys part of Accenture Song, Sydney
  • UAE Agency of the Year: Impact BBDO
  • UK Agency of the Year: The&Partnership 
  • USA Agency of the Year: Observatory
  • Spanish Agency of the Year: Sioux & Cyranos
  • Indian Production Company of the Year: Vanilla Films
  • Spanish Production Company of the Year: Mamma Team
  • UK Production Company of the Year: Riff Raff Films
  • USA Production Company of the Year: Partizan