WARC Prize for MENA Strategy 2021 - shortlist announced
Posted on 2021 Jun,30

WARC, the global authority on marketing effectiveness, has revealed the shortlist of the WARC Prize for MENA Strategy 2021, a search for the best strategic marketing thinking that has driven results in the Middle East and North Africa.

In this fifth year, a total of 21 case studies for a wide range of markets and product categories have been shortlisted for both global brands, including Burger King, Facebook, Knorr and Mastercard, and local brands, such as Almosafer, An-Nahar, Diari and Lotto Libanais. 

The jury panel of 16 industry experts chaired by Peter DeBenedictis, Chief Marketing Officer, Middle East and Africa of Microsoft, have shortlisted the following campaigns:

  • Pay Cut Whopper · Burger King · Restaurant Brands International · Wunderman Thompson Dubai
  • Noise-o-Meter · Bose · Wunderman Thompson Dubai
  • Thank You Russia · LADA · Renault · TBWA\RAAD
  • Shift+K+F+C · KFC Arabia · Yum! Brands · TBWA\RAAD
  • A Dad's Job · Home Centre · Landmark Group · FP7 McCann Dubai
  • Rooftop Farms · Knorr · Unilever · FP7 McCann Cairo
  • Astronomical Sales · Mastercard · FP7 McCann Dubai
  • The Legacy of Verse · GMC · FP7 McCann Dubai
  • Mars Shot · Emirates Nation Brand · Government of the UAE · FP7 McCann Dubai
  • A Journey Across Tunisia · Diari · FP7 McCann Tunis, FP7 McCann Dubai
  • Stories of Mecca · Almosafer · Seera Group · FP7 McCann Riyadh
  • Neb Adventures · AstraZeneca · McCann Health Dubai, FP7 McCann Dubai
  • The Man Who Never Got Anything Back · Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia · Emirates NBD · Momentum Riyadh
  • Our Heartbeats · Babyshop · Landmark Group · FP7 McCann Dubai
  • Pop Up Books · WHSmith ·FP7 McCann Dubai
  • The New National Anthem Edition · An-Nahar · Impact BBDO, OMD
  • Dream Number · Lotto Libanais · LLDJ · Impact BBDO
  • The Doppelganger · Burger King · Restaurant Brands International · Wunderman Thompson KSA
  • Fuel Their Dreams · Puck · Arla Foods · FP7 McCann Dubai
  • Martian Stamp · The UAE Government Media Office · Government of the UAE · TBWA\RAAD
  • #LoveLocal · Facebook · Facebook Arabia · TBWA\RAAD

The winners of the Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades as well as five Special Awards recognising work that excelled in key areas - The Long-Term Strategy Award (new), The Pivot to Digital Award (new), The Research Excellence Award, The Brand Rebel Award, The Local Hero Award - will be announced on August 4th.