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Innovation SABRE Awards — North America 2021 Winners

The winners were announced at the virtual award ceremony on February 24.

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Platinum IN2 SABRE Award for Best in Show Countdown 

Best In Show #1
We Are In This Together: Anheuser-Busch Responds To COVID-19 — Anheuser-Busch

Best In Show #2
Beat the Zombie Funk with Mucinex — Mucinex / Reckitt Benckiser with Lippe Taylor

Best In Show #3
Mucinex Changes the OTC Landscape By Going DTC — Mucinex® with Barbarian (Digital Agency), m ss ng p eces (Production Company) and Legend (Influencer and PR)

Best In Show #4
Chipotle Wins The Super Bowl with TikTok Timeout — Chipotle Mexican Grill with Day One Agency and BCW

Best In Show #5
America Could Use a Beer — Coors Light with ICF Next

Experiential Marketing

Best in Live Events

  • Pantone Color of the Year 2020: A multi-sensory experience — Pantone with Huge

Best in Online/Virtual Events

  • Future of Fit — Fitbit with FleishmanHillard

Best in Digital Promo & Activation

  • Making Luxury a Virtual Experience — Grand Seiko with Ketchum

Best in Sponsorships

  • Royal Canin Puppy Pre-Show AKC National Championship Dog Show — Royal Canin

Best in Trade Shows & Awards

  • Come Home to Fresh Air — Broan with Cramer-Krasselt

Earned Media

Best in Digital/Print Media — General/Consumer/Lifestyle Media (Earned)

  • Good Humor: A New Jingle for a New Era — Good Humor (Unilever) with Edelman

Best in Digital/Print Media — Business/Trade Media (Earned)

  • How Bospar Helped Yellowbrick Clap Back! — Yellowbrick with Bospar

Best in Digital/Print Media — Regional (Earned)

  • Relief for Utah’s Service Industry and Sanitization for the Navajo Nation — Ogden's Own with GreenRoom

Best in Broadcast Media — National (Earned)

  • #RIPeanut — Planters with ICF Next and VaynerMedia

Best in Broadcast Media — Regional (Earned)

  • Divided by Design: Findings from the American South — E Pluribus Unum with Berni Consulting

Best in Product Reviews (Earned)

  • How Nautilus Went Pedal-to-Pedal with Peloton — Nautilus, Inc. with The Hoffman Agency

Best Earned Media with Influencers + Communities

  • Beat the Zombie Funk with Mucinex — Mucinex / Reckitt Benckiser with Lippe Taylor

Best Persuasive Content

  • Electric Vehicle Myths Busted — Ford Motor Company with WPP (BCW, PS-B, GTB), Chrome

Best Content Creation for Media Sites (Earned)

  • Checkr Drives Important Social Change by Highlighting Inequality in Hiring — Checkr with Method

Sponsored & Paid Media

Best Content Creation for Media Sites (Paid)

  • Subway: Beyond Meatball — Subway Restaurants of Canada with Veritas

Best Influencer Programs + Endorsements (Paid)

  • Suckers for Brew — Coors Light with ICF Next

Best Media Partnership

  • Nacho Average Showdown — Frito-Lay North America: Tostitos with Ketchum

Best SEO/Content Distribution Program (Paid + Organic)

  • Fremont Police Department Recruitment Pivots in the Face of National Tragedy — Fremont Police Department with The Hoffman Agency

Best in Digital Marketing/Advertising

  • Chipotle Wins The Super Bowl with TikTok Timeout — Chipotle Mexican Grill with Day One Agency and BCW

Social Media & Community Management

Best Overall Use of Social Media & Platforms

  • Beat the Zombie Funk with Mucinex — Mucinex / Reckitt Benckiser with Lippe Taylor

Best Use of Social Networks

  • Mucinex Changes the OTC Landscape By Going DTC — Mucinex with Barbarian (Digital Agency), m ss ng p eces (Production Company) and Legend (Influencer and PR)

Best Use of Social Video

  • Chipotle Wins The Super Bowl with TikTok Timeout — Chipotle Mexican Grill with Day One Agency, and BCW

Best Use of Social Photos

  • Bread & Breakfast — Hotels.com with ICF Next

Best Use of Social Publishing / Blogs

  • How Bospar Helped Yellowbrick Clap Back! — Yellowbrick with Bospar

Best in Crowdsourcing & Co-creating

  • Going the Extra Smile — Frito-Lay / Lay's with Ketchum, The Marketing Arm, OMD

Best in Real-time Engagement

  • America Could Use a Beer — Coors Light with ICF Next

Best in AI/Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Immersive Technology

  • Puerto Rico Virtual Vacay — Discover Puerto Rico with Ketchum

Best Meme/Viral Campaign

  • Agree to Disagree: Jif Settles the Jif vs. Gif Debate — Jif/JM Smucker Co. with MSL, PS1 (Publicis, Zenith, Publicis Media, Moxie), Giphy, Funny or Die

Best Use of Gamification/User-Generated Contests

  • Black Forest Plants the First Ever Virtual National Forest on Instagram — Black Forest with Day One Agency, Duncan Channon, Golin, Geometry, Mindshare

Brand Content & Creativity

Best in Brand Narratives

  • Tampax Partnered With Amy Schumer To Turn Question Marks Into Periods — Tampax with MSL (lead agency) Saatchi & Saatchi, Carat, Wunderman Thompson (partners)

Best in Digital Brand Platforms

  • Extending STAGR's Unsurpassed Service Model with a Robust Digital Ecosystem — Stallergenes Greer with W2O

Best in Brand Film/Video

  • The Macallan: World's Best Scotch Whisky Experiences — The Macallan with M Booth

Best Use of Illustrations + Photography

  • Profiles in Resilience Poster Series — International AIDS Society (AIDS 2020) with W2O

Best in Audio: Podcasts + Music

  • Bring Back Bronco Podcast — Ford Motor Company with GTB, Pacific Content, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Best in Identity Branding

  • Bringing the Lallemand Brands Together - and to Life — Lallemand Animal Nutrition with G&S Business Communications

Best in Social Good + Public Service + Activism

  • Project 100 — GiveDirectly with Precision

Best in Brand Purpose

  • Hyatt x Zeno - Brand Purpose — Hyatt Hotels Corporation with Zeno Group

Analytics + Insights

Best Use of Original/Commissioned Research for PR

  • 2020 Census: Shape Your Future. Start Here. — U.S. Census Bureau with BCW Global

Best in Measurement, Post-Campaign Analysis

  • Diffusion for Burrow: Achieving PR ROI Through Data-Driven Media Strategy & Measurement — Burrow with Diffusion

Best in Marketing Technology

  • It's Time to Prove It: Proof BusinessGPS for Marketing & Communications — Proof Analytics with Hasan & Partners, W2O

Agency Spotlight

Best Agency Disruption

  • Invention in PR — Adam Ritchie Brand Direction

Best Agency Thought Leadership

  • Innovation in the Age of COVID-19 — Kivvit

Most Innovative Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative

  • Expanding FH Perspectives with True Mosaic — FleishmanHillard

Best Event - Agency (Virtual or Live)

  • Media Genius Master Class: Fellows Edition — Weber Shandwick

Special Campaigns

Public Service: Covid-19 / Pandemic

  • We Are In This Together: Anheuser-Busch Responds To COVID-19 — Anheuser-Busch

Public Service: #BlackLivesMatter / Racial Equity

  • Children Belong in the Conversation: HP Empowers Families to Tackle Tough Conversations — HP Inc. with Edelman

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical / Health-tech

  • Mucinex® Changes the OTC Landscape By Going DTC — Mucinex® with Barbarian (Digital Agency), m ss ng p eces (Production Company) and Legend (Influencer and PR)

Travel/Hospitality

  • Launch of the Chief Virtual Learning Officer (CVLO) Program — Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants with Allison+Partners

Consumer

  • #RIPeanut — Planters with ICF Next and VaynerMedia

Technology/Clean Energy/Green Energy

  • Microsoft Teams: Solving Video Fatigue through Together Mode — Microsoft with WE Communications

Corporate Reputation/B2B/Investors

  • Avaya: Reinvigorating a 20-Year-Old Brand — Avaya with Hotwire

Employee Activism/Engagement

  • Camp John Hancock – Manulife — John Hancock

Non-profit / Charity

  • Clorox Clears Teachers’ Back-to-School Wish Lists — The Clorox Company with Ketchum

Politics/Public Affairs/Lobbying/Government

  • Keeping Cannabis Essential Amid The Pandemic — Cannabis Information Project with Marathon Strategies

Lean Marketing

  • Buy Happiness – Rent a Finn — Visit Finland with Zapwater Communications

Micro Marketing

  • Sparking A Dialogue of Hope for LGBTQ Youth — The Trevor Project with GCI Health

New to Market

Best New Company / Executive Launch

  • How Prodoscore Makes Work from Home Actually Work — Prodoscore with Bospar

Best New Product / Brand Launch

  • Unleash the Cheetle: Introducing Cheetos Popcorn — Frito-Lay North America - Cheetos with Ketchum

Innovation Excellence

Innovator of the Year —Student

  • Sophia Wilby and Beth Garrad — Miami Ad School Toronto

Innovator of the Year — Agency

  • An Act of Defiance! — Bospar with Bospar

Innovator of the Year — Brand

  • Kathy Krenger, Senior Vice President of Global Communications — Hyatt Hotels Corporation