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#Loeries2018: Tres Colacion and Giancarlo Rodas on winning a Grand Prix for 'Lucky Face'

Impact BBDO Dubai took home a Grand Prix for La Libanaise Des Jeux's 'Lucky Face' in the integrated campaign category at this year's Loerie Awards on Saturday, 18 August at the Durban ICC.
Photo by Roy Esterhuysen / 2018 Loerie Awards /
Photo by Roy Esterhuysen / 2018 Loerie Awards / Gallo Images

The campaign itself also received a Gold in the Media Innovation - Single Medium category, a Campaign Gold in the Data Driven Campaign category, a Campaign Silver in the Digital Integrated Campaign category, and a Craft Certificate in the Digital Crafts - Use of Technology category, contributing to a total of 17 Loerie Awards for Impact BBDO Dubai this year, second to Joe Public United as Agency of the Year.

I interviewed creative directors Tres Colacion and Giancarlo Rodas to find out what makes this particular campaign stand out and what the win means to them…

BizcommunityWhat does this recognition mean to you/for the agency?

It’s always an honour to be recognised by your peers. We’re proud of the work that we’ve done over the last year and of our clients who have continued to push the envelope. This year particularly stands out as we’ve won on a wide variety of work spanning from the digital and mobile space to traditional media.

BizcommunityWhy are you proud to have won a Grand Prix for La Libanaise Des Jeux’s ‘Lucky Face’ in the integrated campaign category?

Integrated is a category that challenges different elements of your work. It’s usually associated with work that is more traditional in feel, and we’re very proud to have won this award for work that is very much grounded in tech.

BizcommunityWhy do you think this campaign was deserving of such a win?

The stand-out factor is taking the idea of a very traditional concept (the loto) and finding a way to make it relevant to a new generation of players in a way which stays true to the traditions of the game. It’s a business solution.

Photo by Al Nicoll / 2018 Loerie Awards /
Photo by Al Nicoll / 2018 Loerie Awards / Gallo Images

BizcommunityTell us a bit about the thinking behind the idea?

It started very much in the real world. Open Instagram and take a scroll. People today place a value on their own personal brands. Social media is in a space now where anyone can become an influencer, to make a career out of their face. We took that and applied it to the loto.

BizcommunityWhat was your main takeout from Loeries 2018?

Beyond ideas that work for their respective clients, ideas need to be original. They need to bring a fresh perspective even if the problem is nothing new.

BizcommunityWhat’s next?
More great, innovative work. Work that solves problems, that helps our clients bridge the gap between their next generation of customers and where their businesses are.

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