The best in European video and CTV advertising convened at Regent’s Park yesterday for Videoweek’s inaugural European Video Awards & Garden Party. Attendees from brands, agencies, publishers, broadcasters and ad tech companies spent one of the hottest days of the year catching up on the lawns of Regent’s University, enjoying food, drink and festival entertainment, and watching performances from Deco, Beardyman and Basement Jaxx – all while raising money for Garden Party’s charity partners, Crisis and WWF.
The European Video Awards (“the EVAs”) celebrated the best and brightest in video and CTV advertising. Judged by a panel of marketing experts, the high-energy ceremony awarded the hard work of those driving innovation in the industry.
The EVA winners were:
Best Agency for Video (sponsored by Pubmatic) – Team5pm
Best Agency Team (sponsored by Vevo) – Silverbullet
Best Branded Content Studio – Twitch Brand Partnership Studio
Best Cross-Media Video Campaign – Xaxis, Wavemaker & Finecast
Best CTV Ad Tech Innovation – Synamedia with Synamedia Iris
Best CTV App Innovation – Vevo
Best CTV Campaign (sponsored by Warner Bros. Discovery) – Finecast and Mediacom for Isuzu
Best Customer Service – Samba TV
Best Interactive Video Campaign – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Twitch, Proximity GmbH and PHD Germany
Best Social Video Campaign – Zefr, TikTok, M&S and Mindshare
Best Use of Data in a Video Campaign – Finecast and Wavemaker for BMW
Best Video Ad Tech Innovation – Dynamic Video Captions by Sharethrough
Commercial Leader of the Year – Austin Scott, EMEA Advanced Video Lead, Xandr
Leadership in Video Award – Jo Kinsella, President, TVSquared by Innovid
Rising Star (Under 35) – Mihir Haria-Shah, Head of Media, Anything is Possible
Video Innovator of the Year – Amy Williams, CEO and Founder, Good-Loop
Editor’s Choice Award – Rob Mayhew
Putting sustainability, diversity and inclusion in the spotlight, the Eden Tent played host to a series of talks and panels on the most important topics facing the industry and the world, including climate change, race and gender equality. Spokespeople from Crisis and WWF offered insights into how companies can help protect people and the planet, alongside industry figures leading that change, such as Good-Loop’s Amy Williams and The Second Arrow’s Belinda J.Smith.
The event ran in partnership with Vevo, Pubmatic, Warner Bros. Discovery and RTL, as well as Good-Loop, Discovery+ and Unruly, who entertained clients and friends at their tents with a giddy cocktail of Prosecco and lawn games. From football darts and stilt walkers to steel drums and string quartets, Garden Party offered something new for an industry keen to experience a real walled garden for once.