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Libresse ‘Know Your V’ won Ad of the Year at YouTube Works Awards 2020

Although YouTube Works Awards 2020 has to be run virtually, the award show has managed to acknowledged Malaysia’s creativity talent in the advertising industry and individual creator.

This year also saw YouTube Gold Creator Award recipients growing tremendously – from a count of 36 in 2019, to almost double that of 58. Creators such as social media personalities Isa Isarb and Bella Khann, Among Us animator AAC Dream, as well as singer Baby Shima were among the 22 creators that have successfully reached 1 million subscribers. Meanwhile, there are now more than 700 Malaysian channels with more than 100k subscribers on YouTube, as of June 2020.

“For the past few years, we have been wrapping up each year by celebrating some truly amazing creators that have called YouTube home, and we knew that it was going to be more important than ever for us to host YouTube Works this year to celebrate the resilience of our creative talents and of the YouTube ecosystem,” said Marc Woo, Managing Director for Google Malaysia. “With Malaysia’s YouTube watchtime achieving a solid year-on-year growth of +35%, alongside all of these creator achievements, it all points to one thing: YouTube truly works.”

In addition to these achievements, the local YouTube community also celebrated a number of creators that Malaysians have come to love over the past year. Early in the year, we were introduced to cooking couple Sugu Pavithra who captivated our eyes and tummies with their simple yet authentic home recipes; Alyssa Dezek who inspired many twelve-year-olds to follow in her footsteps; Nigel Ng who is now easily an authority on egg fried rice; as well as everyday educators such as Cikgu Tube who took it upon themselves to make online learning a lot less daunting through engaging and informative videos.

This year’s Ad of the Year goes to Libresse ‘Know Your V’ which also won the award for Best Ad in Personal Care & Health. Created by Havas Immerse and Directors Think Tank, the minute-long spot broke down taboos to raise awareness amongst Malaysian women and educate them about their intimate areas in a bold and unabashed approach that attracted the attention of both judges and viewers.

In addition to Libresse, eight other brands were honored across 11 categories at the live streamed awards ceremony. Here are the full list of winners of the YouTube Works Awards 2020:

Best Ad in Food & Beverage

MILO Malaysia – 70 TAHUN KEBAIKAN #MILO70Tahun

Agencies: Ogilvy Malaysia, Zenith Malaysia, Spring Creek, MILO Malaysia 

Best Ad in Personal Care & Health

Libresse – Know Your V

Agencies: Havas Immerse, Directors Think Tank

Best Ad in Financial Services & Institutions

Hong Leong Bank – The Grown Ups’ Table

Agencies: Naga DDB Tribal, m/Six, Fastman Studios

Best Ad in Retail & Restaurants

Toppen Shopping Centre – #KitaDLL 2020

Agencies: Ensemble Worldwide, UM, Directors Think Tank, Two AM Music Studios

Best Ad in Technology

Grab Malaysia – CNY 2020: HUATever you want, Grab got!

Agencies: Fishermen Integrated, Grab Malaysia

Best Ad in Telecommunications

Maxis – My father’s RM1 grandfather stories

Agencies: OPTM (One Publicis Team Maxis), DanKhoo Production

Best Storytelling for Occasions

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – CNY 2020 – #RealityNotVirtual

Agency: Reprise Digital

Best Collaboration: YouTube Creators & Brands

Toppen Shopping Centre – #JelesEk – Joe Flizzow ft Joyce Chu

Agencies: Ensemble Worldwide, UM, Reservoir World

Force for Good (COVID19 Edition) 

Celcom Axiata Berhad – MeReka Merdeka | Filem Pendek Hari Kebangsaan 2020 

Agencies: M&C Saatchi Malaysia, MindShare Malaysia, Watermelon Productions, Passion Pictures Sdn Bhd, Director Cheong HH

Best Creative Innovation

Grab Malaysia – Grab Delivery Doodles (powered by Google) 

Agencies: Grab Malaysia, Google

Best Media Innovation

McDonald’s Malaysia – Fenomena Ayam Goreng VIRAL #TakPastiJanganViral #AyamGorengViral 

Agencies: OMD, Leo Burnett, Layar Lucida, Amy Search, Nabila Huda

YouTube Malaysia Ad of the Year 2020

Libresse – Know Your V (overall winner)

Agencies: Havas Immerse, Directors Think Tank

Works Awards judging panel (in alphabetical order):

Grand Jury

  1. Abdul Sani, CMO, RHB
  2. Animesh Kumar, Managing Director, Mindshare
  3. Angelina Villanueva, CMO, KFC
  4. Huang Hao, Head of Marketing and E-commerce, realme
  5. Jin Lim, YouTube Creator
  6. Muthoni Laibuta, Marketing Director, GSK
  7. Nicholas Sagau, President, MDA
  8. Nizwani Shahar, CEO, Ogilvy Malaysia

Round 1 Jury

  1. Agnes Wong, Head of Media and Marketing, Samsung
  2. Natalie Goh, Marketing Manager, Unilever
  3. Jason Ng, Head of Brand Marketing, Hong Leong Bank
  4. Barry Victor, Associate Creative Director, Leo Burnett
  5. Soo Aileen, Head of Digital Marketing, Digi
  6. Lee Shino, Head of Digital & CRM, RB
  7. Keni Kamaludin, Head of Consumer Marketing, CIMB
  8. Didi Pirinyuang, Creative Director, Ensemble Worldwide
  9. Wan Ridzuan Halawah, Head of Corporate Brands, Celcom
  10. Noelle Wong, Media Director, P&G
  11. Marisha Lakhiani, Head of Marketing, Mindvalley
  12. Moiz Bilwani, Planning Director, Publicis One
  13. Brandon Lim, Regional Director of Marketing and Strategy APAC, vivo
  14. Zaid Hasman, Director of Digital & McDelivery, McDonald’s
  15. Sagar Paranjpe, ‎Head Of Marketing Strategy and Communication, Malaysia Airlines
  16. Stanley Clement, Managing Director, Reprise

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