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#Loeries2019: Google SA's head of Creative Agencies on the new YouTube category
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To qualify for entry, ads need to have been flighted within the Loeries stated entry dates. Advertisers and agencies can enter a single entry, comprising a bumper ad or multiple bumper ads (e.g. a series of bumper ads that together tell a story), or a campaign entry featuring at minimum one skippable TrueView advert (minimum seven seconds, maximum any length video advert) and a minimum of one bumper advert (six second non-skippable video advert).
For advertisers, this means there is a huge, addressable market that they can target with ads specifically tailored to take advantage of digital video platforms like YouTube, and the benefits they offer,” says Google SA head of Creative Agencies Artwell Nwaila. “These benefits include the ability to use ad formats to tell creative stories, make ads as long or as short as advertisers like, take viewers along a journey and drive key actions beyond just the view.”
Here, Nwaila goes on to tell us more about the reason for adding a YouTube category and what they’re looking for in this year’s winning work…
The consumer viewing landscape is rapidly evolving. Video is no longer just about TV, it’s about online platforms like YouTube as well. Our data shows that people watch ads on TV as well as on YouTube, and advertisers are starting to create ads specifically for online platforms. As such, it makes sense that this should be recognised in industry awards like the Loeries.
The data shows us that more people are consuming content and are spending longer periods on YouTube. The change in viewer behaviour not only influences consumers, but it also influences the way in which advertisers communicate. Therefore, it is important to highlight and acknowledge creative excellence on the platform.
An interview with Lorraine Landon, head of agencies at Google South Africa to find out what one could expect to learn from the Google masterclasses on ‘YouTube: all you need to know for campaign success' and ‘video advertising: what works best when'...
Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2017
YouTube is a playground for creatives to experiment with different ways of serving video, e.g. sequential storytelling. For the first time, clients and creatives will be recognised for pushing the boundaries on South Africa’s biggest video platform.
The YouTube category follows the same specifications as other Loeries categories. Is the work well crafted? Is it conceptually brilliant? Does it break away from stereotypes? Does it challenge the norm? And, lastly, does it embrace culture?
We’re looking forward to welcoming our very own Tara McKenty to the Loeries as the jury president of the digital category this year. Tara is the creative lead at Google’s Brand Studio in Sydney and is a co-founder of Rare, a programme developed with D&AD to address the lack of diversity across the advertising industry. Tara is also our creative seminar speaker and she’ll be sharing some of her experiences with the audience.
I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Google digital communication jury president Tara McKenty, creative director for Google APAC...
Leigh Andrews 17 May 2019
Another key highlight will be to see who wins the very first YouTube award and seeing all the great work from across our region.
Enter your work at Loeries.com. The entry deadline has been extended to 31 May.