Walton Isaacson takes home top award, Campaign of the Year and also Auto Campaign of the Year at 2019 Idea Awards

Walton Isaacson takes home top award, Campaign of the Year and also Auto Campaign of the Year at 2019 Idea Awards

Now in its ninth year, the ThinkLA IDEA Awards Gala recognizes Southern California’s marketing superstars and celebrates our community, spotlighting campaigns, agencies, clients, partners, and the individuals who make LA the most creative place on earth!

To be eligible, work must have been produced by and/or for a Southern California-based company and presented to the public in calendar year 2018. For campaign and company achievement awards, a panel of industry expert judges reviewed and cast their votes on all entries; company and individual achievement awards were also voted on by the community.

More than 1,000 of Los Angeles’ biggest thinkers in advertising gathered in the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom for the ninth annual ThinkLA IDEA Awards Gala last night to celebrate advertising’s greatest people, work, and companies in the region in 2018.

Presenting sponsor Teads set the tone with an elegant party atmosphere. The awards, which recognized Southern California’s most illuminated creative and tech-savvy brains, was produced by ThinkLA, the nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Los Angeles’ media, marketing, and advertising communities.

Other sponsors included Samsung Ads, TuneIn, Vevo, Xandr, NOM, Premion, Amobee, Twitter, imgur, Tremor Video DSP, Exponential, Blis, Conversant, and LoopMe. Production partners included Dash Two, Jukin Media, PopShorts, Rapport, Hope Creative, and V3.

The evening’s events included a cocktail reception and dinner, followed by the awards show and after-party on the Beverly Hilton pool deck.

During the gala, presenters bestowed agencies, brands, and individuals with achievement awards for the best annual campaigns, companies, and professionals in their fields. Submissions, which were produced by and/or for Southern California-based companies and launched in the 2018 calendar year, were judged by key advertising, brand, and tech executives outside of the L.A. market.

The sold-out event is recapped with photos, and a video will be produced in the coming week. https://www.thinkla.org/blogpost/1093745/Event-Recaps