30. June 2008
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CMW has taken home two accolades from this year’s Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) Business Performance awards for its work with the COI and Cadbury.The agency took the top prize in the direct acquisition category for its campaign for the COI on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools & Families, which encouraged working parents to enquire about childcare options. The campaign cut through the scepticism that recipients would normally feel towards government communications and delivered its message in a positive and upbeat manner. Press, direct mail, door drops, outdoor and field sales were all used in the campaign, which made clever use of Bounty and Acorn data to ensure that it targeted the right households. The agency’s second accolade was as a runner up in the digital branding category for its work on Cadbury Creme Egg – a fun, engaging, and slightly wacky campaign that really brought the brand to life online through social networking sites such as YouTube, and innovative online games.Martin Nieri, managing director at CMW, said “The IDM Business Performance Awards are a great accolade, as they are only given for campaigns which demonstrate a long-term, strategic and sustainable contribution to a client’s business.
“We’re extremely pleased to have not only won the direct acquisition category for the COI, but also to be highly commended for our digital work with Cadbury. We’re very proud of both of the campaigns and particularly the excellent commercial results that they have achieved for the clients.”
26. June 2008
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CMW scooped a series of coveted NMA Effectiveness accolades at the magazine’s annual awards ceremony on 26th June. The awards showcase the power of interactive media to deliver business benefits and drive return on investment.
On the night CMW came first in the Sports category for its pioneering work for London Freewheel, a Transport for London/Greater London Authority initiative which saw all London streets closed off to motor traffic on 23rd September giving Londoners the opportunity to enjoy the capital from their saddles.
CMW created a Freewheel website which generated 32,000 online registrations and encouraged revisits before and after the event. The site delivered a wealth of information and functional tools, including a journey planner, a route guide, tips on how to prepare and raise money for the event, games, a forum and option to sign up for regular news alerts. Users were also encouraged to send in their photos of the day via mobile and these were published on the site and Flickr. Judges said that: “With a small budget, CMW created a relationship marketing site that achieved double the targets and engaged with a very high number of actual participants.”
CMW was also commended for Shape Advisor, an interactive online tool created for the Littlewoods website which allows shoppers to recreate their body type and select appropriate garments from the retailer’s collection. The agency was also shortlisted in the travel category for its online relationship marketing work with regional airline Flybe.