Manila, Philippines – YouTube has announced the winners of its 2022 YouTube Works Awards in the Philippines, celebrating the ingenuity and impactful storytelling of brands on the platform.
The awards ceremony of the Philippines was held on October 25 and was the first on-ground YouTube Brandcast event in two years.
There are seven recognitions in total including The Best Personalization award, which remains unclaimed for two years in a row. The said award recognizes the brand that is able to demonstrate creative ways in customising its message to the audience.
The Grand Prix, which is the highest recognition given to a campaign that is “not only effective,” but also creative, innovative, and data-driven, was won by Accenture’s ‘StoriesofAccenture Vertical Film Festival: Gravity’. The same campaign also bagged the Force For Good award which honours campaigns that best demonstrate brand values and proven impact on social issues.
Using an immersive rotating screen experience, the poignant video highlighted the character’s inner turmoil. The chaotic scenes simultaneously highlighted the importance of having a workplace that provides a dynamic environment while providing emotional support for its workers to thrive and get through life’s challenges.
Meanwhile, the Best Collaboration award, which celebrates the best strategic and creative collaboration between brands and YouTube Creators, was given to Orocan’s Ms. Hurt campaign. This features host and drag queen Paolo Ballesteros as the titular Ms. Hurt, bringing her audience to a vlog-style tour of her house and bags including the Orocan Ice Box.
The Best Storytelling award, which as the name suggests, lauds brands that are able to deliver a compelling story through their campaign, was snared by Union Bank of the Philippines’ Heaven. The bank featured a commercial where a man named Dante enters the underworld of inadequate bank practices, showcases all of Union Bank’s solutions, and creates a better banking experience for consumers.
Jollibee’s much-talked-about Now Showing: Love for a Perfect Pair took home the Brand as Creator award, which is given to a campaign that best demonstrates brands as creators and strategically uses YouTube formats to tap into consumer trends and growing communities.
The 36-minute short film was, in fact, a triumph for the beloved world-class Filipino fast-food chain as it heralded the return of the well-renowned love team, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz.
Last but not the least, rounding up this year’s awards is Diskartech’s Carabao which won The Challenger award, given to SME brands that were able “to do more with less.” The Carabao showed how easy it is to get loans from Diskartech by presenting it in a fantastical and humorous way via a person popping out of the backside of a carabao.
This year’s winners were determined by an esteemed jury composed of marketers, digital experts, directors, creatives, and content creators from all over the country.
Gabby Roxas, country marketing manager for Google Philippines and South Asia Frontier Markets, said, “This year’s YouTube Works journey showed us how brands took their storytelling a notch higher to engage with consumers as we move from the shadow of the pandemic.”
He added, “In addition, the return of YouTube Brandcast as an on-ground event after two long years feels great! We get to award each brand in-person and showcase YouTube Works as a celebration of what brands and agencies in the country can achieve with YouTube as their video platform.”
Meanwhile, Golda Roldan, CEO of Wunderman Thompson Philippines and head of the 2022 YouTube Works Awards jury, commented, “I believe that brand campaigns can always make a difference beyond business results. This year’s YouTube Works winners strategically used the platform in crafting creative, effective, and meaningful campaigns that will inspire the next generation of brand storytelling on YouTube,”
To name a few, the jury included Angie Tijam-Tohid, executive creative director at Havas Ortega Group; Dan Villegas, director for TV and film; Digs Dimagiba, CMO and head of the Analytics, Brand, Communications & Marketing Technology (ABCMT) Group of Metrobank Philippine; and Dave Drilon, chief digital officer of total Publicis Groupe PH.