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Dear all

Like everyone, we have been monitoring Covid-19 developments closely; and consulting frequently with our conference venue, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London.

It is now clear that the Indie Summit cannot take place in May 2020, as scheduled.

Many similar conferences have postponed their dates until September / October. This was our first thought also. However, this is already a heavily demanded period for conferences and when we see numbers doubled, as events already scheduled begin to clash with events being newly re-scheduled, we realise that there will simply be too many events happening at the same time.

For example: the three major annual global PR agency conferences are now planned to happen in consecutive weeks. And indeed, the only dates in H2 2020 which the RCP was able to offer us, directly clashed with London’s “Advertising Week Europe.”

So we have decided to follow the path of the lawyers (specifically, the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance) and move our event to H1 2021.

Subject to contractual agreement with our venue – and a reality check with our speakers, sponsors and other essential stakeholders – we will postpone the Indie Summit 2020 until May 26th and 27th 2021. Please save the dates!

If you are a speaker or sponsor OR if you have bought a ticket for Indie Summit 2020, we will contact you individually.

If conditions improve by September / October, we will resume our programme of live member events. These will be smaller than the Indie Summit, but they will be of equal quality.

For now, we hope you appreciate our webinars and our daily newsletter updates. If you are not receiving these and would like to, please email stephanie.fox@thenetworkone.com and we will add you to our mailing list.

For any other questions about the Indie Summit, please contact julian.boulding@thenetworkone.com.

Thank you to all who supported THE INDIE AWARDS 2018! We look forward to seeing you next year.

THE INDIE AWARDS ARE the only international awards exclusively for independent agencies of all disciplines: Creative, Media, and PR/Earned. Unlike any other awards, they are exclusively FOR independent agencies and will be judged BY independent agencies. THE INDIE AWARDS will RAISE THE PROFILE of independent agencies, REWARD TALENT AND ACHIEVEMENT and not just size, and will RAISE INDUSTRY STANDARDS by encouraging independent agencies to enter awards.

2018 Shortlist

Best PR/Social: Consumer Influence

Title: The Elbphilharmonie Grand Opening
Agency: achtung! & Jung von Matt
Country: Germany
Client: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Title: Twitter Rap Battle
Agency: Barkley
Country: USA
Client: Wingstop

Title: Glenmorangie x Renovo Beyond the Cask Collaboration
Agency: Bright Partnerships
Country: UK
Client: Glenmorangie

Title: Maternity Wear for a 12 Year Old
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Client: Plan International

Title: Broken Crayons
Agency: Republica
Country: USA
Client: Amigos For Kids

Best PR/Earned Media: Corporate Reputation

Title: wagamama The Dubai Mall Launch
Agency: Acorn Strategy
Country: UAE
Client: wagamama

Title: FANS NOT NUMBERS
Agency: BBD Perfect Storm
Country: UK
Client: SKINS

Title: June 1st Public Holiday
Agency: GMP Advertising
Country: Romania
Client:  Itsy Bitsy

Title: AIGF – Paving a new path through Public Policy
Agency: Kaizzen Communications
Country: India
Client: All India Gaming Federation

Title: Finland Finnishes On Top
Agency: Zapwater Communications
Country: USA
Client: Visit Finland

BEST MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Title: Maternity Wear for a 12 Year Old
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Client: Plan International

Title: DEXCOM Fingers
Agency: Marcus Thomas LLC
Country: USA
Client: DEXCOM

Title: Challenge The Future
Agency: Maxomedia AG
Country: Switzerland
Client: PostFinance

Title: Unicef Legacy
Agency: MC&C Media
Country: UK
Client: Unicef

Title: Netflix Standup
Agency: MNSTR
Country: France
Client: Netflix

Best Creative: Audiovisual

Title: Lufthansa - #LifeChangingPlaces
Agency: Kolle Rebbe GmbH
Country: Germany
Client: Lufthansa

Title: Netflix Star Trek Discovery Signal From Space
Agency: Kolle Rebbe GmbH
Country: Germany
Client:  Netflix

Title: Broken Crayons
Agency: Republica
Country: USA
Client: Amigos For Kids

Title: Imaginary Friend Society
Agency: RPA
Country: USA
Client: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Title: Common Ground
Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo
Country: Canada
Client: Harley-Davidson Canada 

Best Creative: Print and Design

Title: Collider and Manomasa – Manomantra’s
Agency: Collider
Country: UK
Client: Manomasa

Title: Natural Erasing
Agency: Inbrax
Country: Chile
Client: Faber-Castell

Title: Misereor Micro Meals
Agency: Kolle Rebbe GmbH
Country: Germany
Client: Misereor

Title: NETFLIX STANDUP
Agency: MNSTR
Country: France
Client: Netflix

Title: Genius: 100 Visions of the Future? Visionary Kit
Agency: The Metrick System
Country: Canada
Client: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

BEST IN SHOW 2017

RPM”Only One Captain Morgan”Client: Diageo
Project Management Lead: Theopholis Brown | Senior Art Director: Greg Farrington | Copywriter: Georgie Wells | Lead Designer: Matt Gould | Lead Artworker: Carl Smith

WINNER: BEST MEDIA CAMPAIGN 2017

CROSSMEDIA“The Recurits / Die Rekruten”Client: Federal Armed Forces
Media Lead: Andrea Schroeder | Media Planning: Media Planning| Media Planning: Florian Holub | Creative Lead: Sabine Castenow | Video Production: Thomas Luzar

WINNER: BEST CREATIVITY 2017

RPM”Only One Captain Morgan”Client: Diageo
Project Management Lead: Theopholis Brown | Senior Art Director: Greg Farrington | Copywriter: Georgie Wells | Lead Designer: Matt Gould | Lead Artworker: Carl Smith

WINNER: BEST PR / EARNED MEDIA CAMPAIGN 2017

BRAND PORTAL“The Big Mistake”Client: Discovery Italia SRL
Executive Creative Director: Marco Guicciardi | Art Director: Anna Clara Fanesi, Alessandra Buchignani | Copywriter: Adriano Disabella, Gianluca | Sales Client Service Director: Laura Petillo | Account Manager: Chabha Ladjici