Samsung Electronics announced that it received thirteen awards including seven Gold Pencils, three Silver Pencils, three Bronze Pencils across visual effects, animation and cinematography for its ‘Ostrich’ advertisement in the Branded Entertainment category at The One Club Awards.
Produced by The One Club for Creativity, the global awards show is judged by top industry professionals and honors the best creative ideas that are setting new industry standards. Samsung has been recognized in both the ADC Annual Awards, the oldest continuously running industry awards show in the world and The One Show, one of the most prestigious awards competitions in advertising, design, interactive and branded entertainment.
The commercial, which has also won awards at Cannes Lions, the Clio Awards and the D&AD Awards, features an ostrich who learns to fly after donning a Samsung Gear VR headset and launching a virtual flight simulator.
The campaign taps into the basic human urge to push beyond what is normal and demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing products and services that allow people to break boundaries and do the incredible.
“‘Ostrich’ shows the very real, human-centric story of how bold action can defy barriers. This focus on creating human value through our technology is at the core of our global marketing program and it is exciting to see it resonate with audiences as well as our peers,” said Pio Schunker, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Brand Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
“We’re honored to receive this recognition from one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations celebrating creative excellence.”