Category C01. Online Ad
Entrant BVBA OLAF Steenhuffel, BELGIUM
Idea Creation BVBA OLAF Steenhuffel, BELGIUM
Name Company Position
Olaf Meuleman BVBA OLAF Creative Director
Jeroen Goossens BVBA OLAF Art Director
Thomas Thyssens BVBA OLAF Art Director
Coline Bagein Gordon Finest Beers Marketing Manager


For a few years now we are building the Gordon-brand with the slogan ‘Nothing to prove.’ This year, Gordon wants to reach a new and younger audience. So we created the Gordon Finest Adblocker. In digital advertising, we all know adblocker are a huge problem. But not for us. We created an adblocker that blocks our own ads. After all, we have nothing to prove.

Describe the strategy

We did not just say that we have nothing to prove, but we actually proved it. While for other brand the adblocker is a nightmare, for Gordon it’s not a problem at all. If you don’t want to see our ads, that’s fine. You’re already convinced, we know. It all started with a series of pre-roll video’s, banners and social posts, explaining they are ads for Gordon. And if you didn’t want to see them anymore, you could install the Gordon Finest Adblocker, on our campaign site. If you did so, you would not see our ads anymore. And we took that quite literally, so we made sure to remind the viewer about every single ad we blocked… with banners and video’s.

Describe the execution

We did this with simple remarketing. The people who visited our campaign site did not install an adblocker, but a cookie. Then we retargetted them with our ‘blocked ads.

List the results

- Although this was a very small budget (production budget 10k, media 10k), the campaign did work really well. Not only did it get a lot of visibility, it also gor great feedback, from various audiences. It was selected as Best Interactive Ad Worldwide by ‘Best Ads on TV’ and as the jury said litterally: “We never even heard of this beer, but totally got the brand personality after experiencing this simple adblocker.” - It was picked up on many websites and blogs, national and international - Some numbers: 7.6 million impressions Only 24.000 block our ads Which means more than 99% decided they wanted to keep seeing our ads!

Dreamy and slightly surreal, Ice Skaters for Ikea from CZAR Brussels

Ice Skaters shows the dreamy and slightly surreal spectacle of a middle aged couple spinning and gliding on the polished wood floors of an elegant, high-ceilinged apartment in their socks. With the tagline 'Bring life into your living room' it is a beautifully crafted advert creating a warm, nostalgic mood for the brand, Ikea. It won Bronze at Eurobest in 2018 for production company CZAR Brussels. Director, Joe Vanhoutteghem and producer, Lander Engels talk to Eurobest about the experience of creating the work. 

How do you make an idea work when your entire media budget is pulled, a week before launch?

The team at Marvelous Moscow have the answer. CCO, Artem Sinyavskiy shares the story of how their work for Skylink, 'The 1 MB Campaign', went on to win Bronze at Eurobest in 2017, despite the media budget being pulled a week before the launch of the campaign.

The gin, the city, the song and the search for the special colour of Seville

PS21 Madrid, the creative transformation company set up by founder of creative agency dommo Agustín Vivancos, was in its first year when the team began work on Searching for the Special Colour of Seville. It was a piece of work that would not only go on to win the agency’s first major award, Bronze in Creative Data at Eurobest in 2018, but would also become part of Seville’s cultural heritage. We hear how the idea came to life from Strategy Director, Sergio Garcia and Executive Creative Director, Victor Blanco.

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