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Connies 2019: shortlist announced

This week, Amplify: Planning for Attention, our latest research project conducted in partnership with Lumen Research, has been shortlisted for an award in the Best Research Project category for Mediatel’s The Connies 2019. Read Mediatel’s announcement and the full list of finalists below.

Mediatel is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Connies Awards.

More than ever, the Connies recognise innovation and the emerging best practice from across all sectors of the media landscape, showcasing initiatives that meet the needs of leading media businesses and practitioners in delivering value to the connected consumer.

The shortlist for both the UK and international categories – which will both celebrate a Grand Prix winner during a prestigious ceremony on 8 May – are as follows:

Best Research Project/Initiative Inskin – Amplify: Planning for Attention Newsworks – The Value of Quality Thinkbox – The Age of Television Kinetic – The more you see it, the more you like it PAMCo Ltd – PAMCo Audience Measurement for Publishers: The new Joint Industry Currency for Published Media

Best Use of Connected Data Spotify – NCS: Unstoppable Me (National Citizen Service) Channel 4 – Contextual Moments Manning Gottlieb OMD – Creating a custom algorithm for Clinique – Moisture Surge Sky UK – Sky Media – VOD

Best Use of Connected Technology ADYOULIKE – AI-driven Native Advertising Technology Platform 3SS – New 3Ready Assistant with Cloud-2-Cloud Integration Accedo – Increasing engagement of video services

Connected Campaign of the Year  Facebook – ‘EE’s Live Red Carpet’ SkyBet – Emotionally connecting SkyBet with Youth Audiences Global, The Media and Entertainment Group – Department of Education, “Get Into Teaching” Facebook & The UN – UN ‘The People’s Seat’

Connected Agency of the Year  Manning Gottlieb OMD Posterscope Total Media

Connected Media Owner of the Year  Channel 4 Spotify

International shortlist

Video Technology Hero Avid – Avid MediaCentral IBM Aspera – IBM Aspera on Cloud Harmonic – End-to-end UHD HDR Solution for Live Sports Streaming Verimatrix – StreamMark Server-side Watermarking for Premium OTT Video

The ‘Premium TV’ Award Discovery Winter Olympics Amazon vertical media company SlingTV Amazon Channels BBC R&D UHD HDR

Excellence in AI Analytics ThinkAnalytics – Personalised recommendations across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds NAGRA – NAGRA Insight Synamedia – Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight SoftAtHome – AI Addressable TV

Best User Experience KT (Korea Telecom) – Voice UI System for KT Olleh TV OnePlace from Canal Digital, supported by 3SS Com Hem – Com Hem Tv Hub

Chair of the judges and director of Chartroom, Mark Cross, said: “Yet again we saw the outstanding results possible when the best skills and capabilities across the sectors of our industry come together.

“The shortlists this year were full of great work and reflected the rising impact of convergent solutions at their best which are a great credit to all those shortlisted. Picking them apart was not easy.”

Previous winners of the Connies include ITV, Channel 4, Posterscope, Primesight, Netgem UK, Global, Total Media, Freeview Australia, Net Insight AB and Verimatrix.

For full details on how to book a table and to see the list of judges, please visit the dedicated website.

Published for the first time on Mediatel.

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