ThinkLA celebrates best in show as ad world evolves
Creating amazing work may be its own reward. Having your work seen and recognized by the creative community is inspiring, encouraging and energizing.
ThinkLA, a nonprofit driven to promote Los Angeles as a network of creativity and innovation in media, marketing, and advertising, did just that for the more than 1,000 guests in attendance at its annual Idea Awards Gala.
The Beverly Hilton International Ballroom set the stage for the 9th annual awards dinner and ceremony where the biggest media thinkers gathered to celebrate advertising’s greatest people, work and companies in the region. The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception sponsored by Twitter with presenting sponsor Teads, who set the tone with an elegant party atmosphere. Guests took photos on the event red carpet and photobooth, and mingled throughout the hotel.
The evening kicked off with a Tahitian dance performance, followed by a three-course dinner, and lively after party on the Beverly Hilton pool deck.
2019 winners included:
BEST CAUSE MARKETING CAMPAIGN: Dailey, What Diversity Gives Us
THINKLA INNOVATOR: Assembly Media, Ask Deadpool
CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR: Walton Isaacson, Lexus & Black Panther: Long Live the King
AGENCY EMERGING LEADER OF THE YEAR: Derek Hand, Canvas Worldwide
SILICON BEACH START-UP OF THE YEAR: NOM
ThinkLA has evolved every year to reflect the topics that matter for the future of marketing. Eight years ago, they did their first mobile marketing summit; five years ago, they started doing their Programmatic Summit; three years ago, they did their first Cannabis Marketing event; and this year, they did their first MarTech event.