Golden EPICA Award for the “Thank You, Doctors” campaign

World journalists reward the "Thank you, doctors" campaign

The “Thank You, Doctors” campaign won the EPICA Gold Award at tonight’s online ceremony. The jury of this prestigious award consists of editors and journalists of the world's most influential media in the field of advertising.

In a competition of 1,980 entries from 59 countries, the “Thank You, Doctors” campaign won gold in the Covid-19 Communications category, a prestigious award for responsible advertising. The campaign was realized in support of doctors and medical staff during the pandemic, and it was realized by the agencies McCann Beograd and UM Beograd in cooperation with Nedeljnik, for which special front pages were created.

"We are very proud that our work has become a symbol of gratitude to doctors and medical staff around the world, in the difficult year of the fight against COVID-19. We dedicate this award to them, as a record in time for their superhuman efforts. We thank the people around the world who shared the campaign on their personal profiles, as well as the members of the EPICA festival jury who recognized the universal truth in our story. Congratulations to all members of the team, our partner agencies, as well as the magazine Nedeljnik, " said Jana Savić Rastovac, Executive Creative Director, McCann Beograd.

"We are glad that this campaign stood out with its strong emotional message and that it continues to win awards at prestigious creativity and advertising shows. It was a great pleasure to join the campaign and invite our media partners, especially outdoor media, to help the message of gratitude created by colleagues from McCann offices reach real superheroes, doctors, and medical staff across the region in places where they will surely notice, near COVID hospitals. Thank you to colleagues, to media partners, and most of all to our real heroes - doctors, ”added Branislava Cagronov, Regional Managing Director, UM.

The EPICA awards for the "Thank you, doctors" campaign followed the recent BalCannesKaktus, and ACT Responsible awards. EPICA seeks to reward the outstanding creativity of agencies, consulting firms, PR, marketing or technology companies, production companies, design studios, and individual artists and promotes them beyond their national borders. The jury of the EPICA award includes representatives of the world's most influential media who write about creativity in advertising.