Celebrating the very, very best in British digital

17 Sep 2019

Posted by Rachel Johnson

Back in March, we opened the doors on this year’s BIMA Awards. In July, our judging panels came together to turn a very long list of impressive applications into a shortlist of sheer brilliance. And at a glittering ceremony at IET London this week, we finally announced the winners.

It’s become something of a cliché to talk about the worthiness of all entries. But clichés it is – this year’s entries really were something special, and the winners have set an exceptionally high bar.

So thank you to everyone who entered, to everyone who was part of the judging panel and to everyone who joined us for a brilliant Awards nights. Congratulations to those who made the shortlist. And enormous congratulations to this year’s BIMA Awards winners.

They are:

Grand Prix

Malaria No More | R/GA London for Malaria Must Die

Advance Award For Innovation

Heartsense | Cambridge Heartwear

Advance Award For Craft

Amplifon Hearing App | Publicis Sapient

Advance Award For Impact

Malaria No More | R/GA London for Malaria Must Die

Advance Award For Conscience

Operation Denial | We Are Social for The National Holocaust Centre & Museum

Startup of the Year

Anything is Possible. Disrupting the agency world for the better | AIP

BIMA Advance Award Talent/Diversity Initiative of the Year

Hidden | Ross Taylor

The Valuable 500 | Marianne Waite

Communications and Content - Under 70k

Raising funds and awareness for Nestle’s Cocoa Plan | Good-Loop for Nestlé

Communications and Content - Over 70k

Malaria No More | R/GA London for Malaria Must Die

Data and Performance Marketing - Under 70k

There’s No Substitute for Good Display | NMPi for Liverpool FC

Emerging Technology - Under 70k

Heartsense | Cambridge Heartwear

Product and Service Design - Under 70k

Beringar | R/GA London

Product and Service Design - Over 70k

SXT Partner Notification Service | Bit Zesty Ltd for SXT Health CIC

Transformation and Consultancy - Under 70k

A world first product for trailblazers in insurance | Foolproof for AXA XL

Transformation and Consultancy - Over 70k

The Changing Workplace – Future of Work, Cancer Research UK | Cancer Research UK

Websites and Apps - Under 70k

Leeds Bradford Airport website | Parallax

Websites and Apps - Over 70k

Inclusive Design for Scope | Aqueduct

Automotive - Under 70k

#AutoTraderGoals | AmazeRealise for Auto Trader

Automotive - Over  70k

Keeping Audi in the driver’s seat | Somo

Energy, Utilities & Telecoms - Over 70k

World’s First 5G AI Stylist | Poke London for EE

Financial Services - Over 70k

Deep Fraud | Weber Shandwick for HSBC

FMCG - Over 70k

Alexa, Send Me A Sample of Diet Coke Exotic Mango | Send Me a Sample for Coca-Cola


Amplifon Hearing App | Publicis Sapient

Leisure, Sport & Travel - Under 70k

Toilet Role – How a Gaffbot got people talking | Cubaka for Virgin Trains

Media, Entertainment & The Arts - Over 70k

Brawl Stars Global Launch | Waste Creative for Supercell

Public Service & Not for Profit - Under 70k

Operation Denial | We Are Social for The National Holocaust Centre & Museum

Public Service & Not for Profit - Over  70k

Malaria No More | R/GA London for Malaria Must Die

Retail & Fashion - Over 70k

Helping Specsavers reframe the specs purchase experience | Sideshow

Technology - Over 70k

Hitachi Vantara Virtual Rack Configurator – AR/AI Interactive Digital Display and Native App | 4 Roads Limited

List of winners

Entries for the BIMA Awards 2020 will open in March 2020. To make sure you’re notified, sign up here.

Rachel Johnson
Posted by Rachel Johnson

Rachel has recently joined BIMA having worked for more than 20 years in the world of Marketing. Rachel has many impressive client, charity and agency-side results to her credit and stories to tell. As both a team player and independent advisor, Rachel loves to see the bigger picture and is a strong strategic thinker. She has led ambitious projects for start-ups, worked alongside growing businesses and has been fortunate to work with some of the UK’s most respected and renowned agencies. A self-motivated original thinker, Rachel is also an extremely able marketer. She brings out the best in people at all levels. Her wealth of transferable skills includes project management – often with direct budgetary control - results-driven commercial awareness, proven networking strengths, digital marketing expertise and broad IT literacy. However, her achievements do not end there! In her spare time, she makes full-use of her Cumbrian home-town environment, walking, biking and running, and spending time as an enthusiastic side-line rugby and football mum for her two boys – Louie and Harley.

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