The 19th FAB Awards Winners!


The elegant Hurlingham Club in London, once again hosted the 19th edition of The International Food and Beverage Creative Excellence Awards. 

The recipients of the highest prize (FABulous Award) on the night, were as follows:


FABulous Award across all Design categories:
Badger Collector’s Edition – The Badgerby BandOpus for Badger
IRN-BRU: Made from Girders by jones knowles ritchie for AG Barr

FABulous Award across TV, Cinema & Radio categories:
McCafé Madness by Leo Burnett London for McDonald’s

FABulous Award across Print, Press, Posters, OOH & Ambient categories:
Brailleby AMV BBDO for Maltesers

FABulous Award across Interactive, Online, Digital, Viral, Mobile & Best Use of Media categories:
Smugglaroos by Cossette Canada for Dunkaroos

FABulous Award across Integrated, Experiential, Direct & Sales Promotions categories:
My Lidl Jobby TBWA London for Lidl

BBDO New York  were named the YouTube FAB Agency of the Year, breaking sister agency AMV BBDO’s three-year reign. They had a total of 13 nominations in the show, six of which won FAB Awards. This is BBDO New York’s third win as Agency of the Year, previously winning the prize in 2010 and 2005.

Greg Hahn, Chief Creative Officer BBDO New York said: “If you think about it, since the early days of advertising, some of the most creative and visible work in the industry has been done for food and beverage clients. It means a lot to us to be recognized for the work we’re doing for our clients in these categories.”

The YouTube FAB Brand/Marketer of the Year was McDonald’s, who broke Mars Incorporated’s two-year reign, with nine nominations across all categories. They won an impressive six FABs and one FABulous Award on the night, with work done for their McCafé brand proving to be especially successful.

Emily Somers, VP Marketing & Food Development, McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd said, “We are thrilled McDonald’s has been recognised as the FAB Brand of the Year for 2017. The award is down to the work of a lot of dedicated, hardworking and passionate people, both in our marketing team and at our agency partners. Our internal team works seamlessly with their agency counterparts driving targeted, creative and inspirational campaigns to deliver stories our customers want to hear.”

Jones Knowles Ritchie (jkr) were named the FAB Design Agency of the Year prize after won four FAB Awards and one FABulous Award on the night. jkr was honoured for their work done for Domino’s Pizza, Bacardi, Hippeas and IRN-BRU.

Commenting on their win jkr’s CEO Guy Lambert said: “There is nothing more rewarding than being recognised by your clients and peers. And to win the FAB Agency of the Year is a great honour for us at jones knowles ritchie. Thank you!”

A full list of the finalist and the winners at The 19th FAB Awards can be seen here.

The FAB Awards is an International Awards programme focused entirely on work done for Food and Beverage brands. It recognises the critical contribution that outstanding creative work makes to build brands, it identifies and rewards the leading practitioners from over 60 countries, and it acknowledges their contribution to their Clients and their Agencies

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