1000heads: Double Winner!

Last week, a mere 24hrs after we picked up a SoMeComms award for ‘Best Viral Campaign: Nokia / Tron: Legacy’, we did ‘the double’ at the Digital Impact Awards!


Picking up a silver award in the ‘Best use of existing social media platforms/sites’ category for ‘Nokia / Tron: Legacy’ as well as a Digital Impact ‘Highly Commended’ award in the ‘Best use of online video’ category for ‘Behind the E7‘.

We’re immensely proud of our work on both of these wins and, as ever, we celebrated in the correct and proper way!


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1000heads: a big thank you

1000heads wins!

Best Viral Campaign for Nokia / Tron: Legacy at the Social Media Communications Awards!

Just over a year ago, the 1000heads Nokia account team were gearing up for one of the biggest/most intense workloads of our collective history as we headed towards the 24hr Nokia / Tron: Legacy takeover.

Here, in October 2011, it is still look upon as one of the best pieces of activity we have ever worked on and – for our client – it is continually held up and referred to as their best Facebook campaign, ever.

To put it lightly, we’re chuffed to bits!

A few thank yous:

  1. To the SoMeComms judging panel for recognising our fantastic work.
  2. To our partners at Disney and Propaganda, without whom none of this would’ve happened.
  3. To the ‘heads who worked tirelessly (through the night on some occasions!) to make sure that this activity came together perfectly.
  4. Last, but by no means least, to our awesome client(s) who continually challenge us and brief us into being able to dream, create and ultimately perform best in class and industry-defining work in the social media space.

Thank you, all of you.

Right, let’s get that champagne…

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1000heads: shortlisted

Following up on our recent shortlist success with N8Producers (awards announced later this week!), 1000heads are proud to announce a further five shortlist placements for two separate pieces of work.

First up, Behind the E7

In February of 2011, Nokia was launching its flagship enterprise phone: the Nokia E7. With more and more of their devices being well-reviewed for their industrial design, Nokia wanted to give a ‘behind the scenes’ demonstration video that not only highlighted the product itself, but also gave an insight into the design philosophy that exists within the very DNA of the company…

Hitting over 100,000 organic views in the first 24hrs was a huge success for both us and the client. Combining that with the top secret competition hidden in the video (did you spot it?) meant that overall, this is one of our best video creations to date.

Thanks to these results, Behind the E7 has been shortlisted for the following two awards –

Best use of Online Video at the Digital Impact Awards
Best use of YouTube at the Social Media Communications Awards

Second, Nokia / Tron: Legacy

At the end of 2010, Nokia partnered with Disney for the launch of the film Tron: Legacy. With the majority of the plot set ‘online’, it made perfect sense to compliment this with a social media campaign reflecting and building upon those elements. As the world’s leading word of mouth marketing agency, 1000heads were perfectly placed to deliver against this brief…

To date, this is Nokia’s most successful Facebook campaign, ever.

With that in mind, it’s great to see the above work has now been shortlisted for the following three awards –

Best use of Existing Social Media Channels at the Digital Impact Awards
Best Viral Campaign AND Best Social Media Campaign at the Social Media Communications Awards

Congratulations to all team members, both client side and agency side. Being shortlisted like this is fantastic recognition for all your hard work.

Roll on awards evening!

1000heads: Drum Marketing Awards: A Commendation

Good news this Friday, our SKINS team here at 1000heads last night received a commendation for their work on last year’s Tour de Velo campaign.

From the entry:

When international recovery and compression sports clothing brand SKINS wanted to replicate the grassroots loyalty they had secured in Australia and the USA in Europe, they knew that word of mouth chimed with both their early underground viral success and their ambitions to be a challenging and empowering brand.

Proving that with SKINS ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things, 1000heads discovered Quentin Field Boden – a 51 year old UK blogger and amateur road cyclist who had grand plans to ride the entire Tour De France route – and made his dream happen. While Quentin trialled SKINS’ new products by cycling the route three days before the professionals, uploading his experiences and engaging with cross-Channel sports communities along the way, a further set of influential cycling enthusiasts in the UK and Australia were sent SKINS products to trial at home through challenges that reflected the hardships of the Tour.

Spanning three countries simultaneously, Tour de Velo dramatically increased traffic to the international SKINS sites, generated high volumes of positive, independent WOM – and positioned SKINS as the company that promoted the voice of the ordinary fan amidst the saturated brand promotions at one of sport’s biggest events.

Congratulations team – a job well done!

1000heads: Ones to watch

That’s what the super-smart bods over at New Media Age have said we are anyway –


Each year, NMA release their ‘Top 100 Interactive Agencies’ league table and, although we’re not in the overall rankings, we have been given the rather prestigious nod in the ‘Ones to Watch’ section.

As they say themselves –

“‘This section in the guide lists agencies the publication believes has done some exciting work over the past 12 months and has really tried to be innovative in their approach to digital.”

Thank you very much New Media Age, we’re honoured to be included.


1000heads: Commended!

A couple of months ago we entered a little creative awards ceremony known The Chip Shop Awards. Billed as ‘creativity with no limits‘, the categories include such prestigious titles as; ‘Best work any brand you haven’t a hope of winning’, ‘Best reject’ and ‘Best use of shocking copy’.

We must admit, while we entered pieces of work (some real, some not) into a fair few categories but it was our entry into the ‘Best use of plagiarism‘ that not only caused a certain amount of hoo-hah, but also earned us a cheeky nod from the judges.

The ‘original’ idea was to take last year’s plagiarism winner and re-enter it as our own. As it turned out, the judges loved it.

— Yes, the ‘award’ is an actual bottle of vinegar. Amazing —

Special thanks to 1000heads CEO, Mike Rowe,for coming up with the ‘original’ idea and of course, it wouldn’t be fair to accept this without a special nod to last year’s winner (and creator of the ad in the first place), Miss Ali Turner.

Ali, drop us a line or leave a comment – we’d love to send you some cake 🙂