The Clio Awards launched Clio Sports last year to honor the best in sports advertising and marketing. Gatorade, Nike and the NBA, among many others, were honored with Clio gold awards in this year's competition. Here are all the gold-award winners by category. You can scroll down to the "film" section to see examples of their work:
Ogilvy & Mather New York
"On Stage 9, the wardrobes of the male cast members include white shirts, cuff links, tie clips and hats," Stuart Elliott wrote in his New York Times advertising column in 2006, about a then-unknown cast shooting a pilot.
Nationwide is charging into its first Super Bowl since 2007, and not with recent frontman Peyton Manning, but with a seemingly less likely spokesperson—Mindy Kaling, the talent behind Fox's sitcom The Mindy Project.
Nascar has partnered with ESPN and is launching a promotional campaign for its upcoming playoffs, known as the Chase for the Nascar Sprint Cup, in which 16 drivers will race for the fastest title on earth.
Partners + Napier in New York has filled its top leadership role with Ogilvy & Mather's Matt Dowshen. Dowshen, former managing director, senior partner and director of client services at Ogilvy, will run Partners + Napier's New York office. As managing director, he'll work on current and prospective clients, looking to grow the shop's client roster.
Poise, the adult diaper brand, is poised to attack the lady bladder control market with a double entendre-laced spot about pee spotting.