Exclusive: The 2011 CLIO Winners

Here's a peek at this Thursday's big awards

On Thursday, May 19, creatives from all over the world will get gussied up for the 52nd annual CLIO Awards, which are getting a bit gussied up this year themselves: following a day of presentations and panel talks, a formal cocktail reception will be held at the Museum of Natural History on New York’s Upper West Side to celebrate the best creative of 2010. Like Adweek, the CLIOs are a division of Prometheus Global Media, so we have the honor of revealing some of the winners before the big event.

GRAND CLIO WINNERS

Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Digitas

Content & Contact

American Express, "Small Business Saturday" (case study)

@radical.media

Interactive

Arcade Fire/Google Chrome, "The Wilderness Downtown"

JWT

Design

Environmental Human Rights Watch

Jung von Matt AG

Innovative Media

WWF

WINNER'S CIRCLE

Agency of the Year: AlmapBBDO

Network of the Year: BBDO

Advertiser of the Year: Nike

Production Company of the Year: Smuggler

HONORARY AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement Award: famed commercial director Joe Pytka

Honorary CLIO: Phil Rosenthal producer and director, Everybody Loves Raymond

HALL OF FAME

BBDO: Pepsi, "Archeology"

Fallon: BMW of North America, "The Hire"

For a complete list of the 2010 winners, visit www.clioawards.com.