Proud Whopper and Obama’s Between Two Ferns Among 2015’s Grand Clio Winners

Apple, Beats and Domino's work also snag top tophies

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David, Crispin Porter + Boguksy and Funny or Die all won Grand Clios at the 2015 Clio Awards on Wednesday, for their work on behalf of Burger King, Domino's and the Affordable Care Act—at a ceremony kept lively by emcee Alec Baldwin's comedy and musical performances including Salt-N-Pepa.

"This is horseshit's heyday," Baldwin said of modern advertising in his opening remarks, adding: "It's only a matter of time before marketers begin sending us branded dick pics."

Salt-N-Pepa brought the house down with their performance of "Push It" (made newly popular by a recent Geico commercial). And X Ambassadors—whose song "Jungle" in Beats by Dre's ad "The Game Before the Game" was deemed the best use of music by Clio Music on the night—also played their song "Renegades" on stage.

Melissa Etheridge was on hand as well, as a guest of Clio Music, and sang a snippet of Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz"—a nod to a famous early brand mention in rock 'n' roll.

A total of 13 Grand Clios were handed out. See all the winners below.

—Audio Grand Clio


SoundLab Container

Streaming/Downloadable Content

F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, São Paulo

—Branded Entertainment Grand Clio

Affordable Care Act

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

Film – Scripted

Funny or Die, Los Angeles

—Digital Grand Clio


Clever Buoy

M&C Saatchi, Sydney

—Direct Grand Clio

Burger King

Proud Whopper

David, Miami

—Engagement/Experiential Grand Clio

ZDK Gesellschaft Demokratische Kultur gGmbH

Nazis against Nazis- Germany's Most Involuntary Charity Walk


Grabarz & Partner/GGH Lowe, Hamburg

—Innovative Grand Clio

ZDK Gesellschaft Demokratische Kultur gGmbH

Nazis against Nazis- Germany's Most Involuntary Charity Walk


Grabarz & Partner/GGH Lowe, Hamburg

—Integrated Campaign Grand Clio


"Between Us"

Integrated Campaign

Y&R Team Red Istanbul

—Out of Home Grand Clio


World Gallery (C)


TBWA/Media Arts Lab, Los Angeles

—Print Grand Clio

28 Too Many

It Happens Here (C)

Ogilvy & Mather, London

—Public Relations Grand Clio


Clever Buoy

Corporate Image

Fuel Communications, Sydney

—Social Media Grand Clio


Emoji Ordering


CP+B, Boulder

—CLIO Music – Partnerships/Collaborations Grand Clio

Spotify / Uber

Your Ride. Your Music.


Spotify / Uber

Stockholm / San Francisco

—CLIO Music – Use of Music Grand Clio

Beats By Dr. Dre

"The Game Before the Game"

5 mins or more

R/GA, New York

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.