Midas Awards World’s Best Financial Advertising Announces 2013 Shortlist Open or Close
USA leads with 61 Shortlisted entries, followed by South Africa, Turkey, and AustraliaRead More...
2013 Midas Awards Hosts Live Judging Session Open or Close
The 2013Midas Awards World’s Best Financial Advertising™ will host a live Grand Jury judging session on November 21st at Ink48 Hotel, 653 11th Avenue at 48th Street in New York City. The live session, organized by Alisun Armstrong, executive director of the Midas Awards, allows the Grand Jury to score creative entries from around the globe on a proprietary iPad judging app.Read More...
Midas Awards for The World’s Best Financial Advertising Announces 2013 Call for EntriesOpen or Close
New York, NY – July 1, 2013: The 2013 Midas Awards® is now open for entry.
Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards is the only competition to recognize excellence in financial advertising and marketing on a global scale, honoring the World’s Best Financial Advertising™ in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual funds, credit cards, real estate, accounting, and consulting. The competition invites entries in four specific categories: Products & Services, Craft, Use of Medium, and Use of Discipline.
Alisun Armstrong, newly appointed executive director of the Midas Awards, initiated numerous strategic updates in 2013 designed to enhance the competition and expand the Midas Awards’ global reach. Changes include a streamlined entry system allowing for easier, more user-friendly navigation during the entry process; the consolidation and restructuring of categories by discipline; and a fresh website re-design.
“People who work on financial services accounts face a unique challenge—beyond navigating the regulations, their job is to engage generally wary consumers on one of the most personal and private subjects: money,” Ms. Armstrong said. “Creative and compelling work in this area deserves special recognition, and I’m proud to be a part of the Midas Awards, an organization committed to showcasing the best of the best in this field.”
Already armed with a proven track record as executive director of the AME Awards® for Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness, Ms. Armstrong will spearhead the development of the Midas brand and ensure it continues to evolve with the industry it serves and manage all facets of the competition, from the day-to-day administration to the assembly of the 2013 Grand Jury. Culled from the from the most respected and influential minds in financial advertising, the Midas Grand Jury consists of client and agency leaders from the creative and marketing disciplines, as well as internationally recognized experts in financial policy and communications. The jury awards Midas Gold and Silver Ingots to the highest scoring entries, and award the Grand Midas to the entry considered “Best in Show.” The results of the jury are parsed in an annual rankings brief, The Midas Report—a veritable who’s-who in the world of financial services advertising.
The deadline to enter the 2013 Midas Awards is September 30th, 2013. Enter before August 15, 2013 and receive a 10% discount with code PRM2013. Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the Midas Awards website: http://www.midasawards.com/. View the 2012 winners in the Midas Winner Showcasehttp://www.midasawards.com/winners/2012/index.php.
Midas Awards Announces 2012 Winners; King James Cape Town Earns Grand Midas for Santam InsuranceOpen or Close
New York, NY – December 20, 2012: The Midas Awards®, for the World’s Best Financial Advertising™, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year’s Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is the only international competition that recognizes excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.Read More...
2012 Midas Awards for The World's Best Financial Advertising Announces Call for EntriesOpen or Close
New York, NY – June 27, 2012: The World's Best Financial Advertising™, presented by the Midas Awards, announced its Call for Entries. The Midas Awards is the only international competition to recognize excellence in financial advertising and marketing on a global scale.Read More...
Midas Awards Announces 2011 Winners; Publicis and The Martin Agency Earn Grand Midas AwardsOpen or Close
New York, NY – December 21, 2011: The Midas Awards® announced the winners of their 2011 competition for the World's Best Financial Marketing & Advertising™. Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards is the only competition that recognizes excellence in financial services communications on a global scale, and honors advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual funds, and credit, in addition to real estate, accounting, and consulting. This year the competition received entries from 31 countries around the world. The Midas Grand Jury awarded two Grand Midas Awards, 22 Gold Ingots, 41 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists.Read More...
The Midas Awards Announces 2011 Midas Report; Second Annual Creative Rankings in Financial Advertising & MarketingOpen or Close
New York, NY – August 25, 2011: The Midas Awards, honoring advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual funds, and credit, in addition to real estate, accounting, and consulting announced today that it will release the second annual Midas Report. Unveiled in 2010, the Midas Report recognizes and ranks the most successful companies in the financial advertising and marketing communications industry. The upcoming report will be released in early December following the selection of the 2011 Midas Award winners by the Midas Awards Grand Jury.
The Midas Report uses a creative ranking system based on points earned for winning entries and provides a historical account of the highest ranking companies within the competition. Midas Report points are calculated as follows: King Midas Award, 9 points; Gold Ingot Award, 6 points; Silver Ingot Award, 4 points; and Finalist, 1 point.
Last year, the 2010 Midas Report announced that The Jupiter Drawing Room South Africa led in the ranking report with a grand total of 36 points. The Jupiter Drawing was also the most awarded agency in the 2010 competition, earning two Gold Ingots and five Silver Ingots.
In addition to the inaugural Midas Report, a 10 Year Midas Awards Anniversary Report was created in 2010, honoring the most creative and accomplished companies throughout the history of the competition. The Jupiter Drawing Room was the top ranking company on the The Midas Report, 10 Year Anniversary with a total of 147 points.
Graham Warsop, Chairman of The Jupiter Drawing Room (South Africa) had this to say about the Midas Report: “At The Jupiter Drawing Room we’ve always adopted the attitude that financial services advertising can be as creative and innovative as the more sexy sectors, if one approaches it with the correct mind set. It’s very pleasing for our agency staff and our clients that we’ve won this accolade against such strong competition. Whilst recognition on an annual basis is welcome, it’s particularly satisfying to be recognized for a consistent performance spanning a decade.”
In 2010, McCann Erickson NY, USA was the King Midas Award recipient for “The Priceless Gift Finder” for client MasterCard Worldwide. McCann Erickson garnered 30 points on the Midas Report. King James Cape Town, South Africa was tied with 30 points. In addition, DDB Johannesburg, South Africa received 24 points, and Wiktor Leo Burnett Bratislava, Slovak Republic received 16 points. To view the complete Midas Report, go to www.midasawards.com.
The Midas Awards Grand Jury is comprised of prominent client and agency leaders from the creative and marketing disciplines, as well as recognized experts in financial policy and communications.
All winning entries are featured at: www.midasawards.com, and are promoted by our network of representatives in 75 countries around the world.
All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: email@example.com. Ph: 1 212 643 4800
International Awards Group (IAG) organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards® for the World's Most Effective Advertising™; Midas Awards® for the World’s Best Work in Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards® for the World's Best Healthcare Advertising™; New York Festivals®; World's Best Advertising™; World's Best Radio Programs™ and World's Best Television & Films™. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. IAG and their brands now have representation in 75 countries. For more information, go to www.InternationalAwardsGroup.com.
2011 MIDAS AWARDS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIESOpen or Close
The Midas Awards Announces Two New Categories: Mobile and Social Media
Midas Awards Announces "The Midas Report" Creative Rankings in Financial Advertising & MarketingOpen or Close
The Jupiter Drawing Room, South Africa and McCann Erickson NY Lead Rankings
New York, NY – November 09, 2010: The Midas Awards, founded in 2001, announced the creation of the "The Midas Report". This newly launched annual report recognizes the most successful companies in the financial advertising and marketing communications industry, and uses a creative ranking system based on points earned within the Midas Awards competition. The Midas Report, 10 Year Anniversary," a new report initiated this year, honors the most creative and accomplished companies throughout the history of the competition.
Midas Awards Announces 2010 Winners; McCann Erickson NY Earns King Midas for MasterCard, The Jupiter Drawing Room South Africa is Most Awarded AgencyOpen or Close
New York, NY – October 21, 2010: The Midas Awards, the only competition that recognizes excellence in financial services communications on a global scale, announced the winners of their 2010 competition. Founded in 2001, the Midas Awards honors advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual funds, and credit, in addition to real estate, accounting, and consulting. This year’s competition saw a 27% increase in entries, submitted from 31 countries around the world. The Midas Jury awarded one King Midas Award, 18 Gold Ingots, 32 Silver Ingots, and 71 Finalist Certificates.Read More...
Midas Awards Announces 2009 Award Winners; McCann Erickson New York Wins Midas Grand Trophy and Four Gold Ingots for MasterCardOpen or Close
New York, October 20, 2009: The Midas Awards, the only international competition to recognize excellence in financial services communications on a global scale, announced the winners today for its 2009 competition. The Midas Grand Jury awarded one prestigious Grand Trophy, ten Gold Ingots and twenty-four Silver Ingots. In addition, twenty-nine entries were awarded Finalist Certificates.Read More...
2009 Midas Awards Announces Call For EntriesOpen or Close
February 17, 2009 - New York: The Midas Awards, the only competition to recognize excellence in financial services communications on a global scale, officially opened its Call For Entry on Monday, February 16th. Since 2001, the awards competition has provided a comprehensive view of advertising and corporate communications in the international financial community.Read More...
The Midas Awards Announces 2008 Award Winners; The Jupiter Drawing Room, South Africa Wins The Grand Midas TrophyOpen or Close
January 2, 2009 - New York: The Midas Awards, the only international competition to recognize excellence in financial services communications on a global scale, announced the winners today for its 2008 competition. One prestigious Grand Midas Trophy was awarded, as well as eight Gold Ingots and twenty-two Silver Ingots. In addition, seventy-nine entries were awarded Finalist Certificates.Read More...
Velocity Films of South Africa and SWE Advertising of Sweden Take Grands; McCann Erickson USA Wins Three Golds for MasterCard Campaigns at the 2007 International Midas AwardsOpen or Close
December 5, 2007 - New York: Two Grand Midas Awards were bestowed this year in the categories Best Cinematography and Real Estate. Velocity Films of Johannesburg won for their film entry "Vincent," created for Coronation Fund Managers. SWE Advertising of Stockholm won for their print campaign "See You in Nine Months" for client Swedbank Real Estate Agency. McCann Erickson's "Just a Piece of Plastic" and "Heart of Commerce" campaigns for MasterCard Worldwide captured Golds in Best Corporate Identity, Best Graphic Design and Best Animation, distinguishing them as the agency with the most Golds in 2007.Read More...
INTERNATIONAL AWARDS GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW CEOOpen or Close
December 12, 2006: International Awards Group announced today that Jim Smyth has assumed the role of chief executive officer. The following is a letter from the company's executive director announcing the move.Read More...
SEATTLE BOUTIQUE SEDGWICK RD. EARNS SOLE GRAND AT MIDAS AWARDS; CITIBANK STACKS UP 3 GOLD BRICKS AND ONE SILVEROpen or Close
New York, September 7, 2005: Jim Walker, President of Sedgwick Rd., the sole winner of a 2005 Grand Midas Award for the Products and Services Category said "Winning a Grand Midas for the second year in a row is an unexpected and very welcome honor. We've been proud of our financial services work for the past 14 years and winning the Grand Midas proves again that our peers think we're doing outstanding work."Read More...
New Midas Grand TrophyOpen or Close
New Midas Grand Trophy
As you may have noticed, the Midas Awards have been redesigned. We started with a new Gold Midas Award trophy, plated in gold and with the look and feel of a real gold ingot. We also introduced a Silver Midas Award with the same design.
We have now created a new Grand Midas trophy. It is a handsome bust in classical style, based on a stone head from about 700BC excavated in Phrygia (Turkey) and thought to be a likeness of the actual King Midas. This striking trophy is in white marble on a black onyx base, and stands about 9" high.
We hope you will have an opportunity to display one these in your trophy case in the not-too-distant future!
Annual of Advertising Volume ThirteenOpen or Close
All winners - including Finalists - in the Midas Awards appear in the new Annual of Advertising, Volume Thirteen. The Annual is now available and if you wish to order a copy, visit the Merchandise section.
SEDGWICK RD. SWEEPS THE BOARD IN 2004 FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARDSOpen or Close
New York, August 5, 2004: Sedgwick Rd., the Seattle, WA, based agency, won top honors at this year's international Midas Awards with its work for Washington Mutual, reflecting the growing success of both agency and client on a nationwide scale.Read More...
IAN HENDERSON OF MASIUS, LONDON, APPOINTED 2005 CHAIRMAN OF THE MIDAS AWARDSOpen or Close
New York, August 2, 2004: Ian Henderson, executive creative director of masius, the business, corporate and financial agency of Publicis Groupe, based in London and New York, has taken on the mantle of Chairman of the annual international Midas Awards for financial services communications. The announcement was made at the Grand Midas judging session held at the masius offices in New York last week.Read More...
View 2004 Winners in our Online Winners ShowcaseOpen or Close
You can view the winners of the 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Midas Awards competition on the Winners section of this website. The winning work of the Grand, Gold and Silver (2003 and 2004 only) Midas trophies can be viewed together with full credits.
New Trophies and Certificates Introduced in 2003Open or Close
The new Gold and Silver Midas trophies are cast in the shape of an ingot matching the specs of the United States mint, and engraved with 4 line sof personalized credits. Each bar weighs a hefty 6 lbs (2.5 kg) and is 8"x3.5"x1.75" in size. The Gold Midas is plated in 24k gold. The Gold and Silver Midas bars are shipped in an elegant black velvet tie bag.