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Best TV Advertisement – Sponsored by GBTV

Rewarding the most impressive advertisements that appeared on UK TV in 2002, this year&#39s entries overcame the difficulty of making financial services attractive to viewers by relying on wit, emotion and humour. The shortlisted advertisements impressed judges with the sophisticated way they increased brand awareness and communicated the company&#39s message.

Winner: Lowe &#45 Craig Fabian (HSBC) &#45 Business Review

Understanding the real-life conflict between generations, Lowe&#39s innovative and amusing Generation Game TV advertisement for HSBC was the panel&#39s clear favourite. Turning the concept of small print on its head, the advertisement pointed out that people as well as companies apply small print or conditions in their everyday life.

Second: WCRS Limited &#45 Prudential &#45 Photographs

Third: CCHM – More Th>n Insurance &#39Car&#39 Don&#39t Accept Less Than More Th>n

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“No. It is pretty barren out there but there are still some coming through.”Peter Lawrenson, Peter Lawrenson & Co“Yes. I have not sold a single Isa this season.”Roger MacMillan, Roger MacMillan Independent Financial Services“Yes. I blame the media for it.”Nicholas Miles, Med-Ex Financial Advisory Services“Yes. But I do not think that people have any confidence […]

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