Deloitte Digital’s sea shanty wins Round 4 of the 2022 Siren Awards

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• Deloitte Digital Australia’s Matt Lawson and Charles Baylis were the overall and single category winners

A new twist on the traditional sea shanty and a modern-day love song have taken out the top spots in Round 4 of the Siren Awards.

Deloitte Digital Australia creatives Matt Lawson and Charles Baylis were the overall and single category winners for their 90 second ad, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC for Suzuki Vitara. Sound engineer, Dee Gjedsted from Squeak E. Clean Studios was winner in the craft category for the ad.

Sung in the tradition of a sea shanty by the band The Longest Johns, the ad tells the journey of a man driving in his Suzuki Vitara to buy almond milk for his sweetheart.

The ad is part of an integrated campaign, along with Land Shanties a seven-song concept album available to stream on music platforms.

Creatives Matt Lawson and Charles Baylis said the ad was unique because they “used an aquatic audio strategy that hadn’t been used in hundreds of years to sell land-based automobiles.”

“Sea Shanties were sung to make arduous, deadly, and boring voyages more fun, so, imagine what they can do for fun voyages!” 

A Love Song to the Internet celebrates the unexpected wormholes the internet leads its users down. The modern-day love song was created by Jared Wicker, Elaine Li, Ralph van Dijk, and Andy Hopkins from Howatson+Company/Eardrum for carbon neutral internet provider, Belong. They were winners in the campaign and audio innovation categories and achieved a highly commended in the single ad category.

CRA, chief executive officer Joan Warner said the Round 4 category winners demonstrated the power of audio in engaging target audiences.

“The songs have supported the brands to make an emotional connection with their audiences in a uniquely creative way.”

Highly commended in the campaign category were; The Monkeys creatives Cody Naetzker and Zenon Predecki for their ad GOAT GOAT & GOAT – Attorneys at Law, for Mountain Goat Beer, Jason Leigh and Sharon Edmondston from M&C Saatchi for Unsung Hero an ad for Baiada–Steggles and creative Selina Hynes from Eon Broadcasters for Every Kid Deserves to Fit In, for Inclusive Kids.

Also highly commended in the single ad category were Marc Dwyer, Simon Hills-Johnes and Glen Styles from The Studio at SCA for Live Bushfire Ready for the NSW Rural Fire Service and creatives Patrick Trethowan and Lee Phillips from Ogilvy Melbourne for their ad AAMI, Ode to the Mighty Clanger.

Sound engineer Glen Styles from The Studio at SCA, Sydney, also picked up a highly commended in the craft category for Live Bushfire Ready.

Adrian Brown, Adelle Boglis, Paddy Mithen and Farrah Mu from sound studio, Whooshka were highly commended both in the craft and audio innovation categories for AAMI: Ode to the Mighty Clanger.

Sound Engineer Terry Mann from Thinkerbell received a highly commended for the ad We’re Simply Nuts (For Aussie Peanuts) for Bega Simply Nuts.

Winning entries from each round are entered into the 2022 Gold Siren Awards, with the winner to be announced in May 2022. Round 5 of the 2022 Siren Awards is now open, with entries closing on February 8, 2022.

Listen to the Round 2022 winning ads here

Top Image: Deloitte Digital creatives Charles Baylis and Matt Lawson

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