Siren Awards round 5 winners announced | radioinfo

Siren Awards round 5 winners announced

Thursday 22 March, 2018
Niall Stephen and Lachlan Banton

The Brand Agency ad for the Road Safety Commission has won the single category. 

 The Brand Agency has won the single category and Round 5 overall, with the ad “Bottle Siren” for the Road Safety Commission. 

Creative team Niall Stephen and Lachlan Banton, who have been in the advertising industry for just 12 months, used the sound of blowing across an empty bottle “pan flute style” to imitate the sound of a siren. 
We work in entertainment as much as we do advertising and that forces you to tell your story in a truly interesting way,” said Stephen. 

Banton added, “An important element of an effective radio ad is a brave client, as a unique creative can feel foreign and scary.'
Marketforce won the campaign category with the ads “Car, Neighbours, Boss” for client Oz Lotto. The ads by creatives Joe Hawkins and Neil Martin, highlight life's full of everyday problems but when you win Oz Lotto, you can take care of them very easily.
The craft winner was sound engineer Matt Perrott from Uncanny Valley sound studio for the NSW Water Safety ad. The ad “Be Water Safe, Not Sorry” effectively illustrates through sound effects what can happen when you drink or take drugs around water.
Joan Warner, CEO of CRA said: “All category winners used radio’s unique ability to form a picture in the mind of the listener.” 
The Siren Awards, run by Commercial Radio Australia, celebrate the best in radio advertising and are judged over five rounds throughout the year by a panel of industry experts, made up of creative directors from leading ad agencies, known as the Siren Creative Council.
The 2018 Gold Siren winner will be announced in May 2018 and wins a trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 

The client of the winning 2018 Gold Siren Award also wins a ticket to Cannes.  Silver Sirens are awarded in each of the three categories: single, campaign and craft.  There is also a client-voted award, a $5000 cash prize, presented to the writers of the ad voted the best, by a panel of clients.

Listen to Round 5, 2018 winning ads here at


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