OC Wins BDS-Sponsored Award

BASE Awards 2021, the winners

Creative Marketing Agency, OC, came out on top in the BDS-sponsored category for Best External Team of the Year in the recent British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) Awards.

The glittering event, held at London’s Roundhouse, celebrated the best of the home entertainment industry. More than 600 guests attended. The BAFTA nominated actor and The Mash Report comedian Rachel Parris hosted the event.

There were 22 awards handed out to distributors, retailers, media owners, individuals and suppliers from across the industry. Winners included Sony Pictures with seven awards, and Universal Pictures UK, securing five. StudioCanal also won two awards. Physical Retailer of the Year went to Tesco. Amazon Prime Video took home Digital Retailer of the Year and Retailer/Platform Initiative of the Year. HMV, celebrating 100 years of business this year, received a special Outstanding Achievement Award.

Flair, passion and expertise

The OC team

Judges for the Best External Team of the Year which BDS sponsored under the brand of its home entertainment arm, BDSWest10, said of winners OC:

“A full-service creative marketing agency, OC prides itself on applying a unique flair, passion and expertise to every project. The judges agreed that OC stood out thanks to their tenacious approach across the past year, and the hard work of the growing team is evident across all campaigns they work on. With 15 years in the home entertainment industry, OC are instrumental in the creative success of their clients, who include Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (who supported their entry), describing OC as ‘an invaluable partner’ over the past 7 years.”

A great event to support

“It was a fantastic evening that BDS was proud to be part of,” says Barry Smith of BDS. “All the shortlisted candidates for the Best External Team of the Year had a claim to the crown. However, there can only be one winner. It’s great to see the home entertainment industry so energetic and creative after the trials of the past year.”

The other companies in the BDS-sponsored category were ASG Spark, a global agency specialising in brand design, localisation, activation and print production, and content creation, management, and delivery agency, Visual Data.

The Awards also raised nearly £6000 for charity partner Action for Children.

“BASE would like to thank BDSWest10 and all its sponsors that make the awards ceremony possible and such a fantastic event,” said Vicki Geddes, Commercial Manager with BASE and the Industry Trust for IP Awareness.

You can find out more about BASE at www.baseorg.uk.

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