2022 Winners & Shortlists


Short List
Product/ServiceLIAMO PASTA
CategoryConsumer Goods
Additional Company PMG Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


Oh no! Another pasta brand is coming! LIAMO was looking to launch in Lebanon with a small budget. To succeed, they needed to unlock a core target consumer: young families – especially parents. The good news is that pasta is the world’s favorite food so it’s not a hard sell to put it on the menu. The bad news is that it is very hard to differentiate in this category and to connect with the families as they get constantly bombarded with ads. Since LIAMO was a new pasta brand launching in Lebanon, the brand needed to gain maximum awareness fast, get conversations going and inspire their target audience to shift brand – all this with a limited budget. LIAMO had to come up with something completely new and different that was sure to gain awareness quickly and spark interest among households.

Describe the strategy

The pasta category is stuck into traditional (and boring) communications: every ad is about the moment of family connection and bringing families together to the table with a nice dish of pasta (that mom cooked, of course). What we needed was to take a modern and disruptive approach on this family moment, one that would be true to today’s parents and their real life challenges (rather than their idealized advertising version). A real issue surfaced as we were diving deep into our audience: many parents these days have kids who are gamers, and getting them off screen to come eat with everyone at dinner time proves to be challenging even to the most convincing of parents. The challenge: How could we reinvent “family dinner time” communication by focusing on getting gamers off their screens and to the table so everyone can enjoy a nice meal together?

Describe the execution

Through an online portal developed and powered by LIAMO, parents could log on and pick a gaming assassin (made up of highly skilled Fortnite and PUBG gamers) to enter their child’s game and kill them multiple times, frustrating them enough to leave the game. So as dinner time approaches, parents could hire one of these expert gamers and send them their child’s gaming tag to go and take them out. The hitmen were influencers and the games were live streamed on Twitch, giving even more reasons to the child to stop embarrassing himself in front of an audience, instead quitting the game and joining the family for dinner - served by LIAMO pasta.

List the results

The campaign was a total hit (we couldn’t resist the pun) with 1,167 in-game kills with over 823 parents participating. We reached over 120,000 gamers on Twitch and 96% of hits were successful. Parents and children thought that the entire activation was funny and took it in good spirit leaving comments: “Guys 😱🤭🤪 I just told someone to kill my son online, in the game yaa’ni not in real life, and I’m scared!” “Do you think I’m a bad mom enno I told someone to shoot habibi my son to bring him to dinner? And to see his face? And please do you think I can ask someone to shoot his dad? 🤣” Even better, it was picked up by gaming publications and got a dedicated thread on Reddit! This is how you enter a traditional category like pasta with a bang.


Name Company Role
Walid Kanaan TBWA\RAAD Chief Creative Officer
Jim Robbins TBWA\RAAD Executive Creative Director
Alex Pineda TBWA\RAAD Executive Creative Director
Joe Lahham TBWA\RAAD Managing Director
Jennifer Fischer TBWA\RAAD Chief Innovation Officer
Dushan Drakalski TBWA\RAAD Creative Director
Rodrigo Scapolan TBWA\RAAD Senior Art Director
Elsa De Bruyn TBWA\RAAD Copywriting
Ricardo Gasparian TBWA\RAAD Strategic Planner
Camilo Rojas TBWA\RAAD Motion Design
Majdy Alawna TBWA\RAAD Arabic Copywriter
Marianne Sargi TBWA\RAAD Head of Production
Rozy El Beainy TBWA\RAAD Production
Emad Doughan TBWA\RAAD Head of Digital
Dina Salem TBWA\RAAD Social Media Director
Romy Abdelnour TBWA\RAAD PR & Communications
Diana Georges TBWA\RAAD Client Servicing
Ezzat Habra TBWA\RAAD Traffic
Naveen Madurakariyan TBWA\RAAD Traffic
Abs Samad Publishme Global Esports Manager
Reem Saade Publishme Global Operations Director
Rytta Mezher Wonderful Productions Producer
Fadi Kassem - Director/DOP
Chadi Mjahed - Production
Lea Hambarsounian - Wardrobe Stylist
Rachel Lahoud - Casting Director
Elissia Chamat - Production Manager
Andrea Abi Khalil - Food Stylist
Elie Iskandar - Voice Over
Saleh Ghazal OMD UAE Media Placement
Paoula Abou Sleimane OMD Media Placement
Gabriel Salame OMD Media Placement
Mohammad Abdel Razzak OMD Media Placement
Gina Maayeh OMD Media Placement
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