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As AOL’s Project Devil turned two and the Devil Network continued to blazing a trail across the web, we're celebrating the best of the best Devils in one hell of a competition!
Here are your winners
Pages to Parking Lots Winner: Sprint
This Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Devil ad takes the user on a journey from App 1 to App 3. App 1 features a product showcase that highlight the phone's features and selling points. In App 2, users can get to know the phone a little better with multiple images. Users are then shown retail locations in their area and are sent directions to the store in App 3.
Best Supporting Devil Winner: Bank of America
The Bank of America Devil ad unit integrated content in App 1 from their sponsorship of Daily Finance's Savings Experiment program. The ad unit took the content a little bit further by creating a custom application that allowed users to calculate the amount of money they were spending on gas every month.
Most Beautiful Winner: Target
The Target Spring Style 2012 Devil ad unit highlights the beauty of their collection while keeping the background clean and simple, much like the rest of their advertisement aesthetic. The bold colors of their spring collection pop on the bright backgrounds and the lively videos contribute the the Color Changes Everything theme.
Most Engaging Winner: P&G Covergirl
P&G's Covergirl ad unit uses beautiful photos of the product and spokesperson, Drew Barrymore, in App 1. The fast-paced video of the commercial in App 2 grabs the users attention on-spot and the hotspots in App 3 allow users to determine what "TRU" product works best for them.
Smartest Devil: Philadelphia Tourism
The Philadelphia Tourism Devil ad unit uses Smart Apps technology by synching the content displayed in App 1 and App 2. For example, the image in App 1 highlights a specific attraction while App 2 syndicates a piece of art or other picture associated with that site.
Overall Winner: Lionsgate for The Hunger Games
The judges also chose an overall winner who demonstrated criteria from all of the categories. Lionsgate and Initiative were awarded for their Hunger Games Devil ad that ran across Patch sites to drive attendance in theaters across the country. This campaign featured a holistic media plan that drove offline activations, impressive video views and an incredible amount of ticket sales. The work from Lionsgate is also up for a Location Based Advertising and an IAB Standard Rich Media Display Ad award at the IAB MIXX Awards.