Thinkbox Returns To Vinopolis For TV Planning Awards 2015.

Returning for a second year to London venue Vinopolis, the great and the good of television advertising gathered for Thinkbox’s TV Planning Awards (TVPA) on July 1st, 2015.  As the venue’s resident technical production supplier, it was our job to create an appropriate setting for the prestigious event with special guest comedian Romesh Ranganathan and attended by the UK’s top names in media.
Our Project Manager on site James Forsyth transformed The Great Halls with lighting to create an elegant and dramatic setting for the ceremony.  The Halls, partially divided by the building’s original Victorian arches, were used on one side for drinks and set out with contemporary poseur tables and a bar.  Elegant, colour-changing lighting to the high walls added character and dramatic effect.

The space lends itself so easily to a gala event with pre or post-dinner entertainment; the natural layout of the Great Halls allows you to reveal two completely different environments and guests can move freely between both spaces.

The main section of the Halls was used later for the announcement of the awards.  We flew custom-made banners and large projection screens from the permanent rigging to display video and graphics. The cabaret-style seating arrangement included an eclectic mix of chairs and sofas creating a relaxed and informal mood.  

Visha Naul, Marketing Manager at Thinkbox, said, “We were really pleased with last year’s event at Vinopolis and so we made no hesitation in returning again.  The versatility of the space is great and Metro Broadcast’s resident production team gave us a range of creative ideas with lighting, camera footage and audio visuals.”

In addition to lighting design, staging and audio visuals, we also supported the event with a full PA system and an HD camera to record the highlights of the evening.  

The 2015 TVPA Grand Prix winners were PHD and Drum for Warner Bros. The LEGO ad break. Two awards were swept up by agency Manning Gottlieb OMD for campaigns which included the infamous Should’ve gone to Specsavers and Monty the Penguin for John Lewis.