Just like previous years, Gewista CEO and host, Karl Javurek enthused about how happy they were that so many clients, partners and friends of Geschwister were in attendance at the Billboard party, where they experienced the glitz and glamour of the party held in Vienna's Arkadenhof. “It never fails to impress me each year“, says Javurek, “and it fills me with pride when I think about the significance which the Billboard party has gained and how well attended it was yet again this year for the 31st time. This event, which was held in the wonderful surroundings of the Arkadenhof at Vienna’s town hall is regarded as a “thank you” from Gewista for successful partnerships with their clients and partners as well as for the continued interest and confidence placed in Gewista and its Out of Home media.“  Javurek concludes, “I would like to particularly thank all of Gewista’s employees for their daily commitment, which forms the foundations for our company’s success.

The Gewista Audience Prize, “Campaign of your Life” “ went to Rudolf Heinisch.

There was still a little “work” to be done for the guests at the 31st Billboard Party, alongside enjoying the culinary delights and the musical talents of Funchestra, ABBA99, Louie Austen and DJ Klaus Biedermann. There was the matter of announcing the overall winner of Out of Home-Awards for the annual audience prize for “Campaign of your Life“, who was awarded his prize by Gewista a few weeks before the Billboard party.

This year the accolade was given to Rudolf Heinisch, who really hit the mark with his winning entry for M&M's with “Wanted“. The proud winner will be delighted to have secured an Out of Home campaign worth over 50,000 euros which he is free to design as he so wishes, accompanied by his own personal slogan.

Party, Celebs, High Spirits

The guest-list of the 31st. Gewista billboard party read literally like a “who's who” of the domestic advertising and communications industries, but also amongst the guests were many of Geschwista's friends in the fields of economics, art and culture, politics and high society, who partied with the Gewista team until the wee hours. Amongst the around 2,500 guests were:

Werber Raffaele Arturo DDFG, EEP boss (Mag.), Gustav Eder-Neuhauser, Mediengruppe "Austria" MD Oliver Voigt, Maxus-CEO Florian Zelmanovics, Zum goldenen Hirschen MD Alexander Zelmanovics, Echo boss Christian Pöttler, RMS boss Dr. Michael Graf, Dr. Günter Geyer (President of the Austrian Association of Insurance Companies), Die Wiener Linien bosses Dipl.-Ing. Günter Steinbauer und Dipl.-Ing. Eduard Winter, Werber Jörg Fessler, Brigitte Haumer Media1, T-Mobile Austria Advertising Director Mag. Thomas Mayer, Head of Advertising at Austrian Airlines Christina Jung, Dkfm. Klaus Stadtler (Wiener Städtische Versicherung), MADONNA publisher Jennifer Fellner, Wien Holding MD, Dipl.-Ing.in Sigrid Oblak, society lady Andrea Buday, OE24.at boss Niki Fellner, Deborah Arpino (consultant), Werber Erich Götzinger, Werber Thomas Schmidbauer, Galerist Gerald Hartinger, Unique Managing Director Robert Judtmann, Thomas Bokesz und Omid Novidi fro MediaCOM, Susanne Koll and Elisabeth Plattensteiner from OMD, Karl Blecha, President of the SPÖ-Pensioners’ Association, Life-Ball boss Gery Keszler, Publishing Group NEWS chief representative Dkfm. Helmut Hanusch, Infoscreen MD Franz Solta, Kurier Marketing Director Andrea Posch , Art Photographer Andreas Bitesnich accompanied by the charming Amélina Limousin, Irene Ströck, Live Relations boss Ralph Vallon, Werberat MD Mag. Andrea Stoidl, Media Lawyer Dr. Georg Zanger, U-4 Boss Marcus Wild with his wife Eva, Rainer Kraftfahrzeughandels AG boss KR Burkhard Ernst, Artist Manager Marika Lichter, Cabaret Artist Andreas Ferner, Summerstage boss Ossi Schellmann as well as Zillertaler Trachtenwelt MD Heinz Stiastny.