Gewista CEO and host Karl Javurek appeared absolutely delighted with the number of clients, partners and friends of Gewista, who were once again in attendance this year to celebrate the lavish event together in Vienna Town Hall’s Arkadenhof. “It fills me with pride”, said Javurek, “that it continues to impress year after year, which shows how highly regarded the Billboard party clearly is. Many of the guests were there for the 32nd time. This event, held in the superb setting of Vienna Town Hall’s Arkadenhof, is seen as a “thank you” from Gewista for successful partnerships between clients and partners and the constant interest and high-regard Gewista and its Out of Home media enjoys.”
“My special thanks”, said Javurek, in closing, “goes to Gewista’s employees, who form the foundations for the company’s on-going success with their constant engagement and dedication”.
Gewista’s audience award “Campaign of your Life“ went to Ms. Maria Toriser – Wallisch (mag.).
Throughout the evening, the 32nd Billboard party was hosted by presenter Norbert Oberhauser, while guests enjoyed culinary delights and musical entertainment provided by Monti Beton, the Hermes House Band, Louie Austen und Mr Hitparade, Udo Huber. There was also the added attraction of watching the presentation of the yearly audience award for the “Campaign of your Life“. The outright winner was revealed on the night, after having been selected by Gewista a few weeks before the Billboard party.
This time the accolade went to Ms. Mag. Maria Toriser – Wallisch, who really hit the mark with her winning creation at the Technical Museum of Vienna with “MOBILITY IN MOTION” "From A to B“. The proud winner was delighted to secure an Out of Home campaign to the value of more than 50,000 euros, to be accompanied by her own personal slogan.
Party, celebs and a great atmosphere
As ever, the guest list of the 32nd Gewista Billboard Party read like a “who’s who“ of the Austrian advertising and communications industry, but many of Gewista’s friends and partners from the worlds of finance, arts, politics and high society were also kind enough to show up and celebrate with the Gewista team into the wee small hours.
Amongst more than 2000 guests, the following were in attendance:
President of the State Parliament of Vienna, Prof. Harry Kopietz
Media group "Austria" MD, Oliver Voigt,
RMS boss, Dr. Michael Graf,
Opera singer, Daniel Serafin,
Face of XXX-Lutz, Chiara Pisati,
Summerstage boss, Ossi Schellmann,
UNIQUE MD, Jürgen Colombini,
Artist Manager, Marika Lichter,
Hello Wien Advertising Agency, Peter Hörlezeder,
Clever Category Manager, Melissa Scherr,
TV Producer, Peter Hofbauer,
Irene und Robert Ströck,
flyniki, Milene Platzer,
Casinos Austria, Andreas Cieslar,
Society lady, Andrea Buday,
Infoscreen MD, Franz Solta,
OMD, Barbara Steigenberger,
Wiener Städtische Advertising Manager, Sabine Weiss,
T-Mobile Austria Advertising Manager, Mag. Thomas Mayer,
“3“ Mobile Provider’s, Alexander Binder and Lilli Gerlich,
ORF Communications boss, Martin Biedermann,
Art photographer, Andreas H. Bitesnich,
Werberat Managing Director, Mag. Andrea Stoidl,
MERKUR Managing Board member, Manfred Denner,
ZARUBA Deko Oliver Zaruba,
Ralph & Raphaela Vallon,
KRONEHIT Managing Director, Dr. Ernst Swoboda,
Styria Multi Media Ladies Managing Director, Robert Langenberger,
Media 1 Managing Director, Christina Schauer,
Megaboard Managing Director, Gabriele Zelloth,
W24 Presenter, Jenny Posch,
LKW-Walter Board of Directors’ member, Werner Moormann,
Media Lawyer, Dr. Georg Zanger,
HINK, Hans Peter Spak,
Donnerwetterblitz Ad Man, Raffaele Arturo,
Vöslauer mineral water Managing Board member, Dr. Alfred Hudler,
die Goldbach Media Managing Directors, Maurizio Berlini and Josef Almer,
GR Georg Niedermühlbichler as well as
Wiener Linien Managing Director, MA Ing. Günter Steinbauer.
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