About Us

Founded and for the first time held in New York by Global Advertising Strategies in 2006, AdVision Awards® has established itself as advertisers’ forum, operating on the Russian-speaking consumer market. As the only competition of Russian-language advertising outside Russia, Advision Awards ® for four years of its existence has developed into an event-indicator of the success of Russian-language advertising, proof of the growing media and advertising opportunities in Russia and abroad.

The contest has been officially recognized on both sides of the ocean, and every year is welcomed by Russia and the United States: in past years, welcome letters to the competition were sent, among others, by Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Avdeev and Mayor of New York City M. Bloomberg. Leaders of international media, including CNN, the Channel One Worldwide network, NTV, RBC, RTVi, hundreds of print and online sources worldwide have taken part in supporting the competition’s events in previous years.

The AdVision Awards’® role in the expansion of the international media market, strengthening of Russia’s image and the positioning of Russian language and culture abroad, has been repeatedly noted by many journalists covering events of the competition.

As a result in 2009, by decision of the Association of Communication Agencies of Russia (ACAR), AdVision Awards® was included in ACAR’s list of competitions affecting the creativity of top Russian advertising agencies. The list includes the most recognized and successful festivals: Cannes Lions, ADCE, Eurobest, Epica, Golden Drum, MMFR, Golden Hammer, KIAF, ADCR and Idea!

Some of the partners and sponsors of the previous years: Gazprom Media, RBC, Channel One Worldwide Network, Aeroflot, the US hotel and entertainment company Harrah's, the Russian meat house Borodin, the company Telecommunications Master Call Communications, a manufacturer of elite Swiss watches Gevril, Brandy House Ferrand, vodka «Treasures of Russia», vodka «Zyr», financial company Northwestern Mutual Financial Services.

The previous Gala-awards events of AdVision have been held at some of the most prestigious venues of the Tri-state area, such as Cipriani and B.B.King clubs (New York), Caesar's Palace (Atlantic City) and Former Brooklyn Opera House.