Clio Awards: Creativity Unmasked

Clio Awards: Creativity Unmasked

What is Creativity Unmasked?

In collaboration with Superfly, Clio Awards: Creativity Unmasked is a celebration of the creative community and the multitude of ways the industry has thrived over the last year. Hosted by actress and producer Andrea Savage, the Clio Awards virtual event will reveal the 2020/2021 Grand Clio and Of The Year Winners and inspire a new chapter in creativity with a showcase of the ideas and people that opened doors to reveal the path forward when so much of our world was shut down.

Hosted by Andrea Savage

Andrea Savage is a natural talent who shares her comedic light as an actress, writer, producer and director.

On the creator side, Savage has two seasons of her original series “I’m Sorry” on TruTV, which she writes, stars and produces along with Party Over Here and Gloria Sanchez. The show was picked up for a third season, which she will begin working on soon. “I’m Sorry” follows a seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife, and mom "Andrea" (Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. Andrea recently announced an I’M SORRY sweepstakes through Prizeo, where fans can enter a chance to win to be a part of a virtual table read of the show’s pilot. Fans will get to read the parts of the various cast. All funds raised will benefit Communities in Schools L.A.

Additionally, Andrea has a new weekly comedy podcast “Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman #buttholes” that premieres weekly. The podcast was created and inspired by the dreaded idea of being a “grown up” and is the comedy podcast that is going to prove that even though you are technically an “adult,” you can still be silly. Each episode introduces another weird, hilarious, unique “grown up” to celebrate. Similar to I’M SORRY, the podcast will find the sweet spot of comedy with edge. This season’s guests include Mila Kunis, Chris Hardwick, Jon Hamm, D’Arcy Carden, Joey King and Ray Romano amongst others.

Among her television credits are the Showtime hit series “Episodes” as ‘Helen Basch,’ where she has starred for three seasons, as well as a recurring role in Season 5 and Season 6 of HBO’s “Veep” as President Elect Laura Montez. Additionally, she played “Vivian Stoll” on Season 2 of CW’s “iZombie.”

She has also starred in two seasons of Hulu’s 1/2-hour parody series, “The Hotwives of Orlando” & “The Hotwives of Las Vegas,” and in recurring roles on “The League,” “Modern Family,” “House of Lies,” and “The Kroll Show.” Additionally, she has starred in and written for the cult television classic “Dog Bites Man” on Comedy Central.

Andrea’s previous film work includes The House, Sleeping with Other People, Stepbrothers, Dinner for Schmucks, Life Happens, The Grand, and You’re Not You.

Previously, she wrote and developed the pilot “Re-Together” for ABC (Jamie Tarses/Sony) and “River Dogs” for Comedy Central (produced by Gary Sanchez). She has also written pilots for NBC (produced by Jay Roach) and for Fox. Andrea wrote, produced and starred in both seasons of “Funny or Die Presents” on HBO, as well as many other FOD videos, including the viral hit that premiered on “The Bill Maher Show,” entitled “Republicans Get In My Vagina!” She also wrote the screenplay “Girls Weekend” for Castle Rock Films.

Savage hails from stand-up and improv at the legendary Groundlings Theater. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


Honorees to be announced soon.

Program Segments

Remote Video Village Hell

In this sketch comedy short, a young PA struggles to guide talent through a commercial shoot as he’s remotely instructed by the client, agency, director and several other crew members over a nightmare Zoom call.

The Met Unframed AR Experience

From the initial idea through execution, we explore exactly how “The Met Unframed” provided their audience the opportunity to experience art in such innovative new ways, re-envisioning what it means to visit a museum, even when you can’t physically step inside. The Met partnered with 140-Verizon's in-house creative agency.

Creativity that United Us

When the world closed in 2020, the ad industry kept the dialogue open — disrupting gender stereotypes, challenging racial norms, connecting an isolated world, and compelling people to let their voices be heard. Through a living collage of platform-specific ads — playing on the screens of an infinitely diverse audience — we’ll create a tribute to pushing the conversation forward and finding light in dark times.

Burger King Student Award Winner Reveal

More details to come.

Connection with a Purpose

Told through the eyes of middle school students, this piece explores the significant impact of Verizon’s Innovative Learning (VIL) program in bridging the digital divide ubiquitous to America’s most under-resourced communities. By providing the necessary technology and digital literacy to our most important demographic: kids, VIL has spent the last decade empowering our future generations to excel in a digitally connected world. The VIL program partnered with 140-Verizon's in-house creative agency.

Grand Clio Award Winners Reveal

The Clio Awards celebrate the most creative advertising from around the globe. A jury of the industry's most influential minds have determined the recipients of the 2020/2021 awards and the winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Clio statues will be announced on April 21, but we're saving the reveal of our highest honor for this moment in the show. Viewers of this segment will learn which pieces of Gold-winning work has been deemed by the jury to be "head and shoulders above the rest" and elevated to Grand Clio status.

Inclusivity in 2020

In the style of a visual essay, iconic moments, imagery, and quotes from the past year address the heightened attention around diversity and inclusion. Ultimately, we explore how advertising can harness its influence and change the industry to reflect the culture around it.

Behind the Clio

For all the changes in advertising over the past few decades, one thing has remained constant—the central, inimitable power of creativity to drive business. That idea was the driving force behind the creation of Muse by Clio, a content platform devoted solely to creativity. A platform for creatives, by creatives. In this piece, we explore exactly how Muse delivers on their brand's promise to "dig deeper" into creative through stories/series that explore and celebrate the work, the people and the process of creativity at the highest level.

Clio Awards "Of the Year" Winners Reveal

We’ll close out the show with the announcement of this cycle’s biggest winners, the Clio Awards’ Advertiser, Agency, Independent Agency, Network and Production Company Of the Year. This video will highlight the award-winning work created by the dominant forces that have risen above all others in credited 2020/2021 Clio Award wins.


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