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A-Vision’s Andrew Smith Honoured as EVCOM Film Fellow for his global impact

Written by Zac Goodman

19 December 2023

A-Vision, the London-based screen content agency under the DRPG umbrella, proudly announces the prestigious recognition of our Creative Director, Andrew Smith, as an EVCOM Film Fellow. The esteemed accolade was bestowed upon Smith during EVCOM’s recent Christmas Awards event at the iconic House of Lords, a testament to his global impact and innovation in the field of screen content and digital creativity. 

EVCOM, hosting its annual Fellowship Awards Lunch, welcomed luminaries and industry leaders, including Andrew Smith, Simon Weston CBE, and Steve Quah. Smith's induction as an EVCOM Film Fellow acknowledges his remarkable contributions to the industry, citing his pioneering work in audiovisual digital innovation and his extensive portfolio adorned with international awards.

Andrew Smith’s career stands as a testament to his unparalleled expertise, having led ground-breaking projects across diverse mediums, from film and video to augmented reality, mobile apps, and live event streaming. His creative brilliance has left an indelible mark on renowned global brands, including McLaren, Vodafone, Sony, Nissan, and IHG, where he oversaw the entire creative execution for the rebranding of Holiday Inn Hotels worldwide.

On his achievement, Andrew says, “I am so very honoured to be made an EVCOM Fellow. The organisation has played a pivotal role in my career and is the only organisation that connects the corporate content film industry. It has built a real sense of community and learning in our industry, and I am so very proud to be a part of an illustrious list of previous Fellows.”

Andrew Smith stands alongside his daughter who is holding the trophy in front of the London eye at the EVCOM Fellowship Awards.During the event, Andrew shared insights into his journey, emphasising the significance of innovation and fostering international collaborations, notably highlighting the close-knit relationship formed with the DRPG team as an extended family. His dedication to pushing creative boundaries and building strong relationships in the United States resonated deeply within the audience.

CEO Dale Parmenter shared his excitement, commenting, “Andrew’s award win is a testament to the exceptional talent within A-Vision. Their integration into the DRPG family has been a catalyst for transformative projects, and this recognition further solidifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled creative solutions worldwide.”

Andrew Smith stands alongside CEO of DRPG, Dale Parmenter in front of the River Thames and the London Eye at EVCOM Fellowship AwardsThe event culminated in a festive celebration overlooking the Thames, uniting industry professionals and EVCOM members for a three-course Christmas lunch, marking the close of 2023 on a high note and recognising the invaluable contributions of individuals shaping the industry's landscape.