NEW YORK, NY, June 27, 2012— DDB Worldwide has won 79 Lions at the Cannes Lions 59th International Festival of Creativity, placing the network among the top three vying for Network of the Year for the sixth consecutive year. These wins were by 27 offices in 23 countries across the DDB global network.
Chuck Brymer, President and CEO of DDB Worldwide, said, “Cannes Lions represent the epitome of creativity in our industry, and are a measure of not only our success but our clients’ as well. Special congratulations go to our client Mars for being named Cannes Lions 2012 Advertiser of the Year. We are proud to be associated with them.”
The Lions were won across numerous industries and brands, including McDonald’s, Volkswagen, Harvey Nichols, C&A, Henkel, State Farm, Swedish Armed Forces, Tourism Australia, and Lion Nathan, as well as other local brands throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latina, and North America.
Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer for DDB Worldwide, said, “To have 46 offices win Lions or be shortlisted is a massive achievement for us as a worldwide network. Each and every one of our regions contributed to our haul, clearly demonstrating the power of DDB’s creativity across the entire globe.”
DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc (www.ddb.com) ranks among the top five consolidated advertising and marketing services global networks, according to Advertising Age. DDB emphasizes Social Creativity to grow the value and influence of brands around the world by creating ideas that people want to play with, participate in and pass along. The agency is consistently one of the most awarded at the Cannes Festival of Creativity and was recognized by The Gunn Report as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for 10 of the last 12 years. DDB was also recently named the Spikes Asia Network of the Year for the second consecutive year and the Eurobest Network of the Year for the third consecutive year. DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries.