Cannes Lions 2013
June 18, 2013
- IBM and Ogilvy France win outdoor Grand Prix.
- Philippines wins first Grand Prix at Cannes in Mobile category.
- Dutch Funeral-Insurance company Dela snares top Media Lion at Cannes.
- Barbarian Group wins inaugural Innovation Lions Grand Prix for its Cinder coding platform.
- Heineken has picked up the Grand Prix in this year's Creative Effectiveness Lions for its international campaign, by Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam.
- 'Dumb Ways to Die' big winner at Cannes ad festival.
- Brazilian football club's donor drive wins top prize matching emotion to effectiveness.
June 18, 2013
- The Leith Agency has acquired its struggling Edinburgh rival Newhaven Communications for a nominal sum.
AKQA announces Miami Ad School Europe as 2013 Future Lions School of the Year
June 12, 2013
WIRED UK to present the iconic Future Lions trophy to the School onstage at the 60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on 20 June
AKQA has announced this year’s Future Lions School of the Year as Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg. The German branch of the Miami Ad School achieved the greatest number of shortlisted finalists in the global competition. This is the third consecutive year that the School has earned the honour.
In collaboration with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, AKQA is hosting Future Lions for the eighth year in a row. The annual competition challenges students to advertise a global brand in a way that would not have been possible five years ago.
This year’s competition, on the theme of ‘Destiny Awaits’, has been one of the most successful to date. With nearly 1,500 entries from students around the globe, Future Lions 2013 reached new countries from South America and eastern Europe, while submissions from Russia and the Asia-Pacific region doubled from last year.
AKQA Chief Creative Officer James Hilton commented: ‘We are delighted to award Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg as the Future Lions School of the Year for the third year in a row. This recognition is testament to the School’s proven track record in producing some of the world's most innovative thinkers. And as this year’s competition saw more entries, with more countries and schools participating than ever before, the students and teachers of Miami Ad School Europe should feel enormously proud of their achievement. We salute you.’
Niklas Frings-Rupp, Managing Director of Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg, said: ‘Future Lions is the creative student competition globally that we are always super-excited about entering as it offers a unique platform for young talent to showcase their work and kick-start their careers. It’s such an honour to win School of the Year again this year, and a great acknowledgement of our students’ forward-thinking ideas.’
Andrew Diprose, Art Director of WIRED UK, will present the iconic Future Lions trophy to the school onstage at the 60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Celebrating the competition’s emphasis on creativity and innovation, WIRED UK is media partner for Future Lions 2013.
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 20 June in the Grand Audi Theatre at 17:00 CEST. AKQA founding partners CEO Ajaz Ahmed and CCO James Hilton will host the awards seminar, where the five winning teams for Future Lions 2013 will also be announced.
June 10, 2013
W&Cie’s “The Breath” wins a special commendation at EACA Care Awards 2013
June 6, 2013
W&Cie was presented with a special commendation for the campaign “The Breath” for Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes at the EACA Care Awards ceremony. A powerful campaign created to show the effectiveness of 3919 – the domestic violence info telephone number – which celebrated its 20th birthday. This moving film was launched on the occasion of the International Day against domestic violence.
60 social marketing campaigns from 16 countries competed for this year’s EACA Care Awards 2013, the only award of its kind to be judged by Members of the European Parliament. Marije Cornelissen (Group of the Greens/EFA), Piotr Borys (EPP) and Hannu Takkula (ALDE) along with agency and media representatives were part of the jury, chaired by Austrian MEP Heinz K. Becker (EPP).
Winners from Hungary, UAE, Finland, Lebanon, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and United Kingdom received their trophies and special commendation certificates from Heinz K. Becker (EPP) at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The entries were judged in 6 categories: Non-profit Organisations and Non-governmental Bodies; Government Bodies and Related Organisations; Local and Regional Authorities; Public and Private Sector Businesses; Corporate Governance (CSR) and Invest in Youth, in co-operation with the European Youth Forum.
Entries in this year’s Care Awards covered issues as diverse as therapy for children suffering from cancer and chronic diseases, support for youth through sport, awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, recognition for the plight of refugees and violence against women.
A special Award to honour the work undertaken by MEPs in support of social, humanitarian and environmental causes was introduced this year as part of the EACA Care Awards. Nominations were judged on the MEP’s level of commitment, creativity, impact and future plans. MEP Petru Luhan (European People’s Party) received the first MEP Award for his commitment to social issues such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and personalised medicine, and for his practical contribution to society.
To view all winning campaigns, please click here.