Thrones and Monty take Lions’ share

Original article by Stephen Drill
The Australian – Page: 26 : 24-Jun-19

DDB Sydney has won a Gold Lion at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for its Grave of Thrones: Final Resting Place advertising campaign for pay-TV group Foxtel. Meanwhile, Mindshare Sydney won a silver Lion for a Foxtel cricket app which used artificial intelligence to forecast when a wicket was likely to fall. TBWA Melbourne, Naked Communications and VML&R are among the other Australia ad agencies that won awards at Cannes.

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DDB SYDNEY PTY LTD, MINDSHARE, FOXTEL MANAGEMENT PTY LTD, CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY, TBWA, NAKED COMMUNICATIONS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, VML&R

Lions hunt bigger game

Original article by Jake Mitchell
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 31 : 23-Jun-14

The 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity concluded on 21 June, with Australia gaining a total 63 Lion awards. This meant it was the fifth-most successful nation after the US, Brazil, the UK and France, compared with a ranking of fourth and 87 Lions in 2013. Apart from the awards ceremonies, advertising agency staff could participate in 60-plus seminars at the event, which overall attracted some 12,000 people from 94 nations. Its chair, Terry Savage, is an ex-leader of Australian cinema advertising group Val Morgan. He notes that the gathering’s importance was boosted when in 2003 Procter & Gamble was the first advertiser to attend

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CANNES INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING FESTIVAL, PROCTER AND GAMBLE COMPANY, VAL MORGAN AND COMPANY (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, MICROSOFT CORPORATION, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, UNILEVER NV, WPP GROUP PLC, McCANN-ERICKSON (MELBOURNE), DAILY MAIL AND GENERAL TRUST PLC, TOP RIGHT GROUP LIMITED, APAX PARTNERS INCORPORATED, GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP PLC