Omnicom Agencies Take Top Honors at Cannes Festival

Wins More Grand Prix and Gold Lions combined than any other Holding Company
Adam&EveDDB wins Agency of the Year
OMD and PHD Dominate the Media Lions Category with 16 Media Lions

NEW YORK, June 21, 2014 — At the annual Cannes Festival of Creativity, Omnicom (NYSE:OMC) agencies continue to be the most creatively awarded in the industry by winning more Grand Prix and Gold Lions combined than any other holding company. Omnicom’s Media Group (OMG) scored the most wins of any media agency holding company. Adam&eveDDB in the UK was named Agency of the Year, winning a total of 22 awards, including 4 Grand Prix for the Harvey Nichols “Sorry I Spent It On Myself” Christmas campaign. 

In total, Omnicom agencies won more than 265 Lions. BBDO and DDB were among the top three networks for the eighth consecutive year. TBWA had a record year with 51 Lions. BBDO, DDB and TBWA all won Grand Prix awards, the festival’s most prestigious honor, across Product Design, Outdoor, Press, Promo and Activation, Film, and the Titanium and Integration categories.

Omnicom Media Group’s flagship agencies OMD and PHD took home a combined total of 16 Lions, including four Gold Lions for PHD (the most Golds won by any media agency this year). PHD UK also won two Creative Effectiveness Lions for its work on the “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” and Expedia “Travel Your Tweet Interesting” campaigns.

There were many highlights over the course of the week for Omnicom agencies. Below are just a few:

  • Almap BBDO was the third most awarded individual agency.
  • Grand Prix for Outdoor was awarded to WhyBin/TBWA and Australian Bank ANZ for ‘GAYTM.’
  • FHV BBDO in Amsterdam was part of the winning team for the inaugural Grand Prix in Product Design for G Star Raw (“Raw for the Oceans”).
  • DDB Sydney wins a Creative Effectiveness Lion for McDonalds ‘Australia Day.’
  • Omnicom’s Ketchum, Critical Mass, Dieste and Goodby Silverstein all won Lions
  • Omnicom’s long-term client, McDonalds, was honored Creative Marketer of the year.

“This year at Cannes, we saw outstanding work from all over the world that combines the best in creativity and technology and the fact that our agencies took home top honors across a broad range of categories including advertising, digital, mobile, media, and PR, speaks to the depth and breadth of service offerings of Omnicom,” said John Wren, president and CEO, Omnicom.  “We have always been at the forefront of creative innovation and our continued success directly reflects the dedication and hard work of our people, the most talented in the industry.”

About the 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 15-21 June 2014, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 37,400 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. | Twitter: @Omnicom


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