NEW YORK, July 2, 2009 – Ogilvy & Mather's final medal count from the 2009 Cannes Advertising Festival was 31 Lions: 2 gold, 16 silver and 13 bronze. The annual festival was held June 21-27, 2009, in Cannes, France. The festival has long been considered one of the best of all international awards shows to recognize and reward exceptional and innovative creative advertising.
In addition to the numerous awards wins, Ogilvy & Mather was ranked the #4 Network of the Year by Cannes judges. (The 31 awards also made the agency the most-awarded of all WPP-owned companies at Cannes.)
Overall, 18 Ogilvy offices from around the world took home the coveted Cannes Lions. Ogilvy Johannesburg led the way with the most wins, taking home four Lions. Ogilvy Frankfurt, Ogilvy Shanghai, Ogilvy New York and Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai followed with three Lions each.
Six Ogilvy campaigns won Lions in two separate categories, a testament to the high degree of creativity and quality of work produced by our talented creative teams worldwide: Perfetti Sour Marbels (Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai); Nike Distances (Ogilvy Johannesburg); Garmin GPS (Ogilvy Beijing); ANAD (Ogilvy Frankfurt); Environmental Defense Fund (Ogilvy New York); and SAB Miller (Ogilvy & Mather Bangalore).
All in all, we won the multiple awards in several categories: Press, 9) Outdoor, 8; Film, 7; Media, 3; Cyber, 2; and Design, 2.