Ogilvy & Mather walks away with 45 more Lions at Cannes

Network takes home 4 PR, 4 Outdoor and 1 Media Gold

Cannes, France, 23 June 2015 - Today at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2015, Ogilvy & Mather has been awarded 45 Lions in total, including 9 Golds across the network’s London, Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Bogotá, Paris, Miami and São Paulo offices.

In PR the network won 4 Golds, including 1 Gold for David Miami’s impactful ‘Proud Whopper’ initiative for Burger King, which saw Whopper burgers being served in rainbow wrappers to promote LGBT equality, with the message ‘We are all the same inside’.

Proud Whopper 

Ogilvy& Mather Beijing won 2 PR Golds for ‘Great Chinese Names for Great Britain’ for Visit Britain, which encouraged people in China to come up with Chinese names to rechristen British landmarks – resulting in a 27%  uplift in Chinese tourism to the UK. MEMAC Ogilvy Dubai/Geometry landed 1 PR Gold for ‘The Lucky Iron Fish Project’, an innovative campaign addressing the issue of high anaemia levels in Cambodia, resulting in a 50%  drop in iron deficiency.

Great Chinese names for Great Britain

In the Outdoor category Ogilvy & Mather took home 4 Gold Lions, including 1 Gold for Ogilvy & Mather Paris’ ‘The Marathon Walker’ for Water for Africa which saw a woman from Gambia walk the 42kmParis Marathon with 20kg of water on her head – a distance women in Africa walk every day to fetch clean water for their families.

The Marathon Walker 

Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather, said: “An old African proverb says, ‘If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together’. Through work like David Miami’s ‘Proud Whopper’ and Ogilvy & Mather Paris’ ‘The Marathon Walker’ we see that wise saying brought beautifully to life. And as a global network, Ogilvy & Mather certainly worked together today. We notched Golds from Bogotá, Beijing, London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Miami, Paris and São Paulo. Thank you to our talented offices and courageous clients.”

In total Ogilvy & Mather won 9 Golds, 11 Silver and 25 Bronze Lions today.

Other Gold Lions won today included:


  • Ogilvy & Mather São Paulo and Ogilvy & Mather London both added to the 2 Golds each agency won yesterday, winning a Gold each for ‘Security Moms’ and ‘It Happens Here’ respectively
  • Ogilvy & Mather Bogotá won Gold for its work for Ecofill


  • Ogilvy & Mather Frankfurt won Gold for ‘Rabbit Race’ for Media Markt


For further information please contact Sarah Owen sarah@pumpkin.uk.com / +44 (0) 7958 202 990 or Edwina Boyd-Gibbins edwina@pumpkin.uk.com / +44 (0) 7748 982 320

About Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for three consecutive years, 2012, 2013, and 2014; and the EFFIEs World's Most Effective Agency Network for two consecutive years 2012 and 2013. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, visit http://www.ogilvy.com/, or follow Ogilvy on Twitter at @Ogilvy and on Facebook.com/Ogilvy.

Date: June 23, 2015