LONDON, June 24, 2014 / PRNewswire — adam&eveDDB, the DDB network’s UK agency, capped off an impressive week at Cannes last night by winning the coveted Agency of the Year prize.
In total, the agency was awarded a massive 22 Lions including four Grand Prix, seven Gold, four Silver and Seven Bronze Lions across a mix of media and six clients – Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Google Unilever, Diageo and Volkswagen.
The Harvey Nichols 2013 Christmas campaign, ‘Sorry, I Spent It On Myself’, won the Grand Prix in four categories: Promo, Press, Film and Titanium & Integrated. It also picked up five Gold Lions, amongst others.
Two Gold awards were also given to the Unilever Marmite ‘End Marmite Neglect’ campaign in the Press and Outdoor categories.
The rest of the agency’s massive haul was made of Bronze and Silver Lions across a range of categories for John Lewis ‘The Bear & The Hare’, Diageo’s Smithwick’s Squirrel, Volkswagen ‘Teddy Tragedy’ and ‘Value’, and Google ‘Front Row’.
James Murphy, CEO and Founding Partner at adam&eveDDB, said: “It’s great to see British agencies resurgent at Cannes. It’s even better to see adam&eveDDB leading the charge across so many categories and brands.”
Ben Priest, ECD and Founding Partner at adam&eveDDB said: “We are thrilled with our amazing success at this year’s festival. Not only for Harvey Nichols, but also our work for Unilever, Google, John Lewis, Volkswagen and Diageo. We’ve shown the world the creative firepower of our newly merged agency.”
Chuck Brymer, CEO of DDB Worldwide, said: “Being recognised as the Cannes Festival’s ‘Agency of the Year’ is a remarkable achievement and I’m extremely proud of adam&eveDDB. Our goal is to be the most influential agency in the business and to create innovative campaigns for our clients, and the success of Harvey Nichols at this year’s show is a great example.”
Overall the DDB Network ranked third and was the most awarded network in the EMEA region.
adam&eveDDB was also recently named Agency of the Year at the British Arrow Awards.
2014 Cannes Lions Awards AGENCY OF THE YEAR GRAND PRIX: Film -Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Press -Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Integrated -Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Promo & Activation – Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself GOLD: Direct -Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Outdoor -Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Outdoor -Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Promo & Activation - Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Promo & Activation - Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Outdoor – Marmite – Neglect – Ketchup, Mayo, Pasta Film – Marmite – Rescue SILVER: Design – Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Film – John Lewis – Bear & Hare Film – Volkswagen – Teddy Tragedy Film Craft – John Lewis – Bear & Hare BRONZE: Design – Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Design – Harvey Nichols – Sorry I Spent it on Myself Outdoor – Google – Front Row Promo & Activation – Google – Front Row Film Craft – Diageo – Smithwick's Squirrel Film – Volkswagen – Value -Parachute, Rope, Cage Integrated – John Lewis – Bear & Hare
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