Ogilvy & Mather Wins Network of the Year at Cannes 2012

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide was named Network of the Year at the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Cannes Lions, 2012, saw Ogilvy & Mather having its best ever year. It has been presented with the prestigious Network of the Year award, and has won 83 Lions across all categories, including 1 Grand Prix, 12 Gold, 20 Silver and 50 Bronze.

A statement issued in Accra on Wednesday by Ogilvy & Mather copied to Ghana News Agency said the network achieved a record 305 finalists during the festival.

The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world’s leading celebration of creativity in communications. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 28,800 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the festival.

Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather and Film & Press Jury President at Cannes 2012 said: “We are delighted to be crowned Network of the Year in Cannes 2012 on top of winning a Grand Prix and 83 Lions.

“The awards are a reflection of our strong creative and management teams, our client relationships, and our agency culture that places its emphasis on creativity. It’s great to be recognised by our peers.”

Ogilvy & Mather China was crowned with a Grand Prix in the Outdoor category for its ‘CokeHands campaign.’

Across the Network 12 Golds were awarded – across all categories – for the following campaigns: 3x Gold for ‘The Return of Dictator Ben Ali’, Ogilvy & Mather Tunisia (2x Promo & Activation; and Branded Content & Entertainment).

Winning Network of the Year, and the record haul of 83 Lions across all categories in the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 2012, breaks last year’s impressive record of 61 award wins (12 Gold, 17 Silver, and 32 Bronze).

Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world with 450 offices in 120 countries worldwide.

It is the number one agency in terms of global effectiveness awards. GNA

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