1 Gold, 2 Silvers,1 Bronze on Day 3

20 Jun,2012


By A Correspondent


“Of course, it feels awesome to win a Gold for something which we had put in a lot of hard work.” That’s Rahul Mathew, Executive Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup India, Mumbai. Mr Mathew and co-exec CD Akshay Kapnadak worked on the Outdoor Lions-winning campaign for Western Union Money Transfer. “It also reinforces the client’s trust on us and our work,” he said. McCann had produced a three-part campaign for Western Union


McCann bagged India’s first Gold in Outdoor Lions for Western Union Money Transfer


Indian entries won four metals on Day 3 of the Cannes Lions 2012. While McCann bagged India’s first Gold for Western Union Money Transfer in the Outdoor Lions, there were two silvers and one bronze in Media Lions. The sole shortlist from India in Creative Effectiveness did not win any metal and in the Mobile Category, there was no Indian shortlist.


Leo Burnett snatched a Silver for Doorstep School in the Best Localised Campaign category
Cheil won Silver for Samsung Printers in the Best Use of Integrated Media category
BBDO won a Bronze Lion for its work on Gillette

The Silver for Leo Burnett came in for Doorstep School for use of media in the Best Localised Campaign category.  Lead credits for the ad: K V Sridhar, National Creative Director, Nitesh Tiwari, Executive Creative Director, Vikram Pandey, Creative Director and Amit Thakur, Art Director.


The other Silver for Cheil was for Samsung Printers for Best Use of Integrated Media. Lead credits for this: Varun Arora, Executive Creative Director,  Shiva Kumar and Dinkar Porwal, Creative Directors and Kamlesh Jangid and Shubhasis Bhatacharjee, Art Directors.


Speaking on the win, Alok Agrawal, COO at Cheil Worldwide India, said, “The Minus One project for Samsung Printer has been winning awards and accolades at various international and Indian festival. So in a way, we knew that the work was a strong contender to be a winner. This is a fine example of a simple yet a powerful idea. One has seen various environment related communication but this is something which each one can practice by just reducing one point size when taking a printout thus reducing the usage of paper. Also the way the entire idea was approached and communicated was unique and caught up on the viral thus helping in winning the Media Lions.”


The Bronze Lion has been won by BBDO for Gillette. The agency’s campaign titled ‘You Shave, I Shave’ . Lead Credits: Josy Paul, Chairman/Chief Creative Officer, Rajdeepak Das, Executive Creative Director, Sandeep Sawant/Josy Paul/Rajdeepak Das. Creative Director, Josy Paul/Yohan Daver/Riti Hamlai/Prakhar Deogirikar/Rajdeepak Das/Sandeep Sawan, Copywriters,  Rajdeepak Das/Sandeep Sawant/Ravi Shanker/Sagar Jadhav/Yohan Daver/Prakhar Deogi, Art Directors.


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