Leo Burnett predicts Cannes Lions winners tally

17 Jun,2014

By a correspondent


Even as most entries await their fate at the ongoing Cannes Lions festival, Leo Burnett Worldwide took on the mantle of unveiling the results of the global advertising industry’s most prestigious event of the year much in advance.


With more than 84 percent accuracy, the agency’s predictions have an unparalleled track record, year over year, recognizing Cannes contenders most likely to win a coveted Lion. Leo Burnett Worldwide’s Chief Creative Officer Mark Tutssel curated the list to encompass the most forward thinking, compelling creative products across channels.


“We sifted and sieved through hundreds of the most brilliant pieces of work from every cranny of the world, spanning Lions award categories,” said Tutssel. “This year’s work is full of humanity, imagination and pure creativity, and remarkable for finding fresh and innovative ways to connect emotionally with people.”


This year’s Cannes Predictions include:

1. Guinness “Sapeurs” by AMV BBDO / London, UK
2. Not Impossible Labs + Intel “Project Daniel: 3D Printing Prosthetic Arms” The Ebeling Group / Not Impossible Labs / Venables Bell & Partners / Venice, USA
3. Skype “The Born Friends Family Portrait” Pereira & O’Dell / San Francisco, USA
4. British Airways “The Magic of Flying” OgilvyOne / London, UK
5. New Zealand Transport Agency “Blazed” Clemenger BBDO / Wellington, New Zealand
6. Colombian Ministry of Defense “You Are My Son” Lowe SSP3 / Bogota, Colombia
7. Harvey Nichols “Sorry I Spent It On Myself” Adam&EveDDB / London, UK
8. Mimi Foundation “If Only For A Second” Leo Burnett / Paris, France
9. Volkswagen – Side Assist “Living Room” / “Bathroom” / “Bedroom” AlmapBBDO / Sao Paulo, Brasil
10. Terre des Hommes “Sweetie” Lemz / Amsterdam, Netherlands
11. HBO GO “Awkward Family Viewing” SS+K / New York City, USA
12. P&G – Old Spice “Smellcome to Manhood” Wieden + Kennedy / Portland, USA
13. Chipotle “The Scarecrow” Creative Artists Agency + Moonbot Studios / Los Angeles, USA
14. Google + Warner Brothers “A Journey Through Middle Earth” North Kingdom / SkellefteÃ¥, Sweden
15. Inakadate Village “Rice-Code” Hakuhodo / Tokyo, Japan
16. Brazilian Association of Organ Transplantation “Bentley Burial” Leo Burnett Tailor Made / Sao Paulo, Brazil
17. 350 Action “Climate Name Change” Barton F. Graf 9000 / New York City, USA
18. Honda “Hands” Wieden + Kennedy / London, UK
19. Samsung “Maestro’s Academy – Smart Bike” Leo Burnett / Milan, Italy
20. Honda – Internavi “Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989” Dentsu / Tokyo, Japan
21. Nike “The Nike SB App” R/GA / New York City, USA
22. Adidas “D Rose Jump Store” TBWA / London, UK
23. Southern Comfort “Karate” Wieden + Kennedy / New York, USA
24. Newcastle Brown Ale “If We Made It” Droga5 / New York City, USA
25. Volvo Trucks “Live Test Series: The Epic Split” Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden


“Our annual Cannes Predictions offer not only Leo Burnett Worldwide’s take on the leading creative work likely to earn Lion trophies, but a magnified view of the bravest ideas and boldest thinking that jolts our craft boldly forward,” said Tutssel who will present “Why Borderless Creativity is the Future of Communications” master class at Cannes. “These are the stimuli that fuel imagination and ignite us to change human bahaviour in vigorous, disruptive bounds.”


Leo Burnett amalgamated Cannes Predictions by viewing hundreds of campaigns, watching global and local awards shows and tuning into industry-wide conversations.


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