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FCB Network Achieves Historic Moment with Two More Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2019

Press Release - Cannes, 20 June 2019

FCB’s tally to date is a monumental four Grand Prix at the Festival, 

adding to its record-breaking 48 wins

Cannes, June 20, 2019 — On the fourth day of the festival, the winning streak continues for FCB as it makes history with two more Grand Prix Lions, one of the most prestigious awards in advertising. These awards are considered some of the highest recognition of creative excellence given out by Cannes Lions. Adding two Grand Prix, five Gold, five Silver and five Bronze to its collection, FCB currently has 48 total Lions, setting a record for the most Lions the network has achieved in the last several years.

Area 23, an FCB Health Network Company, continued its impressive showing at Cannes, garnering the Grand Prix in Innovation — Early Stage Technology for “See Sound.” On behalf of Wavio, “See Sound” is a revolutionary home device powered by an AI-learning model that can listen for a variety of household sounds and distinguish between them with an industry-leading accuracy level. This is possible because it was trained from the sound data of more than 2 million YouTube clips. The Grand Prix adds to the campaign’s one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze Lion to date.  

FCB New York is celebrating big at the Palais for a second night in a row for the epic “Whopper Detour” campaign, on behalf of Burger King, which took home its second Grand Prix of the Festival in Mobile — Activation by Location. The campaign has received an extraordinary 11 Lions to date.

FCB Inferno had an unforgettable evening, taking home three Lions for “StorySign,” on behalf of Huawei, including two Gold trophies, and three Lions for “Pay It Forward,” on behalf of The Big Issue, which included one Gold Lion in Mobile — Social Purpose. The launch of the “Pay It Forward” campaign celebrated the world’s first resellable magazine that came with its own scannable QR code, allowing readers to pass the magazine on to a friend, who can scan the code to pay for it again. The mission was to help vulnerable magazine sellers earn more and counter the issues the homeless are facing in an increasingly cashless society.

Please refer to the charts below for full information on today’s accolades, including wins from FCB Chicago, FCB Ulka and FCB/SIX.

Cannes Lions — Brand Experience & Activation

 

Award

Office

Campaign Title

Client/Brand

Category/Media

Gold Lion

 

FCB INFERNO

 

STORYSIGN

 

HUAWEI

 

Brand Experience & Activation — Use of Mobile

Silver Lion

 

FCB CHICAGO

 

THE GUN VIOLENCE HISTORY BOOK

 

ILLINOIS COUNCIL AGAINST HANDGUN VIOLENCE

Brand Experience & Activation — Not-for-profit / Charity / Government

Silver Lion

 

FCB NEW YORK

 

THE WHOPPER DETOUR

 

BURGER KING

 

Brand Experience & Activation —Retail Promotions & Competitions

Bronze Lion

 

FCB NEW YORK

 

THE WHOPPER DETOUR

 

BURGER KING

 

Brand Experience & Activation — Use of Mobile

Bronze Lion

FCB ULKA

THE OPEN DOOR PROJECT

 

THE MILLENNIUM SCHOOL

Brand Experience & Activation —Local Brand

 

Cannes Lions — Creative eCommerce

Award

Office

Campaign Title

Client/Brand

Category/Media

Silver Lion

 

FCB NEW YORK

 

THE WHOPPER DETOUR

 

BURGER KING

 

Creative eCommerce — Retail Promotions & In-store Integration

Bronze Lion

FCB INFERNO

PAY IT FORWARD

THE BIG ISSUE

 

Creative eCommerce —Not-for-profit / Charity / Government

 

Cannes Lions — Innovation

Award

Office

Campaign Title

Client/Brand

Category/Media

Grand Prix

 

AREA 23, AN FCB HEALTH NETWORK COMPANY

SEE SOUND

 

WAVIO

 

Innovation — Early Stage Technology

 

Cannes Lions — Mobile

Award

Office

Campaign Title

Client/Brand

Category/Media

Grand Prix

 

FCB NEW YORK

 

THE WHOPPER DETOUR

 

BURGER KING

 

Mobile — Activation by Location

Gold Lion

FCB NEW YORK

THE WHOPPER DETOUR

 

BURGER KING

 

Mobile — Excellence in Mobile Campaign & Messaging

Gold Lion

 

AREA 23, AN FCB HEALTH NETWORK COMPANY

 

SEE SOUND

 

WAVIO

 

Mobile — Networked / Connected Devices / Wearable Technology

Gold Lion

FCB INFERNO

 

PAY IT FORWARD

THE BIG ISSUE

 

Mobile — Social Purpose

Gold Lion

 

FCB INFERNO

 

STORYSIGN

 

HUAWEI

 

Mobile — Social Purpose

Silver Lion

 

AREA 23, AN FCB HEALTH NETWORK COMPANY

SEE SOUND

 

WAVIO

 

Mobile — Innovative Use of Technology

 

Silver Lion

 

FCB INFERNO

 

PAY IT FORWARD

 

THE BIG ISSUE

 

Mobile — Mobile Payment Solutions

Bronze Lion

 

FCB INFERNO

 

STORYSIGN

 

HUAWEI

 

Mobile — Utility Apps

Bronze Lion

 

FCB/SIX 

GO BACK TO AFRICA

BLACK & ABROAD

 

Mobile — Targeted Communication

 

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