Wieden+Kennedy, Droga5, FCB and Omnicom are big winners at 2019 Cannes Lions

Wieden+Kennedy is the 2019 Cannes Lions Agency of the Year – chiefly thanks to a wheelbarrow full of Lions for Nike’s ‘Dream Crazy’ – but Droga5 New York’s ‘the Truth is Worth It’ won the Film Grand Prix to add to its film Craft Grand Prix.

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Omnicom was the Holding company of the Year for the second year in succession. All its big networks – BBDO, DDB and TBWA scored well. Ogilvy was WPP’s stand-out performer with a gaggle of golds, including some from David Miami.

The Grand Prix Lion for Good went to ‘Generation Lockdown’ for March for Our Lives by McCann New York, which also had an outstanding festival.

Another Interpublic agency FCB won five Grand Prix including Titanium for Burger King’s ‘Whopper Detour.’ Burger King also won Brand of the Year.

The Sustainable Development Goals Grand Prix Lion went to Mars and Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne for ‘The Lion’s Share.’

AMV BBDO seems to have been the most successful UK agency, headed by Libresse’s ‘Viva La Vulva.’ with a gold in film and a titanium in Titanium. Adam&eveDDB won a film gold for John Lewis’ ‘Boy and the piano’ with Elton John.

Generally though the UK’s performance was disappointing as US agencies swept all before them.

All the winners are here.

This is an updated version of an earlier story.

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