I tried to write something about this and found myself stumbling at the pitch. The following words were tailored by Mira Kaddoura.
“You can check out the site to get a sense of what the festival (www.canneslions.com) is like but in a nutshell it was a such a trip! It’s called the Cannes Advertising Festival. It’s one week a year to recognize the best advertising in the world along with a series of lectures and events about what’s going on in the industry. Luker was a judge for the Film category (spots) so he was there the whole week but Sheena and I only got on a plane Friday afternoon to get there for the last night for the film ceremony after we found out we were short listed.
It is a real circus and a big deal for most people around the world (kind of like the World Cup and how there’s a lot of pride in having your country win). We kind of work in a vacuum here and aren’t really affected by the industry and all it’s craziness. We just keep our head down and keep working away while the whole world is in awe of WK.”
Check here for a list of all of the winners.
The tally is 13 golds worldwide, 3 of which come from WK Portland. A silver and a bronze for WK Amsterdam. Honda won client of the year from the WK London office. Congratulations to Dan Wieden, Mira Kaddoura, Sheena Brady, Shannon McGlothlin, Alberto Ponte and Steve Luker.
Here are two of the Gold medal winning spots.