News direct from Cannes Lions: Day Two

Tuesday 21 June 2011, 12:10PM
By Fairfax Media

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Colenso BBDO scores first NZ Lions

The first awards show at Cannes Lions Advertising Festival 2011 has provided two brief moments of glory for the New Zealand contingent.

In particular Colenso BBDO, which picked up a two Bronze Lions - one in the Direct category for its "Doggelganger" campaign for Mars' Pedigree pet products, and one in Promo & Activation for its Westpac "Impulse Saver".

Check out both campaigns on Colenso's website.

A campaign advertising a Romanian candy bar won the Grand Prix in both Direct and Promo & Activation - apparently tongue-in-cheek anti-Americanism is a unifying concept in eastern Europe.

The Grand Prix for PR went to Clemenger BBDO Melbourne for its "Break Up" campaign for NAB.

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Young Lions survive the Lions den, hungry for more


YOUNG LIONS PHOTO ATTACHED: Kiwi representatives in Cannes Jennie Ko [left] and Pip Perkins from DDB Group Auckland.
Twenty-four hours isn't long when you're tasked with helping to provide water for arid African villages.

But that's all the time Pip Perkins and Jennie Ko were given at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity earlier this week.

The pair of young advertising creatives from Auckland agency DDB Group were competing against 40 other national teams in the Young Lions Press ad competition at the festival - regarded as the ultimate global awards showcase in the industry.