CANNES, 2014: Whybin\TBWA Group Melbourne was awarded the prestigious Outdoor Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2014 - sponsored for the fifth consecutive year by Clear Channel Outdoor - for its work on ANZ Bank's 'GAYTMs' campaign. Other big winners who scooped Gold Lions for their work in outdoor include: Adam&Eve DDB London for Unilever’s Marmite and a double-win for Harvey Nichols; OgilvyOne London for British Airways; DDB Paris for Hasbro; Jung von Matt Hamburg for OBI; Lowe-SSP3 Bogota for Ministry of Defense; Ogilvy Brasil Sao Paulo for GRAACC; DDB New York for Waterislife; Hakuhodo Tokyo for Inakadate Village and Infas Publications Inc; Grey New York for TNT; TBWA\London for Adidas; Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Buenos Aires for Mondelez International’s Beldent Infinit; Kolle Rebbe Hamburg for Bischofliches Hilfswerk Misereor; Dentsu Tokyo for Honda and BBDO Proximity Singapore for Guinness. William Eccleshare, CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor, said: "The 2014 Outdoor Lions has been another fantastic reminder of the vast range of inspiring ways in which advertisers are utilizing our medium to engage with consumers in the out-of-home space in new and exciting ways. This year’s awards attracted 5660 entries - the highest number of entries in any Cannes Lions award category – including several big winners that incorporated digital out-of-home and interactive elements, truly demonstrating that the oldest medium has never been more exciting or relevant for advertisers.” The Grand Prix winning campaign saw ANZ Bank, the principle sponsor of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras, convey its message of diversity and inclusion by transforming ATMs into dazzling ‘GAYTMs’, decorating them with rhinestones, sequins, studs, leather and fur. Withdrawals came with a rainbow-colored receipt, and all transaction fees were donated to a gay and lesbian charity. This year’s Outdoor Lions jury was led by Jury President, Jose Miguel Sokoloff, president of the Lowe Global Creative Council, and co-chairman and chief creative officer of the Interpublic Group's Lowe SSP3 in Bogota, Colombia. Fellow jury member, Darren Spiller, executive creative director of DDB Group in Melbourne commented: "Outdoor is an old category but it has been completely re-invented."
This year, the Outdoor Lions attracted 5660 entries and shortlisted 501. The jury awarded a total of 1 Grand Prix, 18 Gold, 40 Silver and 70 Bronze trophies.Suzanne Grimes, President & Chief Operating Officer for Clear Channel Outdoor – North America commented: “Each year, the Outdoor Lions provide tremendous inspiration celebrating the power of a picture to evoke emotion. The enduring value of out-of-home as a medium, with unparalleled visual impact, unskippability and new digital capabilities that provide immediacy and flexibility, is more important to advertisers today than ever before. " To view the full list of Outdoor Lions winners, visit: http://www.canneslions.com About Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 675,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 47 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,000 digital billboards across 39 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in nearly 30 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America in a wide variety of formats. More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com Clear Channel International: clearchannelinternational.comFollow us @CCOutdoor Clear Channel Outdoor North America: clearchanneloutdoor.comFollow us @CCOutdoorNA