Cannes Lions Wednesday Night: Awards and Parties


As Wednesday in Cannes ended and delegates headed to the Palais for the Press, Design, Radio and Cyber Lions Award ceremony, AKQA CEO Tom Bedecarre wondered why everyone in Cannes was asking him to buy them drinks. As news of AKQA's acquisition by WPP spread, it became clear why Tom was suddenly seen as Mr. Moneybags. If Sir Martin Sorrell's salary is a comparative indicator, Tom will have plenty of money to buy everyone drinks for a long time to come.

- Over at the Palais, South Africa earned its first Gold Lion with work done by DDB SA for McDonald's in the Press category.

- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was given the Media Person of the Year award.

- Brazilian agency Talent took home the Radio Lions Grand Prix for Go Outside

- The very controversial Bennetton campaign, created by Italian agency Fabrica and 72andSunny Amsterdam, which featured the world's political figures kissing was awarded Press Lion Grand Prix.

- Nike's Nike+ Fuelband work and the Swedish tourism campaign that gave control of its Twitter account both took home Cyber Grand Prix Lions.

- Ad Age held their soirée at the Majestic.

- Velti Mobile and RadiumOn held their beach party across from the Carlton.

- Microsoft kicked things up with Mark Ronson on the turn tables and toys for "old ad dudes" to toss about.

- Massive Music and Media Monk held their massive, music-fueled party complete with dancers and a DJ booth that resembled a Xerox machine at Plage 'O Plenty/Baoli Beach.

- And yes, as always, the night ended at the Gutter Bar.

Cannes Wednesday Night: Awards and Parties

A quick roundup of who took home Lions and who had the best parties

Storified by Steve Hall · Wed, Jun 20 2012 20:17:54

Everyone at #canneslions keeps asking me to pay for their drinks??!Tom Bedecarre AKQA
The Awards...
And let the show begin #landorcannes #canneslions Chandler
Well done DDB SA for the gold Lion for the McDonalds campaign! #canneslionsOdette van der Haar
Congratulations DDB South Africa for your #CannesLions Press Gold Win for McDonalds. #SAinCannes #SAatCannes well done guys.Jonathan Deeb
One more Gold in the Design category. For Menicon Magic. #CannesLions Harano 原野守弘
South Africa's first gold lion! Won by DDB for Mcdonalds in Press category #CannesLions #SAatCannes Xenopoulos
Press Grand Prix #CannesLions 'Benetton UnHate' sends pointed message to promote tolerance & combat hatred globally - Khai #OgilvyCannesOgilvy & Mather
A second gold for DDB South Africa in the Press Category - this time for illustration. Awesome! #CannesLions #SAatCannesJason Xenopoulos
UAE wins silver young print lions! Congrats to the team from FP7 Dubai #CannesLions #RHA Al Qassimi
DDB South Africa has won the first GoldLion for SA! Press Category for Mcdonalds #CannesLions #SAatCannesJason Xenopoulos
Congrats to Ogilvy Sao Paolo on their Gold Press #CannesLions! #OgilvyCannesOgilvy & Mather
Well done TBWA for the silver Lion won at #canneslions!!Odette van der Haar
Really excited to see the Cyber work and awards at #CannesLions :-)Craig Le Grice
#CannesLions Awards Media Person of the Year to @jack M
Advertising Age's take...
Radio Grand Prix From Talent in Brazil Also Repels Mosquitoes Age
Controversial Benetton Ad Nabs Press Grand Prix Age
Nike Fuelband and Curators of Sweden Take Cyber Grand Prix Age
And the parties
We're at the @ddb_uk party. A nice glass of champers after a hard day's graft #CannesLions
Digital mafia at @adage party #canneslions Patel
#CannesLions Velti & @RadiumOne beach party kicking off at the Carlton beach, swing by!
CMYK #canneslions #mediamonks #awesome Alling
Here we go @MediaMonks Massive Music party starting! #canneslions - Hagendoorn
#massive #canneslions D'Amico
it's a dutch thing "@G64MAT: @MediaMonks helluva party you boys put on ������ #canneslions"MediaMonks
Yup that's mark ronson at the Microsoft party in Cannes...not bad for a Wednesday... Velasco
Loving the old ad dudes throwing shapes at the #microsoft party in #canneslionsOlivia Yabsley
I'm with French indians :)) #canneslions Ozturk
Rocking it at the MM&MM party in Cannes! Smith
At random party on roof terrace overlooking Cannes. Have no idea whose party it is, but free tipple so can't be bad
#partytime @ MassiveMusic Plage O' Plenty Cannes Party
Erica Badu geeft mooi optreden op #CannesLions bij #MSACannes. Ze slaapt in hotelkamer naast me. #BVA Driessen
Just posted a photo @ MassiveMusic Plage O' Plenty Cannes Party Rayment
Dancers at massive music party @canneslion Clark
Ok, this party is fucking nuts. #cannes Lobikis
Direct live From #massivemusic @Baoli Beachmxgrafik
Very cool Xerox DJ booth at Massive Media party...
Xerox DJ booth #canneslions #massivemusic let's get this party started!schmitzblitz
You can always count on strangeness like this at a Massive Music party...
#massivemusic #party #cannesSuzie Yeranosyan
Sarah Hemar of MIPCube, Massive Music + Media Monks Party. Printers included. #cannesl @ Baoli Beach Cannes Natividad
Media Monks party @ Cannes lions with @luckthelady hemar
Erykah Badu at microsoft part at #canneslions #awesome Schlickum
And without any surprise whatsoever...
The evening was ALWAYS going to end like this ;-) (@ Gutter Bar w/ 5 others) Le Grice

by Steve Hall    Jun-20-12   Click to Comment   
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