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Cannes Lions 2023: Indian Agencies That Won Awards

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In the dynamic world of advertising, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity stands as a beacon of excellence, honoring the most innovative and captivating campaigns from across the globe. As the dust settles on this year’s festival, the achievements of Indian agencies have garnered well-deserved recognition, proudly bringing home an impressive haul of 25 Lions. This remarkable feat showcases the immense talent, vision, and creative prowess of Indian advertising, cementing its position on the global stage. Join us as we delve into the captivating world of Indian creativity and celebrate the awe-inspiring achievements of these agencies at Cannes Lions 2023.

Indian Agencies Shine At Cannes Lions 2023

1. Leo Burnett- Most Awarded Agency At Cannes Lions 2023

Leo Burnett India was the most awarded Indian agency, with the 11 Lions. The agency won a Gold Lion in the Brand Experience and Activation Lions category for its “Airtel 175 Replayed” campaign. The campaign was a unique way to celebrate Airtel’s 175th anniversary, by allowing users to relive their favorite moments from the past 175 years.

Leo Burnett India also won six Silver Lions and four Bronze Lions. Furthermore, some of the other notable campaigns from Leo Burnett India that won awards include “The Biochar Project” for Lay’s, “The Missing Chapter for Whisper, and “Bring Back 2011” for Oreo India.

“Airtel 175 Replayed”

“The Biochar Project” for Lay’s

“The Missing Chapter” for Whisper

“Bring Back 2011” for Oreo India

2. Ogilvy India

Ogilvy India won 2 Lions at Cannes Lions 2023. The first award- the Grand Prix was awarded to the Cadbury Celebrations ‘Shah Rukh Khan – My Ad’ campaign in the Creative Effectiveness category. Not just this, the agency also bagged a Silver in the same category.

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3. FCB Group India

FCB Group India won a total of 4 Lions – 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. The Gold Lion was awarded for ‘Untangling the politics of hair’ for Stir in the Industry Craft — Outdoor category. This campaign raised awareness about the discrimination faced by women with natural hair. One Silver Lion for ‘Chatpat for SOS Children’s Villages’ and another Silver Lion for ‘Tr For Teacher’ for Navneet both in the Entertainment Lions category. ‘Tr For Teacher’ for Navneet also won a Bronze Lion in the Sustainable Development Goals category.

Untangling the politics of hair” for Stir

‘Chatpat for SOS Children’s Villages’

‘Tr For Teacher’ for Navneet

4. Dentsu Creative India

Dentsu Creative India won three Bronze Lions. The 2 Bronze Lions were awarded for the “Suraksha Ka Teeka” campaign for Mortein, which promoted the use of mosquito repellent. And the 3rd Bronze Lion for the “The Everything Book” campaign for Vedantu, which created an interactive learning experience for children.

“Suraksha Ka Teeka” for Mortein

“The Everything Book” for Vedantu

5. Talented Agency

Talented Agency has won a Silver Lion for Media at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for their ‘Or Travel on Cleartrip’ campaign. Additionally, Talented Agency also won 2 Bronze Lions for their “Why is this Swiggy Ad?” campaign for Swiggy. One in the PR category, and another in the Social & Influencer category.

OR Travel on Cleartrip

“Why is this Swiggy Ad?”

6. Mindshare

Mindshare won a Bronze Lion for the “Thumbstopping Beauty Biases” campaign for Dove, which challenged beauty stereotypes.

7. DDB Mundra

DDB Mudra Group won a Bronze Lion for the “Machine Gun Mouth” campaign for Battlegrounds Mobile India, which promoted responsible gaming.

Celebrating The Indian Advertising Triumph At Cannes Lions 2023

So, Indian agencies showcased their creative brilliance at Cannes Lions 2023, with several agencies capturing well-deserved accolades. These award-winning campaigns demonstrate the creativity, innovation, and global impact of the Indian advertising industry. The recognition garnered by these agencies reflects the growing prominence of Indian talent on the international stage, solidifying their reputation as creative powerhouses. So, this remarkable success is a testament to the industry’s unwavering dedication to pushing boundaries and creating captivating campaigns that leave a lasting impression.

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