Cannes Lions Presents Day Four and Lions Innovation

Cannes Lions Innovation

Creative Effectiveness, Design, Outdoor, PR, Product Design, and Digital Craft winners were named, and the Lions Innovation started at Cannes Lions.

The third awards show of Festival week, Cannes Lions has unveiled the winners of the Creative Effectiveness, Design, Outdoor, and PR Lions, alongside Product Design, and the new Digital Craft Lions. From boundary-breaking ideas to the technical mastery behind products, world-class creativity took centre stage.

A record-breaking 540 entries were received for Product Design and 11 Lions were awarded. The Grand Prix went to Jacquard for Google, by Google Creative Lab, London.

“To a product designer, material is everything and Jacquard allows us to dream up solutions in nearly every segment of our industry, from medical design to furniture and even social and environmental sustainability,” said Jury President, Amina Horozic, Lead Industrial Designer at fuseproject.

From a 109 entries in Creative Effectiveness, 13 Lions were awarded and the Grand Prix went to Monty’s Christmas for John Lewis, by Adam & Eve DDB, UK. “The winner epitomises the very best of creative effectiveness. It’s heart-warming work that uses creativity to drive exceptional results and profit growth,” said Lions Jury, President, Andrew Robertson, Chief Executive Officer at BBDO.

Winners of the new Digital Craft Lions, carved out of the craft categories from the Cyber and Mobile Lions, were also presented. Celebrating the skill and artistry in omni-channel digital creativity, from desktop to mobile to virtual reality, there were 1,148 entries from which 50 Lions were awarded.

The inaugural Grand Prix went to Because Recollection for Because Music by 84.Paris, France—work which Jury President, Wesley ter Haar, Founder & COO at MediaMonks, described as a perfect way to launch the Lion.

“It combines best-of-breed craft across categories, and opens up a decade of musical magic in a way that only digital can do. It is a celebratory piece, and reminds us of the great work that made us fall in love with digital craft, while simultaneously showing a way forward.”

Design received 2,856 entries and 104 Lions were awarded. The Grand Prix went to Life is Electric for Panasonic, by DENTSU, Tokyo, which was chosen for its creative bravery.

“This special work embraces the paradox of integrating traditional values with technology. It shows that when used with agility, technology becomes a creative springboard that brings new meaning to design and pushes its boundaries further,” said Jury President, Tristan Macherel, ECD at Landor.

From 5,367 Outdoor entries, 129 Lions were awarded. The Grand Prix went to Brewtroleum for Heineken New Zealand, by Colenso BBDO. Jury President, Ricardo John, CCO of J. Walter Thompson, said, “Brewtroleum proved that outdoor has no boundaries. To make gas out of beer? That’s unbelievable! It proves that agencies are going deeper and solving clients’ business problems with creativity.”

Finally, from a total of 2,225 entries in PR, 84 Lions were awarded. The Grand Prix went to The Organic Effect for Coop by Forsman & Bodenfors, Sweden.

“We wanted to find a winner that truly earned attention and was social by design—one that was driven by a simple but powerful idea and delivered stellar results,” said Jury President, John Clinton, Chair, Canada, North American Head of Creative and Content at Edelman.

On 21 June, the Cannes Lions stages were alive with enlightening discussion from star names, including Anna Wintour, Will Smith, and Usher. Lions Innovation, a specialised two-day event, kicked off with sessions exploring technology and data as catalysts for creativity.