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Cannes Lions official statement on Media Lions

It has clarified that it recognises the leading media agency with the award of Media Agency of the Year. That is the only official award it gives as it relates to a media agency compilation, and in 2013 it was awarded to OMD Sydney

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 10, 2013

Following the recent claims made by various media agencies about the volume of Lions won in Cannes, the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity wishes to make clear its position. Cannes Lions recognises the leading media agency with the award of Media Agency of the Year. That is the only official award it gives as it relates to a media agency compilation, and in 2013 it was awarded to OMD Sydney.

Various companies have made claims about the number of Lions they were involved in winning;  in doing so they may not have been the entrant company but would have been named in the secondary credits. Under the Cannes Lions Festival rules, these credits may be changed post Festival if the entrant company is in agreement with the proposed change.

To date all claims that have been made have been validated by the Festival based on the entrant company being contacted and agreeing to the credit amendment. However, to clarify future claims of the number of Lions won, Cannes Lions will be reviewing the credit amendment policy.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity was held this year from June 16-22.

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