Awards

The CASSIES countdown begins

Who’s judging this year’s CASSIES?

The 2015 panel includes two retailers, three CPG marketers and two former Cannes jury members.

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Canada’s got Pencil-winning young talent

A BBDO art director and Alberta graphic design student each took home a D&AD New Blood Pencil this month.

The Globe and Mail's Cynthia Young presents the Media Director of the Year award to Touché! PHD president Karine Courtemanche.

Do you know the next Media Director of the Year?

Don’t hide their light under a bushel! Nominations for this year’s prize close Friday, July 25.

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Cundari and DDB land on the Warc 100 list

The shops are recognized for smart marketing campaigns created for SickKids, BMW and the CTC.

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YouTube’s post-Cannes people’s choice ‘awards’

Which of these top-viewed ads of the past year also nabbed a Lion? Not nearly as many as you might think.

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Rei Inamoto on machines replacing humans

AKQA’s CCO predicts how brands can combat the digital divide.

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Why Canada didn’t win Gold and what we need to do

Grey’s Patrick Scissons on moving past tactics, the perils of bad storytelling and doing better work.

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Cannes blog: Time to get to work

Cundari’s Andrew Simon says ditch the no-Lions stages of grief and get on with life. Do the work that’ll win next year.

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Video: In the jury room with…

Union’s Lance Martin, Kiip’s Brian Wong and Grip’s Randy Stein dissect campaigns from the last set of Cannes categories.

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Canada picks up six Lions at final award show

Bringing Canada’s total up to 15, agencies took home hardware in the Branded Content, Film and Film Craft categories.

Cannes blog: Mental health takes the stage

Campbell’s Philip Donne checks out award-winning, stigma-tackling work from the Palais.

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Sharon MacLeod named a Catalyst champion

The Unilever VP nabbed the honour for her work with Dove and the brand’s Women’s Interactive Network.

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Canada gets three noms in Branded Content

Work for WestJet and Volkswagen is up for prizes in the category, one of the last to be announced this week in Cannes.

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JWT and DDB have shots at Film Craft Lions

Spots for the Canadian Film Fest and Netflix could take home trophies at tomorrow’s award show.

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Ten more shots at a Lion for Canada

Red Urban lands on the Film list twice, with JWT, Grey and John St. among the other agencies vying for an award at the Palais.