Omnicom agencies lead 2012 Cannes Media Lions

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At the 2012 Cannes Lions Media awards presentation, Omnicom Media Group agencies OMD and PHD took home a combined total of 20 medals, topped by the category Grand Prix for the Google Voice Search campaign created by Manning Gottlieb OMD, and a Gold Lion awarded to PHD Lima.

Along with winning the Grand Prix, OMD was awarded a total of a 15 Media Lions – more than any other media agency in the competition, including five silver and nine bronze; the agency also won a Silver Mobile Lion. Winning campaigns included work created for some of the world’s top global brands, such as Intel, McDonald’s, Pepsi, and Wrigley.

PHD’s four Media Lion wins included one Gold lion, one silver and two bronze, crossing the EMEA, LATAM, and North American markets with work done for UK packaged goods brand McCain Foods, Peruvian sports journal El Bocon, and GlaxoSmithKline.

With the combined wins of OMD and PHD, Omnicom Media Group is the most awarded media group brand at the 2012 Cannes Lions.

“Our performance this year validates the commitment we have made to assuring creative and strategic excellence that produces real business results for our clients,” says Omnicom Media Group Worldwide CEO Daryl Simm. “It’s a testament to the people behind these innovative ideas, and the OMD and PHD clients who encourage and motivate us to continually set the bar higher.”

OMD and PHD Sri Lanka CEO Keith Wijesuriya had this to add, “We are indeed proud to be a part of this great network and are thrilled with the fantastic showing by our colleagues around the world. The network delights in having a wonderful client portfolio that continuously encourages us to keep delivering outstanding work that gets rewarded both by the consumer as well as our peers”.

Omnicom Media Group (OMG) is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Omnicom Media Group includes the full service media networks OMD and PHD; data informed marketing platform Annalect Group; and a number of specialty media communications companies.

OMD Sri Lanka, PHD Sri Lanka and TBWA\TAL are a part of the TAL Group of companies. Established in 1971, the TAL Group is a total Communication Solutions provider encompassing strategic, creative, digital, PR, events and activation solutions.