Cannes Lions 2019 Names Wieden+Kennedy Agency of the Year – McCann Worldgroup Wins Network of the Year

Wrapping up the Cannes Lions 2019 Wieden+Kennedy Portland has been named Agency of the Year with McCann, New York, in second place; Droga5, New York taking third.

W&K has won big throughout the week with the Nike “Dream crazy” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.


Network of the Year was awarded to McCann Worldgroup; with second going to DDB Worldwide, and in third FCB.

Wieden+Kennedy, Portland also won Independent Agency of the Year with Droga5, New York in second place; and JOHN X HANNES, New York ranked third.

Holding Company of the Year was awarded to Omnicom, followed by Interpublic Group in second; and WPP in third.

The Palme d’Or, presented to the most awarded production company, went to Park Pictures (USA) with Hungry Man (USA) in second; Somesuch (UK) in third; Buck (USA) in fourth; and Biscuit Filmworks (USA) in fifth.


Creative Brand of the year, a newly created category “celebrating brave and forward-thinking brands”, was awarded to Burger King, with Nike taking second and IKEA third.

Creative Marketer of the Year was awarded to Apple.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, was presented with the 2019 Cannes LionHeart in recognition of her advocacy for women, human rights, and social justice throughout the world, and for her leadership of the industry-wide diversity initiative, The Unstereotype Alliance.

Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, were presented with the Lion of St. Mark Award.

The Grand Prix for Good, selected by the Titanium jury was awarded to McCann New York, for ‘Generation Lockdown’, created for March For Our Lives.

“It has been an exceptional five days – a truly global celebration of the best work that will be the start of an amazing journey for many,” said Managing Director, Simon Cook. “It’s also been a coming together of the most brilliant and forward-thinking minds from across a wide spectrum of industries – creative, content creation, entertainment, media, tech, et al.”

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