Six categories down and it’s slim pickings for the Kiwis at Cannes, with Colenso BBDO flying solo and picking up its third bronze lion for the Multiple Sclerosis Waikato campaign in the Outdoor category. This adds to the bronzes it won in the promo and activation and direct categories for Westpac Impulse saver and the Pedigree ‘Doppelganger’ adoption drive.
“Let’s take a ride and see what’s mine” sang Iggy Pop on his seminal 1977 track ‘The Passenger’. For Special Group, who co-opted the track and the man himself for their ‘Orcon + Iggy’ campaign, what’s theirs is a Grand Prix Award in the Direct Category at the 2010 Cannes Lions Festival.
If they haven’t been washed away by the flash floods, six lucky New Zealand bastards are currently swanning about in the South of France. Of course, business is being mixed with pleasure: they are there in a professional capacity as judges for the Cannes Advertising Festival awards, which, as the world’s biggest and best advertising event, invites the world’s biggest and best advertising brains along to do the deciding. So here’s to them.