McDonald’s to be honored with Creative Marketer of the Year at Cannes Lions 2014

Advertising, Cannes Lions, Festivals

Cannes Lions will award McDonald’s, the leading global foodservice retailer, with the 2014 Creative Marketer of the Year Award, an accolade presented to brands that have distinguished themselves by inspiring innovative marketing of their products worldwide across multiple platforms and who embrace and encourage creativity in their brand communications produced by their agencies.

McDonald’s consistently places creativity at the heart of its advertising and communications, and that has resulted in the brand receiving many Lions at the Cannes Festival (…) McDonald’s and its agencies have taken creative risks to produce meaningful work, and they see award-winning content earning higher returns – a success story that will, we hope, inspire other brands. We look forward to congratulating the team from McDonald’s by presenting this very important Creative Marketer of the Year Award in Cannes.

Philip Thomas,

CEO Lions Festivals.

McDonald’s won its first Cannes Lion, a Gold in Television, in 1979 and have gone on to win 77 Lions in total, the majority of which have been awarded in recent years in a variety of categories – Creative Effectiveness, Cyber, Film, Media, Mobile, Outdoor, Press, Promo & Activation and Radio – and from different countries around the world– Austria, Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.

McDonald’s is honoured to be named Creative Marketer of the Year. This award recognises the enduring and inspiring relationships we have with our agencies around the world. It’s a nod to our creative heritage and the power of the brand to connect with customers around the world with a local accent. Our restless energy moves us to uncover new ideas, and pursue excellence in insight, positioning, idea and craft. The honour of winning Creative Marketer of the Year at Cannes Lions recognises the hard work of many people throughout the McDonald’s system.

Steve Easterbrook,

Senior Executive Vice President & Global Chief Brand Officer McDonald’s

The Creative Marketer of the Year Award will be presented to McDonald’s on Saturday 21 June, in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. Easterbrook is scheduled to accept the award.