McCann Erickson Romania and Vodafone Romania – awarded 4 Bronze Lions in Cannes

Creativity, Festivals & Awards


McCann Erickson Romania won, for the 5th year in a row, awards at Cannes Lions; this year, the winning campaigns were Sunday Grannies and Ghita, the Social Shepard, both for the same client, Vodafone Romania.

With these new Lions, the total number of accolades scooped by McCann Bucharest at Cannes Lions reaches to 21 in 5 consecutive years.

Ghita The Social Shepard – for Vodafone Romania – won a Bronze in Creative Effectiveness competition, which is a first for Romania. On the other hand, Sunday Grannies – for the same client – scooped 2 Bronze in Promo & Activations and 1 Bronze in PR.

When you expect business results and guaranteed impact, but meet a creative and strategic vision that has the force to change brand’s direction and people’s life, all you need is the courage to say “Yes”. We brought to life brand’s mission through facts, not just words, with an authentic support for progress in each Romanian’s life, which led us to an unmatched engagement with the consumers. When advertising embraces reality, the legends of the new digital world are born. With Ghita, we managed to build business efficiency that went beyond the limits of any national and international recognition, until Cannes Effectiveness, becoming this way the most awarded idea in Vodafone grup. And we wouldn’t have managed that without a team that lives with max intensity this brand, from vision to detail

Laura Barbu,

Director, Brand & Marketing Communication, Vodafone Romania.

Echipa McCann Erickson Romania la Cannes 2015

This is the fifth consecutive year when Cannes isn’t just a simple holiday, but a new reason to throw a party. This year, we are celebrating the 21st Lion and this is a very big joy, especially as it brings us a first: the first trophy in Creative Effectiveness for Romania. I am proud this year’s trophies are for Vodafone, one of our biggest clients. We made a tradition from winning prizes with campaigns everyone knows, campaigns made for big clients, for strong brands. This helps us focus and raise the bar in our daily work. There is where the creativity key stands. Congratulations to all Romanians who received awards in Cannes this year. There are ideas I wish we would have had. And I think this is the biggest praise. There are trophies won for Romania and this is the mot important. “Together we are stronger”, to quote the brand that brought us 4 Lions this year :)”

Catalin Dobre,

Executive Creative Director McCann Bucharest.

The Cannes Effectiveness award sets a new standard for the recognition of efficiency from Romania, in an objective manner, outside the borders, a guarantee of the exceptional performances we achieved with this campaign. When marketing, strategy and creation set a huge ambition as digitalizing Romania is, the advertising transcends its category and transforms into cultural revolution. This is Ghita’s case, through which Vodafone showed that any Romanian can literally change his life through technology. After the efficiency recognized locally with Grand Effie, creativity rewarded with Cannes, innovation award from WARC and digital efficiency recognized at Facebook, the time came for the first Cannes Effectiveness ever won by Romania – a sign our vision works

Diana Ceausu,

Head of Strategy, McCann Bucharest.

Also, #littlemoneybigfun campaign developed by MRM//McCann Bucharest had 3 nominations in Promo&Activations, Media and PR Lions.