Cannes Lions 2019: McCann Worldgroup Celebrates Historic Moment as it Receives its First-Ever Cannes “Network of the Year” Award


It’s been a grand week for the McCann Worldgroup as it received the “Network of the Year” award at the biggest and most celebrated festival for creativity and advertising, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. By day, the festival bloomed with talks and sessions dissecting the ins and outs of creativity in advertising; by night, the show transformed into a world-class award ceremony, honoring the campaigns and agencies that have embodied exactly that. 

Collecting a whopping 73 Lions throughout the week for its imaginative works, this is a historical moment for the network as this is its first-ever time receiving such recognition from Cannes Lions, and rightly so as it garnered 5 Grand Prix Lions, 1 Titanium, 14 Gold, 17 Silver and 36 Bronze. With its grand total of Lions, the network topped DDB Worldwide and FCB Global which sat on the 2nd and 3rd spot, respectively.  

McCann Worldgroup wrapped up its wins with an extensive Facebook post detailing its major wins at Cannes for the year. 

The long list of notable wins for the agency network includes: 

  • McCann New York’s “Generation Lockdown” for March For Our Lives won GRAND PRIX FOR GOOD.

  • The McCann Health division received the Health Network of the Year title for the 3rd time in 4 years while its Shanghai office was named Healthcare Agency of the Year
  • McCann Tel Aviv’s “ThisAbles” for IKEA won GRAND PRIX for Health Lions, bringing home the first ever Grand Prix for Israel under the category. 


The momentous “Network of the Year” win for McCann Worldgroup celebrates both their work and team of over 20,000 employees across multi-disciplinary offices in 100 countries all over the world. Deeply rooted on the principle of helping brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives, their works and campaigns for people with disabilities and promoting the safety of children are just some of the topics they have touched on through their Cannes-celebrated work, and these are certainly not the last. 

CANNES, FRANCE – JUNE 21: Award Show at the Cannes Lions 2019 : Day Five on June 21, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images for Cannes Lions)


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