MUMBAI: Outdoor campaigns by McCann, Grey, Ogilvy & Mather and Havas Worldwide have made it to the final round of Outdoor Lions this year.
McCann’s campaign for Prefetti Van Melle and Premier Tissues have been shortlisted in the ‘Food’ and ‘Household’ subcategories respectively. On the other hand, Grey’s campaign titled ‘Traffic’ for Killer Jeans has been shortlisted under the ‘Clothing, Footwear and Accessories’ subcategory.
The agency’s campaign for Duracell Batteries called ‘Choo-Choo’ and ‘Remote Control’ qualified for the finals under the subcategory ‘Household.’ O&M’s three entries for Hot Wheels (Mattel Toys) has got shortlisted in the ‘Entertainment & Leisure’ subcategory.
Havas Worldwide India’s ‘Arm’ and ‘Cleavage’ campaigns for Durex Condoms (Reckitt Benckiser) have also been shortlisted in the ‘Cosmetics & Beauty, Toiletries & Pharmacy’ subcategory. It can be noted that last year 43 entries were shortlisted in this category and the number this time has gone down to almost half.
While the Outdoor Lions category was introduced in 1992, it was in 2002, that Cannes Lions recognised Press and Outdoor as separate advertising media categories, awarding each their own Grand Prix. Since 2006 Outdoor is judged by a separate and dedicated jury.