Rome (ots/PRNewswire) -
- Award winners to be announced on the evening of 8 May at the Rome
Celebrating the very best in media excellence from around the world, the Festival of Media Global Awards today announced its revered shortlist (http://awards.festivalofmedia.com/global/?page_id=24&lang=en).
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Agency network MediaCom is way out in front with a huge 51 shortlisted entries in comparison to its nearest competitor Mindshare, who itself has an impressive figure of 31. Other networks doing significantly well include Starcom, OMD, PHD and UM with 27, 26, 23 and 21 respectively.
In terms of agency office Starcom USA is leading the way with an impressive 14 shortlisted entries, wtih Touche! PHD Canada, MediaCom UK and MediaCom New Zealand following close behind with 11, 10 and eight respectively. Blazing the trail for independent agencies is MediaPlus Germany, which has collected seven shortlisted nominations, while PHD China also posted the same number.
A record number of entries has ensured a fantastic geographical reach with the US posting 37 entries, UK 36, China 16 and Australia, Germany and India 15 each.
The campaigns dominating the shortlist include a trio from MediaCom 'Sea Hero Quest' and 'Missing Type' and 'Check me before you turn the key' who have six, five and four nominations across the board. 'Girl Emojis' by Starcom and 'The effect of speaking beautifully' from Mindshare are each shortlisted in four categories.
The winners will be decided by the Festival of Media Global Awards final jury (http://awards.festivalofmedia.com/global/?page_id=24&lang=en) meeting in Rome on Sunday 7 May. Members of the illustrious jury panel for 2017 will be driven and lead by Gerry D'Angelo, global media director, P&G and Sarah Mansfield, VP global media Europe and Americas, Unilever.
The winners' announcement will take place on Monday 8 May as part of the Festival of Media Global conference at the Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy. More information about the conference and how to book your ticket can be found here (http://awards.festivalofmedia.com/global/?page_id=24&lang=en#tickets).
All shortlisted campaigns can be seen on http://www.creamglobal.com/
About C Squared
C Squared launched the Festival of Media in Venice in 2007 and the brand now has 4 major events across the world, attended by 4,000 senior delegates and receiving over 3,000 Awards entries. In 2009, C Squared acquired the leading brand M&M Global along with the M&M Global Awards and the popular media training course, IMM. The company also owns Cream which has now become the world's largest database of media innovation and its bespoke technology serves many of the leading global agency groups and multinational advertisers. More information is available at: http://www.csquared.cc
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