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CANNES 2013: O&M London, Mother and 4Creative take gold in Film Lions

Ogilvy & Mather London, Mother London and 4Creative all won Gold Lions this evening, as UK companies took home 22 Lions, ten more than last year.


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Advertising Network of the Year 2014: Grey

With lots of money coming in and tremendous creative work going out, Grey has completed a remarkable transformation many in the industry thought unimaginable only a few years ago.


Production Company of the Year 2014: Academy

Quality work from new signings, old hands chipping in and an eye-catching return to form by its star player saw the production company back on top - and all without a Christmas ad in sight.


Media Network of the Year 2014: SMG

Strategic acquisitions to improve its offering, $1 billion worth of new business and some innovative partnerships with tech giants resulted in a strong performance from Starcom MediaVest Group.


Digital Innovation Agency of the Year 2014: R/GA London

Placing its faith in Beats has paid off handsomely for the London outpost of the US digital giant, but quality work for Heineken, Google and Unilever illustrated the agency's strength in depth.


Advertising Agency of the Year 2014: Adam & Eve/DDB

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Advertiser of the Year 2014: Diageo

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