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Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Burger King announced as the Cannes Lions Creative Marketer of the Year 2017
Honouring the global restaurant brand's world-class creative communications

LONDON, Mar 16, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced Burger King as the Creative Marketer of the Year 2017. The award will honour Burger King for embracing and encouraging creativity across their brand communications and for the inspiring global marketing of their products.

Burger King has a hugely successful track record at Cannes Lions. The company has totalled 76 awards, including two Grands Prix in 2016 for the 'McWhopper' campaign, in Print & Publishing and Media. Burger King also took home a Titanium Grand Prix in 2007 and achieved their first win in 1969, a Silver Lion for 'Skinny Burger'. Since its launch in 1954, the company has expanded to become one of the largest quick-service restaurants in the world, welcoming more than 11 million people in over 100 countries daily.

"Burger King is a brand that's built a reputation for marketing campaigns that are bold, courageous and innovative, constantly challenging the limits of creative excellence," said Philip Thomas, Chief Executive of Ascential Events. "Burger King believes that being a brand with purpose can achieve long-term advantages and deliver strong business results. That's why the company is making such an impact."

Axel Schwan, Chief Marketing Officer of Burger King, and Fernando Machado, Head of Brand Marketing at Burger King, will collect the award during the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-24 June 2017.

Axel Schwan commented, "Creativity is a critical factor when it comes to helping us stand out from the pack and punch higher than our weight. This principle is applied to everything we do, from the way we differentiate ourselves by flame-grilling our burgers to the ground-breaking advertising campaigns we create."

Fernando Machado added, "This award is a tribute to the consistently strong creative work done by the Burger King brand over time."

Cannes Lions celebrates the 'Best of Burger King' on Stories, the new editorial arm of the Festival. From classic campaigns that kick-started digital marketing to modern masterpieces of integration, find out more about some of Burger King's most famous ads here: https://www.canneslions.com/stories

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Cannes Lions runs for eight days from 17-24 June, in Cannes, France. The main Festival venue is the world famous Palais des Festivals. A 'Complete' pass includes entry to all official Festival talks, Awards shows, networking and evening events across the eight days. Passes giving access only to the specialist events - Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment - which take place right next door to the main Festival venue, are also available.

Lions Health 17-18 June
Lions Innovation 19-20 June
Lions Entertainment 21-22 June

For further details on all available passes and dates, see https://www.canneslions.com/festival/passes and to find out what's on, visit https://www.canneslions.com

To find out more about entering work, see https://www.canneslions.com/awards/the-lions


About Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications and encompasses Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 43,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival.

The eight-day Festival is the only truly global meeting place for professionals working in advertising and communications. A community of 15,000 attendees from nearly 100 countries attend eight days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings, master classes and high-profile seminars presented by renowned worldwide industry leaders.

Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, a global benchmark of creative excellence, for Creative Data, Creative Effectiveness, Cyber, Design, Digital Craft, Direct, Film, Film Craft, Glass: The Lion for Change, Health & Wellness, Innovation, Entertainment, Media, Mobile, Music, Outdoor, Pharma, PR, Print & Publishing, Product Design, Promo & Activation, Radio, Titanium and Integrated Lions. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. www.canneslions.com

Ascential Events

Ascential Events is an international business-to-business media company with a focused portfolio of large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals. Our product lines include the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's premier market leading payments and financial services innovation congress Money 20/20, the UK's largest trade show Spring Fair International and the award-winning education technology show Bett. Ascential Events is part of Ascential plc, which transforms knowledge businesses to deliver exceptional performance. www.ascential.com.

Contact:
Isobel Diamond
PR and Press Officer
isobeld@canneslions.com
+44 20 3033 4156
www.canneslions.com



Mar 16, 2017 23:40 HKT/SGT
Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Topic: Awards received
Sectors: Advertising
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