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Fairfax Media announces 2008 Cannes Young Lions

12 May, 2008

Fairfax Media announces their 2008 Cannes Young Lions winners

Fairfax Media is proud to announce the winners of their 2008 Cannes Young Lions competitions. Will Douglas and Chloe Hardy, from OMD, took out first place in the Young Lions Media category with their winning multi-platform media strategy. Carlos Savage and Brett Colliver, from DDB, were the winners in the Young Lions Print Creative category.

The two winning teams, courtesy of Fairfax Media, will be flown to France next month and receive full registration to the Cannes Lions 2008 Advertising Festival, the largest and most prestigious advertising festival. There they will compete on the world stage in the Young Lions Media and Print competitions respectively.

The winners also have the opportunity to hear presentations from the best advertising minds in the world with the Young Lions Creative team attending the creative workshops, and the Young Lions Media winners attending the media conference sessions.

Sandra King, Group Advertising and Marketing Manager says, “Investment in the development of young talent is essential in order to see the industry continue to develop and keep pace with their overseas counterparts. Fairfax Media is therefore thrilled to enable these four up and coming young people to have the chance to learn first-hand from the leaders in their industry.”

Fairfax Media, as New Zealand's official representative at Cannes Lions, will also host the winners at the Festival's gala awards dinner where the internationally acclaimed Cannes Lion Awards are presented.

This annual competition is one of the many initiatives from Fairfax Media aimed at supporting the development of New Zealand's creative talent. The Young Lions competition called for entries from agency media planners and agency media buyers (for the Young Lions Media category) and copywriters and art directors (for the Young Lions Print category).


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