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Award winners to be announced at the Festival of Media Global on 19 May, 2016

Award winners to be announced at the Festival of Media Global on 19 May, 2016

Rome, Italy and Global ---- Celebrating the very best in media thinking from around the world, the Festival of Media Global Awards announce today the highly-anticipated shortlist

MediaCom leads the shortlist for this year’s Festival of Media Global Awards with 19 campaigns across 17 categories making a total of 35 nominations. Following in joint second place is OMD and PHD with 28 nominations apiece.

In terms of campaigns, ‘100% Kosher Head & Shoulders’ (MediaCom Israel for Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders), ‘Sunday Grannies’ (UM Romania for Vodafone) and ‘Lucy the Robot’ (by independent agency Atomic 212 in Australia for Double Robotics) lead the shortlist with five nominations each.

Other independent agencies present on the prestigious shortlist include companies such as Chaos Media, Mediaplus and Madison Media.

The top five markets on the shortlist include the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and India closely followed by Romania with an impressive representation in nine categories.

Four new categories were introduced in this year’s awards. These include the D’Atlas Brand Purpose Award in partnership with Discovery Communications, Best Campaign for Commerce, The Best Insight Award and Best Not-For-Profit Campaign.

The winners will be decided by the Festival of Media Global Awards final jury meeting in Rome. Members of the illustrious jury panel for 2016 include: Allan Soares, Harley Procter Brand Director, P&G who will preside over the Festival of Media Global Awards 2016, Virginia Pereira Alvarez, Global Media Marketing VP, MasterCard, Gerry D'Angelo, Director, Media Europe and Global Digital Media Partnerships, Mondelēz International, Paul Jeszenszky, Director of Online Marketing & Media, Airbnb, Gregory Kukolj, Global Head of Media and Digital, Heineken and Woods Staton, Executive Chairman, Arcos Dorados.

The winners’ announcement will take place on Thursday 19 May as part of the Festival of Media Global conference at the Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy. To find out more information about the conference and how to book your ticket please click here:

All shortlisted campaigns can be seen on


Speakers: Holly Salter, Agenda Executive, C Squared, +44 (0) 20 7367 6993

Tickets: Komla Ayewoh, Head of Delegates, C Squared, +44 (0) 20 7367 6464

Awards: Liza Koromila, Awards Manager, C Squared, +44 (0) 20 7367 6987

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