For the first time The Cannes Report has published the official rankings of agencies, regions, countries and even cities based on their performance at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. South Africa ranks at number 13 in the world’s Most Creative Countries ranking, winning a total of 19 Lions including two Grands Prix.
South African Agencies are clearly visible as being ranked in the top 20 throughout the report. The biggest accolade perhaps goes to TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg, who took the top spot in the Highest-Ranked Agencies right across Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Also in the top 20 are Ogilvy Johannesburg and Net#work BBDO Johannesburg. Johannesburg itself comes in at number 10 in the World’s Most Creative Cities, winning a total of 17 Lions. London came top.
The ultimate guide to the 2009 Festival, The Cannes Report not only gives official worldwide creative rankings, but seminar analyses and jury presidents’ insights too. Agencies which wish to understand their industry and see how both they and their country have performed at the world’s most prestigious advertising Festival can order the report from www.canneslions.com/store.