CANNES, France, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The global PR collective Havas PR is distinguishing itself at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, becoming one of the most awarded PR groups at the prestigious gathering, as well as counting two members of its global steering committee—James Wright, managing director of Havas PR operations for APAC, and Katarzyna Przewuska, managing director, Havas PR Warsaw—as judges on the PR awards jury.
Marian Salzman, chair, global steering committee, and CEO, Havas PR North America, said: "Our increased presence at Cannes is indicative of the relevance of the campaigns we deliver—they're social at the core, make news and oftentimes represent the fusion of breaking news and breaking tech, and our clients are the right brands to break through. We're excited to have gained so much momentum already and look forward to even greater global successes in the near future and beyond by tapping the rich talent and resources of our group."
"The visibility Havas PR has achieved at this year's Cannes Lions festival is brilliant," said Wright. "The multiple fronts on which we're seeing recognition is a great validation of the strength of our global collective—built in a short amount of time, given that we just relaunched our brand as a worldwide PR group less than one year ago."
Havas PR's winning entries in the 2013 PR Lions include:
- Media, Arts and Entertainment: Metropole Tweetphony—Havas Worldwide Amsterdam (Gold)
- Healthcare and Services: Durexperiment Fundawear—Havas Worldwide Sydney (Silver)
- Celebrity Endorsement: Fair Go Bro—Havas Worldwide Sydney/One Green Bean (Silver)
- Best Use of Digital PR: Most Powerful Arm Ever Invented—Red Agency Australia (Silver)
- Charity and Not for Profit: Most Powerful Arm Ever Invented—Red Agency Australia (Bronze)
- Charity and Not for Profit: Giving Tuesday—Havas PR North America (Bronze)
- Best Integrated Campaign Led by PR: Fair Go Bro—Havas Worldwide/One Green Bean (Bronze)
- Charity and Not for Profit: The Airfood Project—Havas Worldwide Paris (Bronze)
- Best Use of Media Relations: Loveville—Havas Worldwide Milan (Bronze)
And two more Havas campaigns were runners-up: Skinny Skinny from Arnold Worldwide (Retail and E-commerce, Including Restaurants); Fair Go Bro from Havas Worldwide Sydney/One Green Bean (Technology and Manufacturing).
Additionally, Havas PR will kick off its much-buzzed-about events at Havas Cafe on Wednesday, June 19, with a luncheon, cocktail toast and moderated conversation around the concept of "Good." Fittingly, these events feature Aaron Sherinian, vice president of communications and public relations of the UN Foundation, and Kate Robertson, U.K. group chair of Havas Worldwide and cofounder of One Young World. Steve Barrett, editor-in-chief of PRWeek, will moderate.
Around the world, Havas PR agencies are creating the news—for clients and for themselves. For more on Havas PR, please visit the agency's website at havaspr.com.
About Havas PR
The PR arm of communications holding company Havas Worldwide, we have a presence in more than 75 countries across six continents. Our collective is ninth in size and third in social media effectiveness; in 2012, we were the second most awarded PR agency in the world at the Clios, among the most shortlisted PR networks at Cannes and the only PR network with a jury member at both Cannes and the Clios. We count among our members the Financial Agency of the Year and the number two Healthcare PR Agency of the Year. We are a collective, connected, pitching together, borderless, and focused on new tools, new technologies and a new way of working. We are one collective, connected for one commitment: getting to the future first. Faster. For more on Havas PR, visit havaspr.com.
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