CANNES, France, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McCann Health, part of McCann Worldgroup today announced that it won Network of the Year for the 2nd year in a row at the 2017 Lions Health, part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
In addition, McCann Health India and McCann Worldgroup India won the Lions Health and UN Foundation Grand Prix for Good for the "Immunity Charm" campaign for the Afghanistan Ministry of Health.
Jeremy Perrott, McCann Health Global Chief Creative Officer, said, "Four years ago, I couldn't have imagined winning Healthcare Network of the Year at Cannes Lions Health, and now we have won for the second year in a row and I couldn't be more proud. And on top of that, to win the Grand Prix for Good for our work on 'The Immunity Charm' is the icing on the cake. The only way to win this award is when every agency in the network is performing at top level. This would not have been possible without our talented teams and our clients' terrific support and belief in our work around the world. I want to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone at McCann Health for their incredible energy and commitment to generating life-changing ideas that improve the health of humanity."
John Cahill, McCann Health Global CEO, added, "Winning for the second consecutive year is just outstanding and a testament to the effort we, as a global network, put behind our strategic and creative product. It also shows the deep understanding we have of the cultural context of health and health needs. We couldn't do this without clients who want to invent / innovate, and agency teams willing and able to partner with them on that quest. "
Prasoon Joshi, Chairman McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific CEO & CCO McCann Worldgroup India, said, "Winning the Grand Prix for Good, the top honor in a festival like Cannes, is really special. In the past, I have been fortunate to give this honor to others as Jury Chairman but receiving it is unmatchable. When an idea is seeded into culture and plays a meaningful role in people's life, the impact and salience is far reaching. This campaign, 'The Immunity Charm' does exactly that."
The McCann Health network this year won thirteen Lions (1 Healthcare Network of the Year, 1 Grand Prix for Good, 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze), with the wins representing 10 McCann agencies on five continents.
Over the last six months, McCann Health has won multiple new assignments and expanded relationships across their integrated offering with existing clients such as Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Teva, AstraZeneca and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Lions Health is dedicated to life-changing creativity, showcasing and inspiring ideas that transcend especially challenging boundaries.
About McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup, part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global marketing services company with 24,000 employees in more than 100 countries, comprising McCann (advertising), MRM//McCann (digital marketing/relationship management), Momentum Worldwide (total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), FutureBrand (consulting/design), ChaseDesign (shopper marketing) and PMK-BNC.
About McCann Health
McCann Health, winner of the 2016 Cannes Lions Healthcare Network of the Year Award and the 2016 Global Awards Healthcare Network of the Year for the fifth year in a row, is one of the world's most awarded global healthcare marketing networks specializing in a wide array of professional and consumer health and wellness practices. McCann Health (www.mccannhealth.com) consists of three strong marketing communications global networks: McCann Torre Lazur, McCann Healthcare (professional) and McCann HumanCare (consumer health & wellness). Specialty units include McCann Echo, McCann Global Health, McCann Pharmacy Initiative, Consulting at McCann Health, McCann Managed Markets and McCann Complete Medical. McCann Health is part of McCann Worldgroup and the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).
About the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 17-24 June 2017, Cannes, France
Founded in 1954, Cannes Lions is an eight-day programme of creative inspiration, celebration, education and networking. Over 15,000 delegates from around 100 countries attend the Festival, making it the only truly global meeting-place for branded communications professionals to connect, share and discover.
Lions Health is dedicated to life-changing creativity, showcasing and inspiring ideas that transcend especially challenging boundaries. With insights from thought-leaders, marketers, specialists and scientists, Lions Health connects global healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals, allowing them to share successes, problem-solve and do business.
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