McCann Erickson Takes Multiple Honors At 2013 Webby Awards
McCann Melbourne's "Dumb Ways To Die" Is The Most-Awarded Single Campaign
McCann Erickson Wins Most Awards Among Agency Brands
NEW YORK, April 30, 2013
NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --McCann Erickson was a major winner at
the 2013 Webby Awards, with McCann Melbourne's viral sensation "Dumb Ways To
Die" scoring as the most-awarded campaign of the year by far. McCann Erickson
won the most Webbys as a global agency, with 10 Webby awards.
McCann Melbourne's "Dumb Ways To Die" won seven awards. The campaign won three
Webby Awards, one for Animation and two awards in separate categories for
Viral Video and Viral Marketing. It won four People's Voice Awards: for Viral
Marketing; Animation; Viral Video; and Public Service & Activism.
McCann Erickson won 10 Webby Awards in total. McCann NY won 2 awards for its
interactive Nature Valley Trail View technology. Nature Valley Trail View won
a Webby for Media & Consumer Packaged Goods and a People's Voice Award for
Best Use of Online Media.
McCann Colombia won 1 award for the Water Museum. The campaign won a People's
Voice Award for E-Mail Marketing.
"This is another outstanding moment for the McCann brand," said Harris
Diamond, CEO, McCann Worldgroup. "Dumb Ways To Die is just this wonderful,
magical piece of work that connects across every culture, language,
demographic and geography. And we're seeing work from our teams around the
world, from offices large and small, that continue to win awards at global
creative shows, like the Water Museum from our Colombian office and Nature
Valley Trail View from New York.
John Mescall, executive creative director of McCann Australia and the creative
director on "Dumb Ways To Die," said: "Our whole team is honored and overjoyed
at the generous reaction we have received from the global advertising
community. We never expected this video to be seen outside of Melbourne--let
alone by the entire world."
The McCann Worldgroup network, with McCann Erickson and its sister agencies,
won a total of 14 Webby awards. In addition to McCann Erickson, The Martin
Agency won two Webbys for its "Clouds Over Cuba" website for the JFK
Presidential Museum and Library. It won a Webby for Best Website Navigation
and Structure and for Cultural Institutions. Momentum Worldwide also took home
two Webby awards.
In addition to the awards above, McCann Erickson agencies received an
additional 3 Webby Award nominations, including:
-- Marketel McCann Canada: 1 Nomination for Muse Zoom Explorer, in Banner
-- McCann NY: 1 nomination for Verizon Color Live Broadcast, in
-- McCann NY: 1 nomination for #millionhoodies, in Public Service & Activism.
About McCann Erickson
McCann Erickson has long been recognized as a leading advertising agency, both
as the world's largest collaborative agency network and as a strategically
creative brand-builder within each of the more than 120 countries in which it
handles a wide range of local and international brands.
McCann Erickson (www.mccann.com) is the founding unit of McCann Worldgroup,
part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG). McCann Worldgroup is a
leading global marketing company with 23,000 employees comprising McCann
Erickson (advertising), MRM (digital marketing/relationship management),
Momentum (event marketing/promotion), McCann Health (professional/dtc
communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media
management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), and FutureBrand
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Contact: Susan Irwin, 646-865-3004
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