Leo Burnett wins first ever Cannes Lion Metal for Sri Lanka at the world’s most prestigious adverting festival
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, Colombo
Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. created history by being the first ever Sri Lankan agency to be recognised at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity by winning metal in the Best Consumer Engagement category for work done for the Mawbima newspaper, with the agency’s paper flag concept.
Ranil De Silva, Managing Director, Leo Burnett Solutions Inc. commenting on the win at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity stated, “We at Leo Burnett Solutions Inc., are overwhelmed with the acknowledgement that the national flag concept received at the world’s most recognised festival of creativity, this is the first time that a Sri Lankan agency has been recognised at the Cannes Lions. We consider it a great honour that has been bestowed upon Sri Lanka’s ad industry; Leo Burnett Colombo is honoured to bring creative recognition to Sri Lanka.’’
This success was repeated in 2013 with Leo Burnett winning yet another bronze for Wijeya Newspaper’s Ada newspaper in the Media Lions category once again in partnership with Starcom, Sri Lanka.