BMD at The Globe and Mail's Cannes Award ceremony

On October 13, 2015, The Globe and Mail hosted its inaugural Best of Cannes event, celebrating Canadian creativity in marketing. The thought-leadership presentation and awards ceremony welcomed over 75 agency presidents, senior marketers and notable leaders in the marketing and advertising space. Held at the Ada Slaight Hall in Daniels Spectrum, the lively event brought together the community that surrounds the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for an afternoon of panel discussions and presentations themed around the topic of ‘Canada on the World Stage’.

BMD took home a Bronze Lion for our rebrand of Sonos, that went viral when launched in January 2015. See our proess coverage here

Following the sessions, Andrew Saunders, Chief Revenue Officer at The Globe and Mail and chair of the Canadian Cannes Advisory Board, took the stage to share key highlights and statistics from this year’s Canadian Cannes showing, including:

  • Canada ranked number 8 out of 94 countries in terms of awards 
  • Registered Canadian delegates increased from 216 to 277 year over year
  • Entries increased from 998 to 1,024 year over year 
  • Young Lions/Young Marketers entries increased from 250 to 287 
  • Stronger category representation on Direct and Radio 
  • Highest number of Canadian Cannes Judges to date 
  • Total number of awards–best ever! 

The presentation portion closed with a special ceremony to honour the Canadian talent that brought home 43 Cannes Lions—Canada’s best showing to date! A celebratory, networking reception followed in the Artscape Lounge.