Posted on July 07, 2013

Memac Ogilvy & Mather has been honored with 9 awards at the 60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, celebrating outstanding creative strength across its regional network and in particular its Tunis and Dubai offices. With nine Lions and further three shortlisted campaigns, the agency strengthened its position as the Middle East’s leading communications agency.

This year, Ogilvy and Mather was named Network of the Year for the second year in a row, after winning a record-breaking 155 Lions overall across 29 countries, reinforcing the global network's creative credentials. From a regional perspective, Memac Ogilvy Dubai was awarded 2 Lions for Rescue Radio and the Tunisian office was awarded 7 Lions for the “12th Man” campaign in the Promo and Activation, Outdoor, Media, Mobile and Branded Content categories.

Edmond Moutran, Chairman and CEO of Memac Ogilvy Middle East and North Africa, praised the network’s triumph for raising the creative bar:“I am extremely proud to be part of such an amazing network and thrilled that Ogilvy & Mather was awarded Network of the year for the second year running.  Our performance tops a historic week for Ogilvy.”

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The Lions at Cannes are just the latest in a steady stream of highly-regarded awards to the agency. “I am very proud of everyone who has contributed to our success. Thank you to all our clients and to all of our employees around the region. The Lions not only further confirm our standing in the industry but, more importantly, show the world that enthusiasm, leadership and creativity are alive and well throughout the MENA region,” he concluded.

Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Tham Khai Meng, at Ogilvy & Mather, said: "We are all stunned, shocked and thrilled to be awarded this honor for the second year running. It ranks alongside being struck by lightning twice. I would like to thank everybody who contributed: the juries for their hard work and long hours; the winning teams for their passion and daring; our clients for their courage and trust; the organizers of the Cannes Lion festival for championing the creative industry with such panache.  Winning Network of the Year, Agency of the Year, four Grand Prix - including Titanium - and a Creative Effectiveness Lion is astonishing. 155 Lions doesn't happen everyday!"

Memac Ogilvy & Mather’s Qatar office offers the full slate of integrated communications, from advertising to public relations including the network’s social@Ogilvy expertise. Inaugurated earlier this year, Memac Ogilvy Qatar has already proved to be an award-winning office, earning the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) ‘Best use of social media award’ for its #Ramadangram campaign on behalf of Qatar Coral.