It was an unprecedented year at Cannes for Ogilvy. Not least of all for Ogilvy & Mather London which managed to be the most awarded British agency at Cannes this year. I personally never thought that would happen so fast, but it's a great surprise and a good indicator that we're doing something right.
It has been a hard year of pitching at Ogilvy London and none was bigger or more prestigious than the Philips pitch that happened over the backend of 2011. It's no understatement to say that this took a staggering amount of effort to be a contender, let alone win. I was lucky to enough to be a very small part of a very committed team from offices round the world who have done themselves proud. You can read what AdAge have to say about it here. I think a few industry people will be surprised by this result, it's not something you'd expect from Ogilvy. Except it's not your dad's Ogilvy anymore.
Rory Sutherland from Ogilvy London does a funny, past-paced talk about perceived value. He manages to squeeze a few seconds of Diamond Shreddies into the chat, as well as a quick biography of the writer, Hunter, as well.
Diamond Shreddies also picked up a Film Bronze at the London International Awards for "Graph".
The mini-documentary we made for Hellmann's Canada has been featured, among others, on the Fast Company blog and the Communication Arts Exhibit blog. Which are fairly cool mentions to get. I've been keeping the links on Delicious if you care to see the rest of them.
The debate continues even in October with this article in the Globe & Mail.