OMD shops lead UK hopefuls for Cannes Media Lions

OMD agencies lead the UK nominations for a Cannes Media Lion this year, with OMD UK and Manning Gottlieb OMD receiving four shortlisted entries each.

Channel 4: 'We're the superhumans'
Channel 4: 'We're the superhumans'

OMD UK was shortlisted twice for Channel 4’s Paralympic Games work, with further nominations for Channel 4’s "Humans, Series 2" and "The San Miguel Rich List" for Carlsberg. 

Manning Gottlieb picked up two nominations for Age UK's "No one should have no one" campaign to end loneliness for older people. The Omnicom shop was also nominated for Waitrose’s "Spring" campaign and John Lewis’ Christmas campaign "Buster the boxer".

Publicis London has three entries on the shortlist – two for Tourism Ireland’s "Door of thrones" and one for Heineken’s social media campaign for the Champions League, "No more excuses". 

Adam & Eve/DDB, Ogilvy & Mather London, Saatchi & Saatchi & London, and Weber Shandwick are also in the running with two nominations each.

Also on the shortlist with one nomination each are: AKQA London; Grey London; Innocean London; J Walter Thompson London; Maxus London; McCann London; PHD London; Starcom; Stink Studios. 

In total, 17 UK agencies were nominated, with 29 entries up for a Cannes Lion. 

Of the US agencies, BBDO New York has been nominated six times for its work for Snickers and the nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise. McCann New York is also on the list six times for National Geographic, US Army, and two entries for "Fearless girl", which has already won Three Grand Prix for Outdoor, PR and Glass.