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MediaCom tops Festival of Media Global Shortlist

MediaCom has secured 35 shortlist entries for the 2016 Festival of Media Global Awards, the best performance by any agency and representing nearly 20% of the total shortlist.

Nineteen separate campaigns from 12 different markets have been shortlisted, covering a wide range of sectors and brands including Head & Shoulders, Ariel, Sky, Westpac and SEAT.

MediaCom’s work for Head & Shoulders in Israel was shortlisted in an incredible five separate categories, while India’s Ariel campaign – Removing the Stains of Social Inequality – has been shortlisted in four categories.

Festival of Media is the only award show that is dedicated to the evolution of media and that celebrates the best in media thinking and communications.

In the last eight years, MediaCom has been named Agency Network of the Year at the M&M Global Awards an unprecedented five times, most recently in 2015. Last year, MediaCom was the most awarded media agency at the Cannes Advertising Festival, picking up seven Media Lions. MediaCom also won Agency Network of the Year at the Festival of Media Global in 2010 and 2012.

Stephen Allan, MediaCom Worldwide Chairman and CEO, said, “I’m always incredibly proud when the great work that our teams produce achieves industry recognition. What is particularly pleasing is that so many different markets are creating campaigns that are being judged best in class. Our repeated shortlist success is a demonstration of our effectiveness as a network of Systems Thinkers who are producing brilliant content that connects for our clients around the world.”

The winners of the Festival of Media Global Awards will be announced in Rome on May 19.

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