The Golden Lion is the most prestigious advertising award in the world and represents the very best quality among submitted works.
This award is confirmation that McCann is the leader on the market, and that with more than a decade of existence, McCann Erickson is a company dedicated to creativity and innovativeness. In 12 years, since the Agency was founded in Belgrade, owing to its work and ideas, Belgrade McCann Grupa, with its agencies and offices in five countries, has become a genuine regional communication centre for South-East Europe.
At the official ceremony that took place in the most famous festival town in southern France, Cannes, the founder and president of the McCann Grupa, Srdjan Saper, the managing director of McCann Erickson Skopje, Vlatko Dimovski and Creative director Ivica Spasovski accepted this valuable Golden Lion award, in front of more than one thousand reputable attendees and representatives of major global media outlets.
All important global advertisers, brands, communications experts, celebrities and distinguished individuals in global advertising and the media world, attended the closing gala of the 56th International Advertising Festival.
The campaign aiming to raise awareness on testicular cancer received great media attention in the past period, and won important awards at world festivals: it was short-listed at the Golden Drum festival and it won the Audience Award outside the official competition, it received the Golden Award at the Golden Hammer festival, and gold at the Media Festival in Valencia.
McCann Erickson Belgrade marketing agency has been doing business in Serbia since April 1997. It was founded by Srdjan Saper. It is specialized in providing the comprehensive spectrum of creative services and employs more than 80 people. It is a part of the largest communication system in Serbia and the region, McCann Group, comprised of fifteen agencies in five countries of Southeast Europe (Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albania). All agencies, the members of this system, as a part of the largest global communication McCann Wordlgroup group, provide the best international experience and highest quality expertise within the communication realm with their quality and work manner.