Cannes Lions Live 2020: The best agencies and brands of the decade 

The Covid-19 pandemic might have put a stop to the 2020 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, but there are still awards to be won.

Instead of handing out gongs for new work, the Cannes Lions teams took the opportunity of a furlough year to celebrate the best agencies and brands of the past decade.

The winners were selected based on how many Lions they had won at the festival over the past 10 years.

Check out who won below.

Regional Agency of the Decade

Africa & Middle East

First place: VMLY&R Dubai

Second place: TBWA\Hunt|Lascaris, Johannesburg

Third place: Ogilvy Johannesburg


First place: Denstu Inc., Tokyo

Second place: Hakuhodo Inc., Tokyo

Third place: Ogilvy, Bangkok


First place: Adam&eveDDB

Second place: Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO

Third place: Ogilvy Paris

Latin America

First place: AlmapBBDO, São Paulo

Second place: Ogilvy Brazil, São Paulo

Third place: VMLY&R São Paulo

North America

First place: Wieden+Kennedy, Portland

Second place: BBDO, New York

Third place: Droga5, New York


First place: Colenso BBDO, Auckland

Second place: Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne

Third place: Leo Burnett, Sydney

Palme d'Or of the Decade

First place: MJZ, USA

Second place: Smuggler, USA

Third place: O Positive Films, USA

Agency of the Decade

First place: AlmapBBDO, São Paulo

Second place: Wieden+Kennedy, Portland

Third place: BBDO, New York

Network of the Decade

First place: BBDO Worldwide

Second place: Ogilvy

Third place: DDB Worldwide

Holding Company of the Decade

First place: WPP

Second place: Omnicom Group

Third place: Interpublic Group

Brand Marketer of the Decade

First place: Procter & Gamble

Second place: Nike

Third place: Volkswagen

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