Y&R Network Is Recognized With 98 Lions Across 26 Countries And 20 Categories

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Y&R Network Is Recognized With 98 Lions Across 26 Countries And 20 Categories

Agency Remains Among Top 5 Global Networks; Y&R Wins Its First Glass Lion; VML More Than Doubles Its Lions

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NEW YORK, June 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Y&R announced today it has been awarded a total of 98 Lions at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. This includes the agency’s first Glass Lion and a Grand Prix in Mobile

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Y&R’s wins included its first Glass Lion, 1 Grand Prix, 12 Gold, 30 Silver and 55 Bronze. The agency was also Shortlisted 195 times.

Key highlights for Y&R and VML this year include:

  • The global network won in 36 offices, 26 countries and across 20 categories.
  • Several firsts for the network: DY&R Tokyo was awarded the first Glass Lion for Tokyo and for Y&R, for Recruit Lifestyle Seem “The Family Way.” The campaign also won a Grand Prix, Gold and Silver. VML won the network’s first Entertainment Lion for Absolut Vodka “One Source.” Advantage Y&R in Namibia brought home the country’s first shortlist for Greenpeace “Trash Masks.”
  • Y&R Madrid was the most awarded agency in its market.
  • Y&R and VML were awarded 14 Lions in Africa, and won more Mobile Lions than any other agency on the continent.
  • Y&R New Zealand’s “McWhopper,” one of last year’s most awarded campaigns, returned to Cannes this year to earn a Gold Creative Effectiveness Lion.
  • VML won 17 Lions in North America, including Wendy’s viral “#NuggsforCarter” and “Twitter Beef.”
  • Y&R Dubai and Y&R’s New Moments in Belgrade collaborated on “One Book,” for the Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzogovina. Researched by Christian and Muslim theologians, the campaign brings together similar passages from the Bible and the Quran to show that our common beliefs unify us more than our differences. It won an extraordinary five Lions, including a Gold for Design.

“We are very pleased that, for the fifth year in a row, we have had a strong performance at Cannes, multiple firsts including a Glass Lion, another Grand Prix and great work created for so many major brands both global and local. This year, almost every one of our offices submitted work to Cannes — which we think is not simply a testament to the great creativity that is flourishing in all our offices around the world, but also a reflection of the great support we have from clients to courageously create work that continues to meet the standard our founder set to Resist the Usual,” said Tony Granger, Y&R Global Chief Creative Officer.

David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R said, “I am once again proud of our network and thrilled to see that 26 countries contributed to our standing among the top global networks. Y&R has long believed that a global network’s strength comes from its deep roots in its markets matched by a vision and mission that is shared globally and supported by the common tools, resources and technology around the world. It is this dual-pronged strategy that helps us deliver work that is not only recognized for its creativity but also for its effectiveness. Strong performances at Cannes and Effies in 2017 give our clients the best of both worlds.”

About Y&R
Y&R is one of the leading and most iconic global marketing communications companies. We operate as a Global Boutique, connecting deep insights from local business needs and consumers with strategies and objectives that travel across borders. Y&R Inspire Change is the agency’s global social impact practice geared towards both nonprofit organizations and brands incorporating social purpose strategies. United by a global infrastructure and common tools and technology, all our clients have access to people and resources from everywhere in our network.

Y&R has 189 offices in 93 countries around the world, with clients that include Bel Brands, Campbell’s Soup Company, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Telefonica and Xerox, among many others. Y&R is part of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY).

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United for Human Rights Center Creating Awareness and Protecting Children from Human Trafficking

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On the 21st of June, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy Jessica Hughey spoke to parents and educators at the United for Human Rights (UHR) Center in Downtown Clearwater on “Internet Security – Protecting our Children from Human Traffickers.” The UHR Center, supported by the Church of Scientology, promotes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the 30 rights that all humans have, including the right to “no slavery.”

Sanna Heden, Deputy ED of UHR, said, “With the open and free way for people to connect and communicate online, there are also ways for Human Traffickers to get to our children.”

Human Trafficking, or modern day slavery, has now grown into one of the top three multi-billion industries in the world.

Deputy Hughey told the audience that one of the ways traffickers lure youth into the Sex Trafficking industry is by making friends with them over social media and online internet pages. The traffickers gain the trust of the youth which allows them to extract these youth from their homes into a life of slavery.

For more information about the United for Human Rights (UHR) Center, on holding your own events in the Center or to request what issues you think is needed to create awareness of, contact the United for Human Rights Center Manager on 727-467-6960, email sanna@humanrights.com or visit the Center on 29 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater FL 33755.

United for Human Rights (UHR) 

UHR is a non-profit organization that assists and unites individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies at all levels around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). They distribute booklets on the 30 articles of the UDHR, “The Story of Human Rights” video and an educator’s guide on the 30 articles.  These materials are created in collaboration with the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International and are available for free to all educators, youth and anyone interested in preserving human rights. The UHR Center also houses the Youth for Human Rights (YHR) Campaign, a 501(3) non-profit organization. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology inspired the movement when he said, “Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

Sanna Heden
(727) 467-6960

Biondo Creative Wins Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Tech / Web Design Company”

Biondo Creative Wins Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Tech / Web Design Company”

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PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – The Philadelphia Media Network announced their list of Readers’ Choice Award Winners at the Le Meridian Hotel.  Biondo Creative was named Best Tech / Web Design Company in Philadelphia by readers of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. 

Philly.com asked readers to vote for the best companies of the Philadelphia region.  More than 42,000 votes were cast in this year’s ballot, determining the winners in 6 major categories: Food and Dining, Home & Services, Recreation & Entertainment, School Spirit, Shopping, and Wellness & Personal Style.

This year Biondo Creative faced off against six other local Tech / Web agencies.  Biondo Creative and numerous Readers’ Choice Award winners were honored at an event on June 21, 2017 at the Le Meridian Hotel by Philadelphia Media Network Publisher and CEO Terrance C.Z. Egger and Public Relations and Events Manager, Amy Buckman

Anthony J. Biondo Jr., Founder / CEO of Biondo Creative said, “The Readers’ Choice Award is one of the most prestigious awards a Philadelphia business can receive, since the winners are selected by local readers.  It is an honor to win the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Tech / Web Design Company and I want to thank the Philadelphia Media Network and all of the readers that voted for Biondo Creative. 

Biondo Creative is a mission driven organization and much of our values are rooted in the lessons I learned at North Catholic, La Salle University and St. Joseph’s University growing up in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia.  More than just doing great work for our clients and being innovative, I feel we need to give back to the communities where we work and live.  Today, I feel that the Philadelphia community recognized our passion for design and technology and for the work we do to support the community around us.”

About Philadelphia Media Network
The Philadelphia Media Network is the region’s #1 media company and is focused on integrating its brand platforms with the goal of serving as a technological leader and innovator in the digital future.  Philadelphia Media network reaches an average weekly audience of 1.8 million adults.  To learn more about the Philadelphia media network visit: http://www.philly.com/philly/about

About Biondo Creative
Biondo Creative is a Digital Marketing Agency based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  We help businesses build their brand through the use of websites, SEO, Social Media, PPC advertising and engaging video content.  Biondo Creative is a certified Google Partner and has been recognized by CIO Review Magazine, Philadelphia Media Network, Happenings Magazine and Expertise as a top Tech / Web Design and Advertising company.  To learn more about Biondo Creative visit: https://www.biondocreative.com

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