FCB Chicago scores huge first day at Cannes

Windy City
four Lions
add to
the Network’s
eleven and counting
at the Fest so far

The FCB Network is off to an excellent start on day one of this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. To date, FCB has had a strong showing, being awarded eleven Lions: five Gold, two Silver, and four Bronze.

FCB Chicago’s The Gun Violence History Book and Most Dangerous Street, on behalf of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, was at the forefront of the day’s winning campaigns.

The Gun Violence History Book
The Gun Violence History Book — outlining 228 years of gun violence history in America and intended to be a tool to teach current and future voters how we can stop repeating history — brought home three impressive awards, including two Gold Lions and a Silver Lion for Design.



Most Dangerous Street
Most Dangerous Street — an installation that showcased a week-by-week visualization of Chicago’s gun violence with emotional audio from victims’ families telling their stories — took home a distinctive Gold Lion in the Design.



Area 23
Area 23, an FCB Health Network company, also had a strong showing on day one. The shop earned awards for two two campaigns: One Word from The Learning Corp and Get Up Alarm Clock from Eli Lilly and Company.

   Gold: One Word – Pharma — Regulated: Healthcare Professional
   Silver: Get Up Alarm Clock – Pharma – Regulated
   Bronze: One Word – Pharma — Regulated: Healthcare Professional

About FCB Global
FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) is a global, fully integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity and success dating from 1873. Based on a deeply developed understanding of diversified local markets and global cultures, FCB focuses on creating Never Finished campaign ideas for clients that reflect a deep understanding of the brand’s past, a respect for the present and an anticipation of the future potential. With more than 8,000 people in 109 operations in 80 countries, the company is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Learn more at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@FCBglobal) and Facebook (FCB Global).

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