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Samsung Electronics Wins 27 Awards at Cannes Lions

June 29, 2015

27 awards across 20 categories set a new company record for awards in Cannes and showcases Samsung’s Launching People campaign

Seoul, Korea – June 28, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has set a new company record by winning 27 awards in 20 categories at the world's largest advertising festival, the Cannes Lions. It is the second record-setting year for Samsung, after winning 16 awards in 2014.

The consumer electronics company made its mark with its Launching People campaign, which at this year's International Advertising Festival in Cannes won a total of seven awards, driving Samsung’s brand philosophy of accelerating discoveries and possibilities through digital technology. The Launching People campaign is a catalyst to help people realize their dreams; it engages consumers by encouraging them to share their dreams and ideas with Samsung.

Look At Me, a smartphone app that helps children with autism, received a total of five awards, including the Gold award in the Cyber category. The team behind the app has also previously won other top awards, including those at The One Show and the New York Festivals.

Other award-winning campaigns at the Cannes Lions 2015 award include Safety Truck, a design concept to prevent traffic accidents, won seven awards including the Titanium Lion in the Titanium and Integrated category which recognizes breakthrough ideas that lead the industry in a new direction. Back Up Memory, an app designed to help early stage Alzheimer’s patients received three awards, including a Gold award in the Lions Health/Health & Wellness category. Hearing Hands, a sign language service for the hearing impaired won two Bronze awards in the Promo & Activation and PR categories.

“Our success is the result of Samsung's endeavor to engage consumers around the world, to understand and help them meet their needs – true to our corporate philosophy of wanting to enrich consumers' lives through digital innovation,” said Won-Pyo Hong, the President and the Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is a brand that contributes to enhancing consumers' lives, and the Launching People campaign will help us do that with the help of our innovative products and services."

This year marks the 62nd anniversary of The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, with companies from more than 90 countries exhibiting more than 40,000 works across 20 categories, ranging from TV ads to press, outdoor and online public relations and marketing.




Campaign Title Category Sub Category
Safety Truck Gold Cannes Lion/Cyber Spatial Technology
Silver Cannes Lion/Cyber Innovative use of Technology
Gold Cannes Lion/ Promo & Activation Use of Ambient in a Promotional Campaign: Large Scale
Silver Cannes Lion/ Promo & Activation Use of New Technology in a Promotional Campaign
Silver Cannes Lion/ Promo & Activation Public Health & Safety & Public Awareness Messages
Gold Canes Lion/Outdoor Ambient – Transit
Titanium Titanium & Integrated Titanium & Integrated
Look At Me Silver Lions Health/Pharma Education & Services
Silver Cannes Lion/Mobile Utility
Bronze Cannes Lion/Mobile Corporate Image & Communication
Silver Cannes Lion/PR Use of Digital Platforms
Gold Cannes Lion/Cyber Web Campaign
Back Up Memory Gold Lions Health/Health & Wellness Corporate Image & Communication
Silver Cannes Lion/Mobile Activation by Proximity
Bronze Cannes Lion/Direct Use of Mobile Marketing
Every day is day one
Gold Film Craft Film Craft – Use of Licensed/Adapted Music
Silver Film Craft Cinematography
Bronze Film Online Film – Corporate Image & Communication
Samsung SlideLiner

Bronze Cannes Lion/ Promo & Activation Use of Live Shows/Concerts/Festivals
Bronze Cannes Lion/ Promo & Activation Use of Ambient in a Promotional Campaign: Large Scale
Silver Branded Content & Entertainment Branded Entertainment – Branded Live Experience
Hearing Hands
Bronze Cannes Lion/ Promo & Activation Product Launch/re-launch or Multi-Product Promotion
Bronze Canes Lion/PR Events & Experiential
Centre Stage Bronze Cannes Lion/Design Brand Environment
Smart Play Board Bronze Cannes Lion/ Promo & Activation Corporate Image & Communication
Samsung Holiday Dreams Bronze Cannes Lion/Cyber Craft – Animation/Motion Graphics
Is this the next? Bronze Cannes Lion/Cyber Integrated Multi-Platform Campaign (Online & Offline)

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at and our official blog at

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