Clio Festival

The 47th International Clio Awards, held May 13-16, brought together about 1,000 ad execs for over four days of celebrating the year’s best work in not-so-sunny Miami. The top winners were a familiar cast. Wieden + Kennedy received a Grand Clio in TV, marking the third straight year it won for Honda U.K. TV work. Crispin Porter + Bogusky repeated as Agency of the Year, taking 15 Clios. Agency Network of the Year was also a repeat: TBWA Worldwide was led by its Paris office, which won a dozen of the 33 Clios it snagged. While TV work drew the most attention, the festival also emphasized integrated and nontraditional efforts. In the Content & Contact category, Dentsu of Japan won a Grand Clio for its melding of outdoor, user content and events for Web portal Goo. In another sign of changing times, R/GA founder and CEO Bob Greenberg received the Lifetime Achievement Award, using his speech to again warn of the impending doom of that Clio staple: the 30-second spot.