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AlmapBBDO Wins Cannes Press G.P.; Ogilvy Disqualified

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The Cannes festival today disqualified an Ogilvy Mexico campaign for Scrabble that had been selected for the Press Grand Prix -- saying it had been entered into the show last year -- and gave the prize instead to AlmapBBDO in Brazil for a Billboard magazine campaign. Festival organizers made the switch after Adweek editors noticed the Scrabble work had been posted to industry blogs in 2008. Cannes officials confirmed that the campaign had been submitted last year, and promptly disqualified it.

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