Mary Wells Lawrence Will Be the First Woman to Win Cannes Lions’ Lifetime Achievement Award

The 92-year-old legend created iconic jingles like 'Plop plop, fizz fizz'

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Mary Wells Lawrence was the first woman to found, own and run a major ad agency. Cannes Lions

After a legendary advertising career full of firsts, Mary Wells Lawrence will be the first woman to be honored with the Lion of St. Mark—the Cannes Lions’ prestigious lifetime achievement award—since it was instituted in 2011.

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