McCann New York Takes the Grand Prix for Its Adaptive Xbox Controllers in Brand Experience and Activation

Microsoft's 'Changing the Game' created an Xbox controller everyone could use, no matter their ability

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CANNES, France—This year’s Grand Prix for Brand Experience and Activation at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity went to McCann New York for its Microsoft campaign “Changing the Game.”

“Changing the Game” saw the creation of a new, adaptive Xbox controller that made for easier play for people with physical disabilities. Children who would be using the controller were consulted in its creation and created unboxing videos to spread awareness about how it functions.

The controllers were the centerpiece of Microsoft’s Super Bowl spot earlier this year in an ad called “We All Win.”



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