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Whalar Wins Gold and Silver Cannes Lions

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The company becomes the first ever influencer marketing platform to be awarded Gold and Silver

Whalar Wins Gold and Silver Cannes Lions

Whalar has become the first influencer marketing platform to be awarded Gold and Silver at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in recognition for its work on Grey London’s UN campaign 'The People’s Seat.'

The campaign, a WPP collaboration involving Grey, Town Productions, Kantar TNS & Lightspeed, Finsbury, BCW, The Social Partners and MediaCom, was designed to tackle climate change at a crucial moment in our planet’s history 

With Sir David Attenborough as the leading figure, Whalar activated the global creative community to collect social data from around the world. Completed in the two weeks leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, Whalar sparked over 128,000 participants in online polls via Instagram Stories.

Speaking about the win, Whalar chairman Sir John Hegarty said: "Whalar is leading the influencer market with its focus on creativity. Being the first influencer agency to win a Gold Lion at Cannes shows we're practising what we're preaching."

This campaign went on to reach a total of 1.3 billion people worldwide, ensuring the UN’s climate conference COP24 was the top of the global media agenda. The summit ended with global leaders signing up to aims to deliver the Paris agreements goal of limiting global temperature rises to below 2C.

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Whalar, Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:30:44 GMT