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Volvo Trucks wins 20 advertising awards at Cannes Lions

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osted on: June 23, 2014

News from Volvo: Volvo Trucks has added to its many awards by scooping the World Cup of advertising for its Live Test campaign and the Epic Split video, containing Jean-Claude Van Damme, at Cannes Lions.

In all, the campaign – demonstrating innovations of the new truck range – received 20 awards, including eight gold prizes and two prestigious Grand Prixs in the Cyber and Film categories.

During the spring, Volvo Trucks’ Live Test campaign has won several top awards in advertising competitions worldwide. With 37,000 competition entries from all over the world, Cannes Lions counts as one of the most important advertising competitions globally. It awards creativity in communication and winners are selected by 300 top-level names in the industry.

“It is of course especially satisfying that our Live Test campaign is praised in such a global arena and in direct competition with the largest consumer companies in the world. It shows the exceptional nature of the campaign, that films about trucks – only distributed online – receive this type of recognition. We have shown that we can produce world-class communication about business-to-business products,” says Per Nilsson, Director Public Relations at Volvo Trucks.

The campaign includes six Live Test videos for YouTube, which demonstrate the innovative features of the new truck series in spectacular ways. The ‘Epic Split’ with Jean-Claude Van Damme is the video that has had the greatest impact with more than 73 million views on YouTube.

The Cannes Lions won by the Volvo Live Test campaign includes:

  • Grand Prix in Cyber
  • Grand Prix in Film
  • Gold in Film/Craft
  • 3 Gold in Cyber
  • Gold in PR
  • Gold in Direct
  • Gold in Promo & Activation
  • Gold in Integrated
  • Silver in PR
  • Silver in Titanium
  • 2 Silver in Media
  • 3 Silver in Film/Craft
  • 2 Bronze in Cyber
  • Bronze in Film/Craft
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