Aussie shop takes out Gunn Report "holy grail"

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 19 February 2016

The Gunn Report has today released Cases for Creativity 2015, a round-up of the campaigns that have achieved the "holy grail" in advertising by winning both a Cannes Gold Lion for creativity and a Gold Effie award for effectiveness.

This year 17 campaigns have accomplished the feat, including Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney’s Penny the Pirate.

Cases for Creativity is a yearly study by James Hurman, author and founder of innovation consultancy Previously Unavailable.

On the results, Hurman says there are two distinct types of campaigns that tend to be shared, with the common theme of the winning campaigns being their effectiveness across social media.

“Firstly, campaigns that put the brand in the service of a social cause or purpose; and secondly, where creative efforts are 'actions' more than 'words', with the brand saying less and doing more.

“Brands are being ever-more inventive as they seek to do some good in the world,” he added.

Hurman says that creativity’s effectiveness is growing over time, and he hopes these new cases spur on more creative and effective work this year.

The Cases for Creativity 2015 are:

1. "#LikeAGirl" for Always by Leo Burnett Toronto, London & Chicago

2. "Abla Fahita" for CBC by J. Walter Thompson Cairo, Egypt

3. "Bald Cartoons" for GRAACC by Ogilvy São Paulo, Brazil

4. "Give Mom Back Her Name" for UN Women by Impact BBDO Dubai, United Arab Emirates

5. "Greatness Awaits" for Sony Playstation by BBH New York, USA

6. "I Will What I Want" for Under Armour by Droga5 New York, USA

7. "If We Made It" for Newcastle Brown Ale by Droga5 New York, USA

8. "Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables" for Intermarché by Marcel Paris, France

9. "Kan Khajura Tesan" for Unilever by MullenLowe Group, Mumbai

10. "Not A Bug Splat" for Reprieve Foundation by BBDO Lahore, Pakistan

11. "Penny The Pirate" for OPSM by Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney, Australia

12. "Between Us Red Light App" for Vodafone by Y&R Team Red Istanbul, Turkey

13. "Rice Code" for Inakadate Village by Hakuhodo Tokyo, Japan

14. "Smellcome To Manhood" for Old Spice by Wieden+Kennedy Portland, USA

15. "The Salt You Can See" for Fundacion Favaloro by Grey Buenos Aires, Argentina

16. "The Scarecrow" for Chipotle by Creative Artists Agency Los Angeles, USA

17. "This Is Wholesome" for Honey Maid by Droga5 New York, USA

To view in full The Gunn Report's Cases for Creativity 2015 study visit

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