The final day of Cannes Lions 2014 concluded with sessions featuring Bono, Intel, composer Philip Sheppard and Contagious. Bono’s presence was also boosted as he was awarded the first ever Cannes Lionheart Award.
Bono’s award sought to recognise the value that a celebrity can have in building a humanitarian brand or campaign that can “achieve greater good for humankind”. Bono founded RED in 2006 in an attempt to get both businesses and consumers to unite in the fight against AIDS, and was on stage to raise awareness further.
RED was also the second most mentioned brand during the closing days of Cannes Lions 2014, gaining 1,169 mentions and only being trumped by Ogilvy, which rounded off the week on a high with over 5,000 mentions, owing to its continually well-executed social strategy and mass pick-up of the #OgilvyCannes hashtag.