Leo Burnett’s Canning awarded YoungGun of the Year

Leo Burnett Sydney’s Michael Canning has nabbed the 2009 YoungGun of the Year award for his Vote Earth WWF work, at this year’s International YoungGuns Awards.

The Sydney office also won Agency of the Year, after winning two Gold Bullets, three Bronze Bullets and getting four finalists on the list. Leo Burnett Worldwide was also awarded Network of the Year.

Australia tallied the highest number of awards out of 17 countries, winning three Gold, one Silver, seven Bronze and nine finalists.

Canning received gold for Vote Earth in the Digital – Being Involved and Media Best Globalisation categories. He also received three Bronze for his work for Canon and McDonald’s.

YoungGuns celebrates young and emerging creatives around the world.

Tony Granger, jury chairman and Y&R global chief creative officer, said most of the Gold Bullets went to digital work, while overall the radio category “sucked”. “Radio continues to be a medium that is ripe for the pickings for a gong collector,” he said.

A full list of the winners to follow.


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