Friday, July 26th, 2013
London, July 25, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Lions Festivals is pleased to announce that Val Morgan NZ, New Zealand's leading national supplier of cinema advertising, has been appointed as the new official representative of Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia for New Zealand.

Val Morgan NZ represents over 360 cinema screens and exhibitors across New Zealand such as Event, Hoyts, Rialto, Reading, Berekeley and Independents, providing advertisers with a network of screens and locations in both metropolitan and regional areas, for mainstream and art-house audiences.

As a Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia Festival Representative, Val Morgan NZ will put forward jury nominations, run a selection process for young creative teams to compete and represent New Zealand on a regional or international level, showcase festival winners as well as other events for the country's advertising and allied industries.

"We are delighted to welcome Val Morgan NZ to our extensive network of Festival Representatives around the world. By representing Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia, two leading awards and festivals for creative communications, they will act as their gatekeeper and champion creativity in New Zealand."

Val Morgan NZ take over the festival representation from Fairfax Media NZ. "I would like to take the opportunity to thank Fairfax for their time and effort in promoting our festivals during the last few years," added Terry Savage.

Suzie Lamborn, Sales Director New Zealand from Val Morgan NZ, says, "Val Morgan is proud to partner with the Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia to facilitate the involvement of our local advertising community in the world's foremost creative awards and festivals. Via the Cinema, the ultimate creative environment, we also look forward to showcasing the world's best creative back to the advertising community here."

Val Morgan NZ take up the Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia representation with immediate effect. Further information about them can be found online at

About Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The 60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will be held 16-22 June 2013, in Cannes, France. The Festival, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 34,300 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, a global benchmark of creative excellence in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Interactive, Radio, Design, Promo & Activation, Film Craft, Mobile, Branded Entertainment and Integrated advertising, as well as the best Media, Direct, PR, Titanium and Creative Effectiveness ideas. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals.  More than 11,000 delegates from 95 countries attend a week-long programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks by worldwide thought leaders. As the networking and learning opportunity of the year, Cannes Lions is the must-attend event for anyone involved in brand communications. For further information, please visit

Lions Festivals

Lions Festivals is the organiser of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and Eurobest as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival. Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group.  

Amanda Benfell 
Head of Press & PR Lions Festivals 
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