Grady College advertising alumni win Gold Lions

Cannes, France, has held a special place in the hearts of Grady College students the last few years through the Cannes Film Festival and the Cannes Lions summer study programs. Now, Cannes holds a special place in the hearts of two Grady alumni for different reasons.

In late June, Jason Kreher (ABJ ’01) and Gilad Kat, a former Ph.D. student in the early 2000s, took home two Gold Lions, awards of excellence in advertising presented at the conclusion of the annual Cannes Lions festival.

Kreher, a creative director for Wieden+Kennedy, received a Gold Lion in the Cyber category for a project with Verizon that created a cell phone built in Minecraft. Kat, the communication planning director for Mediacom in Israel, won in the Media Category for pairing Passover kits with Head and Shoulders dandruff testing strips.

“Beyond anything else that we do, we are in the business of coming up with great creative ideas that build brands,” said Kat of his award. Winning a gold in the most prestigious award competition is kind of a reassurance that we are doing something right after all. We have managed to seamlessly immerse a commercial brand in culture. From a media perspective, the category we won in, this was the first brand communication ever to be featured in synagogues, and media firsts, when done well, are always a jury favorite.”

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Fall 2016 Alumni News