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Google’s ‘Real Tone’ Super Bowl Ad Wins Big at Cannes

Google | June 23, 2022

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Google received top honors for correcting historical wrongs by fixing camera technology on mobiles in its ‘Real Tone’ commercial that featured in the Super Bowl this year. It took home the top prize in the Mobile Lions category. The jury perused through a number of contenders, and one of the main criteria was how the ad campaigns held up to the mobile category.

“When we got to the Grand Prix, practically everyone raised their arms for this idea,” said Hugo Veiga, global chief creative officer at AKQA, who led the jury for the mobile category.

“When we got to the Grand Prix, practically everyone raised their arms for this idea,” said Hugo Veiga, global chief creative officer at AKQA, who led the jury for the mobile category. “What is in this idea, specific idea,” he said. “What is the mobile part of it that really expands the experience.”

“This was an idea that simply portrays reality,” Veiga added, “and what a huge step that is.”

Other Gold Lion winners were: Supermax Online’s “The Eye Tracker” by De La Cruz Ogilvy, Guaynabo, and Burger King’s “Burger Glitch” by David Sao Paulo.

The jury considered how mobile technology is transforming everything from photography to banking and also the most high-tech augmented reality applications in mobile. Google bagged the award for its simplicity and for correcting a historical wrong. “Real children could not see themselves in the picture,” Veiga said, about how mobile cameras had not been designed initially for inclusivity. Now it “allows people to see themselves as they truly are,” Veiga said.

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