Cosma Handl and Maximilian Deimel win Young Lions Competition Austria

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Cosma Handl and Maximilian Deimel from Carat Austria won the Young Lions Competition Austria! The two will thus represent Austria in the media category of the international Young Lions Competition at the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Cosma and Max convinced with their B2B communication strategy to make the Media Award more attractive. The jury for the media category of the Young Lions Competition Austria consisted of Oliver Böhm (ORF-Enterprise), Joachim Feher (RMS Austria), Kathrin Feher (ORF-Enterprise), Andrea Groh (Gewista), Andreas Janzek (Kleine Zeitung) and Lorenz Schmidl (ORF-Enterprise).

Paul Hetfleisch, Managing Director Carat Austria: "First and foremost, I am of course proud that the Carat Team will represent Austria in the Young Lions Media category in Cannes this year. The winning work contains a lot that can be implemented immediately. The two winners are now among the best talents in the world and are allowed to compete with others in Cannes - and I can only wish them a lot of fun and not least success!

Of course we are very proud that Cosma and Max could win this competition! It is a great honour for them to be able to prove themselves internationally at the renowned Cannes Festival and they have more than earned it. The entire Dentsu Austria team wishes Cosma and Max every success on the Côte d'Azur!

The Young Lion Cosma Handl
The Young Lion Maximilian Deiml


Carat is the world’s first media agency and is the largest media agency network in DAN. Having pioneered the sector Carat has been redefining the value that media delivers for clients’ business ever since. Carat has a strong heritage in consumer insight and strategy and has been named #1 agency in all qualitative measures for 10 out of the last 11 RECMA reports. Carat’s focus is continuing to pioneer in consumer insight and strategy, understanding and activating real people in media to drive performance for brands. 

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