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More Wins in Cannes for Sonova Film Portrait


Stäfa (Switzerland), September 29, 2017 – Sonova Holding AG, the world’s leading provider of hearing solutions, has continued its winning streak at this year’s Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, a prestigious global festival for corporate films. The short film “Life without Limitations” about Chinese dancer Tianjiao Zhang has won three awards – echoing the Sonova Group’s successes in 2016, when two films netted a total of three prizes. The moving film portrait of a dancer affected by profound hearing loss earned gold in “Fairs, Shows, Events, Conference Openers” category, silver in the “Medical Films” and silver in “Corporate Videos”.

This emotional film portrait of Tianjiao Zhang represents a further step in the Sonova Group’s successful communications strategy. Not only does the film, “Life without Limitations”, recount the headline story of Sonova’s 2016/17 Annual Report, but the narrative has also been woven into an integrated communications concept to be disseminated across all digital and analogue channels. Once again, Sonova has presented an authentic portrait that transports audiences into the world of the protagonist.

“Dancing is a wonderful thing and I feel the music in my heart,” says Tianjiao Zhang enthusiastically. Even as a child, the young dancer from the Chinese city of Harbin knew that there was only one career for her, despite her profound hearing loss. She has been supported in this endeavor by her hearing aids from the Sonova brand Phonak, which she has been wearing since early childhood.

“We’d like to join Tianjiao Zhang in expressing how delighted we are that Sonova has once again won multiple prizes at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards,” says Lukas Braunschweiler, CEO of Sonova. “The awards are further proof of the quality and success of our strategic communications. The prize-winning film is an excellent example of the Sonova Group’s corporate vision in action: it shows how innovative hearing solutions can help people live a life without limitations.”

Follow the link to watch “Life without Limitations – The Story of Tianjiao (Jiaojiao) Zhang”:

About the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards annually honor the world’s finest corporate films, online media and TV documentaries, in one of the world’s most important film centers: Cannes, France. It is the only festival for corporate films taking place in Cannes, a city famously known for feature films and advertising productions. The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards are based in Vienna, Austria, and were founded in 2010 by Filmservice International. Since then the festival has constantly grown, becoming one of the leading festivals for corporate films worldwide.  

About Sonova

Sonova, headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland, is the leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions. The Group operates through its core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova. Sonova offers its customers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry – from hearing instruments to cochlear implants to wireless communication solutions. Founded in 1947, the Group is currently present in over 100 countries across the globe and has a workforce of over 14,000 dedicated employees. Sonova generated sales of CHF 2.4 billion in the financial year 2016/17 and a net profit of CHF 356 million. Across all businesses, and by supporting the Hear the World Foundation, Sonova pursues its vision of a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and therefore lives a life without limitations.

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