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Cannes Lions introduces humour category to awards

Judges will be looking for work that uses 'wit and satire to provide amusement'.

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Cannes Lions launches Luxury & Lifestyle award category and drops Mobile

There has been demand from luxury sector to recognise creativity, awards organisers say.

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Adam & Eve/DDB: secret to Cannes success, comedy's return and consoling creatives

Richard Brim, chief creative officer, Anthony Nelson, executive creative director, and Mike Sutherland, executive creative director, speak to Campaign after topping the UK Lions table.

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Cannes 2023: The end of the outrage era

And the beginning of the era of alternate reality.

Sue Unerman, chief transformation officer at EssenceMediacomX and global head of relevance at EM Creative Futures

Five takeaways from Cannes 2023

Artificial intelligence, diversity and purpose in action, the power of humour and the return of big brands were among the main themes of this year’s festival.

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My experience at Cannes: U.S. Young Lions

Five young creatives representing the U.S. in this year’s Young Lions competition give their take on the diversity of this year’s festival and what can be improved.

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My experience at Cannes: Josh Loebner

On the ground with a blind inclusive head of design.

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Campaign US at Cannes: Overheard on the Croisette

Creatives, marketers and advertising execs share the juicy gossip that was swapped among Cannes attendees and their top tips for staying cool and balancing work and play.

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Kim Gehrig, Lynsey Atkin, Rob Doubal and more on judging at Cannes Lions 2023

Publicis Health's Andrew Spurgeon, Omnicom Media Group's Prateek Gupta and Annalect's Marie Clayton also provide their thoughts in part one of a series.

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My experience at Cannes: Eden Bridgeman Sklenar

On the ground as the owner of iconic Black publications Ebony and Jet.

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My experience at Cannes: Kyle Gracey

On the ground as a creative director.

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Protests to Palais: Extinction Rebellion on taking the fight inside Cannes Lions

The organisation has shifted its strategy from nonviolent civil disobedience to corporate activism.

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My experience at Cannes: Wendy Chan

On the ground with an Asian juror.

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Spike Lee reminds adland creatives: your priority is to 'sell shit, by hook or by crook'

Creativity should serve the purpose of selling, says the filmmaker.

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Cannes Lions 2023: see all the Grand Prix winners

Every one of this year's Grand Prix-winning campaigns in one place.

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In Pictures: Campaign's Cannes Lions 2023 beach party

More than 650 guests from global advertising attended Campaign's party at the Carlton Beach at Cannes Lions on the longest day of the year.

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Cannes 2023: U.S. Glass and Sustainable Development Goals winners

See the U.S. winning work from the just-released categories, some of the last awards this year.

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Cannes 2023: Titanium Lions revealed

Budweiser and Corona among the U.S. winners.

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Cxmmunity Media puts diverse gaming on the map at Cannes

The Black-owned media company held its first Cannes activation and panel this year.

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My experience at Cannes: Grace Francis

On the ground with a non-binary executive and Cannes Innovation Lion president.

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Cannes 2023: All of Thursday's U.S. winners across 7 categories

We map out all the winners in the just-released categories of Brand Experience and Activation, Creative Business Transformation, Creative Commerce, Creative Effectiveness and Creative Strategy, Innovation and Mobile.

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Campaign US at Cannes: AI, data and the festival’s biggest tech trends

Agency and tech leaders discuss the explosion of generative AI, whether ad firms are successfully melding creativity and technology and what can be drawn from the tech companies with the biggest presence this year.

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Behind the scenes of BBDO’s creative sprint with Meta’s Reels

EXCLUSIVE: CEO Andrew Robertson shares what it looks like when 24 agencies around the world compete to create the best Reels campaign.

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My experience at Cannes: Amber Coleman-Mortley

On the ground as a Black woman executive.

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Clean Creatives targets Richard Edelman at Cannes

Members of campaign group Clean Creatives held placards pointing at agency boss Richard Edelman during the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity yesterday, as part of a campaign to stop PR agencies working with fossil fuel corporations.

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Solving a brief the old-school way: 'First thing we did was Google what a Letraset was…'

As the adoption of AI continues to grow, Campaign asked a bunch of digi-native creatives to go retro in answering a brief. Cue the pencils and Post-its…

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Cannes Lions 2023: See all the U.S. winners in the Engagement category

U.S. agencies took home mostly gold, silver and bronze awards.

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Ketchum, Edelman, Red Havas — PR Lions winners revealed

Ketchum London’s ‘Iceland Food Club’ campaign was among the big winners in the PR Lions at Cannes today, as Edelman won twice and a Valentine’s campaign celebrating self-love was the prestigious Grand Prix winner.

Dove won the Media Grand Prix with ‘Turn your back’

Cannes daily global podcast episode 4: Dove wins in media, plus inclusion matters

Campaign's editors and journalists from around the world are hosting a daily podcast during the five-day Lions festival. In this third episode, we discuss the big award wins from the third night.

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Updated: Cannes Lions 2023: All the U.S. winners

Here’s our running tally of all the Cannes Lions awards won by U.S. companies.

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Campaign US at Cannes: Agency and marketing leaders evaluate the work

Agency leaders and CMOs give their take on the caliber of work emerging at the festival and what trends they have observed from the winning campaigns so far.

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From athlete to entrepreneur: Aly Wagner on building the Bay Area Football Club

Wagner sat down with Campaign US at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity at Stagwell’s sport beach to discuss her experience launching the Bay Area Football Club, her ambitions to elevate women’s sports and her approach to sponsorship.

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Ukraine campaigns up for Sustainable Development Goals Lions

‘Be brave like Ukraine’ shortlisted alongside work by Publicis, 72&Sunny and BBD Perfect Storm.

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Unilever targets Cannes Lions as part of creative transformation

Aline Santos, chief brand officer and chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer at Unilever, wants marketers to be closer to creativity.

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Agency rivals urge their creatives to pitch for Working With Cancer ad contest

Edelman, IPG, Omnicom and WPP join Publicis to launch “The Big C” competition with $100m brief.

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My experience at Cannes: Luis Miguel Messianu

On the ground with a Hispanic executive.

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Cannes Lions 2023: See all the U.S. winners in the Craft and Entertainment categories

Clash of Clans and Wieden + Kennedy Portland snagged two Grand Prix’s in Entertainment categories.

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Cannes daily global podcast episode 3: Nike and Clash of Clans win, plus humour is back

Campaign's editors and journalists from around the world are hosting a daily podcast during the five-day Lions festival. In this third episode, we discuss the big award wins from the second night.

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Two Future Lions teams take home the Grand Prix

Young creatives were asked to come up with inventive, safety-driven solutions for Volvo Cars. Watch the winning work.

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Cannes Lions 2023: U.S. takes home three bronze Lions for Outdoor

TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Alma DDB and Energy BBDO are among the winning agencies.

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Omnicom reveals generative AI-powered workflow tool Omni Assist

The generative AI virtual assistant, built in partnership with Microsoft, is designed to help with audience development, activation and measurement.

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IPG and Omnicom have propelled the U.S. to Cannes dominance

Meanwhile, Wieden+Kennedy and David are king of the indies, thanks to Nike and Burger King.

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The full skinny on the Cannes PR shortlist

The contenders for the coveted PR Lions have been announced early this year, giving the industry more time to ruminate on the trends in play and a longer sense of hope and anticipation.

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See who won the 2023 Cannes Lions for Pharma, Health & Wellness

Additionally, Publicis Groupe won the Lions Health Grand Prix for Good for its Working with Cancer initiative.

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Annahar newspaper wins Print and Publishing Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2023

The UK took home one bronze Lion in this category.

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Publicis’ Working With Cancer campaign wins Lions Health Grand Prix for Good

‘Not only a brilliantly creative idea, but a globally impactful one,’ jury president says.

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