CANNES 2018

Stephanie Matthews is the senior business director at Creative Equals

We need to talk about the duty of care for black and brown talent at Cannes

As a first-timer at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, I came across a darker side to the event.

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Cannes Lions through the eyes of the next generation of creatives

Verizon Adfellows alumni Andrea Guaman and Kristion Matas shared insights from their trip to Cannes Lions.

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Five things the AA is taking away from Cannes 2022

Hearing new voices and meeting those with fresh perspectives reminded us that there continues to be much to learn.

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Cannes Lions 2022: all the Grand Prix winners

See all of this year's Grand Prix-winning campaigns.

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‘Long Live the Prince’ wins Titanium Grand Prix as Edelman bags a Gold at Cannes

The much-lauded ‘Long Live the Prince’ by Engine London has won the Grand Prix at the Titanium Lions, as Edelman wins Gold in Sustainable Development for ‘See My Skin’ for Vaseline, on the final day of Cannes Lions.

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The industry should be ashamed of how it reacted to activists at Cannes

After Cannes Lions' attendees applauded as Greenpeace activist Gustav Martner was escorted out of the opening ceremony, it's time for adland to move its creative thinking on climate change upstream.

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Cannes Lions: Engine London’s ‘Long live the Prince’ wins Titanium Grand Prix

The UK sees a surge in Grands Prix wins on the last day of the festival.

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In Pictures: Campaign's Cannes Lions 2022 beach party

More than 600 guests from global advertising attended Campaign's party at the Carlton Beach at Cannes Lions yesterday (23 June).

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Cannes Lions 2022 activations: Google, Meta, Spotify, Pinterest and more

Amplify's founder and global chief executive rounds up events from the key players.

A giant coral billboard that is shaped as the word 'Hope' has won a Grand Prix at the Cannes Media Lions category

Cannes Lions: UK's Sheba-sponsored coral billboard wins Media Grand Prix

Sheba worked with AMV BBDO London, and media partners MediaCom and Google, to create a giant ‘Hope’ billboard in the ocean. The campaign also won the Industry Craft Grand Prix earlier in the week.

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BBDO Belgium wins PR Lions Grand Prix in category again dominated by creative firms

Edelman won a Bronze PR Lion for National Grid’s Green Light Signal campaign in the U.K. It also won in the Creative Data and Media categories, and Prime Weber Shandwick won Bronze in the Direct category.

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Accenture Song and Coinbase win Direct Grand Prix for 'Less talk, more Bitcoin'

The UK won two Lions, one apiece in Direct and Creative Data category.

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Cannes Lions: Documentary questions future of agency model

Kill Your Darlings follows creative director Anouk Jans as she questions whether the agency model is cracked and ponders her own future in the industry.

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Cannes Lions: Greenpeace protesters scale Palais in latest festival disruption

There are high levels of security to enter the Palais with airport-style scanners.

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FCB wins Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix for Michelob Ultra

New York shop L&C and fresh fruit and vegetable producer Dole claimed the Creative Business Transformation Grand Prix for Piñatex.

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Google wins Mobile Grand Prix for 'Real tone'

The UK failed to scoop any awards in either the Mobile or Innovation Lions.

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WPP and Ukraine unite for global campaign showing country open for business

Agencies in Ukraine, Poland and Czech Republic will work with the minister of culture and information policy of Ukraine.

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Mini and Fender hit the road for Meta's Horizons Worlds

Both virtual reality worlds make debut at Cannes Lions.

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R/GA London's NikeSync app wins Entertainment for Sport Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2022

Across Entertainment, Entertainment for Sport and Entertainment for Music, the UK won one gold, while the US won six.

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AMV BBDO wins Industry Craft Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2022 for Sheba’s ‘Hope reef’

Overall in the craft category, the UK won a Grand Prix, five golds, seven silvers, and the US won a Grand Prix, six golds and 19 silvers.

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Ad Net Zero to roll out internationally

The ad industry’s climate change initiative is set to roll out across the U.S. and Europe — while it remains “in conversations” in Asia.

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Cannes Lions 2022: 'Creativity is a superpower,' P&G's Marc Pritchard says

The FMCG company's chief brand officer outlined why creativity is a force for growth.

Pharma Lions Grand Prix: I Will Always Be Me

Lions Health: 2022 pharma, health & wellness winners

The Cannes Lions Health awards announced winners in the Pharma and Health & Wellness categories.

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'No awards on a dead planet': Cannes Lions winner crashes opening ceremony in environment protest

Activist Gustav Martner has formerly won awards for his work with cars and airlines.

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Adidas' 'Liquid billboard' wins Outdoor Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2022

The UK won a bronze and the US won four golds.

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Cannes: Industry leaders announce coalition to fight bias in ad tech

Delta Air Lines, WPP, The 4A’s, the IAB, the Ad Council and other industry leaders back IBM in delivering an open source toolkit that enables the industry to use AI to mitigate bias in ad tech.

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Cannes Lions: Volodymyr Zelensky – 'Power of creativity greater than a nuclear state stuck in the past’

Ukraine's president and its leading creatives urge adland to help it defeat Russia

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Dentsu International drops DentsuMB, 360i and Isobar names to break down silos

Dentsu Creative has been led by chief creative officer Fred Levron.

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Does adland overemphasize awards when hiring creatives?

Creative leaders in the region question whether the industry should prioritize awards tallies when looking for creative candidates.

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‘People come to Cannes to be inspired’: marketers head to France for festival

The first in-person Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity since 2019 is generating buzz among medical marketers.

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Cannes Lions 'pleased' with 2022 entries despite drop below pre-pandemic levels

Organisers said there was a 'good bounceback' because 2021 numbers covered two years after the 2020 festival was cancelled.

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Philippe Krakowsky: Always shine a spotlight on the importance of ideas

A return to making real-life connections and engaging with fellow creatives and clients at Cannes Lions matters, Philippe Krakowsky, chief executive of Interpublic says, as part of our series by global agency chiefs.

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What Publicis' Natalie Lam is looking for on the Lions print & publishing jury

The chief creative officer for Publicis Groupe APAC & MEA also shares what she wants to immerse herself in at Cannes and who she wants to meet.

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‘It’s time to talk about the other side of Cannes’

In this anonymous article, the author writes about her harrowing ordeal at the advertising festival and offers a series of safety recommendations based on her experience.

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Wendy Clark: Connected creativity is as fundamental to us as sleep

Creativity doesn’t just help to solve business problems, it is like oxygen that keeps an organisation alive, Dentsu International’s global CEO says. This is the latest essay in our series by agency chiefs ahead of Cannes Lions.

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Examining brand purpose over six years of Cannes Lions winners

When looking at Cannes as a database of creativity, purpose-driven marketing rises to the top.

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John Wren: People are still the backbone of our industry

They may be in the business of creativity but how do the network chiefs foster and maintain a creative culture throughout their empires? The chairman and chief executive of Omnicom explains his approach in this essay – the first in an exclusive series by global agency chiefs ahead of Cannes Lions.

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Breaking through the silver screen

There is synergy between the Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions Festival.

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Great ideas can come from remote working

A myth has sprung up over the course of the pandemic that you need to collaborate IRL to be truly creative, but it's just not true.

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Cannes Lions bans award entries from Russia because of Ukraine war

Meanwhile, Ukrainian creatives will be welcomed free of charge.

UK ad industry retains second place on Cannes Lions Creativity Report

London dubbed the ‘second most creative city’ in the world

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO took the top spot for UK agency rankings, followed by McCann London and Ogilvy UK.

Have Cannes Lions lost their emotional impact? Putting winning ads to the test

Awards jurors love campaigns that drive social purpose yet consumers don’t always feel the same. That's according to research from System 1, which compared Cannes Lions winners against other ads.

Cannes Lions 2021: Titanium Lions creative debrief

Campaign US editor Alison Weissbrot interviewed Titanium Lions jury president Susan Credle about this year's award-winning work.

Cannes juror reflections: humour in short supply as brands join 'purpose parade'

Campaign spoke to members of the jury to see how this year's winners caught their eye.

The future of health must be equitable, a podcast sponsored by Weber Shandwick

Even as we emerge from the pandemic, the ripple effects of health disparities are felt in all corners of the healthcare system.

Cannes Take-Aways – The Undeniable Power (and Potential) of PR to Drive Impact, a podcast sponsored by Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann talks with PRWeek and Campaign US editorial director Steve Barrett about macro and micro trends in the work, the power of PR to weave ideas into culture and more.

Embracing radical complexity, a podcast sponsored by Weber Shandwick

Radical simplicity used to be the creative holy grail. But now, marketers and communicators must embrace radical complexity.

Stevenage Challenge is the best BK campaign at Cannes

Campaign US readers agree, the gaming campaign took the trophy of all of Burger King’s winning campaigns.

Cannes: Which Burger King campaign is the best?

Burger King has swept several categories at this year’s awards.