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This Precocious Director's First Ad Really Gets Inside Its Subject Birth of a real talent

Here's a very special delivery from French agency BETC. It's called "Birth," and it's a minute-long promotional film touting the annual Young Director Award that will be presented Thursday at…

June 18, 2014, 2:33 AM EDT

Old Spice Scores With World Cup Ad Full of Screaming Terry Crews meets his double in Brazil

Old Spice scores another goal with Terry Crews, this time for the World Cup. The brand would like you to know it's now available in Brazil, and it's a good time…

June 18, 2014, 2:17 AM EDT

Whybin\TBWA Cashes In With Outdoor Grand Prix for Fabulous GAYTMs DDB, Grey take gold for the U.S.

CANNES, France—A colorful gay pride campaign from Australia that turned ATMs into GAYTMs earned Whybin\TBWA the Grand Prix in the Outdoor Lions contest here tonight. The campaign, done for ANZ Bank's…

June 17, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

McCann Lima Is All Smiles After Winning Media Grand Prix for Coke's 'Happy ID' Cramer-Krasselt gets gold for 'Luna Corona'

CANNES, France—Coca-Cola added to its impressive legacy of hauling in Cannes Lions by snagging the Media Grand Prix here tonight for a Peruvian campaign from McCann Lima centered on getting…

June 17, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

FCB Basks in the Sun With Mobile Grand Prix for Nivea's Beach Bracelet R/GA and Google both win gold

CANNES, France—This gorgeous beach town was the perfect setting for the Grand Prix award in the Mobile Lions contest here tonight, as FCB São Paolo took the prize for its…

June 17, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

360i's Sarah Hofstetter on Reaching the Top—and Staying There How do leading agencies and brands find inspiration?

CANNES, France—Everyone dreams of being No. 1. But reaching the top quickly introduces a new pressure: staying on top. It's a problem most agencies and brands would be happy to have,…

June 17, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

Kanye West Charms Cannes With His Moral Take on Brands and Culture Plus, what he thinks about Apple's deal with Beats

CANNES, France—Kanye West was roundly ridiculed last year when he likened himself to Steve Jobs in a New York Times interview. But the rapper is very much like the late…

June 17, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

Fiat's New TV Ads Made Entirely of GIFs: Are They 'Endless Fun' or Overkill? Twerking, horse masks and more

For better or worse, Fiat's latest TV commercials might make your head spin. The brand recently commissioned some wacky GIFs from The Richards Group for the Fiat Tumblr page, but Chrysler…

June 17, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT

Purell and TNT Ads Remind You That Hand Sanitizer Is Good in a Global Pandemic Don't be among the 80% dead

Gas masks might imply that something stinks, but that's probably not the intended message of Mono's Grand Central Terminal takeover this week promoting Michael Bay's TNT series The Last Ship.…

June 17, 2014, 3:46 AM EDT

OgilvyOne Soars to Direct Grand Prix for BA's Plane-Detecting Billboards Interlude takes gold for Bob Dylan video

CANNES, France—Ogilvy & Mather, which won four Grand Prix in 2013, is off to a good start at this year's festival, too, winning the Direct Lions Grand Prix here tonight…

June 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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