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System That Gives Every 3-by-3-Meter Square an Address Wins Innovation Grand Prix

Pair of R/GA campaigns are also recognized

CANNES, France—The Innovation jury at the Cannes Lions festival tonight handed out its Grand Prix to a fascinating effort to create a global grid of 57 trillion three-by-three-meter squares and…

Q&A: Adrien Brody Talks Dodge, His Famous Mother and Why He's Directing Ads Again

Period pieces from a man who's been in plenty of them

Adrien Brody has starred in dozen of films, and 12 years ago he took home the ultimate acting prize—the Best Actor Academy Award for The Pianist. (At 29, he was…

Ad of the Day: YouTube Rolls Out the Perfect Video on a Historic Day for Gay Rights

Latest #ProudToLove spot

Lots of marketers are surely hard at work on celebratory responses to today's Supreme Court decision guaranteeing a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. But YouTube, long a supporter of gay…

Goodby and Silverstein Revisit Their Greatest Hits, and Notorious Misses, in Cannes Talk

30 years of great work, and unforgettable stories

CANNES, France—Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein told some great stories from their 30-plus years together at a seminar before an adoring crowd at the Palais here Thursday. And true to…

Mcgarrybowen Creates a Mobile Game That Can Defend the Earth Against Real Asteroids

Verizon project gets otherworldly intro at Cannes

CANNES, France—It's just advertising. It's not like we're trying to save the world. Tom Sewell, chief innovation officer at mcgarrybowen, remarked Friday here at the Cannes Lions festival on how many…

Mindshare Unveils Biometric Data of Cannes Attendees Outfitted With Apple Watches for 3 Days

Lightwave program brings insights, promise for the future

CANNES, France—The Cannes Lions festival needs to increase its engagement with delegates who are on their second and third visits. Agencies looking to recruit young people here should focus their…

3 Functional and Stylish Ways Not to Lose Your Cannes Lion at a Party

Because it does happen

Most ad people believe Cannes is about unleashing creativity. Rita Alberti thinks otherwise. The Hungarian copywriter and her art director partner Adam Moroncsik are the brains behind "Lion Leash," a line…

The 3 Best Films From the 2015 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase

From heartwarming to hilarious

CANNES, France—Saatchi & Saatchi celebrated the 25th anniversary of its esteemed New Directors' Showcase here Thursday morning with a screening of 14 films by young directors, plus a special collaborative…

Ad of the Day: LGBT Couples Just Want to Travel Freely in This Beautiful Airbnb Ad

Powerful Molecule spot advocates acceptance

Airbnb is celebrating Pride Month with a powerful ad about LGBT couples traveling, and the extra care that can require. The 3:30 spot from Molecule in San Francisco features interviews with…

Soundcloud's Amazing Acoustic Rebuilding of the Berlin Wall Wins Radio Grand Prix

Grey Germany uses wavelength visuals perfectly

CANNES, France—A remarkable Soundcloud campaign from Grey Germany, marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, picked up the Radio Grand Prix here tonight on an impressive…

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