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See the Grand Prix and gold winners from Cannes' two Film contests

The 2016 Cannes Lions festival has come and gone, but we'll be doing some roundups this week of the big winners and some interesting work from the festival that we…

How One Brave Idea Drove REI's Award-Winning #OptOutside Campaign

The big winner at Cannes started with a spark

As predicted earlier this month, consumer cooperative outdoor retailer REI's #OptOutside campaign was one of the big winners at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It took home nine…

Ad of the Day: Forget 'Plus Size.' JCPenney Just Bravely Stood Up for 'Fat Girls'

Mcgarrybowen salutes five women with an indomitable spirit

JCPenney takes the stand that your measurements aren't a measure of your worth with its defiant new campaign from mcgarrybowen, themed #HereIAm. The nearly three-minute fist-pump for JCPenney's plus size…

Inside 'The Next Rembrandt': How JWT Got a Computer to Paint Like the Old Master

The project leaders explain their brilliant, troubling masterpiece

CANNES, France—Rembrandt van Rijn finished his last painting in 1669, the year he died. So it was enthralling, and a little unsettling, to step on to a boat at the…

REI's Anti-Black Friday Campaign #OptOutside Wins the Titanium Grand Prix at Cannes

Retailer's stunt snags a pride of Lions

CANNES, France—The 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity jury chose REI's #OptOutside as the winner of the Grand Prix prize in the festival's final Titanium Lions category. Earlier in the…

Colin Jeffery Explains the Silly and Serious Sides of David&Goliath

Kia's hamsters are still kicking, and D&G is also inspiring bravery with a cool project

  brightcove.createExperiences(); CANNES, France—David&Goliath might be best known as the agency behind the Kia hamsters. But that furry fun is just…

How BETC Finds the Fun in Everything From Evian to a Bottle of Cleaning Spray

Plus, Stéphane Xiberras picks his favorite spot by another agency

  brightcove.createExperiences(); CANNES, France—A bottle of Evian. A bottle of Cillit Bang cleaning spray. One is probably a little easier than…

The New York Times VR Film 'The Displaced' Wins the Lions Entertainment Grand Prix

Beyoncé's 'Formation' video and Edeka's Christmas ad each win a Music Grand Prix

CANNES, France—The NYT VR project from The New York Times won its second Grand Prix of this Cannes Lions festival here tonight, with the individual virtual reality film "The Displaced,"…

These Twisted Ice Cream Ads Are Among the Sweetest Print Work at Cannes

Cutwater's Chuck McBride picks his favorite festival work

  brightcove.createExperiences(); CANNES, France—One of the great pleasures of the Cannes Lions festival is discovering wonderful ads you've never seen before. Cutwater…

Sunscreen Slides and Giant Strollers: Inside FCB's Most Playful Ad Ideas

Plus, Susan Credle discusses the more sobering Grand Prix winner about literacy

  brightcove.createExperiences(); CANNES, France—FCB won one of the first Grand Prix of this Cannes Lions festival for its "Alphabet of Illiteracy"…

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