Cannes Lions Kicks Off With Nick Jonas, no less

     After the long flight sans Internet, Adweek has arrived in Cannes, and Cannes Lions—the most prestigious advertising awards ceremony in the world—is already underway. The first shortlists have just been released for Direct and Promo & Activation, with more to come today and throughout the week. Meanwhile, delegates, heavy hitters and otherwise, are gathering around the Palais and on the Boulevard de la Croisette. Unless I’m mistaken, that was R/GA chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg sitting first class on the red-eye from New York. (It would, however, be hard to mistake him.)

     A few things to look forward to today, including a heavily hyped appearance by Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, which begins a series on “What the Music Industry Can Teach Advertisers,” which will also feature Patti Smith, Pharrell Williams, and later in the week. Jonas joins Frederick Townes, chief technology officer at Mashable, Bob Garfield, author of Chaos Scenario, Nathan Coyle, general manager at Cambio, and Ian Wolfman, chief marketing officer at imc2.

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June 19, 2011, 5:03 AM EDT

The Can't-Miss at Cannes Panels everyone will be talking about

Creative leaders and communications experts from around the globe will gather on the French Riviera beginning June 19 for the 58th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most prestigious advertising awards event in the world. With a record 28,828 entries—spurred by emerging markets from Southeast Asia to Latin America—the festival is bigger than ever before.

Adweek is sending its team to cover the many panels, parties, workshops, and seminars. As always, marquee names will take the stage throughout the week; besides those mentioned below, among this year’s speakers are Sir John Hegarty, Bob Greenberg, Nick Brien, and Mark Tutssel. Here are five talks—all taking place at the Debussy Theatre—that are not to be missed:

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June 17, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

Archive: Grand Prix Winners in Film & Press Since 2000

Welcome to Adweek's blog for Cannes Lions 2011. We'll be posting updates from the south of France throughout the festival. To get us in the mood, here's a look back at the Film and Press winners from the past decade—each year since 2000.


FILM GRAND PRIX: Old Spice, "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like"
Advertiser: Old Spice
Product: Body Wash
Entrant Company: Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore.
Country: USA

PRESS GRAND PRIX: 'Billboard' campaign
Advertiser: Billboard
Product: Magazine
Entrant Company: Almap BBDO, Sao Paulo
Country: BRAZIL


FILM GRAND PRIX: Philips, "Carousel"
Advertiser: Philips
Product: Philips Cinema 21:9
Entrant Company: Tribal DDB, Amsterdam

PRESS GRAND PRIX: Wrangler campaign
Advertiser: Wrangler
Product: Wrangler
Entrant Company: Fred & Farid, Paris
Country: FRANCE


FILM GRAND PRIX (TIE): Cadbury, "Gorilla"
Advertiser: Cadbury
Product: Dairy Milk
Entrant Company: Fallon

FILM GRAND PRIX (TIE): Microsoft, Halo 3 campaign
Advertiser: Microsoft
Product: XBox 360/'Halo 3' Video Game
Entrant Company: McCann Worldgroup, San Francisco
Country: USA

PRESS GRAND PRIX: Energizer campaign
Advertiser: Energizer
Product: Energizer Lithium Batteries
Entrant Company: DDB South Africa, Johannesburg

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FILM GRAND PRIX: Dove, "Evolution"
Advertiser: Unilever
Product: Dove Self Esteem Fund
Entrant Company: Ogilvy & Mather
Country: CANADA

PRESS GRAND PRIX: Ultra Tide campaign
Advertiser: Procter & Gamble
Product: Ultra Tide Stain Remover
Entrant Company: Saatchi & Saatchi, New York
Country: USA

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FILM GRAND PRIX: Guinness, "Noitulove"
Advertiser: Guinness
Product: Guinness
Entrant Company: Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO

PRESS GRAND PRIX: Lego, "Periscope"
Advertiser: Lego
Product: Lego Construction Blocks
Entrant Company: FCB Johannesburg

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FILM GRAND PRIX: Honda, "Grrr"
Advertiser: Honda
Product: Honda Diesel
Entrant Company: Wieden + Kennedy

Advertiser: EMI
Product: Music Piracy Awareness
Entrant Company: TBWA
Country: FRANCE

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June 17, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT