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Here's the Full Text of Monica Lewinsky's Powerful Anti-Shaming Speech in Cannes

A call for compassion amid a 'culture of humiliation'

CANNES, France—Whether they know it or not, advertisers are fueling a "blood sport" of public shaming both online and off, Monica Lewinsky told a packed crowd at the ad industry's…

Here's the Story Behind My Photo of Two People Having Sex on Cannes' Red Carpet

CANNES, France—Around 4:30 a.m. local time Tuesday, I tweeted a photo of two people going at it on one of advertising's most iconic destinations: the Cannes Lions red carpet. Then I…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hopes Veep's Success Can Help Confront Inequity for Women

In politics and Hollywood

CANNES, France—Veep may be a comedy that revels in double standards, but star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she believes the show might actually be helping solve the gender-imbalance issues that often…

Jamie Oliver Gives Brands Advice and a Warning: Be Honest and Clear ... Or Else

Unhealthy food is now killing more than starvation, chef says

CANNES, France—Chef and health advocate Jamie Oliver was clearly an audience favorite at the Cannes Lions, but that's not to say he only had kind words for the marketing industry. Asked…

Marilyn Manson Reflects on the Costs and Controversy of Crafting Your Own Persona

Singer is a Cannes case study in personal branding

CANNES, France—More than 20 years ago, Marilyn Manson created his persona and even booked his first performance without even having written a song. Best of all, he wrote his autobiography…

Q&A: Ira Glass Comes to Cannes in Search of Brands That Appreciate Great Storytelling

A journey to build on Serial's success

CANNES, France—After the unprecedented success of investigative podcast Serial, one might think potential sponsors would be lining up in droves to get involved with the show. But public radio icon Ira…

13 Ideal Spots to Eat and Drink in Cannes, From a Copywriter Who Lived There

He'd like one small favor in return

Cannes is undoubtedly an amazing place to visit, but finding the right spots for food or drinks away from the crowded Croisette can be a challenge. Luckily, young copywriter Julian Cohen…

How Winning a Cannes Lion Changes Your Life (and How It Doesn't)

Victors describe life after taking home advertising's top trophy

Whether it stokes your ego into a raging inferno or just gathers dust on a shelf, a Cannes Lion will set your life on a new path. But which path?…

What Were They Thinking? Charleston Newspaper Ran Gun Store Ad Over Shooting Coverage

One month after a Florida newspaper called its gun show ad placement over murder coverage a "regrettable coincidence," Charleston's Post and Courier has trotted out the exact same excuse for…

Why Johnny Cash Was a Terrible Choice for the New Mass Effect Trailer

I love Johnny Cash. I love Mass Effect. But man, are those two great tastes that taste weird together. The next iteration of the epic sci-fi video game series was announced…

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