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Cannes Lions Releases Name of Journalist Who Died During the Festival

Michael König of Germany collapsed in press center

CANNES, France—This year's Cannes Lions festival proved doubly tragic as the death of a Google marketing employee was followed by that of a German journalist. On the opening day of the…

Jordan Brand's Hat-Tip to Jeter and Domino's Emoji Ordering Win Grand Prix at Cannes

Droga5 wins Integrated Gold, #LikeAGirl takes Titanium

CANNES, France—Illustrating the far extremes of creativity honored at the Cannes, Jordan Brand's solemn send-off to Derek Jeter shared top honors today with Domino's emoji ordering service in the Titanium…

Ice Bucket Challenge Wins 2 Gold Lions in Branded Content and Cannes' Top Honor for Nonprofits

Viral campaign also won in Cyber and PR

CANNES, France—The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which took Facebook and other social networks by storm last year, has won two gold Lions in Cannes' Branded Content & Entertainment category and…

9/11 Museum and EA Giferator Win Gold in Cannes' Newest Category, Creative Data

But jury stops short of naming a Grand Prix

CANNES, France—With its sweeping, interactive and evocative displays, the 9/11 Memorial Museum has won an inaugural gold Lion at Cannes for Creative Data. Also taking gold from the U.S. is EA's…

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…

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