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Topic: Cannes 2013

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Pitches Revolt and Tells Advertisers How to Be Cool 'I'm extremely immature'

CANNES, France—After holding court Tuesday night on the Croisette with media and advertising moguls (and an afterparty or two), Sean "Diddy" Combs was all business today, taking the main stage…

June 19, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

Conan O'Brien to Advertisers: You Disgust Me, but I Will Take Your Money Comedian gets honest with Anderson Cooper

CANNES, France—Conan O'Brien wants advertisers' money but also wants creative freedom with the brand integrations on his show, a requirement that benefits both sides, he told Anderson Cooper in a…

June 19, 2013, 7:16 AM EDT

Barbarian Group Wins Inaugural Innovation Lions Grand Prix for Its Cinder Coding Platform Three other wild ideas awarded

CANNES, France—Nine years after winning its first Cannes Lion, a gold for Burger King's "Subservient Chicken," The Barbarian Group has secured an even bigger prize: the Grand Prix in the…

June 18, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Ogilvy Adds Two More Grand Prix—in Outdoor and Media Paris wins for IBM boards, Amsterdam for funeral insurance ads

CANNES, France—After winning the Promo Grand Prix on Monday, Ogilvy & Mather picked up two more Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight, with its Paris office earning…

June 18, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

DM9 Jayme Syfu Wins Mobile Grand Prix for Turning Cellphones Into Textbooks Philippines agency's ingenious project

CANNES, France—The Philippines, which before this year had won just one Gold Lion and a handful of silvers and bronzes, nabbed the Grand Prix in Mobile here tonight for an…

June 18, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

Annie Leibovitz Revisits Her Famous Photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono How events change an image

CANNES, France—Annie Leibovitz spoke about her Disney ads here at the Cannes Lions festival on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, she stopped by the press room inside the Palais des…

June 18, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

Disney Trusts Annie Leibovitz 'Why do we need the castle in this picture?' she asks

CANNES, France—Artists need to trust themselves, and brands need to trust artists. That, at least, was the message when photographer Annie Leibovitz, mcgarrybowen co-founder and chief creative officer Gordon Bowen, and…

June 18, 2013, 6:37 AM EDT

How Starcom's Twitter Deal Was Born Tide, and Laura Desmond's breakfast with Dick Costolo

CANNES, France — Starcom Media Vest Group, along with a host of its Publicis brethren, took over The Majestic on the Croisette during the Lions Festival, holding court alongside companies…

June 18, 2013, 3:01 AM EDT

Ogilvy Brazil Scores Promo Grand Prix for Soccer Team's Organ Donor Campaign Rabid fans' hearts still beat

CANNES, France—Ogilvy & Mather in Brazil, which had an enormous success this spring with its "Real Beauty Sketches" campaign for Dove, picked up a Grand Prix here tonight in the…

June 17, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

'Dumb Ways to Die' Kills With 2 Grand Prix—in Direct and PR Oreo's blackout tweet also wins a Lion

CANNES, France—Dying never felt so good. McCann Melbourne's super-viral "Dumb Ways to Die" train-safety video for the Melbourne Metro stormed the Cannes Lions festival on the first day of awards here,…

June 17, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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