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Topic: Cannes Festival

Chalkbot's saga, from metalcore to Grand Prix

By Brian Morrissey There's an interesting backstory to how the Nike Livestrong "Chalkbot" came to be. In short, it wouldn't have happened without punk music. In the '90s, Wieden +…

Breakfast with Barbara: Thursday, June 24

In today's dispatch, our critic-about-Cannes talks about yesterday's pesky Press Lions controversy and the 2010 festival's obsession with happiness—from Volkswagen's "The Fun Theory" to Stefan Sagmeister's personal happiness project…

VIDEO: Microsoft's Mich Mathews

Mich Mathews, svp of Microsoft's central marketing group, leads the technology giant's brand efforts. Here, she speaks with Brian Morrissey about how Microsoft's brand differs from Apple's, why Bing…

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Full winners lists: Press, Cyber, Design

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Cannes Lions 2010: Snapshots from the festival

Photos by Francois Durand.

Cyber Grand Prix: Wieden + Kennedy for Nike's 'Chalkbot,' DDB Sweden for VW's 'Fun Theory'

By Brian Morrissey The merging of digital technologies with the real world swayed this year's Cyber jury, which gave out two Grand Prix—to Wieden + Kennedy in Portland. Ore., for…

Happiness in Belgium takes Design Grand Prix for creating a font from Toyota iQ's movements

By Barbara Lippert Happiness, an agency in Brussels, Belgium, won the Design Grand Prix here in Cannes tonight for its "iQ Font" campaign for Toyota, in which it designed…

AlmapBBDO, 'Billboard' win Press Grand Prix as Ogilvy Mexico's Scrabble ads are disqualified

By Eleftheria Parpis The Cannes festival today disqualified an Ogilvy Mexico campaign for Scrabble that had been selected for the Press Grand Prix, because the same ads had been entered…

R/GA's Nick Law on the labor of creativity

“We shouldn’t pretend creativity is anything more than a habit.” —Nick Law, chief creative officer North America at R/GA, speaking at his agency's seminar in Cannes about how discipline…

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