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Topic: Cannes Lions

The Lion Wrangler: How Philip Thomas Keeps Cannes Lions Ahead of the Game

His balancing act, and his favorite moment from the festival

As CEO of the Lions Festivals since 2006, Philip Thomas has known he needs advertising's biggest annual gathering, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, to stay one step ahead…

New Cannes Award Honors Creative Work That Shatters Gender Bias

It’s time for a Glass Lion

Industry activist Cindy Gallop said she is shocked over her selection as jury president for the new Cannes Glass Lion award, considering she's been a bit of a thorn in…

Heineken Is Cannes' Marketer of the Year

Past honorees include Coca-Cola and Mars

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will honor Heineken its Creative Marketer of the Year at the festival in June. Past honorees include McDonald’s last year, Coca-Cola in 2013 and…

Twitter's 'Dronie' of Patrick Stewart Is Social Gold

Generates immediate Cannes buzz

Twitter is like every other digital platform and ad agency roaming Le Croisette in Cannes this week—it's trying to drum up new business. Showing the fun side of your brand…

Facebook's Hacker Culture Heads to Cannes

Plans to develop campaigns, not just talk

Facebook plans to hack the ad industry at Cannes. Instead of building software, it’s building marketing campaigns with brands. Mark D’Arcy, chief creative officer of Facebook Creative Shop, is taking more…

You Need More Than Great Ads to Win at Cannes

Agencies get quirky in their video entries

Some recent case-study videos have become just as creative—sometimes more so—than the campaigns they tout. As award show entry numbers swell—the Cannes Lions festival got 37,427 submissions this year, up…

Cannes Memories and Predictions From 10 of the World's Top Creatives

Tales from the Croisette

• David Lubars Worldwide chief creative officer, North American chairman, BBDO Favorite ad ever in Cannes: BMW Films, but not because I was one of its creators. I like it because it broke…

LinkedIn's Roadshow Heads to Cannes

With a new slate of ad offerings, a social network goes deal-making on the Riviera

The Cannes Lions festival has become a tech playground, and LinkedIn has embraced the event to strengthen its industry ties. At last year’s festival, agencies and brands still demanded improved products…

This Digital and Traditional Agency Hybrid Showed Its Might at Cannes This Year

Pereira & O’Dell adds Airbnb to impressive roster

Specs Who (l.-r.) Nancy Daum, COO; P.J. Pereira, CCO, co-founder; Jaime Robinson, vp, executive creative director; Andrew O’Dell, CEO, co-founder What Advertising and communications agency Where San Francisco offices Its founders’ roots are in…

The Cannes Mayor and Former Mad Man Explains Why The Lions Is His Favorite Week of the Year

Bernard Brochand, Mayor of Cannes

It may surprise you to learn that the Mayor of Cannes, Bernard Brochand, is an ex Mad Man with stints at DDB, Havas and even P&G under his belt. In…

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