After Cannes, Agency Professionals Are Optimistic (but Also Realistic) About the Industry

Creatives, strategists, executives and more weigh in

Many praise the renewed focus on inclusivity, equity and gender issues; many also wonder if it's all talk. Cannes Lions

Whether you were walking up and down the Croisette or watching from afar, you probably noticed a decidedly different feel to this year’s Cannes Lions. The industry got past Publicis’ well-documented pullout (though people are still talking about it), and in its place came a level of inspiration that some said had been missing among the platforms and ad-tech yachts that previously dominated the landscape.

@zanger Doug Zanger is a senior editor, agencies at Adweek, focusing on creativity and agencies.