It’s Good to Be the Star of Cannes: R/GA Wins 33 Lions and Agency of the Year

Digital agency R/GA is having arguably its best year ever, leaving last week's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with 33 shiny new Lions statues, including eight Cyber Lions and 11 Mobile Lions. That total—a record for R/GA—earned it Agency of the Year honors. Plus, Bob Greenberg received the Lion of St. Mark for lifetime achievement.

Could Celebrity Robot Doppelgangers Be the Future Stars of Advertising?

CANNES, France—A celebrity android costs $100,000 to build, but it could literally be a moneymaking machine. That's why Dentsu, Japan's huge ad agency, is so interested in these robot doppelgangers.

Twitter’s Top Tactician on How Brands Like Coca-Cola Can Win the Moment

CANNES, France—Brands know they want to be on Twitter, but they don't always know what to say. That's where Twitter's Ross Hoffman and his team come in.

Facebook’s Immersive Mobile Ads Finally Give Brands the Creative They Want

After Facebook convinced publishers to go all-in on exclusive content with Instant Articles, it hopes advertisers will do the same.

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 went to bed. By the time I got up, the tweet was already getting some attention. Then Wednesday came along, and everything truly went crazy.By the end of the day, my photo had been retweeted more than 400 times, was on the front page of Reddit, and had been covered in Page Six, Gawker, Us Weekly, Perez Hilton, Barstool Sports, E! Online, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and probably a few other places I haven't noticed yet.

A Little Fish-Shaped Lump of Iron Just Won the Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes

CANNES, France—The most low-tech product imaginable, a simple lump of iron, won the Grand Prix in the Product Design Lions contest here tonight. But while it looks unassuming, this fish made tens of thousands of Cambodians healthier.

Tragedy Strikes Cannes as Google Exec Dies in an Accident

An accident took the life of a Google executive at the Cannes Lions festival this week, though the individual's name hasn't been released and other details about the incident are few.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hopes Veep’s Success Can Help Confront Inequity for Women

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 drive its plot.

Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Instagram No-Promo Policy

CANNES, France—Kim Kardashian West does Instagram her way, and that means no paid promotions and admittedly too many bikini shots."But it's what I want and what I put out," Kardashian said of how she curates her photo stream. She was speaking in front of an intimate audience today at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

4 Ways Beacons Are Helping People Network at Cannes

This year's Cannes Lions festival isn't short on mobile technology for networking.