Is Cannes Lions an Unparalleled Inspiration, or One Big Boondoggle?

Ad veterans choose the best and worst thing about the festival

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The Cannes Lions festival opens this weekend, and if you’re feeling conflicted, you’re not alone. Does it really celebrate the best in creativity, or is too much mediocre work getting through? Has it gotten too big, and too client focused? Or is it still the best way to see the greatest advertising, and the greatest agency talent, in the world?

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