PR agencies win just five PR Lions as Swedish creative shop Forsman & Bodenfors bags Grand Prix

PR agencies win just five PR Lions as Swedish creative shop Forsman & Bodenfors bags Grand Prix

An organic food campaign by Swedish creative agency Forsman & Bodenfors for retailer Coop has won the Grand Prix at the Cannes PR Lions - as PR agencies took home just five of the 84 Lions awarded.

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Cannes Lions revenues up seven per cent in 2017 despite delegate decline

Cannes Lions revenues up seven per cent in 2017 despite delegate decline

The 2017 Cannes Lions festival earned revenues of £62.9m ($82.0m) for its owner Ascential, despite "slightly reduced" award entry and delegate numbers, the company's half-year results say.

The next Cannes invasion: Risk-management experts

The next Cannes invasion: Risk-management experts

As the festival of creativity celebrates fearless work that engages controversy, there will be a growing role for those who handle fallout and debates, writes BlueCurrent Japan MD Tetsuya Honda.

Watch marketing and adland's top names urge industry to fix diversity issue

Watch marketing and adland's top names urge industry to fix diversity issue

Hailing from Airbnb and Mars through to Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy, some of the biggest names in marketing and advertising have spoken out in a new documentary designed to highlight how agencies and brands can create a more inclusive industry.

It's time for Cannes Lions to build on political and social themes

It's time for Cannes Lions to build on political and social themes

Cannes Lions is the much-feted, overpriced - and yes, sorry, probably over-analysed - annual marketing and media splurge on the Côte D'Azur. For many in the UK industries, the event feels increasingly inappropriate amid the strife that has come to dominate political discourse.

Hijacked by shampoo or an increasingly relevant place for PR to shine? Experts dissect Lions Health at Cannes

Hijacked by shampoo or an increasingly relevant place for PR to shine? Experts dissect Lions Health at Cannes

The Lions Health festival celebrated its fourth birthday this year. With the sun of southern France now a distant memory, we ask four people whether the newest addition to the Cannes schedule is gaining traction and respect in its specialised but lucrative target audience.

Football, Heineken, chicken nuggets... 5 Cannes PR Lions Campaigns We Like

Football, Heineken, chicken nuggets... 5 Cannes PR Lions Campaigns We Like

PR Lions Grand Prix winner Fearless Girl may have taken many of the plaudits, but there were plenty of other excellent campaigns recognised at the Cannes Festival of Creativity this year. Here are some of our favourites from the PR Lions category.

Watch: IBM Watson's Mark Simpson on AI and marketing

Watch: IBM Watson's Mark Simpson on AI and marketing

PRWeek chats with IBM Watson's Mark Simpson at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

How one boutique PR shop won Cannes glory for a powerful PSA

How one boutique PR shop won Cannes glory for a powerful PSA

Meet Dini von Mueffling Communications, the Flatiron PR firm with a handful of staffers that turned heads at Cannes for its work on Evan with BBDO.

Cannes: it's a wrap

Cannes: it's a wrap

An inspirational and energizing week on Le Côte d'Azur will reward close scrutiny by all professionals working in communications and marketing.

Does the Cannes Lions festival need a major rethink?

Does the Cannes Lions festival need a major rethink?

Has the ever-expanding carnival of creativity lost sight of its roots, Gideon Spanier asks.

Watch: AKQA's Duan Evans at Cannes Lions

Watch: AKQA's Duan Evans at Cannes Lions

PRWeek talks with AKQA executive creative director Duan Evans at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Cohn & Wolfe's Chad Latz at Cannes Lions

Watch: Cohn & Wolfe's Chad Latz at Cannes Lions

PRWeek catches up with Chad Latz, chief innovation officer at Cohn & Wolfe, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: The World's Biggest Asshole filmmakers at Cannes Lions

Watch: The World's Biggest Asshole filmmakers at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with filmmakers Josh Gordon and Will Speck at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

PR shines, and have we reached 'Peak Lions'? Six takeaways from Cannes Lions 2017

PR shines, and have we reached 'Peak Lions'? Six takeaways from Cannes Lions 2017

Have PR agencies finally 'landed' at Cannes? Should independent agencies be better catered for? And what will be the impact of Publicis' pull out? PRWeek digests the issues.

Maurice Lévy: I was expecting much more controversy over awards pullout

Maurice Lévy: I was expecting much more controversy over awards pullout

Maurice Lévy, the chairman of Publicis Groupe's supervisory board and former chief executive of the French ad giant, has said he was surprised the group's shock move to pull out of creative awards did not cause more controversy.

5 things we learned about Publicis Groupe's plans for Marcel, awards, and its employees

5 things we learned about Publicis Groupe's plans for Marcel, awards, and its employees

Publicis Groupe chief executive Arthur Sadoun invited his global employees to ask him questions about Marcel the AI platform over Twitter yesterday. Here are a few things we learned.

Which PR agencies stormed Cannes? View PRWeek's Cannes Lions 2017 medal table

Which PR agencies stormed Cannes? View PRWeek's Cannes Lions 2017 medal table

Ketchum has confirmed its status as the top-performing PR agency at Cannes Lions 2017, according to a 'medals table' compiled by PRWeek.

Breakfast Briefing, 6.27.2017: Sadoun tries to calm nervous Publicis employees

Breakfast Briefing, 6.27.2017: Sadoun tries to calm nervous Publicis employees

Publicis Groupe's CEO took questions from the rank and file on Twitter on Monday.

Cannes Lions chairman Savage: 'We will continue to be good listeners'

Cannes Lions chairman Savage: 'We will continue to be good listeners'

In an interview with Campaign India, Cannes Lions chairman Terry Savage speaks about the future of the festival.

View all the Grand Prix winners from Cannes Lions 2017

View all the Grand Prix winners from Cannes Lions 2017

Now that the Cannes Lions festival is over, review all the work that took home the top prizes this year.


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Effective integrated communications is not a “bolt-on” to the conversation - it is at the core of the creative process in an age of convergence. Campaign & PRWeek team up with Ogilvy Public Relations to find out. Speaker: Jamshid Alamuti, Managing Director, Berlin School of Creative Leadership UG Content Partner: Ogilvy Public Relations