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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PR firms Poem Group and Urban win Gold in Cannes as Missing Type makes an appearance

PR firms Poem Group and Urban win Gold in Cannes as Missing Type makes an appearance

Australian PR firm Poem Group and Argentina's Urban Grupo de ComunicaciĆ³n won Gold Lions on the penultimate night of Cannes awards - while there were also wins for Dini von Mueffling, Marina Maher and for Engine's Missing Type, which had been conspicuous by its absence so far.

Golin staffers poke fun at the Lions with 'Wrong Cannes' parody

Golin staffers poke fun at the Lions with 'Wrong Cannes' parody

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity got trolled from more than 4,000 miles away in an affectionate parody.

Watch: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell at Cannes Lions

Watch: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell at Cannes Lions

Steve Barrett catches up with WPP CEO Martin Sorrell at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: The PRWeek party at Cannes Lions 2017

Watch: The PRWeek party at Cannes Lions 2017

PRWeek catches up with PR execs at the PRWeek party at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky at Cannes Lions

Watch: Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky at Cannes Lions

PRWeek catches up with Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky at the the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Microsoft UK CMO Scott Allen at Cannes Lions

Watch: Microsoft UK CMO Scott Allen at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with Microsoft UK CMO Scott Allen at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Rev. Jesse Jackson on diversity at Cannes Lions

Watch: Rev. Jesse Jackson on diversity at Cannes Lions

Steve Barrett interviews civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, at Cannes Lions

Watch: Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro on the ground at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Cannes talk: What's in an idea?

Cannes talk: What's in an idea?

PR firms did well at Cannes this year, but the multiple-Lions-winning Care Counts case study by Whirlpool shows just how difficult it is to give proper credits to those who work on campaigns.

Cannes Lions to launch committee in response to festival criticism

Cannes Lions to launch committee in response to festival criticism

Cannes Lions is to launch an advisory committee "to help shape the future of the festival" in response to criticism that the festival has got too big and lost its creative heart.

Flack Cannes special: Edelman elevator pitch, tired jurors, toilette humour

Flack Cannes special: Edelman elevator pitch, tired jurors, toilette humour

PRWeek's man in the Croisette brings you the gossip and high jinks from Cannes, including Edelman's elevator woes, jurors working hard, and agency boss gets stuck in toilet.

Watch: How Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall used Twitter to lobby Cannes Lions on ethnic diversity

Watch: How Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall used Twitter to lobby Cannes Lions on ethnic diversity

In an exclusive video interview with Campaign, Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall has opened up on why he took to Twitter to raise the issue of ethnic diversity at Cannes Lions.

Burger King CMO: don't treat agencies like creative vending machines

Burger King CMO: don't treat agencies like creative vending machines

"Transactional" relationships between clients and agencies can hinder creativity, according to Burger King CMO Axl Schwan - who said agencies should not be treated as creative "vending machines".

Shares in Cannes Lions' owner fall as Publicis pulls out and WPP voices doubts

Shares in Cannes Lions' owner fall as Publicis pulls out and WPP voices doubts

Shares in Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions, fell more than 3% after Publicis Groupe said it would not enter the awards next year and WPP said "the jury is out" on its future participation.

Dini von Mueffling, Taylor win gold in Entertainment, Media Lions

Dini von Mueffling, Taylor win gold in Entertainment, Media Lions

Dini von Mueffling Communications won a Gold and a Bronze Lion for the Evan campaign for Sandy Hook Promise.

Inside the Cannes Lion-winning #NuggsForCarter campaign with Wendy's Liliana Esposito

Inside the Cannes Lion-winning #NuggsForCarter campaign with Wendy's Liliana Esposito

Wendy's chief communications officer chats with PRWeek's Frank Washkuch about taking a hands-off approach to a social media phenomenon and why an irreverent Twitter account is in the burger chain's DNA.

The PR Week Podcast from Cannes: WPP Health & Wellness CEO Mike Hudnall

The PR Week Podcast from Cannes: WPP Health & Wellness CEO Mike Hudnall

Steve Barrett catches up with Mike Hudnall, CEO of WPP Health & Wellness, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Cannes Young Lions PR Silver winners talk creativity while riding Snapchat Ferris Wheel

Watch: Cannes Young Lions PR Silver winners talk creativity while riding Snapchat Ferris Wheel

PRWeek joined Jack Davy and Ottilie Ratcliffe of UK agency The Romans, who bagged Young Lions PR Silver, aboard Snapchat's Ferris Wheel to discuss the awards process, their favourite Lions winners and other highlights.

HP diversity targets for PR and ad agencies appear to be working, says comms chief

HP diversity targets for PR and ad agencies appear to be working, says comms chief

HP's move to ask its agencies to employ more women in leadership positions appears to be working, according to its comms chief - who said sometimes both stick and a carrot is needed to encourage change.

Publicis stops entering awards to 'shift focus' to investment in AI platform Marcel

Publicis stops entering awards to 'shift focus' to investment in AI platform Marcel

PR agencies MSLGroup and CNC - alongside various other marcoms firms owned by Publicis Groupe - will not be entering industry awards over the next 12 months, its CEO has announced.


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Social commerce is revolutionizing business and revolutionizing the way brands interact with their stakeholders on the road to the point of sale. PRWeek has teamed up with Chinese digital and PR hot shop BlueFocus to convene a discussion about the power of social commerce – and how to be creative in that context. Session Speakers: Joey Bian, Ching Law, Iris Xuan, Holly Zheng, Content Partner: Bluefocus


June 21 /11:00AM - 11:45AM Complete Control Meets Mass Disruption

Welcome to Dis-Integrated Marketing. Here’s the dirty little secret: Most brands’ marketing functions are woefully unprepared to integrate their PR, advertising and social channels - and avoid doing so at their peril. Speaker: Tim Ellis, CMO, Activision Lars Silbauer, global head of social media, Lego, Summer Anne Burton, executive creative producer, BuzzFeed, Aaron Kwittken, global chairman & CEO, Kwittken, Matt Jarvis, chief strategy officer, 72andSunny Partner: Kwittken


June 22 / 10:00AM - 10:45AM Earned Influence and The Power of Integration

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