Australian PR firm Poem Group and Argentina's Urban Grupo de Comunicación 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.
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity got trolled from more than 4,000 miles away in an affectionate parody.
Publicis has pulled out of next year's Cannes Lions and other major holding companies are considering making changes of their own. Does Cannes need a makeover?
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.
Stung by Publicis' decision to pull out of the festival, and other award shows, for the next year, the owner of the Cannes Lions is putting together a committee to shape the future of the event.
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.
The media intelligence company makes Canada acquisition, expanding its North American footprint.
Despite some snarky reaction to Ken's new hairstyle, the sentiment of social chatter was largely positive.
A year after the Pulse nightclub shooting brought the issue back into the spotlight, nonprofit GMHC is urging an end to restrictions on gay, bisexual, and transgender men donating blood.
Higdon has worked at NASCAR for six years and began leading its communications last year.
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.
"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".
Weber Shandwick has signed a partnership with London-based financial comms specialist Tavistock, to help it "disrupt the financial PR market".
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.
London consumer agency Lexis is merging into sister agency Text100, making the tech-focused agency's London office its largest location globally.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday night after months of crisis for the ride-hailing company. PRWeek asked 8 crisis experts about what the world's most valuable startup must do next to fix its reputation.
Dini von Mueffling Communications won a Gold and a Bronze Lion for the Evan campaign for Sandy Hook Promise.
Mielke is set to exit the regional bank at the end of this month after nearly 25 years there.
The firm was awarded the contact last week.
With MullenLowe, the cruise line has created a way to livestream what's happening from 150 feet below the ocean's surface.
Travis Kalanick has resigned following pressure from investors
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.
Embattled CEO Travis Kalanick has stepped down from Uber's top job after an investor revolt.
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.
The firm is working on a contract basis until November to promote the London airport's shopping and dining services to American customers.
Michelle Chidoni, VP of global comms for Mattel, explained that Barbie has always had a conversation at an adult level with consumers about body ideals- something Ken hasn't really had to deal with.
Ketchum won for Whirlpool's Care Counts campaign, and H+K was awarded for its work for the Bank of Aland.
Samsung, for example, has traditionally been known as a mover or agitator, but last year, it maneuvered into a defender role during the crisis involving its smartphones.
The two firms, which have been partners for the past four years, will make the combination official at the start of next month.
Have a shared vision, mutual respect and 'co-create' with clients - those are the keys to succeeding as an agency in China, Huawei Consumer Business Group CMO Glory Zhang told a seminar at the Cannes Lions today.
Leslie Berland said the platform's new look and feel is designed with both users and brands in mind.
Tuesday's special election in Georgia has been a boon for politicos and ad buyers, but everyday people are just ready for it to be over. Somewhat related: big majorities of PR pros say the White House communications team is hurting the industry's image, according to a new study.
Leading lights from the PR industry gathered at PRWeek's Cannes Lions party last night. Check out the photo gallery from the event...
A study from USC Annenberg asked 900 PR pros about the White House comms team's performance.
Bloomberg has reported the administration is deciding whether to move Spicer into a "more senior role focused on strategy."
Fearless Girl racks up Lions and Grand Prix wins in non-PR categories as others also strike gold in Cannes
State Street Global Advisors' Fearless Girl campaign won Grand Prix prizes in the Outdoor and Glass Lions categories at Cannes today, alongside four more gongs - while Ketchum, New Zealand's Impact PR and Freuds sister agency Proud Robinson also collected gold.
Ford is joining the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications as a professional-in-residence for the 2017-2018 academic year.
PR agencies increased their haul at the Cannes PR Lions following changes to the awards process and a revised definition of "PR", although ad agencies still dominate. John Harrington speaks to jurors about the main trends this year - and why Fearless Girl blew away the competition.
Ketchum was the big winner among PR agencies at the Cannes PR Lions, as changes to the awards saw far more PR shops win recognition - while Fearless Girl for State Street Global Advisors bagged the Grand Prix.
Allen has served as a civic official, financial executive, and aide to former Vice President Joe Biden during his time as a senator.
At the top of the messaging to-do list for midsize and local grocery chains: reconnecting with customers and emphasizing local roots.
News to know for PR pros on Thursday from the South of France, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.
Drugmakers are increasingly facing blame from regulators, lawmakers, and the public as the list of lawsuits and investigations at the state and local levels grows.
Industry experts say Cannes Lions judges will reward PR campaigns that solve problems or have social justice themes.
The Trump administration has adopted a comms tactic from an old political adversary as it tries to contain the #RussiaGate scandal. DC-based communications pros are skeptical it will work.
The tone has changed dramatically since last year for LGBT rights groups, which are now as focused on opposing the Trump administration's policies as celebrating progress and community.
Whether scared off by rising xenophobia or uncertain market conditions, brands are cutting back on pushes targeting the Hispanic audience in the U.S., according to several firms that specialize in reaching the market.
I watched the latest McDonald's UK campaign video this morning with my mouth open wide enough to accomodate a whole Big Mac.
Snap Inc. had a poor first quarter. It also has the audience, innovation, and elements of personability and privacy that other platforms can't copy.
Major media outlets are turning to brand-building campaigns to prove they are not "fake news," regardless of what the president says.
Organizations such as the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society have teamed up to fight the latest iteration of healthcare reform in Congress.
Each critical branded film hit is outnumbered by several misses. Directors and marketers explain why.
"Defund Planned Parenthood" is a common rallying cry in Washington, DC, in the early months of the Trump administration. How the organization is fighting back.
Indeed, a man needs his nuggs--and brands need to take a lesson from Wendy's smart interaction with a (non-influencer) teen.
Several of the top-spending brands have never hired more than one female or non-white marketing boss, and some never have.