June means the South of France and the Cannes Festival of Creativity, including the PR Lions and the second year of Lions Health.
As always, Cannes was a smorgasbord of creativity, networking, the latest trends, and inspiring case studies.
Here are the highlights of PRWeek’s coverage in case you missed anything from the festival:
15 takeaways from Cannes 2015 – everything PR pros need to know from the festival.
Cannes in quotes: the best sound bites from a busy and inspiring week.
Procter & Gamble’s Always #LikeAGirl campaign triumphed in the PR Lions, carrying off the Grand Prix. PR as a whole built on previous years to represent well overall.
Leo Burnett Canada’s Judy John, the creative behind the Grand Prix-winning activity, told PRWeek about how the campaign was constructed and the role PR played in it.
FleishmanHillard Asia’s Lynne Anne Davis, chair of judges for the PR Lions, gave her thoughts to PRWeek on the work, winners, process, and the success of the PR industry within that.
PR firms also did well in categories apart from the PR Lions, underlining the broad nature of communications and marketing skills they display.
Highlights from the first PRWeek party at Cannes to celebrate the PR Lions and provide a meeting point for the PR industry in general.
Ad firms still dominated the shortlists for the PR Lions, and there is scope for the PR industry to enter more work.
The Glass Lions were introduced this year to promote gender equality in the creative industries, but men still dominated the winners’ stage and the glass ceiling is yet to be smashed.
A duo from Cohn & Wolfe Sweden won the Young PR Lions category for their response to a brief set by Greenpeace.
PR is still struggling to make its mark in the recently introduced Cannes Health Lions - Edelman’s Kym White provided her thoughts on how the sector can do better next year.
Ruder Finn did win a Bronze Lion in the Cannes Health competition however, for its work with Novartis Vaccines.
Ad firms also dominated the shortlists at the second iteration of the Cannes Health Lions.
Interpublic Group CEO Michael Roth sees Cannes as a perfect place to recruit new talent.
Edelman president and CEO Richard Edelman explains why the largest PR agency in the world was late to the Cannes table.
Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky talks about how PR is making its mark at Cannes.
Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty on why PR firms should take Cannes seriously.
MSLGroup’s new CEO Arthur Sadoun believes Cannes has grown so big it has lost its focus on creative excellence.
Young creatives featured in a competition sponsored by UNICEF and Unilever to help improve the lives of children – Martin Sorrell and Maurice Levy underlined why it was important.
Google’s head of agency sales and services Torrence Boone talked about the way the search behemoth works with agencies.
ZenithOptimedia’s global CEO Steve King ponders the recent spate of multi-million-dollar media reviews and the rise of programmatic and its impact on media agencies.
Former Weber Shandwick CEO Harris Diamond identifies trends from this year's Cannes, reflects on PR's role at the festival, and the thorny issue of gender equality and creativity.
Social good was a massive theme at Cannes this year and former Miss Universe Gabriela Isler was just one of many celebrities making the case for doing good being good business.
PRWeek was part of holding company Haymarket’s comprehensive coverage, broadcasting daily from a TV studio on La Croisette, including a daily roundup of events from La Croisette.
Disruption and innovation were constants throughout the week and PRWeek partnered with MSLGroup to host an event that dug deeper into these themes, including the thoughts of Uber.
Hill + Knowlton Strategies used its session on gender equality in Hollywood, fronted by British actress Samantha Morton, to launch a program to support women across the WPP PR agency.
Reflections on the Cannes Health Young Lions competition, introduced this year, from UNICEF’s Claudia Gonzalez Romo and Unilever’s Dr. Analia Mendez.
Tips from the Cannes Health Lions judges for how PR can do better next year.