Cannes Lions' managing director addresses recent controversies and how he's worked to address pain points.
The Cannes Lions Health jury leaders also explained changes to the awards at an event in New York this week.
Smith is the first PR jury president since Cannes Lions revamped the structure of its awards.
Edelman is providing strategic comms support for both the Cannes Lions and its parent company, Ascential.
Terry Savage, Cannes Lions' longtime leader, chief spokesman, and a figure many viewed as the heart and soul of the global creativity festival, will be moving on after the 2018 event ends.
Some decried the lack of full integration.
The PR Lions are here to stay, but as part of the festival's new "Reach" track.
Cannes Lions-owner Ascential has announced a host of changes to next year's festival, including plans to a reduce the length of the event and to "simplify" its awards structure.
Key findings from Ace Metrix's research into the emotional components of work that wins at Cannes.
A new study unmasks the growing disconnect between what juries view as a success and public reaction says Ace Metrix's CEO.
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