The holding company reported a drop in organic revenue of 1.7% in Q2.
This year's Cannes Lions festival made 9% less revenue than in 2017 owing to falls in both delegate numbers and awards entries resulting from Publicis Groupe sitting out the event and the organisers truncating the schedule.
Jose Papa, who had the job of running the Cannes Lions ad festival for the past two years, is being made redundant by the festival's owner Ascential.
If the PR industry wants to be more creative and win bigger briefs, it needs to attract talent from more diverse backgrounds and make brainstorms less 'shouty', agreed bosses at the PR Cannes Fringe.
Truly brave brand campaigns, often involving disruption of logos and corporate identity, have impressed the PR Cannes Fringe group this year, although Angie Moxham has been openly critical of the stunt-driven Paddy Power.
It's funny how closely a week at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity with my toddler mirrored exactly what it's like being a mom in general. It was an amazing, exhilarating, difficult, wonderful, draining, stressful, life-changing experience.
British PR agencies are attracted to Cannes Lions because it represents the zenith of creativity, but are failing there because they operate on smaller budgets and tend to focus on effectiveness rather than presentation.
The PRWeek UK team picks out five campaigns that made a splash at Cannes.
The Young PR Lions jurors have defended their decision not to award Bronze in the category this year amid criticism.
The success of Trash Isles - the PR Lions Grand Prix winner from AMV BBDO and LADbible - should be a "light bulb moment" demonstrating the impact of social publishers, according to LADbible's head of comms.