2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Which PR agencies did the best at Cannes? Here's the 2019 medal table

Ketchum and Weber Shandwick have the biggest hauls of Lions at this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Check out PRWeek's PR agencies medal table for 2019.

News

Cannes Lions confirms physical return in 2022

Cannes Lions confirms physical return in 2022

Back to the South of France, June 20-24.

Edelman wins independent agency award as Cannes Lions concludes

Edelman wins independent agency award as Cannes Lions concludes

Edelman has been named joint winner of an Independent Agency of the Year award based on wins across certain Cannes Lions categories.

AMV BBDO wins top global agency, WPP top holding company at Cannes Lions 2021
Cannes Lions: AMV BBDO takes Titanium Grand Prix for #WombStories

Cannes Lions: AMV BBDO takes Titanium Grand Prix for #WombStories

Six other campaigns won Titanium Lions, five of which are from US entrants.

Cannes Lions: See all of the 2021 Grand Prix winners

Cannes Lions: See all of the 2021 Grand Prix winners

Campaign US rounded up some of the top winners at the International Festival of Creativity.

Marc Pritchard: ‘Choose equality as the systemic way of bringing creativity to life’

Marc Pritchard: ‘Choose equality as the systemic way of bringing creativity to life’

The company’s chief brand officer spoke about the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion in the creative ecosystem at Cannes Lions.

The work: PRWeek's verdict on Cannes 2021

The work: PRWeek's verdict on Cannes 2021

PRWeek does a deep dive on 13 of the most impactful case studies from Cannes and assesses them in terms of creativity, effectiveness and earned media value.

Cannes Lions: Carrefour, Marcel Paris take creative business transformation Grands Prix

Cannes Lions: Carrefour, Marcel Paris take creative business transformation Grands Prix

AB InBev, Draftline and The Big Issue, LinkedIn and FCB Inferno snagged creative e-commerce Grands Prix.

Send a cheeky ‘Cannes-dolence’ card and help support mental health

Send a cheeky ‘Cannes-dolence’ card and help support mental health

Awards season can be a stressful time for creatives, so Mark Kelly decided to inject a bit of fun into it.

Cannes Lions: W&K takes Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix for Nike’s Crazy Dreams

Cannes Lions: W&K takes Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix for Nike’s Crazy Dreams

Burger King, Mastercard, Unilever, Woojer and Telenor Pakistan work also wins Grands Prix on day four.

Podcasts

The PR Week: 6.28.2019: Campaign US' Lindsay Stein and Oliver McAteer

The PR Week: 6.28.2019: Campaign US' Lindsay Stein and Oliver McAteer

The staff of PRWeek US' sister publication, Campaign US, joins the podcast to chat all things Cannes.

The PR Week at Cannes 6.20.2019: Pereira O'Dell's PJ Pereira

The PR Week at Cannes 6.20.2019: Pereira O'Dell's PJ Pereira

The innovative creative dishes on what makes a great social and influencer campaign.

The PR Week at Cannes 6.20.2019: Ford's Mark Truby

The PR Week at Cannes 6.20.2019: Ford's Mark Truby

The automaker's CCO shares his observations on his first trip to Cannes Lions.

The PR Week at Cannes 6.20.2019: WPP's Mark Read

The PR Week at Cannes 6.20.2019: WPP's Mark Read

The WPP CEO clarifies what could've been seen as disparaging comments about the role of the chief communications officer.

The PR Week at Cannes 6.19.2019: Weber Shandwick's Andy Polansky

The PR Week at Cannes 6.19.2019: Weber Shandwick's Andy Polansky

Earned media took center stage as we met up with the CEO of the world's second-largest PR agency at ICCO's House of PR in Cannes. (Partner content)

The PR Week at Cannes 6.18.2019: WE's Melissa Waggener Zorkin

The PR Week at Cannes 6.18.2019: WE's Melissa Waggener Zorkin

Authenticity is the key to brand purpose - and communicating about it. We discussed this and related topics with the venerable agency CEO. (Partner content)

The PR Week at Cannes 6.17.2019: Spotify's Dustee Jenkins

The PR Week at Cannes 6.17.2019: Spotify's Dustee Jenkins

We caught up with the head of global comms and PR for the audio streaming service in Cannes.

The PR Week Mini-Podcast: Cannes Lions PR jury president Michelle Hutton

The PR Week Mini-Podcast: Cannes Lions PR jury president Michelle Hutton

The MD of global client strategy at Edelman talks about her role with the international festival.

Live from Cannes: Kristin Greene on being a juror for the Entertainment Lions

Live from Cannes: Kristin Greene on being a juror for the Entertainment Lions

The principal at Flashpoint PR discusses her experience judging with sports, film, and creative professionals.

The PR Week 6.21.18: From Cannes with Jon Bond

The PR Week 6.21.18: From Cannes with Jon Bond

We're on location this week at the Cannes Lions Festival with the co-founder of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners.

Blogs

From the editor-in-chief: Ignore the spin, Edelman’s sporting Grand Prix at Cannes reveals an evolving PR industry

From the editor-in-chief: Ignore the spin, Edelman’s sporting Grand Prix at Cannes reveals an evolving PR industry

The Knowledge

Having covered the Cannes Lions awards scheme and festival extensively since the PR category was introduced back in 2009, I was pleased to see some PR agencies doing well in categories other than PR and Social & Influencer this year, with at least one massive success and possibly more to come.

9 top takeaways from the Cannes PR and other Lions

9 top takeaways from the Cannes PR and other Lions

The annual smorgasbord of creativity and case studies is taking place virtually after a two-year hiatus – here’s what every PR pro needs to know about the results and trends so far.

From the editor-in-chief: Smart, creative, effective - the future of the PR industry

From the editor-in-chief: Smart, creative, effective - the future of the PR industry

The theme of this (summer) instalment of PRWeek is youth and optimism. Built around our annual 30 Under 30 project, we also draw on 'graduates' from recent years' schemes to give their views on the big issues facing the comms business.

Spare us the spin: You can't promote a 'smoke free future' in Cannes while selling cancer to Indonesia

Spare us the spin: You can't promote a 'smoke free future' in Cannes while selling cancer to Indonesia

Philip Morris International's crusade for a 'smoke free world' and Facebook's promise to better protect user privacy are a classic case of corporate double-speak. In many cases, brands that undermine their social purpose are better off not pretending to have one at all.

Everything you need to know about Cannes Lions 2019

Everything you need to know about Cannes Lions 2019

Whether you were on La Croisette in person, or watching from afar, PRWeek rounds up the essential takeaways from an inspirational week in one easy package.

PR Lions: fewer entries, only six Golds and little for PR to celebrate

PR Lions: fewer entries, only six Golds and little for PR to celebrate

Continued frustration for PR firms as this year's Cannes Festival of Creativity underlines that communications pros don't have a monopoly on earned media.

Big PR shops fail to shine but it's not all doom and gloom in Cannes

Big PR shops fail to shine but it's not all doom and gloom in Cannes

It has been another disappointing year for PR agencies at Cannes, but some comms shops are indeed proving their creative chops.

Cannes Lions: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Cannes Lions: plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

PR firms showed up pretty well in the sector's eponymous Lions category, but the shortlist was still dominated by advertising agencies.

Smoke signals set to rise out of Cannes

Smoke signals set to rise out of Cannes

An expectant PR industry is once again heading to the South of France for its annual pilgrimage to try and crack the code of winning in the PR Lions.

What I learned from taking my toddler to Cannes

What I learned from taking my toddler to Cannes

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.

Videos

Watch: Cannes Lions PR jury president Michelle Hutton

Watch: Cannes Lions PR jury president Michelle Hutton

PRWeek chatted with the Edelman MD ahead of the announcement of the Grand Prix winners at Cannes.

Cannes Lions 2021: PR Lions debrief

Cannes Lions 2021: PR Lions debrief

PRWeek editorial director Steve Barrett interviewed PR Lions jury president and Weber Shandwick CEO Gail Heimann about this year's award-winning work in the PR Lions.

Video: Cannes PR Lions jury president Gail Heimann

Video: Cannes PR Lions jury president Gail Heimann

Weber Shandwick CEO provides her perspectives on this year's winning work and identifies the most important trends for PR practitioners.

Video: Stuart Smith reacts to 2018 PR Lions - 'We're not showing the marketing world what really matters'

Video: Stuart Smith reacts to 2018 PR Lions - 'We're not showing the marketing world what really matters'

The PR Lions jury president on PR-centric market trends and what the industry must do to gain recognition at Cannes.

On Cannes Lions: A conversation with Jose Papa

On Cannes Lions: A conversation with Jose Papa

Cannes Lions' managing director addresses recent controversies and how he's worked to address pain points.

Watch: IBM Watson's Mark Simpson on AI and marketing

Watch: IBM Watson's Mark Simpson on AI and marketing

PRWeek chats with IBM Watson's Mark Simpson at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: AKQA's Duan Evans at Cannes Lions

Watch: AKQA's Duan Evans at Cannes Lions

PRWeek talks with AKQA executive creative director Duan Evans at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Cohn & Wolfe's Chad Latz at Cannes Lions

Watch: Cohn & Wolfe's Chad Latz at Cannes Lions

PRWeek catches up with Chad Latz, chief innovation officer at Cohn & Wolfe, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: The World's Biggest Asshole filmmakers at Cannes Lions

Watch: The World's Biggest Asshole filmmakers at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with filmmakers Josh Gordon and Will Speck at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: CEO of MSLGroup Guillaume Herbette at Cannes Lions

Watch: CEO of MSLGroup Guillaume Herbette at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with Guillaume Herbette at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.