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.

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News

Cannes Lions 2020 cancelled

Cannes Lions 2020 cancelled

Neither the festival nor the awards will take place in 2020.

Some agency groups won't send delegates to Cannes Lions in October

Some agency groups won't send delegates to Cannes Lions in October

A number of holding companies say they will not enter the awards, while others have yet to decide.

Some agency groups won't send delegates to Cannes Lions in October

Some agency groups won't send delegates to Cannes Lions in October

A number of holding companies say they will not enter the awards, while others have yet to decide.

'Plenty of time to celebrate when threat has passed' - PR chiefs on Cannes Lions postponement

'Plenty of time to celebrate when threat has passed' - PR chiefs on Cannes Lions postponement

UK PR agency bosses have given measured responses to the news that the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

Cannes Lions officially postpones Festival of Creativity as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Cannes Lions officially postpones Festival of Creativity as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Cases of the deadly virus have topped 200,000 people worldwide as of Wednesday morning.

Cannes Lions officially postpones Festival of Creativity as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Cannes Lions officially postpones Festival of Creativity as COVID-19 crisis worsens

Cases of the deadly virus have topped 200,000 people worldwide as of Wednesday morning.

Cannes Lions staff told to WFH as it ponders final decision on festival

Cannes Lions staff told to WFH as it ponders final decision on festival

A call will be made no later than April 15.

Cannes Lions issues contingency plan update amid growing coronavirus concerns

Cannes Lions issues contingency plan update amid growing coronavirus concerns

"There's so much more to Cannes Lions than just the event."

Cannes Lions 'firmly open for business' amid coronavirus epidemic

Cannes Lions 'firmly open for business' amid coronavirus epidemic

Organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity say the event in France in June "remains firmly open for business" despite the threat of coronavirus.

Here are the Cannes Lions 2020 themes and a new category

Here are the Cannes Lions 2020 themes and a new category

The festival has also refreshed its PR Lions to better match today's communications industry.

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: 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.

Why didn't more PR firms win at Cannes?

Why didn't more PR firms win at Cannes?

Is the disappointing performance of PR becoming a deterrent to submitting to the festival at this point?

2018 Cannes Lions: In pictures

2018 Cannes Lions: In pictures

A taste of the South of France.

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.

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.

Watch: Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty at Cannes Lions

Watch: Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty at Cannes Lions

PRWeek talks with Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell at Cannes Lions

Watch: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell at Cannes Lions

Steve Barrett catches up with WPP CEO Martin Sorrell at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.