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

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One Green Bean’s Kat Thomas named Cannes Lions 2024 PR jury president

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that Kat Thomas, One Green Bean’s founder and chief creative officer, is the PR Lions jury president for the 2024 edition of the festival.

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Cannes Lions introduces humour category to awards

Judges will be looking for work that uses 'wit and satire to provide amusement'.

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Cannes Lions launches Luxury & Lifestyle award category and drops Mobile

There has been demand from luxury sector to recognise creativity, awards organisers say.

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Cannes Lions 2023: Top takeaways from the work

PRWeek digs into 13 of the most notable earned media creative activations that won in the Cannes PR and other Lions categories and identifies ideas, strategy and techniques others can aspire to emulate.

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APAC agencies win Titanium and Glass Grand Prix at Cannes Lions

Momentous night for Asia Pacific as The Monkeys, Australia and Cheil Worldwide, Seoul bagged Grand Prix in the Titanium and Glass categories, respectively, on the last day of the 70th Cannes Lions.

Edelman, Weber, Ketchum, BCW: who won the most at Cannes Lions?

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is over for 2023. How did major PR agencies fare?

Clean Creatives targets Richard Edelman at Cannes

Members of campaign group Clean Creatives held placards pointing at agency boss Richard Edelman during the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity yesterday, as part of a campaign to stop PR agencies working with fossil fuel corporations.

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Ketchum, Edelman, Red Havas – PR Lions winners revealed

Ketchum London’s ‘Iceland Food Club’ campaign was among the big winners in the PR Lions at Cannes today, as Edelman won twice and a Valentine’s campaign celebrating self-love was the prestigious Grand Prix winner.

Bronze Lion winner: Happy Birthday from Earth by Prime Weber Shandwick for Husqvarna Group

Edelman, Weber, Citizen Relations scoop first Cannes Lions of 2023

PR agencies have picked up awards on the first day of Cannes Lions.

Weber, Edelman, Golin - PR agencies nominated in non-PR Lions at Cannes

Major PR agencies have received nominations today in categories outside the PR Lions at Cannes.

Podcasts

'PR has risen in time of permacrisis' - lessons from Cannes winners, PRWeek podcast

Which Cannes Lions-winning campaigns stood out for PRWeek's regular podcasters - and what do they tell us about big trends in PR and campaigns?

Cannes, creativity, Talker Tailor Trouble Maker - PRWeek Noise in Brief podcast

Big themes and stories in comms from the past week or so are put under the microscope in the latest edition of Noise in Brief, PRWeek UK’s bite-sized podcast.

Are we at the ‘tipping point’ for purpose-led campaigns? Cannes PR Lions president hopes so

Jo-ann Robertson, CEO global markets at Ketchum and this year’s PR Lions jury president at Cannes Lions, says she hopes that brand communications is reaching “a tipping point” where not every lauded campaign needs a social cause or purpose.

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The PR Week: 6.30.2022 - Dawn Beauparlant, WE

WE’s chief client officer and president of North American talks Cannes, Supreme Court decisions and energy clients.

The PR Week podcast featuring Judy John, Cheryl Overton and Chris Foster

The PR Week: 6.23.22 - Cannes special with jury chair Judy John

In-depth feedback from the PR Lions jury chair and other judges as PR firms once again take a back seat in their own category.

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 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 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 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

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)

Blogs

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5 final takeaways from Cannes

The dust has settled on Cannes for another year and millions of words have been written about it. Here are 5 thoughts to fulfil your curiosity and fuel your creativity as we head into summer.

Jess O'Donohoe with colleague John Wilkinson

Why PR should relish our best supporting actor role at Cannes

I Cannes, and will again.

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Cannes judging analysis from Ketchum’s Jo-ann Robertson

In a slight shift away from the trend of big prizes for social purpose campaigns in recent years, 2023’s winner was a non-purpose campaign – but still by an ad agency.

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A guide to Cannes Lions PR winners: all the earned-media Grands Prix since 2009 analysed

As the 70th Cannes Lions kicks off this week, it seems timely to take a quick journey through PR’s historic representation at the famous International Festival of Creativity.

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The full skinny on the Cannes PR shortlist

The contenders for the coveted PR Lions have been announced early this year, giving the industry more time to ruminate on the trends in play and a longer sense of hope and anticipation.

PRWeek’s 22 most-read comment articles of 2022

The Information

From tips on recruiting working-class talent to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield and all things royal, PRWeek UK reveals its most-read articles of the year.

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Cannes PR ever win in its ‘own’ Lions?

As the last glug of overpriced rosé is drained and the marquees are packed away, the PR industry is once again left licking its wounds as it departs virtually lionless from its ‘own’ category.

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PR is the next trend at Cannes

PR agencies may once again have struck out in their own Lions category but earned media was an intrinsic part of every successful activation at the first in-person Festival of Creativity in three years.

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

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.

Videos

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

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

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