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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Cannes 2022: It’s all about the work

Essential learnings from 10 Lions-winning campaign case studies that represent the height of creativity on display at this year’s festival.

Why isn’t PR as ‘creative as advertising’? Part three

In this final of a three-part PRWeek special report, we hear from UK PR bosses about the importance of purpose, ESG and the tension that can exist while ‘doing the right thing’.

Why isn’t PR as ‘creative as advertising’? Part two

In this second of a three-part special report, we hear from UK PR bosses about diversification, experimentation and the battle for the social/digital space.

Why isn’t PR as ‘creative as advertising’? Part one

In this first of a three-part special report, PR bosses discuss how agencies can compete with advertising creativity to win a bigger slice of marketing budgets.

'Long Live the Prince' - Grand Prix winner

‘Long Live the Prince’ wins Titanium Grand Prix as Edelman bags a Gold at Cannes

The much-lauded ‘Long Live the Prince’ by Engine London has won the Grand Prix at the Titanium Lions, as Edelman wins Gold in Sustainable Development for ‘See My Skin’ for Vaseline, on the final day of Cannes Lions.

Cannes Lions: Greenpeace protesters scale Palais in latest festival disruption

There are high levels of security to enter the Palais with airport-style scanners.

PRWeek Beyond the Noise podcast: Cannes, the metaverse and comms amid travel chaos

With the Cannes Lions underway, creativity in PR is the focus of the latest episode of PRWeek's Beyond the Noise podcast.

Cannes PR Lions shortlist revealed

Global PR agencies including Edelman and Ketchum have received multiple nominations in the PR Lions shortlist, alongside work from smaller PR shops.

Edelman, Weber, Romans: more PR agencies on Cannes Lions shortlists

More campaigns credited to PR agencies are included in the latest batches of Cannes Lions shortlists, as the International Festival of Creativity kicks off for 2022.

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What's in store for PR at the Cannes Lions?

Out in the blazing Cannes sunshine, tensions exist because of a longstanding issue - that PR consistently loses out to above-the-line advertising, even in the PR category. Will the situation change in 2022?


The PR Week podcast featuring Dawn Beauparlant

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)

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

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


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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.

The Breakaway: The First eCycling Team for Prisoners

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.