An organic food campaign by Swedish creative agency Forsman & Bodenfors for retailer Coop has won the Grand Prix at the Cannes PR Lions - as PR agencies took home just five of the 84 Lions awarded.
Is the disappointing performance of PR becoming a deterrent to submitting to the festival at this point?
Sir Martin Sorrell regrets not simplifying WPP faster in terms of client-focused work, more country management and making sure this it is underpinned by digital.
China's representatives at the Young PR Lions at Cannes - from ad agency BBDO - won Gold yesterday, although there has been criticism that no Bronze award was given.
Hijinks this week on the rose-drenched terraces of the Côte D'Azur, including Angie Moxham's lost Lion, Taylor Herring barred entry, and meeting Kylie left which comms chief speechless?
The winners of the 2018 PR Lions exhibited very similar characteristics to previous years, with creative agencies dominating PR firms' home turf once again - but there was encouragement in other Cannes categories.
It's the second non-PR Lion for Edelman and the Make the Cut campaign.
British consultancies had a very strong year in the earned media element of Cannes Lions 2018. Unfortunately, they weren't PR agencies.
A country made of trash, a swearing chicken chain, and other winning campaigns that caught our eye this year.
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.
The principal at Flashpoint PR discusses her experience judging with sports, film, and creative professionals.
We're on location this week at the Cannes Lions Festival with the co-founder of Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners.
The Bartle Bogle Hegarty co-founder sat down with Financial Times' global media editor Matthew Garrahan at Cannes.
Jones participates in a quick Q&A about P&G's efforts to increase both gender and ethnic diversity within its ranks.
Aside from the PR Lions, six other shortlists have been published at Cannes today and there is a place for comms agencies on three of them.
Weber Shandwick won a Lion in a non-PR category at Cannes last night, being credited with idea creation for a campaign for educational app Studytracks.
FleishmanHillard, Weber Shandwick and Edelman are among the PR agencies credited for devising campaigns that have been shortlisted in the PR Lions category at Cannes.
FleishmanHillard won a Bronze Lion in the Pharma Lions category in Cannes last night, for its MSunderstood campaign for Roche and MS Ireland.
Weber Shandwick has been shortlisted in the Mobile Lions at Cannes for a campaign for educational app Studytracks.
Unilever CMO Keith Weed will announce a range of new commitments from the consumer goods giant, including not working with influencers who buy followers.
A very short missive this week as I'm hitting the deadline buffers before I head off to Cannes for the annual Festival of Creativity and then the World Cup in Russia.
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