PR agencies win just five PR Lions as Swedish creative shop Forsman & Bodenfors bags Grand Prix

PR agencies win just five PR Lions as Swedish creative shop Forsman & Bodenfors bags Grand Prix

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.

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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.

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.

The PR Show: How did PR's creativity really measure up at Cannes?

The PR Show: How did PR's creativity really measure up at Cannes?

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity could potentially ditch categories because "everybody is eating each other's lunch" and PR agencies need to consider how they are showing up, according to panellists on a special creativity episode of The PR Show.

Burger King, Greggs, Nike, Gillette: PR creative bosses on their best (and worst) campaigns of the past year

Burger King, Greggs, Nike, Gillette: PR creative bosses on their best (and worst) campaigns of the past year

PRWeek editor-in-chief Danny Rogers, James Herring of Taylor Herring and Warren Johnson of W gathered other luminaries of the UK independent PR scene for the second Cannes PR Fringe event, discussing what really good work looks like in 2019.

'It's time we called out buzzworthy marketing dressed up as purpose': PRWeek @ Cannes on 'woke-washing'

'It's time we called out buzzworthy marketing dressed up as purpose': PRWeek @ Cannes on 'woke-washing'

PRWeek's Danny Rogers, James Herring of Taylor Herring and Warren Johnson of W gathered other luminaries of the UK independent PR scene for the second Cannes PR Fringe event, discussing the authenticity behind cause-led brand campaigns.

'PR should at least be the wildcard on ad pitches,' says PR boss: PRWeek @ Cannes on integration

'PR should at least be the wildcard on ad pitches,' says PR boss: PRWeek @ Cannes on integration

PRWeek editor-in-chief Danny Rogers, James Herring of Taylor Herring and Warren Johnson of W gathered other luminaries of the UK independent PR scene for the second Cannes PR Fringe event, discussing integration.

PRWeek's verdict on Cannes winners

PRWeek's verdict on Cannes winners

PRWeek outlines some of the most noteworthy work from Cannes and assesses it in terms of creativity, effectiveness and PR value.

Five Cannes Lions Campaigns We Liked: your winner revealed

Five Cannes Lions Campaigns We Liked: your winner revealed

PRWeek UK's pick of the best PR and comms campaigns from Cannes Lions ended up with nearly 700 votes in total. Find out the winner below...

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.

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.

Carole Cadwalladr: Cambridge Analytica at Cannes? That's gaslighting

Carole Cadwalladr: Cambridge Analytica at Cannes? That's gaslighting

The Observer reporter who revealed how Facebook can be misused to disrupt elections talks to Campaign about whether the ex-Cambridge Analytica CEO should be given a platform and her role in a Netflix documentary.


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Social commerce is revolutionizing business and revolutionizing the way brands interact with their stakeholders on the road to the point of sale. PRWeek has teamed up with Chinese digital and PR hot shop BlueFocus to convene a discussion about the power of social commerce – and how to be creative in that context. Session Speakers: Joey Bian, Ching Law, Iris Xuan, Holly Zheng, Content Partner: Bluefocus


June 21 /11:00AM - 11:45AM Complete Control Meets Mass Disruption

Welcome to Dis-Integrated Marketing. Here’s the dirty little secret: Most brands’ marketing functions are woefully unprepared to integrate their PR, advertising and social channels - and avoid doing so at their peril. Speaker: Tim Ellis, CMO, Activision Lars Silbauer, global head of social media, Lego, Summer Anne Burton, executive creative producer, BuzzFeed, Aaron Kwittken, global chairman & CEO, Kwittken, Matt Jarvis, chief strategy officer, 72andSunny Partner: Kwittken


June 22 / 10:00AM - 10:45AM Earned Influence and The Power of Integration

Effective integrated communications is not a “bolt-on” to the conversation - it is at the core of the creative process in an age of convergence. Campaign & PRWeek team up with Ogilvy Public Relations to find out. Speaker: Jamshid Alamuti, Managing Director, Berlin School of Creative Leadership UG Content Partner: Ogilvy Public Relations