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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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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.

'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.

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...

Golin, Weber, Edelman... Scholz & Friends: PR Lions winners revealed

Golin, Weber, Edelman... Scholz & Friends: PR Lions winners revealed

Weber Shandwick, Golin, Edelman, Ketchum, Taylor Herring and Naked Communications have won PR Lions for idea creation, but ad agencies again dominate the haul - and a campaign against tampon tax rates wins the Grand Prix.

Cannes slammed for placing Philip Morris on 'Good Track' while it runs cigarette campaigns in Indonesia

Cannes slammed for placing Philip Morris on 'Good Track' while it runs cigarette campaigns in Indonesia

Philip Morris International's involvement in Cannes Lions' 'Good Track' has been criticised after it emerged the tobacco giant has launched new cigarette brands and run new ad campaigns in Indonesia and Israel.

Flack in Cannes: Superman, speedboats and more from our man in la Croisette

Flack in Cannes: Superman, speedboats and more from our man in la Croisette

A sunburnt and exhausted Flack brings the gossip from the International Festival of Creativity.

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.

How 2018 played out

Which PR agencies won the most Cannes Lions?

Which PR agencies won the most Cannes Lions?

Lions wrought from varying shades of metal will arrive in PR offices across the globe this week as their winners return from Cannes. But who bagged the most?

PR Cannes Fringe: the group's favourite campaigns (and the ones they don't like)

PR Cannes Fringe: the group's favourite campaigns (and the ones they don't like)

Truly brave brand campaigns, often involving disruption of logos and corporate identity, have impressed the PR Cannes Fringe group this year, although Angie Moxham has been openly critical of the stunt-driven Paddy Power.

'Our work is not as bold, strategic or well crafted as ad agencies' - creative PR chiefs on sector's Cannes 'failings'

'Our work is not as bold, strategic or well crafted as ad agencies' - creative PR chiefs on sector's Cannes 'failings'

Why don't PR agencies perform better at the Cannes Lions, and is it a problem? PRWeek put that to creative PR chiefs who are mentors on the new Creative Mentoring Project...

How can UK agencies do better at Cannes? The PR Fringe has the answers...

How can UK agencies do better at Cannes? The PR Fringe has the answers...

British PR agencies are attracted to Cannes Lions because it represents the zenith of creativity, but are failing there because they operate on smaller budgets and tend to focus on effectiveness rather than presentation.

Five campaigns we liked from the Cannes Lions winners

Five campaigns we liked from the Cannes Lions winners

The PRWeek UK team picks out five campaigns that made a splash at Cannes.

Cannes Young PR Lions jurors stand by decision not to award Bronze

Cannes Young PR Lions jurors stand by decision not to award Bronze

The Young PR Lions jurors have defended their decision not to award Bronze in the category this year amid criticism.

Flack Cannes special: Moxham's Lion, Ingham's Uber, Kylie's charm

Flack Cannes special: Moxham's Lion, Ingham's Uber, Kylie's charm

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, leaving which comms chief speechless?

FleishmanHillard wins Pharma Lion as more PR agencies are shortlisted at Cannes

FleishmanHillard wins Pharma Lion as more PR agencies are shortlisted 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.