2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

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Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

How to prepare for an FTC ban on non-compete clauses; Next 15 earnings; Cannes Lions owner plans corporate split.

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Cannes Lions owner Ascential to split in two, Phil Thomas to be CEO

Duncan Painter moves to lead digital commerce business.

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The Female Quotient partners with The Sway Effect

It’s the first time equity-focused organization The Female Quotient has named an agency partner.

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Ketchum’s Jo-ann Robertson named Cannes Lions PR jury president

The event takes place from June 19-23 in the South of France.

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The Female Quotient hires Caroline Dettman as chief marketing and creative officer

Amber Coleman-Mortley was also promoted to senior director of community and culture.

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John Osborn joins Ad Net Zero as U.S.A. director

Longtime Omnicom leader charged with convincing U.S. businesses to sign up to the ad industry’s climate initiative.

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Wendy Clark poised to step down as global CEO of Dentsu International

Ex-DDB boss has been CEO since September 2020.

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Growth in WPP’s PR arm slows in Q2

Growth in WPP’s PR division slowed in the second quarter of 2022, with revenue up 7.3 per cent on a like-for-like basis to £283m.

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Arthur Sadoun: Clients are still spending but there are fewer pitches and ‘clouds’ over 2023

Publicis CEO talks after upgrading growth forecast at Q2 results.

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Omnicom farmers have been replaced by hunters

This week’s holding company financials provided valuable insight into the likely impact of a recession on the PR economy and suggested the sector is continuing on a growth trajectory even in these troubled times.

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IPG PR firms register mid-single-digit growth in Q2

The holding company as a whole reported a 7.9% organic net revenue increase in Q2.

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McCann comms vet Jeremy Miller jumps to Dentsu

Miller will lead global communications for the Japanese holding company, growing its leadership team in North America.

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Safety, shopping, SMEs: Inside TikTok's plans to conquer the social media world

TikTok's global leaders on how they plan to attract 'millions' of advertisers.

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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.

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Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Wednesday morning

Corey duBrowa revitalizes Google’s internal comms; Firehouse Strategies secures major investment.

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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.

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WPP: Greenpeace is ‘right’ to protest but we will still work with energy clients

CEO Mark Read responds after Greenpeace protested about climate crisis at WPP beach at Cannes Lions.

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The metaverse is a very sexy, but much-hyped area to be in: Martin Sorrell

Cannes Lions 2022: Christian Deuringer and Sorrell discussed client-agency relationships, technology, and the importance of insights.

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Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Tuesday morning

Jan. 6 Committee schedules last-minute hearing; Democrats vent about White House response to Supreme Court; WPP CEO says holding company will continue to work with energy clients.

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Cannes Lions crowns agency, network and most creative company of the year 2022

Dentsu Creative Bengaluru, Ogilvy and WPP win most awarded titles.