Cannes International Festival of Creativity

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PR had a breakout year at Cannes, stemming the dominance of ad agencies by winning a Grand Prix award, as creative content replaced social at this year's festival.


Edelman picks up Cannes Grand Prix for Chipotle Scarecrow campaign

Edelman New York, along with Creative Artists Agency Los Angeles, has won the Grand Prix and a Gold Lion at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for its work on Chipotle Mexican Grill's The Scarecrow campaign.

Wong: Content and creativity dominate Cannes buzz

Cannes Lions may be over, but the buzz continues to build as marketers head home and apply what they have learned.

eBook: Brand Purpose, Millennials, and the Epic Creative that Engages Them

PRWeek teamed up with MSLGroup and top brand innovators to host a discussion at Cannes about how best to reach Millennials.

Editor's Blog: A Grand Prix... but PR has still to cross the Rubicon

Cannes this year represented incremental progress for the communications industry.

MSLGroup spotlights trends at Cannes

MSLGroup hosted a discussion entitled Trendstalking: A Lively Convo on Cannes & Creativity.

All you need to know about Cannes 2014 - in four minutes

This year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity demonstrated the importance of earned media and collaboration amid the accelerating integration of the global marketing sector.

Sorrell: Why PR agencies don't win more awards at Cannes

PRWeek executive editor Bernadette Casey sat down with WPP Group CEO Martin Sorrell in Cannes to discuss content creation, a surprising hot market, and PR awards at the festival.

Unilever CMO cautions against brand fragmentation

It is crucial to build brands by marketing with people, not to people, Unilever CMO Keith Weed told an audience in Cannes.

Young marketers race to win Gold Lion

Agency pros often feel the time crunch by clients, but that is nothing compared to this year's Cannes Young Marketers.

Getty Images puts women's empowerment in sharp focus at Cannes

Getty Images is showcasing its Lean In collection, which depicts women as confident and powerful, rather than models.

Sorrell warns rivals: 'Don't climb the backstairs of the Carlton in Cannes'

CANNES, FRANCE: Martin Sorrell, the founder and chief executive of WPP, reveled in the collapse of the proposed $35 billion Publicis Omnicom Group in Cannes this week.

Sheryl Sandberg on equality, bossy girls, and Mark Zuckerberg's 30th birthday

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg believes that general equality in the workplace remains decades away, she told an audience at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity on Wednesday.

Wait till you see what's up his sleeve

Flack in Cannes: Russian dolls and Richard Edelman

Fresh off the back of winning the Cannes Grand Prix, Edelman's boss revealed the secret of his success.

Cannes clarifies stance on PR Grand Prix first

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity released a statement on Wednesday morning clarifying that FleishmanHillard was the first PR agency to win a Grand Prix when it was recognized in 2010.

Simon Shaw

Cannes 2014: H+K London's chief creative officer Simon Shaw picks his highlights

When I sat on the PR jury at Cannes back in 2010, much time was spent debating what was PR and what wasn't.

David Hasselhoff, newly rebranded Golin, score big on Cannes' first day

The Baywatch and Knight Rider star is schmoozing in the south of France as part of a social media experiment coordinated by the newly rebranded Golin.

Shortlisted: INGO Stockholm's work for European supermarket chain Lidl

PR Lions shortlist dominated by ad agencies, Ogilvy, the US and Brazil

The shortlist for the Cannes PR Lions demonstrates the strength of WPP's Ogilvy and Ogilvy & Mather networks, which claimed 24 out of the 181 entries that made it through to compete for the Grand Prix tomorrow night.

Cannes live blog: get all the news, gossip and insight from the festival

PRWeek's sister title Campaign has launched its live international blog of Cannes Lions 2014, powered by its UK team and journalists around the world.

Winners: Japan's Yuichiro Okada and Tetsuya Umeda with judges Pascal Beucler, Marnie Kontovraki and Michael Frohlich

Japan beats the UK and Austria to win gold at Young PR Lions

Yuichiro Okada and Tetsuya Umeda of Japan have claimed gold in the inaugural Young PR Lions competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, with the UK team taking silver.

Cannes: A view from the top

What you need to know about the Cannes International Festival of Creativity

Golin EMEA president Matt Neale: teaming up with David Hasselhoff on Sunday

Golin, nee GolinHarris, prepares to open Cannes with live demo

GolinHarris has rebranded as Golin ahead of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity this weekend, where it will become the first PR agency to open the festival.

Millennials expect brands to help them change the world

Are brands ready for the expectations of a new generation of game changers?

Instagram asks brands to enter La Galerie d'Instagram Cannes photography exhibition

Instagram's photography competition at this year's Cannes Lions festival will give any person or brand the opportunity to be featured in a photography exhibition.

Cannes Lions PR jury selected

CANNES, FRANCE: Members of the PR Lions jury at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which will take place June 15-21, have been selected.

MSLGroup's Wilson named PR Lions jury president

Renee Wilson, outgoing president of MSLGroup North America, has been named jury president of the PR Lions at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Cannes Lions: launches Young Lions PR competition

Cannes Lions to celebrate up-and-coming talent with Young Lions PR competition

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has launched a competition aimed at showcasing young talent in the PR industry.

A look back at 2013

McCann Melbourne rail safety effort wins Grand Prix

CANNES, FRANCE: Advertising agency McCann Melbourne won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes PR Lions on Monday for its campaign for Australian rail service Metro Trains Melbourne.

PR firms inch closer to the top prize at Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: PR agencies walked away with more Gold and Silver awards at the 2013 Cannes PR Lions than in previous years, but advertising firms still led the way during Monday's awards ceremony.

Last call for Cannes takeaways

Even the tardiest visitor has wended their way back from the south of France and co-workers have grown sick of war stories from Cannes, but it's worth taking one more glance back to identify learning that will inform work over the next 12 months.

Ketchum leads the way in Cannes PR shortlist

CANNES, FRANCE: Ketchum shone in the shortlist for the 2013 Cannes PR Lions, with 10 nominations from across the Omnicom firm's global network in with a chance of taking home an award in a ceremony in the south of France later today.

PR at Cannes: turning point but not breakthrough

So, the 2013 PR Lions have been awarded and the post mortems have begun in earnest, even before the official Cannes "opening ceremony" Tuesday night.

Dove's Sketches campaign turns heads at Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: Unilever's Dove campaign Real Beauty Sketches, led by Ogilvy Brazil São Paulo, impressed judges at the 2013 Cannes PR Lions.

One-on-One at Cannes: Sir Martin Sorrell

PRWeek editor-in-chief Steve Barrett catches up with WPP's CEO and talks awards, integration, convergence, PR, disappointing WPP agency performance, CMOs and technologies, and analogies with British soccer legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

One-on-One at Cannes: Ivan Pollard

PRWeek editor-in-chief Steve Barrett talks to Coca-Cola's VP of global connections about the drink manufacturer's move into content and media ownership, putting owned media first, the PESO mix, and the challenge of measuring effectiveness.

Olivier Fleurot: Three takeaways from Cannes 2013

In this video blog, MSLGroup CEO Olivier Fleurot points out the three topics from the festival that are most important for the PR and communications industry.

Video: David Gallagher, Cannes Lions

David Gallagher, senior partner and CEO for EMEA at Ketchum and chair of the Cannes PR Lions jury, discusses agencies' wins and how the PR competition is a showcase for global creative work.

Cannes conundrum: dumb ways to categorize awards

McCann Melbourne's Dumb Ways To Die has been the sensation of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity so far, bagging two Grands Prix on Monday and almost certain to win more as the week goes on.