Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury

Cannes Lions has announced its jury line-up of global experts selected to shortlist world-class creative work and benchmark excellence this June.  The Lion-winning work will be announced, awarded and celebrated during Cannes Lions Live, a fully digital experience, running from 21-25 June 2021, which all LIONS members will receive complimentary access to.   The Cannes Lions … Continue reading “Cannes Lions announces 2021 Shortlist Jury”

Cannes Lions 2021 to run as a fully digital experience

Well, while this isn’t exactly great news, it is far better news than 2020. Cannes Lions Live will run from 21-25 June. The winning work will be announced and awarded during Cannes Lions Live. Philip Thomas, Chairman, Lions, said, “Over the last year, we’ve been consulting with our customers and working on our plans, including … Continue reading “Cannes Lions 2021 to run as a fully digital experience”

BBDO named Cannes Lions Network Of The Decade

Congratulations to our friends at BBDO. Today, Cannes Lions has named BBDO the Network of the Decade in a new report. The Lions Creativity Report of the Decade is the first of its kind in Cannes Lions’ history, recognizing sustained creative excellence over the last 10 years. The report celebrates the companies that have produced … Continue reading “BBDO named Cannes Lions Network Of The Decade”

Cannes Lions and WARC Release ‘Effectiveness Code’

Today is Day Two of the virtually-held Cannes Lions. Today, the awards, along with sister company WARC, the global authority on marketing effectiveness, have today released The Effectiveness Code, a white paper presenting the results of a major new study carried out on their behalf by marketing effectiveness experts James Hurman and Peter Field. In … Continue reading “Cannes Lions and WARC Release ‘Effectiveness Code’”

Cannes Lions reschedules to October

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has decided to reschedule its awards to Oct. 26 – Oct. 30 from June 22 – June 26. This is in light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic currently engulfing the world. The festival said in a statement that the decision follows “much deliberation” with partners, customers, public health officials, French … Continue reading “Cannes Lions reschedules to October”

Cannes Lions and Ketchum announce Young Lions Marketers winners

Portugal’s Ana Rita Almeida of Worten and Diogo Vasques of Caixa Económica Montepio Geral won the Gold Lion in the ninth-annual Young Lions Marketers Competition at the 65th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Sponsored by Ketchum, this year’s competition challenged 18 teams of young, in-house marketers from around the world to develop a … Continue reading “Cannes Lions and Ketchum announce Young Lions Marketers winners”

FCB Health named “Healthcare Network of the Year” at 2018 Cannes Lions Health Festival

FCB is off to a strong start at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, with the FCB Health Network being named “Healthcare Network of the Year” for the first time ever. This accolade is given annually and honors the “healthcare network that obtains the most points” in both award wins and shortlist entries … Continue reading “FCB Health named “Healthcare Network of the Year” at 2018 Cannes Lions Health Festival”

Leo Burnett unveils 2018 Cannes Lions predictions

Top 20 Cannes contenders demonstrate groundbreaking creativity in a year of great change Last week, Leo Burnett Worldwide published its 31st annual Cannes Predictions, forecasting the top 20 contenders ahead of the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the industry’s most prestigious global awards show. The festival will be held in Cannes, France, which … Continue reading “Leo Burnett unveils 2018 Cannes Lions predictions”

DDB network claims a pride of Lions at Cannes

The concepts for “Exclusive the Rainbow” and “Trolling is Ugly” are worth the praise alone, but the executions are also exceptional.   So far this week, DDB and its specialty units have claimed a massive haul of awards at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. With Exclusive the Rainbow for Skittles and Trolling Is Ugly … Continue reading “DDB network claims a pride of Lions at Cannes”

Diversity and gender addressed at Lions Live

Yesterday, Cannes Lions and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University, have released the results of a major study that examines representations of gender, race/ethnicity, LGBTQ+, disability, age, and body size in Cannes Lions ads from 2006 – 2019. The Bias and Inclusion in Advertising Study shows that progress … Continue reading “Diversity and gender addressed at Lions Live”

Lions launch ‘Classic’ in partnership w/ Facebook

Cannes Lions Live has launched Classic, a curated collection of the very best Lion-winning work, spanning from the dawn of the Festival in 1954 all the way through to 2000. Classic is available to access on Lions learning and intelligence platform, The Work. The new digital experience launched on Monday, June 22. The film provides a … Continue reading “Lions launch ‘Classic’ in partnership w/ Facebook”

“Cannes-celled”

There will be no gold, silver or bronze Lions handed out this year. No extravagant parties. No posting fabulous French drinks and meals on Instagram. Advertising’s biggest event of the year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, will not go forward with its 2020 edition, organizers announced this morning. The advertising awards festival, which … Continue reading ““Cannes-celled””

FCB’s ‘Whopper Detour’ wins Cannes Titanium

On the fifth and final day of Cannes 2019, FCB continued its history-making winning streak, bringing home its first Titanium ever, and celebrating its re-emergence as an industry titan. This illustrious award recognizes provocative, boundary-breaking campaigns that signify a new direction for the industry and move it forward.   CREATVITY — CANNES LIONS WHOPPER DETOUR … Continue reading “FCB’s ‘Whopper Detour’ wins Cannes Titanium”

JWT Folk wins Cannes Lion for Address Point Initiative

Address Point, the new service created by JWT Folk for An Post, has won at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. As one of only two Irish agencies to win at the prestigious festival this year, it is a statement of intent for the Folks in Northumberland Road who only opened the doors to … Continue reading “JWT Folk wins Cannes Lion for Address Point Initiative”

VaynerMedia and VaynerProductions win first-ever Lions

The French were kind to NY-based VaynerMedia and its in-house production arm VaynerProductions. At the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, VaynerMedia and in-house production company, VaynerProductions, won four Cannes Lions, a first for both companies. “I’m enormously grateful to work with partners who give us the autonomy to take risks on behalf of … Continue reading “VaynerMedia and VaynerProductions win first-ever Lions”

My Special Aflac Duck to speak at Cannes panel

Move aside Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lorne Michaels, Arianna Huffington and Shonda Rhimes. Your speaker dais at France will be shared with something else this year at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in France this year. This time around, one of the speakers will be a duck. An animatronic duck. Columbus, Georgia-based Aflac announced that … Continue reading “My Special Aflac Duck to speak at Cannes panel”

BBDO named “Network Of The Year” for record 7th time at Cannes

Completes BBDO Network of the Year Sweep Across Major Industry Creative Competitions: ADC, Cannes, D&AD and One Show. At the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, BBDO Worldwide was named Network of the Year. It’s the second year in a row and seventh time in the history of this network award that BBDO has … Continue reading “BBDO named “Network Of The Year” for record 7th time at Cannes”

Spotify makes substantial noise at Cannes 2018

It’s been a loud week on the French Riviera for Spotify at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In between accepting the Media Brand of the Year award and throwing beachside parties, Spotify hosted a series of thought-provoking panels, workshops and discussions with influential movers and shakers at the Spotify Beach House, tackling … Continue reading “Spotify makes substantial noise at Cannes 2018”

TBWA\Worldwide honored with 2 Grand Prix at Cannes

21 agencies across the collective won Lions, with TBWA\Africa and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, TBWA\Paris, TBWA\RAAD, TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno winning Gold. TBWA\Worldwide has reported that the global network delivered one of its best performances in years at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, winning Gold or higher in 10 distinct categories and bringing home a total of … Continue reading “TBWA\Worldwide honored with 2 Grand Prix at Cannes”

Omnicom wins “Holding Company of Year” at Cannes

137 agencies from approximately 34 countries won nearly 300 Lions across more than 25 communications disciplines. At the 65th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Omnicom agencies were recognized for their excellence in terms of the quality, creativity and effectiveness of their work. Omnicom was named “Holding Company of the Year” based on the … Continue reading “Omnicom wins “Holding Company of Year” at Cannes”