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The view from in here: A lesson from 2016

I was in Cannes last year when Brexit happened. In a matter of hours, the lazily hedonistic mood of the festivities transformed into an all-pervasive haze of stunned denial...

By Fran Luckin 24 Mar 2017

Cannes Lions Creative Marketer of the Year 2017 is... Burger King!

Honouring the global restaurant brand's creative communications, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced Burger King as the Creative Marketer of the Year 2017.

20 Mar 2017

Robert-Murphy, Pereira head Lions Entertainment juries

Olivier Robert-Murphy, global head of new business for Universal Music Group leads the Entertainment Lions for Music and PJ Pereira, co-founder and chief creative officer of Pereira & O'Dell heads the Entertainment Jury for the Lions Entertainment 2017 juries...

9 Feb 2017

Grey Africa's Fran Luckin is the first South African female jury president at Cannes Lions 2017

Fran Luckin, Chief Creative Officer of Grey Advertising Africa, has been named President of the Print and Publishing Jury at 2017's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity...

Issued by Grey 8 Feb 2017

Lions Innovation 2017 jury presidents announced

Lions Innovation, now in its third year, today announced the presidents for 2017...

3 Feb 2017

First 16 jury presidents selected for Cannes, includes Fran Luckin

The first 16 jury presidents have been selected for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place 17-24 June 2017...

30 Jan 2017

Cannes Lions open for entries with new 10-point entry checklist

Cannes Lions has announced that entries to its International Festival of Creativity have been simplified this year, with an entry process that ensures it is clear and easy to navigate...

26 Jan 2017

Book now for Cannes, discounts for under 30s

Booking for Cannes Lions 2017 has officially opened, with price reductions of up to 10% on a range of passes for under 30s announced. The event takes place 17-24 June 2017 in Cannes, France...

16 Jan 2017

Cannes Lions announces Ambassador for the 2017 See It Be It programme

Madonna Badger, chief creative officer at Badger & Winters, will take on the role of Ambassador for the 2017 See It Be It programme at the 2017 Cannes Lions, taking place 17-24 June 2017, Cannes, France...

10 Jan 2017

Global Creativity Report shows APAC cities in top 20 'most creative' ranks

The Cannes Lions has released its Global Creativity Report, which announces the definitive rankings and analysis from the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2016, where 61 countries took home trophies...

21 Oct 2016

#CannesLions: Glass Lion proceeds donated to 10 charities worldwide

Raised through this year's submissions to Glass Lion: the Lion for Change category Cannes Lions will donate a total of €72,819 to gender equality charities worldwide...

19 Sep 2016

#CannesLions: Time for the brave

Courage is most difficult to harness and deploy in advertising. These are the words of Andy Rice, who facilitated a panel at Ster-Kinekor and Cinemark's Cannes Lions Edit event, which showcased the best of Cannes 2016...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Sep 2016

#CannesLions: The good, the diverse and the insane

This year's overarching trend that came out of Cannes Lions is that of technology. However, technology on its own is nothing; it is the creative behind it that makes it meaningful in peoples' lives.

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Sep 2016

Ster-Kinekor Cinemark hosts Cannes Lions Edits events with industry experts

Celebrating creativity and the power of cinema as an advertising platform through a showcase of best practice in brand communications is the promise of the 2016 edition of Cannes Lions Edit...

31 Aug 2016

South African creativity shines in Europe

South African locals Ryan Wolters and Will van der Merwe are making waves in Europe. The creative duo recently competed in the Cannes Young Lions Awards. As freelancers, they began entering creative advertising competitions and immediately knew they were on to something...

18 Aug 2016

Outdoor: Key to integration

Outdoor was the most popular category at Cannes this year with a total number of 5367 entries. Out of this 127 Lions were awarded...

17 Aug 2016

#Cannes2016: Navigating in the era of change

On Friday 12 August, Pete Case, chief creative officer at Ogilvy SA, presented his best campaigns of Cannes 2016 and provided some insight into the future of advertising and marketing...

By Beverley Klein 17 Aug 2016

The ingredients to coming up with a great creative campaign

I was fortunate enough to attend and be part of an exclusive breakfast conference, thanks to Webfluential, hosted by The Creative Counsel a few weeks ago at The Venue in Melrose Arch...

By Thabiso Moloi 16 Aug 2016

Xenopoulos spots contradictions at Cannes

Last week, Jason Xenopoulos, CEO of NATIVE VML, held his annual 'Cannes in a Can' presentation, which offered a condensed reflection on insights into global trends discussed at the week-long Cannes Lions Festival...

By Pasqua Heard 8 Aug 2016

#CannesLions2016: Top creative trends

On Thursday, 28 July 2016, Ann Nurock presented her Case Studies from Cannes presentation at Cinema Nouveau in the V&A Waterfront...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2016

The Star Film Company amongst the stars

Star Films director Tristan Holmes teamed up with Network BBDO to shoot the latest TV campaign for Coronation, which claimed a spot as a finalist for Best Directing Craft at the 2016 Cannes Lions Awards in the Television category...

Issued by The Star Film Company 25 Jul 2016

#CannesLions2016: That's a wrap!

ICYMI, The Media@SAfm show interviewed Ann Nurock last weekend, where she provided a comprehensive overview of Cannes Lions 2016...

7 Jul 2016

Cannes: The Church and the Truffle Forest

What I am about to say may make me a hopeless romantic and naive in how the world works. So be it...

By Damon Stapleton 6 Jul 2016

Cannes About Town: A judge's guide to Cannes Lions

After a week's recuperation, and in an effort to give my advice for next year's judges, I thought I'd create my own listicle...

By Emma Carpenter 5 Jul 2016

#CannesLions2016: Be proud, be brave, be pioneering

Gareth McPherson, ECD at Publicis Machine, shares insights gleaned from the calibre of work awarded top accolades on the recent global advertising awards circuit, and shares advice on making sure we bring home more of those big wins next year...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Jul 2016

FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer fly two Lions down to the Mother City

A ballsy integrated effort between FCB Cape Town and digital agency, Hellocomputer, was recently recognised by the Cannes Festival of Creativity with two Silver Lions in the Health and Wellness Category for online video...

Issued by Hellocomputer 1 Jul 2016

#CannesLions2016: Celebrating creativity in business

Ann Nurock spoke with Standard Bank Group's senior manager of brand creative Greig Jerling about the importance and effectiveness of creativity in more than just marketing and branding but also in business as a whole...

By Ann Nurock 29 Jun 2016

What makes a good PR campaign great? Top traits of Cannes Gold Lion winners

Last week was the big reveal of the 2016 Cannes Lions winners and, like millions of others around the world, I was eager to see what PR had done this year to scoop the coveted category prize...

By Rebecca Cronje 29 Jun 2016

Terence Neale short wins Craft Gold at Cannes Lions and twice at AICP

Your Future Is Not Mine, a global adidas Originals short film directed by Egg Films' Terence Neale, won a Gold Film Craft for Original Music at Cannes Lions, thanks to vocalist Daisy Hamel-Buffa and Squeak E Clean Productions...

Issued by Egg Films 28 Jun 2016

Ogilvy & Mather South Africa makes history at Cannes Lions 2016

The Ogilvy & Mather South Africa Group is bringing home a total of 11 Cannes Lions across a number of its integrated clients, including KFC's first Grand Prix...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 28 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: The importance of properly packaging award entries

Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with Marc Taback, CEO of Initiative Media, about his experience in judging work entered into the Media Lions category and the importance of properly packaging your media award entries so that they resonate with the judges, who often view hundreds of piece of work in a day...

By Ann Nurock 28 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: All the South African winners!

The 2016 version of Cannes Lions' Festival of Creativity has come to a close, with South African agencies roaring with pride at their 61 awards received...

27 Jun 2016

Common Ground launches at Cannes to support UN SDGs

In an unprecedented step for the industry, the world's biggest advertising and marketing services groups put aside competitive differences at Cannes Lions Festival to launch a major new initiative - 'Common Ground'...

27 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: The importance of agency culture

Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray, about the group's showing at this year's awards. He focused on culture particularly and pointed out that it's much more than a byproduct or a corporate word...

By Ann Nurock 27 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Film Craft Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Film Craft Lions award ceremony resulted in 77 awards in total...

25 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Integrated Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Lions Integrated award ceremony resulted in 13 awards in total...

25 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Film Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Film Lions award ceremony resulted in 87 awards in total...

25 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Titanium Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Titanium Lions award ceremony resulted in 5 awards in total...

25 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Entertainment Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Entertainment Lions award ceremony resulted in 61 awards in total...

24 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Entertainment Lions for Music winners!

The 2016 Cannes Entertainment Lions for Music award ceremony resulted in 32 awards in total...

24 Jun 2016

#MannesInCannes: Half-time catch up

I come up for air/ the jury is pissed/ there's a favourite...

By Tseliso Rangaka 24 Jun 2016

Short film conceived, directed and edited by machines at NDS, Cannes

The New Directors Showcase 2016 Showreel features an international selection of 20 directors hailing from Chile, Israel, Poland, The Netherlands, UK and US, but included one Artificial Intelligence (AI) director...

24 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Titanium Lions shortlist

The Titanium Lions shortlist has been released, with 22 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

24 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Integrated Lions shortlist

The Integrated Lions shortlist has been released, with 26 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

24 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Film Craft Lions shortlist

The Film Craft Lions shortlist has been released, with 216 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

24 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: From underdogs to game-changers

When David Droga, possibly the most creatively awarded person in the world takes to the stage, people listen. When accompanied by Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of his client Under Armour at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, people positively flocked to hear their story...

By Ann Nurock 24 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Day 10 - Under Armour & overachievers

So last night, the unthinkable happened...

By Eoin Welsh 23 Jun 2016

Cannes About Town: And the winner is...

Last night, we awarded an exceptional piece of work, The New York Times VR app, a Cannes Lions Grand Prix in Mobile...

By Emma Carpenter 23 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Film Lions shortlist

The Film Lions shortlist has been released, with 247 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

23 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Entertainment Lions for Music shortlist

The Entertainment Lions for Music shortlist has been released, with 94 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

23 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Entertainment Lions shortlist

The Entertainment Lions shortlist has been released, with 202 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

23 Jun 2016

"Why you don't need an innovation department to foster innovation."

If ever there was a title for a talk that didn't live up to its name it was this one by 72andSunny...

By Ann Nurock 23 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Mobile Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Mobile Lions award ceremony resulted in 62 awards in total...

22 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Cyber Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Cyber Lions award ceremony resulted in 91 awards in total...

22 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Innovation Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Innovation Lions award ceremony resulted in nine awards in total...

22 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Creative Data Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Creative Data Lions award ceremony resulted in 40 awards in total...

22 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Media Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Media Lions award ceremony resulted in 97 awards in total, with a Silver Lion for South Africa...

22 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Day 9 - Orwell, Oliver & Occulus - From Virtual Reality to harsh reality

Having slept like the dead, I was resurrected by the miracle of the mobile alarm clock which I forgot to set on "snooze"...

By Eoin Welsh 22 Jun 2016

First five groups of Cannes Lions awards live-streamed

For the first time in Cannes Lions history, the show was live-streamed via YouTube, as winners of the Direct, Glass, Print & Publishing, Promo & Activation and Radio Lions were announced at the 63rd International Festival of Creativity.

22 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Creative collaboration in the mobile world

Ann Nurock at Cannes spoke with Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook VP of Europe, Middle East and Africa, about the need for creative collaboration, especially in the mobile world...

By Ann Nurock 22 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Product Design Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Product Design Lions award ceremony resulted in 11 awards in total...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Creative Effectiveness Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions award ceremony resulted in 13 awards in total...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Digital Craft Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Digital Craft Lions award ceremony resulted in 50 awards in total...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Outdoor Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Outdoor Lions award ceremony resulted in 285 awards in total, with a campaign Bronze Lion coming home to SA...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: PR Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes PR Lions award ceremony resulted in 84 awards in total...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Design Lions winners!

The 2016 Cannes Design Lions award ceremony resulted in 111 awards in total, with a Bronze Lion coming home to South Africa...

21 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Days 4 to 8

So here are days 4-7 in a nutshell...

By Eoin Welsh 21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Airbnb's 'connected disruption' model

Brian Chesky cofounder and CEO of Airbnb, kicked off his keynote presentation at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity with the following rather staggering quote: "Tonight in Cannes, 5,100 people are staying at Airbnb and 1.3million people are staying in an Airbnb somewhere in the world..."

By Ann Nurock 21 Jun 2016

Cannes About Town: Grand Prix

Today we select the Mobile Cannes Lions Grand Prix. It's going to be a long day and night as the jury has to reach a consensus before we leave the room...

By Emma Carpenter 21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Mobile Lions shortlist

The Mobile Lions shortlist has been released, with 123 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Media Lions shortlist

The Media Lions shortlist has been released, with 267 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Cyber Lions shortlist

The Cyber Lions shortlist has been released, with 309 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Creative Data Lions shortlist

The Creative Data Lions shortlist has been released, with 73 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

21 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Radio Lions winners!

The Cannes Radio Lions award ceremony resulted in 91 awards in total, of which 33 went to SA agencies - including the Grand Prix, which went to Ogilvy & Mather JHB for its KFC 'Everyman Meal' campaign in the Restaurants & Fast Food Chain category...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Promo & Activations Lions winners!

The Cannes Promo & Activations Lions award ceremony resulted in 107 awards in total, with a solitary South African award for Geometry Global Johannesburg's SAB 'Spike Detector Coaster'...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Glass Lions winners!

The Cannes Glass Lions award ceremony resulted in 6 awards in total, from a shortlist of 18...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Direct Lions winners!

The Cannes Direct Lions award ceremony resulted in 75 awards in total from the shortlist of 293...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Print & Publishing Lions winners!

The Cannes Print & Publishing Lions award ceremony resulted in 217 awards in total, of which 16 went to South African agencies...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Badger and Winters - Women are not objects

In 2011 Madonna Badger, a successful advertising executive lost her three daughters and mother in an Xmas house fire. "I lost everything, but thankfully I did not lose my mind." She says seven years later...

By Ann Nurock 20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Redefining promotions

Eoin Welsh, chief creative officer at Havas, was part of the Promotion & Activations jury at Cannes Lions 2016. He spoke with Ann Nurock about the quality of work and how South African agencies can improve in this area...

By Ann Nurock 20 Jun 2016

Cannes About Town: In the Jury Room

'We're looking for the previously inconceivable', a piece of work that goes far beyond just never having been done before, you're looking for a piece of work that will change the entire industry...

By Emma Carpenter 20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Facebook connects creatives

Rob Newlan, head of Facebook Creative Shop in the EMEA region, took the time to exclusively share some of their new product and feature announcements taking place at the Cannes Festival of Creativity, as well as their impact on advertisers, marketers and consumers alike...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Digital Craft shortlist

The Digital Craft shortlist has been released, with 97 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Design Lions shortlist

The Outdoor Lions shortlist has been released with five South African entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Outdoor Lions shortlist

The Outdoor Lions shortlist has been released, with seven South African entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: PR Lions shortlist

The PR Lions shortlist has been released with 239 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Product Design Lions shortlist

The Product Designs shortlist has been released with 34 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Creative Effectiveness shortlist

The Creative Effectiveness shortlist has been released, with 23 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

20 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Promo & Activations Lions shortlist

The Promo & Activations Lions shortlist has been released with South Africa seeing two entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

19 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Glass Lions shortlist

The Glass Lions shortlist has been released with 18 entries making it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

19 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Direct Lions shortlist

The Direct Lions shortlist has been released with South Africa seeing four entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

19 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Print & Publishing Lions shortlist

The Print & Publishing Lions shortlist has been released with South Africa seeing 25 entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

19 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Radio Lions shortlist

The Radio Lions shortlist has been released with South Africa seeing 44 entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

19 Jun 2016

Cannes About Town: The Beautiful Game

As the giants of the technology industry battle it out to build the biggest stage on the beach here in Cannes, another festival of a different kind is taking place in France, which is surprisingly similar to the advertising frenzy that kicked off this weekend.

By Emma Carpenter 19 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 63rd annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity has kicked off on 18 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies resulting in two SA agencies bringing home wins...

18 Jun 2016

Cannes About Town: Getting here

Arriving in France reminded me that long haul air travel is still stuck in the mid 20th century...

By Emma Carpenter 17 Jun 2016

Cannes Lions breaks entries record

This year's entries to the Cannes Lions broke previous records, with 43,101 (+7%) submissions; the 387 judges, across all juries, began their assessment on Tuesday 14 June...

17 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: SA judges Cannes not wait!

I caught up with SA's nine Cannes Lions judges to find out what they're most looking forward to from the world's largest gathering of global advertising professionals.

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Health and Wellness Lions shortlist has been released with South Africa seeing five entries make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2016...

17 Jun 2016

Meet 'Mrs Cray' at Cannes - digital embodiment of successful board game

Mrs Cray, the digital inspiration assistant for the creative community, is to be revealed at Cannes Lions by Pl-atform...

17 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Innovation Lions shortlist announced

The Cannes Lions judges have revealed the shortlist for the Innovation Lions section, with 39 entries making it through to the final round...

17 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Day 3 - Short & Sweet

Happy Youth Day...

By Eoin Welsh 16 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: (Re-)introducing Entertainment

Key to roaring with pride at this year's new Lions Entertainment stream will be the creation of content that integrates seamlessly into consumers' lives instead of interrupting them, and resets the discussion instead of being skipped over or fast-forwarded...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2016

Bizcommunity and Cinemark present Cannes Lions Case Studies 2016

Bizcommunity, in partnership with Cinemark, is delighted to announce that industry correspondent Ann Nurock will once again host Cannes Lions Case Studies feedback events at the Sandton Cine 2 on Thursday, 21 July, and Cape Town's V&A Waterfront Cinema Nouveau on Thursday, 28 July...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: Roaring for change

The global advertising industry is in for a shake up as the gender and generationally underrepresented get the chance to shine brightly at Cannes Lions. Here's how...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jun 2016

Cannes 2016 Day 1 - Drones, clones & bones

So Day 1 is done. 12 hours and 200 case studies later. When they say Cannes judging is intense, they don't lie...

By Eoin Welsh 14 Jun 2016

Participants to 2016 See It Be It selected

The Cannes Lions initiative to support and develop the industry's underrepresentation of female creatives, See It Be It, has announced the 2016 cohort...

14 Jun 2016

South African Cannes predictions cover the board

South Africa's creative heavyweights, Jason Xenopoulos, Peter Khoury, Mariana O'Kelly and Brett Morris are this year's iDidTht.com SA Cannes Predictors Panel...

14 Jun 2016

Cannes offers punters a charity betting website

Creatives, wishing to bet on their predictions for Cannes Lions, can now bet online to support a NGO by placing monetary bets with Guess the Lions, the first betting website for Cannes Lions...

14 Jun 2016

Tseliso: The soon-to-be #MannesInCannes

Case studies came after sliced bread/I swipe left/WTF is a Digital Prophet...

By Tseliso Rangaka 14 Jun 2016

#CannesLions2016: SA judges thank creativity

With the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicking off soon, we picked the brains of SA's nine judges for 2016 on what creativity means to them, as well as how they ensure they don't get overwhelmed by all the work they see when judging...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2016

Enter Gunn Report Cannes Sweepstakes now

Creatives around the world are encouraged to enter The Gunn Report Cannes Sweepstakes and see if they agree with The Gunn Report's predictions on potential Film or Film Craft Lion...

10 Jun 2016

Cannes Lions welcomes nine South African judges

Nathan Reddy, Suhana Gordhan, Rob McLennan, Marc Taback, Emma Carpenter, Jonathan Beggs, Eoin Welsh, Fran Luckin and Jenny Glover are the South African judges joining a global network of top creatives...

7 Jun 2016

Cannes Lions Start-Up Academy talent announced

Following a global search, Cannes Lions and R/GA have announced the 10 companies participating in this year's Start-Up Academy which will take place during Lions Innovation...

2 Jun 2016

Cannes Lions nominates Samsung Electronics as Creative Marketer of the Year

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has awarded Samsung Electronics the 'Creative Marketer of the Year' for 2016, for its creative and meaningful strides in marketing...

1 Jun 2016

Exhibitors ready for Lions Health MedTech Expo

Lions Health has announced the exhibitors at the Lions Health Omnicom Health Group MedTech Expo to be presented at this year's Festival from 18-19 June 2016...

30 May 2016

Stars come out at Cannes

Some of Hollywood's most famous will unite with industry stars to share insights and inspiration as part of the biggest programme in the Festival's history...

25 May 2016

Of rock stars, sex toys and bean bags - why I'm so stoked to be a Cannes judge

A few weeks ago, I found out that I was going to be a Cannes judge...

By eoin welsh 19 May 2016

Become a Cannes Lions delegate: Expand your mind and your business

This year's Cannes Lions is going to be the biggest in history, where marketers, creatives, media agency professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs will witness an explosion of creativity, inspiration and information...

Issued by Cinemark 17 May 2016

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission at Cannes

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission will take a delegation of four filmmakers to the Cannes International Film Festival in June 2016...

17 May 2016

Cannes LionHeart Award goes to Blake Mycoskie

US entrepreneur and philanthropist Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, will receive Cannes LionHeart Award during International Festival of Creativity...

16 May 2016

Headline sponsor of Lions Entertainment is Citi

The provider of a leading entertainment access programme, Citi Private Pass, is to host the breakfast networking to kick-start the day for Lions Entertainment delegates and host the Lions Entertainment After Party...

13 May 2016

The Revenant director to speak at Ogilvy & Inspire seminar at Cannes

The Academy Award-winning film director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, will be the speaker at the sixth annual Ogilvy & Inspire seminar at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Thursday, 23 June...

11 May 2016

Nine South Africans selected as Cannes jurors

Of the 387 jurors selected for the Cannes Lions 2016, nine are South African and they will serve on the Design, Direct, Film, Media, Mobile, Print & Publishing, Promo & Activation, Outdoor and Radio juries...

3 May 2016

RB & Lions Health Innovation Hack to tackle air pollution

Lions Health, RB and Save the Children have joined forces to tackle air pollution with a unique innovation hack, from 18-19 June 2016, as part of the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes...

28 Apr 2016

Jury members selected for Lions Entertainment

The jury members for the Entertainment Lions and the Entertainment Lions for Music have been selected. Bringing together brands and creators, the event encompasses how content is incorporated into mainstream culture through effective storytelling and compelling content...

26 Apr 2016

Lions Innovation start-up package for young businesses

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2016 is offering a unique start-up package this year to ensure that those with young businesses or start-ups get the most out of connecting like-minds, creativity and innovation...

22 Apr 2016

Music programme for Lions Entertainment

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the music programme for the newly launched Lions Entertainment, which includes Lucien Boyer, Shazam, YouTube, Timbaland, Spotify, Pandora and Gilles Peterson...

21 Apr 2016

'Brands Go Pop', whitepaper on music revolution in branded communications

Cannes Lions has launched, 'Brands Go Pop', a newly released whitepaper that focuses on the music revolution in branded communications...

21 Apr 2016

Cannes launches love letter to imagination, craft

Cannes Lions has launched its Thank You Creativity campaign - as well as a reminder of its purpose and power - across industry media...

13 Apr 2016

Cannes Lions release full content programme

Speakers from across the creative spectrum line-up will put creativity at the core in June at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which will run from 18-25 June 2016...

13 Apr 2016

Lions Innovation jurors selected

Jurors have been selected for the Lions Innovation at Cannes. Two awards are associated with Lions Innovation, the Innovation Lions...

8 Apr 2016

Cannes offers business, change for good

Gathering and galvanising the industry, this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will provide everything needed to successfully campaign for creativity...

30 Mar 2016

Jury announced for Lions Health 2016

Lions Health, the global annual awards for creative excellence in healthcare communications, has today announced the names of the 27 jurors who will make up this year's Pharma and Health & Wellness juries...

24 Mar 2016

Shane Smith is Cannes Lions 2016 Media Person of the Year

Founder and CEO of VICE Media, Shane Smith has been named as the Cannes Lions 2016 Media Person of the Year. He will receive his award during International Festival of Creativity on Wednesday, 22 June...

24 Mar 2016

Lions Health launches MedTech Expo, free exhibiting offer

At this year's Lions Health, on from 18-19 June at Cannes, a MedTech Expo will be launched. Spaces within the exhibition will be given to the most innovative companies in MedTech...

23 Mar 2016

Young Lions Health Award 2016 launched

Lions Health and UNICEF have launched the Young Lions Health Award 2016, with UNICEF goodwill ambassador, Shakira, confirmed as guest juror...

14 Mar 2016

South African creatives urged to go to Lions Health Festival

The Lions Health Festival, part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place 18-25 June 2016 is essential for creatives working in the health, wellness or pharma communications...

10 Mar 2016

Lions Entertainment adds talent, storytelling to Cannes

A new event at the 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Lions Entertainment, will explore ways that talent and storytelling can elevate content into the cultural mainstream...

7 Mar 2016

See It Be It applications open for Cannes Lions

Applications for the 2016 'See It Be It' Cannes Lions initiative, which supports and develops the industry's underrepresented female creatives, close for entries on 1 April 2016...

2 Mar 2016

Cannes Lions announced Jury Presidents

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced all of the 2016 jury presidents, revealing the names of the remaining seventeen...

17 Feb 2016

Enter now for Directors' Showcase at Cannes 2016

Entries are now open for Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2016 at Cannes. The agency has established a reputation for unearthing the new directors...

15 Feb 2016

Cannes Lions awards Lion of St. Mark to Marcello Serpa

Marcello Serpa will be presented with the Lion of St. Mark during the Cannes Lions awards ceremony on Saturday 25 June 2016...

12 Feb 2016

Creative campaign for Cannes Lions launches in print, films

Cannes Lions has launched the creative campaign supporting the 63rd International Festival of Creativity taking place 18 - 25 June 2016...

11 Feb 2016

Cannes Young Lions ready for this year's entries

Given the falling Rand to Euro, a Cannes Lions Competitor Pass, valued at €1295 per person, plus other rewards sponsored by Cinemark is an opportunity to enter the Cinemark Cannes Young Lions competition...

2 Feb 2016

Cannes Lions 2016 adds Lions Entertainment

The 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity takes place 18-25 June and it has added Lions Entertainment, a new event where brands, agencies and the creators of entertainment can focus on producing outstanding creative work together...

28 Jan 2016

Tash Whitmey, Emad Tahtouh are Lions Innovation presidents

Tash Whitmey and Emad Tahtouh have been appointed as presidents of the Creative Data and Innovation Lions juries respectively...

25 Jan 2016

Jae Goodman, Josh Rabinowitz head up Lion Entertainment juries

CAA Marketing's Jae Goodman and Grey's Josh Rabinowitz have been appointed as presidents of the Entertainment Lions and Entertainment Lions for Music juries respectively...

15 Jan 2016

Cannes changes categories

Cannes Lions has announced that the Press Lions is evolving to the Print & Publishing Lions and Digital Craft is splitting from the Cyber and Mobile Lions...

12 Jan 2016

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