Expectations vs Reality: Cannes Tried to Address Sexism, But Those Talks Don’t Match the World Around Us

Throughout history, the French have been leaders in innovation, invention and social change. Antibiotics, aspirin and the cure for TB. Taxi cabs, hairdryers and binoculars. Jeans, raincoats and the A-line skirt. And of course, escargot, foie gras and C…

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How ‘The Talk’ Showed, Finally, That Black Girls Cannes

Last Friday in Cannes, P&G won two Grand Prix awards in film, including one for “The Talk.” Through the cheers and bright lights, I made my way to the stage along with others to accept the award on P&G’s behalf. As the Cannes Lion award present…

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How ‘The Talk’ Showed, Finally, That Black Girls Cannes

Last Friday in Cannes, P&G won two Grand Prix awards in film, including one for “The Talk.” Through the cheers and bright lights, I made my way to the stage along with others to accept the award on P&G’s behalf. As the Cannes Lion award present…

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7 Ways Women Can Work Together to Move the Industry Forward

From music to fashion to startups, the word “collaboration” has become a part of the daily lexicon, with artists, designers and executives working together to create something bigger and better than what they could have created alone. But industry icon…

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The 12 Best Outdoor Ad Campaigns of the Year

In advertising’s golden age, “outdoor” was a category essentially synonymous with billboards. And while there are certainly still a few creative boards on display in this year’s top winners at the Cannes Lions, most of the golds went to out-of-home ide…

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How Music Can Foster an Emotional Connection Between Brands and Audiences

As online video consumption keeps reaching more mind-boggling measures, visual storytelling is becoming a must in modern advertising and marketing. However, before devising your next cunning video campaign, it’s important to get hitched with a partner …

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Want to Know Where Cannes Attendees Actually Spent Time This Year? Hint: Branded Beaches

It’s easy to look at Instagram posts from Cannes Lions festival attendees and wonder what exactly they did while there. Drink ros? on a yacht? Listen to a meditation guru? And why, exactly, do companies need to be at the festival. You’ll have to ask pe…

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‘You Want Me to Write FCK on a Bucket?’ How KFC’s PR Crisis Became a Print Ad for the Ages

CANNES, France–Few things in life feel better than a perfectly timed obscenity. And luckily for KFC U.K. and Ireland, the brand found exactly that. When the chain faced widespread store closures due to a severe and unexpected chicken shortage, it had …

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On the Adweek Podcast: What Happened at Cannes

Cannes Lions has come to an end, which means the traveling Adweek team are back and ready to recap everything that went down in the South of France. This week on Adweek’s podcast Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, we’re joined by Kristina Monllos, senior edi…

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On the Adweek Podcast: What Happened at Cannes

Cannes Lions has come to an end, which means the traveling Adweek team are back and ready to recap everything that went down in the South of France. This week on Adweek’s podcast Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, we’re joined by Kristina Monllos, senior edi…

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