Philip Morris Wants to Say Goodbye to Smokeable Cigarettes for Good With the Media’s Help

When you think of Philip Morris, you probably think of cigarettes. But the 171-year-old tobacco company is now looking to sever that association. Today at the Cannes Lions festival, the company called on the creative and communications communities to h…

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Philip Morris Wants to Say Goodbye to Smokeable Cigarettes for Good With the Media’s Help

When you think of Philip Morris, you probably think of cigarettes. But the 171-year-old tobacco company is now looking to sever that association. Today at the Cannes Lions festival, the company called on the creative and communications communities to h…

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Cannes’ Innovation Grand Prix Winner Brings Voice Search to Obsolete Phones in Rural Areas

CANNES, France–While some categories have been more liberal in their awarding of statues at this year’s Cannes Lions, the Innovation category doled out a comparatively small number–six Lions culled from a shortlist of 21–with the Grand Prix winner u…

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Burger King Russia Nixes Ad That Promises Free Whoppers to Women Impregnated by World Cup Players

Burger King Russia has pulled a World Cup-themed social media campaign that said it would reward women who were impregnated by soccer stars with free Whoppers–and cold hard cash. On the brand’s VK–a Russian social media network that’s essentially the…

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What You Need to Know on Day 4 of Cannes Lions

Hello from sunny Cannes, where things heated up on Wednesday thanks to the tech companies. The day started with a fantastical storytelling experience at Facebook Beach, ended with a show-stopping performance by Travis Scott on Spotify Beach, and two te…

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L.L. Bean Created a Fully-Functional Outdoor Office, and Is Taking it On Tour Around the U.S.

If you could work outside on a sunny day instead of being cooped up inside the office, you probably would. A new campaign from L.L. Bean is hoping to mitigate the indignities of modern professional life–and promote an outdoorsy lifestyle–by providing…

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Creator of Chicago’s ‘Bean’ Sculpture Sues NRA for Using It in a Pro-Gun Ad

Chicago’s Cloud Gate, better known as The Bean, is as iconic an image of the city as they come. Since its installation in 2006, it has graced all manner of social (and other) media, with its backdrop of the Windy City’s skyline. Now its creator, Anish …

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Havas New York Beats Out 21 Agencies to Pick Up ADP Account

Havas New York has been named “fully integrated Village” agency of record for ADP, the global provider of cloud-based human capital management, or HCM, solutions across HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration. The appointment follows…

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The Unstereotype Alliance Celebrates a Year of Fighting Discrimination in Media at Cannes

The Unstereotype Alliance, convened by UN Women–an initiative that aims to stop the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes in advertising–just celebrated its first anniversary at Cannes. The Alliance has also just released findings from its report “Unst…

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A Blind Runner Has No Time for Doubt in Nike’s Latest Empowerment Campaign

Sometimes, when a task seems too daunting, and the fear of failure looms large, asking “Can I?” or “Should I?” will only deflate your dreams. At such times, it’s probably best to skip the questions, dig down deep, and find your own answers. In other wo…

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