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Cannes Lions Releases 2018 Global Creativity Report

23 August 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has released its annual Global Creativity Report, providing in-depth analysis and rankings from the 2018 awards. The rankings, which are verified by PwC, are a result of rigorous processes, global entries and elite jurors, and dissect the awards across Lions, brands, geography and individuals, providing an overarching insight into the industry’s performance and evolvement.

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Courageous, world-changing creativity honoured at the final Cannes Lions Awards Show 2018

Friday 22 June 2018 – The 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity closed with a final Awards Show. The evening’s Lions' winners demonstrated the power of creativity to change behaviours and minds and showcased creatively excellent work for brands and businesses that drives growth, impacts culture and creates a fairer world.

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Life-changing and culture-shifting creativity honoured in the Reach and Innovation Track Lions winners 

Thursday 21 June 2018 – Cannes Lions, the world’s largest Festival dedicated to world-class creativity, brought the fourth day to a close with an Awards Show to honour the winners of the Lions in the Reach Track and Innovation Track.

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Latest Lions winners announced, honouring world-class creativity in craft, entertainment and experience

Wednesday 20 June 2018 – Tonight’s Cannes Lions Awards Show announced the winners of the Entertainment Track, Craft Track and Experience Track Lions. World-class creative work was brought centre-stage.

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Lions Winners Announced In Latest Awards Show

Tuesday 19 June 2018 – Day two of the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity ended in a red carpet awards show to celebrate the world’s best creative work. The day’s content programme brought a galaxy of speakers to the stages, sharing pioneering ideas on culture, society and technology with the global Cannes Lions community.

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The 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity opens its doors

Monday 18 June 2018 – Cannes Lions opened today against the backdrop of the Côte d’Azur. Lions Health, the specialist two-day event celebrating creativity across pharma and healthcare communications, kicked-off with content exploring life-enhancing innovations and ideas. Sessions included insights from ustwo Health on the global digital health market and a talk exploring patient engagement in the social media era with MyHealthTeams and Biogen.

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WARC to join Cannes Lions’ new digital offering, The Work

15 June 2018 – Cannes Lions today announces that WARC, the global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, will become a part of its digital offering following its acquisition by Ascential.

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Cannes Lions Announces 2018 Award Entry Numbers

15 June 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has confirmed that a total of 32,372 entries have been received into this year’s awards. Entries have come from 90 countries and have been made into 26 Lions. Early analysis of the numbers provides revealing insights to the creative communications industry, particularly around client engagement with the awards.

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Cannes Lions launches first Digital Pass

06 June 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the launch of its first Digital Pass, designed to enable more people to experience the Festival through a world-class online broadcast, delivered to digital screens around the world.

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Spotify Named Cannes Lions Media Brand of the Year 2018

05 June 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today announced that Spotify will be honoured at the annual Festival as the 2018 Media Brand of the Year. Daniel Ek, Spotify Co-Founder & CEO, to accept honour on behalf of Spotify’s more than 3,000 employees around the world

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Cannes Lions launches The Work

23 May 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the launch of The Work, a new digital resource aimed at providing the global creative communications industry with the intelligence they need to do better business.

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Cannes Lions Launches its First “Change for Good” Hackathon with Amazon and Huge

22 May 2018 – Cannes Lions has announced it will host a two-day “Change for Good” Hackathon, to be held live on 19-20 June at the 65th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Together with Amazon, Huge and international advocacy platform Global Citizen, Cannes Lions will invite teams from across the globe to join forces and imagine and build solutions that will further six Global Citizen campaigns.

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Cannes Lions announce 2018 Jury Members

21 May 2018 – Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity, has today announced the 413 jury members chosen to award and celebrate the best creative work from around the world.
This year’s juries are composed of individuals from 50 countries, including for the first time representatives from Georgia, Nigeria, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

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Cannes Lions 2018 See It Be It Participants Announced

11 May 2018 – Cannes Lions has today announced the 20 participants taking part in this year’s See It Be It programme, an increase of five participants on previous years. Now in its fifth year, the initiative aims to create a platform for women who face diversity challenges in the industry and enable them to become the drivers for change in their respective regions and throughout the industry by providing access to high-profile leaders, executive coaching and mentoring opportunities with senior figures from across the industry.

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Google named the Cannes Lions Creative Marketer of the Year 2018

3 May 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced Google as the Creative Marketer of the Year 2018. The award honours brands that distinguish themselves through consistently outstanding creative storytelling.

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Lions Health Juries Announced

26 April 2018 – Cannes Lions has today announced the 21 jury members set to judge the Pharma Lions and the Health & Wellness Lions awards at this year’s Cannes Lions.

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Paul Polman Honoured with Cannes LionHeart Award

25 April 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced that Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, will be honoured with the Cannes LionHeart Award in recognition of his commitment to building sustainability into the heart of Unilever’s operations.

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Cannes Lions and ANA Launch CMO Growth Council

17 April 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has today announced the launch of the CMO Growth Council in partnership with the ANA’s CMO Masters Circle.

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Cannes Lions announces festival schedule

16 April 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (18-22 June) has today released details of the 2018 Festival schedule. Built around the new Tracks system which unites the learning programme and awards structure, the 2018 Festival schedule will equip audiences with the knowledge and foresight they need in a constantly evolving communication industry.

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Cannes Lions and HP Launch #MoreLikeMe to Champion Diverse Creative Talent

04 April 2018 – Cannes Lions and HP introduce #MoreLikeMe, a pilot mentoring program designed to build and strengthen diverse creative talent. The program builds on HP’s marketing Diversity Scorecard to support its agencies in their journey of encouraging more diverse creative talent and teams.

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R/GA and Cannes Lions Announce the Fourth Annual Start-up Academy at Cannes Lions Innovation Will Select All Female-Founded Companies

March 8, 2018 - Cannes Lions Startup Academy invites female founders with the potential to impact the global marketing, media, and communications industries

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See It Be It opens for applications for 2018 Cannes Lions Festival

12 February 2018 – Applications for the 2018 Cannes Lions See It Be It programme have opened today with Spotify announced as official partner. The Festival has created an additional five places on the scheme, meaning that 20 women from the creative sector will take part in the career development and empowerment programme.

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SIBI Ambassador

08 February 2018 – Cannes Lions has today announced Chloe Gottlieb, EVP, US Chief Creative Officer R/GA as the Ambassador of this year’s See It Be It programme, taking over from last year’s lead Madonna Badger, Chief Creative Officer, Badger & Winters.

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Final Jury Presidents announced for Cannes Lions 2018

01 February 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today released the remaining names of the 2018 Jury Presidents.

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First Jury Presidents announced for Cannes Lions 2018

25 January 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today released the names of the first 2018 Jury Presidents.

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Cannes Lions honours brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey with the Lion of St. Mark

13 December 2017 - Piyush and Prasoon Pandey will be honoured with the Lion of St. Mark award at the 2018 Festival for their outstanding contribution to the creative industry.

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Terry Savage to leave Cannes Lions after 2018 Festival

08 December 2017 - Terry Savage, Chairman of Cannes Lions, will leave the Festival following the 2018 event.

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Cannes Lions announces revamped 2018 Festival

13 November 2017 - Cannes Lions has launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with important changes to the delegate experience and awards structure.

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Ascential and Cannes Lions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda

New York, 14 September 2017 - It was announced today, at the start of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, that Cannes Lions will launch the Sustainable Development Goals Lion in 2018, marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were unanimously adopted by world leaders at the United Nations in 2015 and encourage the creative industries to celebrate and support sustainability around the world.

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