As Cannes Lions ends for another year, we look back at some of the biggest trends and industry comments from the biggest ad event of 2019.
Burger Chain Wendy’s scooped the Social & Influencer Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions with its “Keeping Fortnite Fresh” game, demonstrating the evils of frozen beef.
This year’s Cannes Lions creative data award went Black & Abroad, a company specialising in travel experiences for black people, turned the “Go back to Africa” slur on its head. Each time someone used the phrase on social media, the brand responded with beautiful images of the continent.
With the final day of Cannes underway, this morning saw The Economist Group’s last Wake Up with The Economist panel take on some of the industry’s hottest topics. The discussion moved from online advertising, data, the client/agency relationship and how ditching stereotype thinking can lead to greater creativity.
Fast food chain KFC has been awarded with a Mobile Gold Lion at Cannes Lions for its “Pocket Franchise” campaign in China.
Ogilvy’s Rory Sutherland and the CMOs of Pepsi, Microsoft and EcoAge went head-to-head onstage at the Palais in Cannes with the editor in chief of The Economist, discussing whether the job of business is to create value for shareholders or value for the world. This report looks at the key themes from the lively debate, including plastics pollution and ‘doing good by stealth’.
Burger King and agency FCB New York picked up a Grand Prix in the Direct Lions, for its ‘Whopper Detour’ campaign used location-based marketing to prank rival McDonalds.
Ikea has taken the top prize in the Health category at this year’s Cannes Lions festival for “ThisAbles,” a suite of product adaptors that make the company’s furniture and goods accessible to those with disabilities.
Adverts depicting harmful gender stereotypes, such as men struggling with the housework or women unable to park a car, will be banned in the UK under a new ruling coming into force today.
Travel firm momondo has launched a new video ad campaign that bringing the world together in the form of a single-line tattoo from 61 people from around the world.
With Cannes Lions 2019 on the horizon, YouTube has released a special edition Cannes YouTube Ads Leaderboard marking the most popular global video ads since last year’s festival.
The role of influencers in popular culture, like Love island or the royal family, is not as living up to the marketing hype, according to new research.
Ahead of the England Women’s Team’s World Cup campaign, official partner Budweiser has brought together some of the country’s most inspiring female talent to recreate Queen Elizabeth I’s legendary “Heart and Stomach of a King” speech, calling on fans to support the Lionesses.
European digital advertising grew 13.9% in 2018 to €55.1bn, driven by strong growth in video, mobile and social spend.
This taboo-breaking campaign from Libresse (Essity FemCare brand in the Nordics, known as Bodyform in the UK) celebrated female genitalia in all its forms, fighting against myths, insecurities and stereotypes that women face every day.
The New York Times launched a new ad on climate change, featuring reporting from correspondent Nicholas Casey and photography from Josh Haner, as part of its ‘The Truth Is Worth It’ brand campaign.
Last year, Nike courted controversy by working with NFL star Colin Kaepernick who famously kneeled during the national anthem in protest at police brutality towards black people. The ad earned praise, but also criticism (even from the US president himself). But did the gamble pay off for the brand?
Dog dental treat brand Greenies has launched a new campaign highlighting the debatable decisions dogs sometime make.
The Wayback, a series of VR films created for elderly people with Dementia, featuring positive moments from the past to trigger memories and spark precious conversations with carers and loved ones, has won a prize in a new category at the D&AD awards.
TV remains the largest UK advertising channel for automotive brands, with a 6% rise in advertising spend in the 52 weeks to end of February 2019 in comparison to the previous year, according to new data.