Cannes

The Cannes Lions Creativity Festival is one of the marketing industry’s largest gatherings, bringing together senior-level professionals from agencies, clients, technology companies, publishers, partners, and more to learn, gain inspiration, and identify new opportunities. With a focus on infusing creativity into all aspects of advertising and marketing, the Mindshare@Cannes team explores how insights and ideas fuel creative media.

Beet.TV: Cognition Will Liberate Brand Bots, Mindshare’s Gerhart Says

By Robert Andrews CANNES — Chatbots may have been one of the big tech trends of 2016, but few advertisers have yet embraced the idea of making artificial brand personas that consumers can interact with. Mindshare is one agency that has...

AdExchanger: Will Cannes Look Any Different Next Year?

By Alison Weissbrot As agencies struggle to transform under continued fee pressure from clients, executives are reassessing whether descending on the French Riviera for a week of endless rosé and parties on yachts sends the right message about the state...

Making media fun again: why we must free our industry from outdated models

By Nick Emery, Global CEO, Mindshare This article started as a rant in Nice airport, as I waited for my delayed flight from Cannes, aimed at how incredibly risk averse and short-sighted we can be as an industry and how...

Young Media Lion Win for Patrick Lylo & Thomas Kelly

This week, Patrick Lylo and Thomas Kelly won bronze in the global Young Lions competition. This is the first time that the U.S. has ever won a Young Media Lion! More than 30 teams from around the world were involved...

Speak to a female audience in an untapped, but meaningful way | POV: Equality

Another productive day in Cannes! I had the unique opportunity to interview Anna Sullivan, VP at Gimlet. Gimlet is one of the premiere podcast partners in media, with veterans from NPR at their helm and their podcasts consistently ranking...

Cannes was a hot one, but innovation in entertainment proved to be even hotter!...

At about 90 degrees, Thursday’s weather in Cannes was a hot one, but innovation in entertainment proved to be even ‘hotter’! In one panel titled 'What Happens When Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley', Alibaba showcased how they utilized augmented reality to...

Brands need to walk the walk | POV: Equality

With day 3 of Cannes Lions falling on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, we jam packed our day full of insightful sessions, thought provoking meetings, and left a little room for serendipity throughout the day....

What if in 10 years everyone uses voice to make every purchase? | POV:...

Happy Wednesday, Cannes! We jumpstarted the morning with The Washington Post where they hosted us for a small breakfast to share their many ad tech updates. WashPo continues to be one of the top news publications with regard to...

Content that mobilizes | POV: People vs. Machines

Previously in the week there was a discussion around the emotional connection VR has with users due to people being immersed in the environment. Today was the first time the discussion moved towards driving a transaction. When people were...

Holding up a mirror to consumers & culture | POV: Equality

While I attended a couple panels on artificial intelligence and machine learning today, the key moments of equality today came predominantly from the festival goers themselves. While there is a consistent balance of equal gender representation at the festival,...

Will we still have jobs? | POV: People vs. Machines

The majority of discussions and insight coming out of today was around how humans will work with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. What does the future look like for agencies and the big concern for many, will we still...

Chatbots: A race to refine | POV: People vs. Machines

Tuesday in Cannes started much like the last few days – a sunny stroll down the Croissette with a buttery baguette in hand! Chatbots and messaging were big themes today with sessions like Speak Easy – The Rise of Voice Technology as...

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Media Post: Mindshare Examines The Media Multiverse

Excerpt: "If done the right way, advertiser-created experiences in the multiverse can build a remarkable amount of brand love—more so than what a brand could...

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