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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.

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...

The Guardian: Cannes Lions Day Three: Data and Diversity

Just as data was expected to be a pressing issue across the Festival of Creativity, so too was diversity. Mindshare’s panel Talent Without Prejudice opened with a performance from India’s first transgender pop group The Brooke Bond Red Label...

MediaPost: Mindshare Duo Turn Coffee Cups Into Media, Win Young Lions

Mark Longacre and Catherine Young, both senior associates at GroupM’s Mindshare New York unit, took first place in the “media” category for the 2016 U.S. Young Lions competition. Their campaign strategy turned disposable coffee cups into a powerful medium. More...

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...

Make It With Media: The Key Themes from Cannes Lions

Media is the space that exists between a brand and consumer.  To understand the development of that relationship, it’s interesting to look at the brands that are able to successfully link the feedback or interaction that they receive from...

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....

Mindshare Young Lions 2018: Ken Mak

Every year, Mindshare sends a selection of our best and brightest across the global as Young Lions delegates to Cannes. See why Ken is focused on emerging technologies at this year’s festival. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of...

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...

Beyond the Rosé: Mindshare@Cannes Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast series, Beyond the Rosé: Mindshare@Cannes. This six-episode series explores the main trends and takeaways from Cannes Lions - after today, we'll have a new episode every day Monday-Friday next week. First up:...

Adweek: Mindshare Wins Glass Lion for Creating India’s First Transgender Pop Band

Tea brand shatters stereotypes In the second year of the Glass Lion award, Indian agency Mindshare Mumbai scored the Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight for creating India's first transgender pop band, the 6 Pack Band, in...

OmniVirt on VR: Mindshare@Cannes

While at the Cannes Lions Festival, we took some time to sit down with a few of our partners to find out what advice they have for marketers, and what they need to adapt for in 2020. Find out...

The 2018 Mindshare Canada Cannes Young Lions Winners

Big congratulations are in order to Kenon Mak and Paul Linley – winners of the 2018 Mindshare Canada Young Lions competition and second place in the Canada-wide competition! In March, teams of two were challenged with answering a brief from...

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POV: Google’s New Ad Formats

Background: Google unveiled a new suite of advertising products at the annual Google Marketing live conference in San Francisco this week. Announcements include a new...

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