On November 24, The Globe and Mail hosted an intimate gathering at the TIFF Lightbox to celebrate the achievements of the Canadian Cannes Lions winners from the 2016 festival, and to kick off a new year of Canadian creativity. The reception event welcomed special guest, Rob Dembitz, Global Head of Innovation at Cannes Lions, who presented the keynote, Creativity Matters, a round up of the best insights, trends, and ideas from the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.Read More
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The annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity hosts over 15,000 delegates from over 100 countries, serving as the Olympics of the advertising and marketing industry. From June 18-26, delegates are wrapped in a flurry of activity set against a glowing backdrop of the French Riviera.Read More
April 26, 2016 – Today, The Globe and Mail, Canada’s official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, announced the winning teams of the 2016 Canadian Young Lions and Young Marketers competition. The announcement was made on-stage at the CMDC Conference at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.Read More
The Globe and Mail has unveiled the shortlist of 2016 Canadian Young Lions and Young Marketers finalists. Winners will be announced at the CMDC Conference taking place on April 26, 2016. Each Gold winning team will travel to Cannes, France to represent Canada in the global Young Lions and Young Marketers Competitions taking place June 18 to 25, 2016. The Canadian qualifying competitions took place March 5-7. Congratulations to the finalists!Read More
TORONTO, ON – March 23, 2016 – Today, The Globe and Mail, Canada’s official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, unveiled the names of the Canadian advertising professions who have been selected as Jurors for the 2016 Festival.Read More
On February 18, Strategy hosted the 2016 CASSIES in which the Globe was proud to return as the platinum sponsor. Celebrating its 23rd year, CASSIES is the only industry awards that recognize business effectiveness based on published case studies.Read More
Today, The Globe and Mail, Canada’s only official representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, announced the launch of Canada’s Young Lions and Young Marketers 2016 qualifying competitions. Registration for the competitions commences January 11 and ends February 26 at midnight ET.Read More
On October 13, 2015, The Globe and Mail hosted its inaugural Best of Cannes event, celebrating Canadian creativity in marketing. The invite-only, thought-leadership presentation and awards ceremony welcomed over 75 agency presidents, senior marketers and notable leaders in the marketing and advertising space. Held at the Ada Slaight Hall in Daniels Spectrum, the lively event brought together the community that surrounds the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for an afternoon of panel discussions and presentations themed around the topic of ‘Canada on the World Stage’.Read More
There are lots of brilliant people here to inspire me Al Gore, Pharrell Williams, Jamie Oliver, Sir John Hegarty, David Guetta, Maurice Levy, Ceilia Gibb and Megan Metzak, to name a few. Perhaps these last two names are not too familiar.Read More
So. This is where we ended up. Over 2490 entries. 249 shortlisted. Too many hours to count viewing, discussing, debating.Read More
Before the festival begins Le Croisette is bustling with beaches being transformed into all things amazing, courtesy of Google, Facebook and Microsoft (to name a few). Booths are being completed and the boardwalk changes into what we would argue to be the most amazing place to meet people, network and soak in the experience the words really can’t describe.Read More
Often a theme reveals itself at the Cannes Lions Festival. In 2013 it was organ donation.
This year it is guns.
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is always practicing what it preaches, adding categories and shifting focus to reflect change in the industry… That push to shatter glass ceilings and status quo meshes with another first at Cannes.Read More
As someone working in a digitally-focused firm, I was really excited to see how data and creativity would intersect at the 2015 Cannes Lions. More specifically, how something as complicated as data can be simplified by anyone to produce amazing creative results.Read More
Branded Content is the most grueling category. It’s 6 full days of judging and I’m on day 2. It’s also the most exciting category (with respect to my fellow jurors). Despite the fact that while other juries break I’ll be in this room until all hours of the night until the final day of the festival I wouldn’t trade it for a thing.Read More
A few words from our judging chair Andy Payne started our day. “Design” he said, is at the centre of the universe. I couldn’t agree more. From there, he gave us his philosophy on judging good work. I.C.E. Idea. Craft. Experience. Above all, will it change the world? — this came in handy. It’s simple and effective.Read More
I’ve spent the last few days getting ready for judging the Cannes Lions. I feel a mixture of fear, anxiety and excitement that I will do Canada proud.Read More
So as it turns out, my name is no longer Rene over here.
It’s not Rene Rouleau
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Please join The Globe and Mail as we congratulate our finalists in the 2015 Young Lions and Young Marketers qualifying competitions. These talented teams were chosen from over 260 team MoreRead More