This international festival of creativity has been going since 1954 and this year drew 41,170 entries in 24 categories. Controversy is rarely far from Cannes, and the decision of Publicis Groupe boss Arthur Sadoun to ban his agencies from attending next year has got tongues wagging.
Marketing Society Excellence
Designed to “set the standard for excellence in marketing”, these awards are not for the faint-hearted, requiring entry submissions of 2,000 words. Winning case studies are published and some winners are invited to present at a “best-practice showcase event”.
Marketing New Thinking
Campaign’s latest awards initiative, in association with Sky Media, is all about marketing innovation and “making brands fit for the future”. The judges gather together later this month – and I’m looking forward to being one of them!
APG Creative Strategy
The theme for the Account Planning Group’s 2017 awards is “transformational thinking”, which it claims is the “product of great planning and strategy”. To win big, entrants will have to demonstrate a novel approach or prove that their work had a “transformational effect”.