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Soundcloud's Amazing Acoustic Rebuilding of the Berlin Wall Wins Radio Grand Prix

CANNES, France—A remarkable Soundcloud campaign from Grey Germany, marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, picked up the Radio Grand Prix here tonight on an impressive night for the WPP network. Soundcloud's Berlin headquarters are situated where a portion of the wall once stood. Show More Summary

The Flash and Jane the Virgin Bookend The CW's Fall Premiere Dates

Last season, most of the buzz surrounding The CW focused on a pair of freshman series: The Flash and Jane the Virgin. Next season, those very two shows bookend the network's fall premieres. Launching its 2015-16 season with a schedule that includes only one new show, The CW announced today that its series premieres won't start until Oct. Show More Summary

Droga5's Gisele Campaign for Under Armour Scores the Cyber Grand Prix at Cannes

CANNES, France—A year after she was a no-show at Cannes Lions, the festival awarded one of its top prizes Gisele Bundchen's Under Armour campaign, with Droga5 picking up the Grand Prix in the Cyber category. The supermodel, who backed...Show More Summary

A Little Fish-Shaped Lump of Iron Just Won the Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes

CANNES, France—The most low-tech product imaginable, a simple lump of iron, won the Grand Prix in the Product Design Lions contest here tonight. But while it looks unassuming, this fish made tens of thousands of Cambodians healthier....Show More Summary

Tragedy Strikes Cannes as Google Exec Dies in an Accident

An accident took the life of a Google executive at the Cannes Lions festival this week, though the individual's name hasn't been released and other details about the incident are few. According to reports, the person worked out of one of the digital giant's offices in the U.K. Show More Summary

OMG! BuzzFeed Could Be Making TV Shows Soon

And now, 10 reasons BuzzFeed could be working on a TV series... OK, there's just one reason, but it's a really good one: CEO Jonah Peretti just said so. During a Visa-hosted talk at Cannes Lions, Peretti said the company is looking at ways to make BuzzFeed TV shows, according to The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Here’s Why Consumers Love Netflix More Than Amazon and Hulu

While Amazon and Hulu are trying to compete with Netflix, the reality is that Netflix is the clear victor in the battle of the streaming services. Nielsen notes that 36 percent of U.S. households subscribe to Netflix (more than 40 million U.S. Show More Summary

Circa is shutting down after finding only a “modest” audience, but still hopes to sell its tech

Circa is being put on “indefinite hiatus,” Matt Galligan, the CEO and co-founder of the mobile-first atomized news app wrote today in a post on Medium: We have now reached a point where we’re no longer able to continue news production as-is. Our ongoing plan was to monetize Circa News through the building of a...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hopes Veep's Success Can Help Confront Inequity for Women

CANNES, France—Veep may be a comedy that revels in double standards, but star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she believes the show might actually be helping solve the gender-imbalance issues that often drive its plot. "There is a tremendous...Show More Summary

Uber First Aid and Snapchat Snaphelp Among Winning Ideas From AKQA's Future Lions

CANNES, France—Training Uber drivers in first aid and getting Snapchat to connect bullied teens with counselors are two of the five winning campaigns at this year's Future Lions student ad contest, sponsored by AKQA. Google, Heineken...Show More Summary

Can comment sections contain (gasp!) rational, coherent, civil debate? Maybe? Sometimes?

Is it possible comment sections aren’t as terrible as many journalists believe? That’s the argument of a new study, “A Tale of Two Stories from “Below the Line”: Comment Fields at the Guardian,” just published in the July issue of The International Journal of Press/Politics. Of course, in the slow-moving world of academia, a “new”...

Meet the Biker Dude Allstate Is Paying to Ride to Every State Capital in America

Remember taking your driver's test? Remember how many questions were devoted to sharing the road with motorcycles? Don't rack your brains, we'll tell you: In most states, none. And that's why a scruffy, bearded biker named Nate Hudson...Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Instagram No Promo Policy

CANNES, France -- Kim Kardashian West does Instagram her way, and that means no paid promotions and admittedly too many bikini shots. "But it's what I want and what I put out," Kardashian said of how she curates her photo stream. She was speaking in front of an intimate audience today at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Show More Summary

After being shut down by Gannett, San Francisco’s The Bold Italic is returning under new ownership

The Bold Italic is coming back. After being shut down abruptly by Gannett in April, the local San Francisco site is returning under new ownership. Sunil Rajaraman, cofounder of the startup Scripted, and tech writer Sonia Arrison said in a Facebook post that they had formed a new company and bought the site from Gannett....

Adweek Daily Brief: Apple's iPhone 6 Ads Win Big at Cannes

Amazon followed the lead of some other major retailers and announced it would pull all items using the confederate flag, while Apple and TBWA scored an Outdoor Grand Prix for the "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign. New on Adweek: Why everyone...Show More Summary

4 Ways Beacons Are Helping People Network at Cannes

This year's Cannes Lions festival isn't short on mobile technology for networking. Marketing-video platform Virool made a Tinder-like mobile site, and you can order a glass of rosé through an Apple Watch app. The festival itself is testing...Show More Summary

The best new projects from Vax 2015, Vox Media’s annual hackfest

Four hackathons in, Vax (Vox + Hack = Vax) has become an annual tradition for Vox Media. Vox prides itself on two things: being a media organization that makes new and interesting tools, and being a kind place to work. The company sees the hackathon, which grew out of two employees’ idea for how to...

Here's Why GIFs Are Back In Style and Bigger Than Ever for Brands

Move over, emojis. As marketers look to navigate the changing digital video landscape, GIFs are becoming the go-to features for brands seeking better social-media engagement. DiGiorno Pizza starts embracing GIFs on Twitter. While the...Show More Summary

Hulu Re-Creates Seinfeld’s Apartment in New York as It Begins Streaming the Series

As it begins streaming all 180 episodes of Seinfeld today, Hulu—which has exclusive SVOD rights to Jerry Seinfeld's iconic series—is celebrating by re-creating Seinfeld's apartment for fans in New York. From today through Sunday, Hulu is operating Seinfeld: The Apartment, a pop-up installation in New York's Meatpacking District. Show More Summary

How Marc Maron Built a Brand That Helped Him Land the President

That President Barack Obama said the n-word earlier this week while making a point about racism in America understandably made headlines. That he said it during his appearance on WTF with Marc Maron, an appearance that certainly helped Maron's brand skyrocket, makes sense, too. Show More Summary

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