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5 Things to Take Away From This Year's Titanium & Integrated Winners at Cannes

When Dan Wieden created the Titanium Lions in 2003, it was described simply as "the way forward." I got the chance to judge the Titanium & Integrated Lions at Cannes this year. Here's what I took away from the week. 1. What is Titanium?...Show More Summary

Clearing up compliment vs. complement

A brochure arrived via email the other day, offering a tour of some property in Florida and a “complementary” three-day vacation. It’s true that the tour and the vacation might go well together, but the word the brochure writer wanted was “complimentary,” a synonym for “free.” The only difference between them spelling-wise is a single letter, and the intent is...

Ad of the Day: Honey Maid Celebrates Fourth of July With an Immigrant Family's Story

It's been a great week for acceptance of diversity. And now, Honey Maid continues that trend as we head toward Fourth of July weekend with a new ad that explores what it means to be American through the lens of a Dominican family of immigrants. Show More Summary

A collaborative public media project is getting a second — if only perhaps a brief — shot

A group of Southern public media outlets is getting a second shot at a collaborative effort to cover education in the region. The Southern Education Desk received $246,000 in funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting earlier this year, Current reports. The funding goes through April 2016. The Southern Education Desk first launched in 2011...

AOL's Digital Prophet Says Millennials 'Are Freaky for Video'

After eight years at AOL, digital prophet David Shing still knows how to preach the gospel of the future. And so there he was Saturday at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, talking about code, culture, brands and how to appeal to millennials through ads. Show More Summary

Could Celebrity Robot Doppelgangers Be the Future Stars of Advertising?

CANNES, France—A celebrity android costs $100,000 to build, but it could literally be a moneymaking machine. That's why Dentsu, Japan's huge ad agency, is so interested in these robot doppelgangers. Dentsu already owns one, based on Japan's popular cross-dressing TV host Matsuko Deluxe. Show More Summary

The World's 23 Best Commercials of 2014-2015

Now that the 2015 Cannes Lions festival is over, we're going to spend a few days recapping some of the winners. We'll start with everyone's favorite—the Film and Film Craft winners. Check out all 23 spots below, and tell us your favorite. Show More Summary

Adweek Daily Brief: Brands Support Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge came away with a few big wins in Cannes, scoring two gold Lions in the Branded Content & Entertainment category, while brands showed their support for the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage in every state. Show More Summary

Cannes Lions Releases Name of Journalist Who Died During the Festival

CANNES, France—This year's Cannes Lions festival proved doubly tragic as the death of a Google marketing employee was followed by that of a German journalist. On the opening day of the festival—Sunday, June 21—Google U.K. marketing employee James Howard was killed after reportedly being hit by a taxi in Cannes. Show More Summary

MTV Star 'Big Black' Boykin Pitches 'Big' New Car in Goofy Videos for Fiat

Chris "Big Black" Boykin holds Guinness World Records for eating five powdered donuts in three minutes and eating three bananas in one minute. Now comes his latest accomplishment—making the Fiat 500 look like a roomy car. He's got help. Show More Summary

12 Intriguing and Fun Digital Marketing Stats From the Last Week

Last week was fascinating on so many levels in so many areas—advertising, politics, sports, you name it. So, we found 12 highly interesting stats on such subjects from the digital-marketing world. 1. Instagram last week debuted features to make the app more newsy, and it appears to be working. Show More Summary

Paging New York Times lawyers!

A Romenesko reader shares this email he sent today to New York Times editors: Subject: Bogus New York Times stories popping up on FB Several of my very astute, very politically involved friends have posted these stories this morning thinking they came from the Times [because of the domain]. Sometimes it is hard to … Read More

Geico 'Unskippable' and Leica '100' Both Win Grand Prix Awards in Film at Cannes

CANNES, France—A gorgeously cinematic film for Leica by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi and a hilarious and innovative preroll ad for Geico by The Martin Agency each won a Grand Prix in Film at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight, an odd couple of brilliant executions indeed. Show More Summary

Jordan Brand's Hat-Tip to Jeter and Domino's Emoji Ordering Win Grand Prix at Cannes

CANNES, France—Illustrating the far extremes of creativity honored at the Cannes, Jordan Brand's solemn send-off to Derek Jeter shared top honors today with Domino's emoji ordering service in the Titanium and Integrated Lions. The intentionally...Show More Summary

Adam&eveDDB Takes Home the Film Craft Grand Prix for 'Monty the Penguin'

CANNES, France—John Lewis' clever, adorable and beautifully made "Monty the Penguin" spot snagged the top prize in the Film Craft contest at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight, giving London agency adam&eveDDB a fifth Grand Prix to go with the four it won last year for Harvey Nichols. Show More Summary

Ice Bucket Challenge Wins 2 Gold Lions in Branded Content at Cannes

CANNES, France—The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which took Facebook and other social networks by storm last year, has won two gold Lions today in Cannes' Branded Content & Entertainment category. The viral sensation broke the usual mold of branded content by crowdsourcing creation to supporters around the world. Show More Summary

The CW is 1st Broadcast Network to Wrap Upfront Sales

After a sluggish start, this year's upfront season is finally in full swing, with The CW becoming the first broadcast network to wrap its upfront sales. By this time last year, all five broadcast networks had finished their upfront negotiations. Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly Gets Apology From MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: Is Al Sharpton Next?

Bill O’Reilly calls out a lot of people who misquote him and shames them as much as he could. However, barely anybody actually makes an apology to the Fox News star. However, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has actually apologized to O’Reilly. TV Newser has the scoop. Show More Summary

How TV Shows Are Beaming Over the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

From the White House to Westeros, from Litchfiled Pen to McKinley High, your favorite TV shows have been sharing the love all day following this morning's Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states. We start with the ladies from Litchfield Pen: Today is a good day. Show More Summary

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