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Martha Stewart Is a Hit at Cannes Thanks to Her Epic Tweets

Martha Stewart is having a very high-profile week. The homemaking guru blew up Twitter over the last couple of days after she tweeted to her 3.16 million followers, from a Daily Mail dinner in Cannes, that she had no clue who her table mate, self-described "well-known" Kardashian friend and publicist Jonathan Cheban, was. Show More Summary

Twitter Is Bullish on Periscope as Brands Adapt to Livestreaming's Growing Popularity

CANNES, France—If it wasn't clear whether Twitter was recoiling its emphasis on livestreaming app Periscope in light of Facebook Live's increasing popularity, Twitter's beachfront activation, dubbed #GoLive, answers that question pretty quickly. Show More Summary

Ford Designs a Massive 'Escape the Room' Game in NYC to Replace the Test Drive

Ford is turning the typical test drive experience on its head this weekend with a giant driveable game in New York. The venue, which will be open from June 23-26, is based on Escape the Room, a popular experiential game where players have 60 minutes to find their way out of rooms by solving a series of clues and puzzles. Show More Summary

FCB Global CEO Says the Age of the 'Ivory Tower' Agency Executives Is Over

CANNES, France—According to FCB global CEO Carter Murray, the ad industry may well be nearing the end of an era dominated by outsized personalities with titles and pay packages to match. "You've got to have people in charge who actually care about the people, who don't just talk it but work on it," he said. Show More Summary

The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are teaming up to offer workshops for students

The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are partnering together to launch a program that will teach journalism skills to high schoolers. The program, called Storytellers Without Borders, received $150,000 in funding from the Knight Foundation as one of the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge, which were announced this...

BBH Says a Single Cannes Lion Could Feed 33 Starving Children Instead of Your Ego

It's an ill-kept secret that advertising award shows are, in many ways, boondoggles. So, while vast swaths of the industry roam the Croisette in search of Cannes Gold Lions (and more alcohol) this week, a pair of creatives at BBH New...Show More Summary

Iggy Pop Has Some Totally Insane (and Some Actually Pretty Cool) Ideas for Advertisers

CANNES, France—Note to Deutsch: Iggy Pop has some ideas for your Volkswagen advertising. But you're going to have to keep a very open mind. The punk legend had an entertaining chat with Grey chairman and chief creative officer Nils Leonard on the main stage in the Palais at Cannes Lions here Wednesday. Show More Summary

U.S. House Democrats Livestreamed Their Gun-Control Sit-in on Periscope and Facebook

This afternoon, a group of about 50 Democrats from the U.S. House of Representatives staged a sit-in on the House floor to advocate for a vote on gun control, and broadcast the event live from Periscope and Facebook. Georgia congressman John Lewis organized the protest in the wake of this month's mass shooting in Orlando and other recent tragedies. Show More Summary

Clio Sports Awards Announces Its 2016 Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners

Clio Sports, an event honoring creative excellence in sports marketing and advertising, announced its gold, silver and bronze shortlist winners for the third annual Clio Sports Awards on Wednesday. Gold winners included FCB Toronto for...Show More Summary

In South Carolina, a watchdog reporter sets out on his own

The midlands region of South Carolina, anchored by the state capital of Columbia, is as good a place as any for a muckraker. The region has produced a rogue’s gallery of unseemly public officials and has a long history of bad behavior and corruption. So it makes sense that when Ron Aiken, a well-traveled reporter, decided to set up a...

Stephen Colbert Will Broadcast Live During Both Political Conventions

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is going to make the most of this summer's Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The CBS late-night show is going live for two weeks in July—during each convention. CBS announced the showShow More Summary

Y&R's 'McWhopper' for Burger King Adds Another Cannes Grand Prix, in Media

CANNES, France—After winning a Grand Prix in Print & Publishing at the Cannes Lions festival earlier this week, Y&R New Zealand won another Grand Prix tonight, this time in the Media category, for its Burger King "McWhopper" campaign. The...Show More Summary

A 'Wright Brothers Moment' for Mobile? NYT VR Wins a Grand Prix at Cannes

CANNES, France—Virtual reality has been a major a theme at this year's Cannes Lions festival—and indeed, in the advertising and media world writ large, as brands strive to create more engaging, immersive experiences for consumers. Against...Show More Summary

Innovation Grand Prix at Cannes Goes to Google's Attempt to Teach a Computer Intuition

CANNES, France—Google's latest step toward developing artificial intelligence, the computer program AlphaGo, picked up the Innovation Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight, eclipsing eight other contenders that were pretty...Show More Summary

JWT's 'The Next Rembrandt' Wins Two Grand Prix at Cannes, in Cyber and Creative Data

CANNES, France—"The Next Rembrandt" might be a fake masterpiece, but it's awards haul here at the Cannes Lions festival is quickly becoming very real. The J. Walter Thompson campaign for ING bank, which taught a computer to paint like...Show More Summary

Cannes Panel Asks if Creative Directors Will Eventually Be Replaced by Robots

CANNES, France—Many workers around the world have legitimate concerns about being replaced by automation. And, at least according to a show of hands, a large majority of attendees at a Cannes panel called "Will a Robot Win a Lion?" don't...Show More Summary

How the Tampa Bay Times retold accounts of choice and chance at the Pulse nightclub shooting

What happened inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours last Sunday when a gunman entered, shooting and killing 49 people and injuring dozens of others? The story unfolded quickly and in surprising directions. Accounts from survivors were harrowing, but the timeline of actual events was still hazy. To allow readers to grasp...

How a Utah media company aims to take native advertising local

Experimentation is often more helpful in highlighting what doesn’t work than what does. Take a sponsored post from February 2015 that Deseret Digital Media produced for the Utah Transportation Coalition. “Utah: A national model and blueprint for the future,” reads a piece extolling the virtues of a plan to bolster the state’s transit system. Show More Summary

Nils Leonard Talks Iggy Pop, Grey's Best Work and Ads That 'Wind Me Up'

CANNES, France—Nils Leonard now-famously took his shirt off with Iggy Pop on the main stage at the Cannes Lions festival here on Wednesday. But a few hours earlier—and fully clothed—he sat down with Adweek to talk ads. Check out the video to hear about his favorite work of the year, both from Grey and from other agencies. Show More Summary

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