PR agencies win just five PR Lions as Swedish creative shop Forsman & Bodenfors bags Grand Prix

PR agencies win just five PR Lions as Swedish creative shop Forsman & Bodenfors bags Grand Prix

An organic food campaign by Swedish creative agency Forsman & Bodenfors for retailer Coop has won the Grand Prix at the Cannes PR Lions - as PR agencies took home just five of the 84 Lions awarded.

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View all the Grand Prix winners from Cannes Lions 2017

View all the Grand Prix winners from Cannes Lions 2017

Now that the Cannes Lions festival is over, review all the work that took home the top prizes this year.

Meet Graham was too similar to a 1985 anti-smoking ad to win, says Cannes Lions juror

Meet Graham was too similar to a 1985 anti-smoking ad to win, says Cannes Lions juror

The Integrated and Titanium juries dismissed the work from Clemenger BBDO because it reminded them too much of 1985's First Natural Born Smoker."

Tectonic plates of Cannes are shifting

Tectonic plates of Cannes are shifting

Publicis set the cat among the pigeons on its home turf when it announced it was taking a break from Cannes and industry awards for 12 months - festival organizer Ascential must ensure its upcoming consultation doesn't give everyone the hump.

Watch: State Street PR chief on Fearless Girl's conception, earned media explosion and huge Cannes winning streak

Watch: State Street PR chief on Fearless Girl's conception, earned media explosion and huge Cannes winning streak

John Brockelman of State Street Global Advisors, whose Fearless Girl campaign won four Grands Prix in Cannes, having already taken New York by storm, tells PRWeek UK's editor-in-chief how it was done.

Watch: CEO of MSLGroup Guillaume Herbette at Cannes Lions

Watch: CEO of MSLGroup Guillaume Herbette at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with Guillaume Herbette at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty at Cannes Lions

Watch: Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty at Cannes Lions

PRWeek talks with Ketchum CEO Rob Flaherty at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

BBDO and WPP take top company awards at Cannes Lions

BBDO and WPP take top company awards at Cannes Lions

BDDO Worldwide has been named Network of the Year at the Cannes Lions for a record sixth time, with Clemenger BBDO Melbourne winning Agency of the Year.

Fearless Girl wins Titanium Grand Prix for McCann New York

Fearless Girl wins Titanium Grand Prix for McCann New York

McCann New York won its fourth Grand Prix, this time in the Titanium Lions, at this year's Cannes for its Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street.

Dini von Mueffling bags another Gold Lion for Evan

Dini von Mueffling bags another Gold Lion for Evan

The firm's PR work on the campaign for Sandy Hook Promise won another Gold Lion on Saturday to go alongside its Gold Lion in Entertainment won earlier this week. The push also won several Silver Lions and a Bronze.

PR firms Poem Group and Urban win Gold in Cannes as Missing Type makes an appearance

PR firms Poem Group and Urban win Gold in Cannes as Missing Type makes an appearance

Australian PR firm Poem Group and Argentina's Urban Grupo de ComunicaciĆ³n won Gold Lions on the penultimate night of Cannes awards - while there were also wins for Dini von Mueffling, Marina Maher and for Engine's Missing Type, which had been conspicuous by its absence so far.

Golin staffers poke fun at the Lions with 'Wrong Cannes' parody

Golin staffers poke fun at the Lions with 'Wrong Cannes' parody

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity got trolled from more than 4,000 miles away in an affectionate parody.

Watch: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell at Cannes Lions

Watch: WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell at Cannes Lions

Steve Barrett catches up with WPP CEO Martin Sorrell at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Microsoft UK CMO Scott Allen at Cannes Lions

Watch: Microsoft UK CMO Scott Allen at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with Microsoft UK CMO Scott Allen at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Rev. Jesse Jackson on diversity at Cannes Lions

Watch: Rev. Jesse Jackson on diversity at Cannes Lions

Steve Barrett interviews civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, at Cannes Lions

Watch: Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, at Cannes Lions

PRWeek chats with Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro on the ground at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky at Cannes Lions

Watch: Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky at Cannes Lions

PRWeek catches up with Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky at the the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Watch: The PRWeek party at Cannes Lions 2017

Watch: The PRWeek party at Cannes Lions 2017

PRWeek catches up with PR execs at the PRWeek party at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Cannes talk: What's in an idea?

Cannes talk: What's in an idea?

PR firms did well at Cannes this year, but the multiple-Lions-winning Care Counts case study by Whirlpool shows just how difficult it is to give proper credits to those who work on campaigns.

Cannes Lions to launch committee in response to festival criticism

Cannes Lions to launch committee in response to festival criticism

Cannes Lions is to launch an advisory committee "to help shape the future of the festival" in response to criticism that the festival has got too big and lost its creative heart.

Flack Cannes special: Edelman elevator pitch, tired jurors, toilette humour

Flack Cannes special: Edelman elevator pitch, tired jurors, toilette humour

PRWeek's man in the Croisette brings you the gossip and high jinks from Cannes, including Edelman's elevator woes, jurors working hard, and agency boss gets stuck in toilet.


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