All three are festival veterans heavily involved in monitoring trends and industry perceptions in advance of this week's conclave. The 51st year of the event is aswirl in speculation and debate about the changes wrought by new levels of client participation in proceedings that were once the exclusive preserve of ad agency creative personnel. Here's what the Ad Age crew said about what's happening and what it means.
Editor, Advertising Age
What Creatives Fear Most|
What creatives fear most about the new changes at the Cannes Festival.
The festival is becoming a week with a lot more structure than before. Almost every hour of every day is scheduled with business events.
Reporter, Advertising Age
P&G's Cannes: 'More Than Just Jim Stengel's Idea'|
One of the reasons P&G chairman-CEO A.G. Lafley is going to Cannes is to show that this is more than just marketing chief Jim Stengel's idea.
Unlike last year, this year P&G's Cannes contingent is seeking a lower profile, with less press coverage of their every move.