Our team at Cannes this year kept a running diary so they could reconstruct events if, well, they wound up at Gutter Bar. (They mostly didn't.) Here now, in one place, their adventures:
Cannes Daily Blog Day One: Live from the Riviera
Meet the managers of the Carlton Terrace, a central meeting place during Cannes, and encounter "a force of creative destruction" like no other: cannabis. But really, things are just getting started.
Cannes Daily Blog Day Two: Snapchat's 'Disappearing' Logo
Facebook starts off with a lower profile while Reddit and Snapchat go bigger. Bank of America exec Lou Paskalis runs out of mobile data immediately.
Cannes Daily Blog Day Three: Who Are You Calling "Staff"?
In which media and marketing power brokers MediaLink give us "staff" badges.
Cannes Blog Day Four: Publicis Creatives Caught Off-Guard by Cannes Ban
Employees of Publicis Groupe grapple with the surprise news that they won't be back to Cannes in 2018, or entering any awards programs for thatg matter.
Cannes Daily Blog Day Five: Are You There Arthur? It's Me, Marcel
It didn't take long for another agency to rib Publicis and its whizbang new system. Also: Brand safety is "the new 'gluten-free.'"
Flight from JFK to Nice: ran out of wine. Flight from Nice to JFK: ran out of seltzer.— brian braiker (@slarkpope) June 23, 2017