Why U.S. lottery creative accounts are so valuable for ad agencies

 Almost all U.S. states have lotteries, and they can be lucrative contracts with long-term incomes for agencies.

New data clean room TV solution launched by OpenAP

Advanced TV consortium OpenAP is debuting a new clean room solution to help advertisers more efficiently target consumers in a privacy-safe environment.

OpenAP, Snowflake Team Up for Cross-Publisher TV Clean Room

Advanced advertising company OpenAP teamed up with data cloud company Snowflake for a cross-platform and cross-publisher clean room, the platform announced today at Cannes Lions. OpenAP Data Hub will let television publishers access data in privacy compliant environments to power more effective audiences when it comes to measurement and targeting. NBCUniversal, Fox, Warner Bros. Discovery…

Sirona Hygiene by Bang In The Middle

Menstruation and puberty solutions in India is not a often spoken about. Brands normally tend to approach the subject of menstruation by being indirect and vague. The campaign was designed to bring these topics put in open and make it conversational. For a D2C brand, we needed to aid discovery of brand by being new age and sensitive


Advertising Agency: Bang in the Middle, Gurgaon, India
CCO And Co-Founder: Prathap Suthan
Cd: Paulomi Dey
Cso: Naresh Gupta

How an insurance company became the Cannes Lions Innovation winner

Suncorp pulled on heart strings with a campaign about sustainable housing to withstand disaster.

Cannes Lions 2022: servir bem para servir sempre (em três lições)

Este artigo não e baseado no conteúdo do Festival de Cannes. Mas como tudo o que acontece por aqui – os encontros inesperados, as conversas na porta do Palais, as vitrines na rua – provoca alguma reflexão, cá estou eu compartilhando uma com vocês, leitores do B9. Na última semana, a Europa viu um colapso …

Leia Cannes Lions 2022: servir bem para servir sempre (em três lições) na íntegra no B9.

Wingstop's 'Thighstop' wins Creative Commerce Grand Prix at Cannes

Wingstop’s creative response to supply chain problems earned 6.5 billion media impressions.

Google's 'Real Tone' Super Bowl ad wins mobile award at Cannes

Tech giant took home top honors for correcting historic wrongs by fixing camera technology on mobile phones.

Dole’s pineapple leather substitute takes Creative Business Transformation Grand Prix

Piñatex made $100 million for the brand and helped the planet, too.


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Cannes Lions 2022: fluidez, criatividade e esperança com Harris Reed

A designer trans de apenas 26 anos – que já é sucesso global – conta o que a Geração Z espera das marcas

Leia Cannes Lions 2022: fluidez, criatividade e esperança com Harris Reed na íntegra no B9.

Vice World News' 'Unfiltered History Tour' wins Brand Experience and Activation Grand Prix

This is the second Grand Prix win for the campaign created by Dentsu India.


UMG launches UMusic Media Network

Universal Music Group for Brands exclusively announces the UMusic Media Network, changing how marketers approach cultural relevancy.

Ogilvy Recognized for Creative Effectiveness with Gold Lions for 'Courage is Beautiful' and 'Moldy Whopper'


ad awards etc

On Wednesday at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Ogilvy earned 7 Gold Lions, giving the agency 15 Golds through the festival thu

Invasive fish species gets rebranded in Illinois—behind Asian carp’s tastier new name

You may not want to eat an Asian carp burger. But would you order a Copi burger?

Find Out What Inspires Creators

After being virtual for the last two years, Adweek celebrated the annual Creative 100 awards in person at Cannes for the first time since 2019. It was a chance for many to reconnect and celebrate the return of the iconic festival after three long years. We caught up with some honorees and creators and asked…

Calbee’s Newly Rebranded Harvest Snaps Appoints Cutwater as Digital Creative Agency of Record




Cutwater Wins AOR Duties for Calbee’s Flagship Brand

Cannes Today—WPP teams up with Ukraine, Greenpeace says #BanFossilAds, and the latest Lions haul

Welcome to Day Three of Ad Age’s Cannes Today newsletter. Reading this online and want it delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Joining us late? Catch up on Day One here and Day Two over here.

Zelenskyy asked, WPP answered

On Wednesday at Cannes, Ad Age’s Jack Neff reports, “WPP announced during a session in the Palais with Oleksandr Tkachenko, minister of culture and information policy of Ukraine, that it would join a partnership to attract investment into the country to help rebuild its economy.” The announcement comes just two days after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a surprise virtual appearance at Cannes in which he called on creatives at Cannes to help his embattled country.

Through an initiative called “Advantage Ukraine” involving WPP shops in Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic, business leaders will be encouraged to invest in Ukraine to support its recovery.

The pitch: “We want the world to know that Ukraine is still open for business and has the potential to be a key cultural and digital technology European hub,” per Tkachenko.

Twitter x Shopify

“Twitter is making it easier for merchants to advertise their businesses on its platform,” Ad Age’s Asa Hiken reports. The possibly-maybe-about-to-be-owned-by-Elon-Musk social network took to Cannes to announce that “it has developed a sales channel app that will allow merchants to access and manage shopping features that will better showcase products to consumers and drive them to purchase. The app will be available to all U.S. Shopify merchants in Shopify’s app store.”

Bonus reveal: “Twitter also unveiled a campaign planner for advertisers to forecast, budget and draft campaigns before launching them on the platform,” per Hiken.

The Cannes winners circle

Today’s haul includes:

“Dole’s pineapple leather substitute takes Creative Business Transformation Grand Prix”

“Google’s ‘Real Tone’ Super Bowl ad wins mobile award at Cannes”

“How an insurance company became the Cannes Lions Innovation winner”

“A prisoner e-cycling team won the 2022 Cannes Lions Creative Strategy Grand Prix”

“Wingstop’s ‘Thighstop’ wins Creative Commerce Grand Prix at Cannes”

“Vice World News’ ‘Unfiltered History Tour’ wins Brand Experience and Activation Grand Prix”

“A Gymshark t-shirt earned Grand Prix at 2022 Cannes Future Lions”

See also: “Cannes Lions 2022—Global creative leaders predict the top winners”

Plus: “Cannes Lions Grand Prix All-Stars—where are they now?”

Greenpeace invades Cannes

French Greenpeace protestors dressed in dog costumes staged a beach invasion—a press-ready stunt, basically—at Cannes on Wednesday, Ad Age’s Alexandra Jardine reports. “If you’re wondering why the dogs, it comes from the ‘This is Fine’ meme of a cartoon dog with flames burning behind him,” she notes. Greenpeace takes issue with the ad industry’s dependence on fossil fuels (presumably including the countless gallons of jet fuel burned to bring Cannes attendees to the south of France) and its creation of ads for fossil fuel companies—thus the social media hashtag #BanFossilAds displayed on protest signage.

If you’re wondering exactly how the activists got to the beach, Greenpeace France’s press department made a point of showing (on Twitter) that they arrived via (human-powered) kayaks.

Related: Former Crispin Porter & Bogusky Europe exec Gustav Martner, a previous Cannes Lions winner and jury member—and now a Greenpeace activist—wrote a guest post for Euronews titled “??Winning a Cannes Lions made me a climate criminal. So I crashed the stage to hand it back.”

Flashback: A group called Extinction Rebellion stormed Facebook Beach the last time the Cannes Lions festival was an in-person event—in June 2019. (Back then, the protesters were promptly arrested and hauled away by local police.)

Speaking of ‘This is Fine’…

Cannes headline of the day (that’s not from Ad Age): “NBCUniversal boss says business is booming, no signs of impending recession,” from the New York Post, referring to remarks NBCU CEO Jeff Shell made to CNBC’s Julia Boorstin during his first visit to the festival.

Hot tickets

According to sources (us), Cannes’ hottest club is … not actually a club. It’s a verdant expanse—the front lawn of Le Grand Hotel on the Croissette, where the Ad Age Cannes Lawn Party is happening tonight. Watch this space for photos from the invite-only (sorry) event.

Also tonight (after Ad Age’s party): LCD Soundsystem is set to perform at Amazon Port at Cannes Lions.


“??Cannes Lions is back in person, and here’s what to expect”—an Ad Age Custom Content post from Ashley Joseph and Ad Age Studio 30.

And finally …

Breaking news from the French Riviera: Paris Hilton has a thought—literally just one thought—about Ad Age (via Ad Age on TikTok).

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A Renegade Museum Tour Wins the Brand Experience and Activation Grand Prix

This year’s Grand Prix in Brand Experience and Activation went to Vice Media for its initiative that used Instagram AR filters and immersive audio to offer museum-goers a guided tour that museum staff didn’t actually know about. “The Unfiltered History Tour,” created with Dentsu Creative’s Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurgaon teams, showed visitors the history behind…

5 Ways to Reassess the Org Chart and Prevent Mass Layoffs

For many of us, the painful memories of slashed budgets and job cuts from 2020 were still fresh in our minds when a wave of layoffs hit companies like Netflix, Coinbase, Wells Fargo and Carvana last month. Now, these companies say they will focus on profitability over revenue growth–i.e., more hiring freezes and layoffs. But…