• Girls’ Lounge at Cannes: Real empowerment or lip service?

    … Last week, an invite landed in email inboxes promoting a place for women to mingle, learn styling tips, reserve hair and makeup appointments and get confidence coaching. No, the email wasn’t promoting a fashion magazine festival. It was a reminder that this year at the ad industry’s biggest annual event, the Cannes Lions, the de facto hub…

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  • CNN’s short-form video offshoot Great Big Story goes long

    … CNN’s short-form video startup Great Big Story is building a 24-hour video channel, and points to its success on YouTube as a reason why. Earlier this week, CNN said it was investing $40 million in Great Big Story over the next two years. The primary goal of the investment is to build a video channel for Great Big Story, which would…

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  • Cannes Briefing: Late capitalism on the Riviera

    … In retrospect, maybe Cannes started to decline when that couple had sex on the red carpet two years ago. At the time, it was a symbol of how Cannes had grown into something of a bacchanalia. But looking back, that was probably peak Cannes. Cannes started as a way to laud advertising creatives, and it has now turned into a celebration of late…

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