The 2020 Cannes-Do Awards ceremony will be hosted at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, in partnership with the Mayor of Cannes, who has agreed to open the doors of the Palais to welcome Maurice Lévy and Arthur Sadoun.
The inaugural Cannes-Do Awards has seen 1,400 campaigns submitted globally from 400 agencies, 60 countries, and 110 cities. The work was reviewed by an expert jury of 25 creative leaders across Publicis Groupe agencies, who judged tirelessly to shortlist 40 campaigns. Voting then opened on Marcel, with over 15,000 votes being cast by Publicis Groupe employees across the globe for the top 10 client campaigns, the top 5 non-profit pieces, and two unexpected special awards with winners to be announced at Friday’s awards ceremony.
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Arthur Sadoun, Chairman, and CEO of Publicis Groupe: “With the Cannes-Do Awards, we want to make sure that we continue to be united in this tough time around what makes us passionate: creativity in all of its forms.
In a world full of can’t, thanks to the engagement of our people and Marcel, we are able to celebrate the best creative work from around the Groupe and recognize our fantastic talent. It is also a way to thank our people for their very hard work in this tough period and hopefully put a smile on their face. We thought it was important to do this event in Cannes to support the city in this challenging time. I want to thank the Mayor and his team for their warm welcome and great partnership.”
David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes: “We are very pleased to welcome the team of Publicis Groupe to Cannes for the Cannes-Do Awards ceremony, which rewards the best advertising campaigns carried out by the talents of their agencies from around the world. I am very proud that such a relevant initiative is taking place here at a time when it is needed to give meaning, imagination, and intensity to world creation. I especially would like to thank Arthur Sadoun and Maurice Lévy for their faithfulness. The best of global creativity and inventiveness is celebrated more than ever in Cannes. A great start for a bright future!”
Some of the juries who will be judging: Chaka Sobhani – Leo Burnett; Kate Stanners – Saatchi & Saatchi; Liz Taylor – Leo Burnett