How the Ad Industry Responded to Publicis’ ‘Pause’ at Cannes

The festival had a renewed focus on creativity

Ad execs say Cannes felt 'less intense' this year. Marian Brannelly

Attendance may have been down—and not solely due to Publicis’ decision to (mostly) sit out the festival—but many at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity this year noticed a positive change.

@ErikDOster Erik Oster is an agencies reporter for Adweek.
@PatrickCoffee Patrick Coffee is a senior editor for Adweek.
@kitten_mouse Lindsay Rittenhouse is a staff writer at Adweek, where she specializes in covering the world of agencies and their clients.