Last week we ran down our top Cannes Lions sessions for advertisers, but what about publishers? There’s something for everyone at Adland’s most glamorous event, so let us guide you through the talks, panels and events you simply cannot miss.
Cannes Lions 2016 presents more opportunities for networking, learning and sun-tanning than the rest of the industry year combined – but it can be hard to plan your time and make the most of everything the week has to offer.
Luckily for you, we’ve picked out the 8 most relevant sessions for publishers, so you won’t miss a thing.
Sunday, 19 June, 11:30am-12:00pm @ The Forum (Audi A)
As the dust settles on the first wave of consumer VR devices, creatives of all kinds need to decide how best to utilise this powerful tech. In this panel, Framestore’s co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mike McGee, and adam&eveDDB’s Digital Lead, Karen Boswell, discuss the best way content creators can employ this new storytelling method.
Sunday, 19 June, 14:00-14:45pm @ Lumiere Theatre
This panel, featuring The New Yorker’s Ken Aulett and Mike McCue, co-founder/CEO of curation platform Flipboard, will focus on the changing way audiences receive content and how publishers and creators can adapt to this new model.
Monday, 20 June, 11:30am-12:00pm @ The Forum (Audi A)
Join Lionel Curt, CEO of MNSTR, as he discusses one of the biggest challenges facing brands and publishers alike – creating reactive content that can be distributed across the fragmented online media landscape.
Tuesday, 21 June, 16:00-16:45 @ Debussy Theatre
Havas and Atom Factory present this fireside chat on the rising power of influencers and the growing importance of collaboration – definitely a must-see for anyone with an eye on brand integrations.
Wednesday, 22 June, 14:30-15:00 @ The Forum (Audi A)
This panel hosted by Ketchum’s Chief Strategy and Creativity Officer, Karen Strauss, promises to delve into the myths around ‘age agnosticism’ with an eclectic panel featuring Michael Fanuele, the Chief Creative Officer of General Mills, and Adam Singolda, the Founder and CEO of Taboola.
Wednesday, 22 June, 16:00-16:30 @ The Forum (Audi A)
Yes – we mentioned this one before. Onion CEO Mike McAvoy will be speaking on the rights-and-wrongs of sponsored content and how to best deal with push-back on native advertising. A must-see for both publishers and brands.
Thursday, 23 June, 16:00-16:45 @ Lumiere Theatre
This visually-led conversation, hosted by Getty Images and award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario, will focus on the importance of authenticity and credibility for journalists and marketers alike and is sure to be a moving session.
Thursday, 23 June, 17:00-17:45 @ Lumiere Theatre
Join Shane Smith, Founder & CEO of VICE, and Spike Jonze, Co-President of VICELAND & Academy Award-winning filmmaker, for a lively conversation on the importance of making content that young people care about.
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