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More PR Quotes from Cannes

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And we’re back with more insights from seaside France for those readers who, like us, weren’t fortunate enough to score tickets. Feel free to email us your own greatest insights from attendees…as long as they aren’t Kanye.

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The Tweetest Cannes Insights, Part One

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Dear Readers,

We know how much you would like to be hanging out at Cannes this week: hitting the beach, sipping some espresso martinis and–most importantly–soaking up the insights from the biggest names in media.

Don’t stress. For your benefit, we took it upon ourselves to share the best of the event…in the form of quotes recounted by other people on Twitter.

Let’s get social…

  • “An enjoyable yet thoroughly ridiculous spectacle.” – Michael Frolich, Ogilvy PR
  • “I can’t work with anyone who isn’t number one.” – Kanye

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Roll Call: Levick, Siegel + Gale, Cannes, and more

Levick Strategic Communications has hired Jack Deschauer to serve as VP of the corporate practice. He previously worked with Pratt & Whitney, an aircraft engine manufacturer, in its efforts to end funding for the the Joint Strike Fighter program. He’s also worked on media relations in the Chandra Levy case, the Jayson Williams trial, and other notable situations.

Siegel + Gale co-founder Alan Siegel is leaving the firm after 43 years, according to Adweek. He plans to continue his work with nonprofits, medicine, education, and related areas. Among his next projects will be the new corporate identity for the Cornell University outpost on New York’s Roosevelt Island.

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has named Twitter co-founder and creator Jack Dorsey (above) its media person of the year. He’ll be presented with the honor on June 20 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. In addition, Grupo ABC, the large Latin American comms group, is bringing former President Bill Clinton to the event. He’ll be giving a keynote address June 21 about “How Advertising Can Build a Better World.”

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Roll Call: F-H, Cannes Lions, Wendy’s, and More

John McNeel (left) has been named Fleishman-Hillard‘s global MD of strategic integration, effective April 2. He’ll be based in New York reporting to CEO, Dave Senay. The hire is another step in the integration direction that the agency has been heading in. “We are building a fleet of analytics assets and partners, planners, creative directors, filmmakers and other amazing social media and new-era storytellers around the globe,” said Senay in a statement. McNeel will work across regions, focusing on areas like analytics and creative support. He was previously the president of global clients for TBWA and spent many years with Saatchi & Saatchi, at one point serving as CEO in Turkey and the Middle East.

The Cannes Lions PR Jury has been named. Among those on the list are Jody Venturoni, EVP at Hill+Knowlton Strategies; Marian Salzman, North American CEO , Euro RSCG Worldwide PR; and Joe Sinclair, creative director with Burson-Marstellar in the U.K. Gail Heiman, global vice chair at Weber Shandwick is the Jury president. For a complete list of the members from around the world, click here.

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‘Predictive Analytics,’ How to Win the PR Award, and Partying at Cannes

Calling the Cannes Lions 2011 event both “a networking opportunity and a learning opportunity,” Israel Mirsky, Porter Novelli‘s EVP of emerging media and technology, spoke with us direct from France today about the learning sessions and other events happening in addition to the big awards announcements. He has been blogging about the goings-on at Cannes along with his colleagues, who are in town to work with clients, like Mofilm, who are participating in the event.

“During the day, sessions are extremely well-attended,” he told us. “But as soon as the lights go down people are in the streets until 5:30 in the morning.” That sounds about right.

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Ad Agency Wins Cannes Lions PR Prize

Clemenger BBDO Melbourne won the Grand Prix for PR award at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place through Saturday. This is the second time the Cannes Lions has awarded an ad agency with the PR award.

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H&K Hosting Seminar With Angry Birds at Cannes

Hill & Knowlton has partnered with the Rovio Mobile blockbuster game Angry Birds to host a seminar at the 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity about brand engagement and what brands can learn from the game.

Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio Mobile’s “Mighty Eagle” will be presenting, along with by H&K’s global strategy director, Amanda Groty.

For those who can’t be at the seminar live in France on June 21st, you can follow along @HillandKnowlton using #HKCannes. The partnership between the Cannes Festival and H&K was announced in November.

Cannes PR Lions Jury Announced

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the full jury that will be passing judgment on this year’s entrants for the PR Lions awards.

The organization had previously announced that Fleishman-Hillard president and CEO Dave Senay will lead the panel. Among those on the panel are Christopher Graves, global CEO of Ogilvy PR Worldwide and Renee Wilson, president of MSLGroup‘s northeast region. The full list of jury members is available after the jump. More info about the Cannes Lions available here. Submissions will be accepted through this Friday.

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Is Cannes Dropping ‘Advertising’ From Festival Title to Appeal to Broader Audience? CEO Says No

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The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is the most prominent advertising festival in the world. This past year, the festival added a PR category for the first time, and awards were won by Weber Shandwick, MS&L Worldwide, Taylor and Ketchum.

Tony Burgess-Webb, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Hill & Knowlton, told PRNewser that PR submissions “were low” with 450 entries. “The number of the PR category entries that actually came from PR agencies was less than 43%, and the winning entry came from a Sydney-based ad agency,” he said. “So from point of view of panel of judges – Hill and Knowlton had two judges on panel – it was pretty disappointing.”

Burgess said that the Cannes team asked what they could do about the low turnout in regards to PR. In response, Hill & Knowlton hosted an event with the PRCA – PRSA’s equivalent in the UK – and invited 100 agencies to come in and hear about how they can win a gold at Cannes next year. “The fact is it’s not an advertising festival, it’s a marketing communications festival. Why not drop the whole title,” asked Burgess-Webb. “I certainly think they should,” he said.

Asked if the festival is dropping advertising from the title this year to appeal to a broader audience, Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions said, “No, that’s not correct” and did not elaborate further.