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90% Expected. 10% Unexpected: Cannes Lions 2022

by Emily Gosen| July 27, 2022

My first ever Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity certainly didn’t disappoint. There was sunshine, rosé (of course) but – most importantly – inspiration literally everywhere you turned.  Each afternoon, I found myself walking the same path back to the basement of the Palais; not because it had air conditioning – okay, well, maybe a […]

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Cannes Lions 2021: The View from the Jury

by Sabine Hückmann| July 13, 2021

As a member of the Cannes Lions 2021 PR Lions jury, I was able to take a close look at some outstanding work that reflects the state of our industry at this strange moment in history. Though I didn’t have the opportunity to travel to Cannes in person, what I learned serving virtually was just […]

During COVID, Awards Illustrate the True Rewards of Community

During COVID, Awards Illustrate the True Rewards of Community

by Sarah Devaney| October 2, 2020

These have been strange times for everyone—and especially for regional leaders of geography-based offices. The hallway banter and kitchen catchups (or Ketch-ups as we call them) at our NYC headquarters mirror the bustling Manhattan vibe of Sixth Avenue and 52nd Street a few floors below us. Or they used to. It’s a challenge to keep […]

Bursting Bubbles

Bursting Bubbles

by Karen Strauss| August 14, 2014

I’ve been back in New York for two months since attending the Cannes Festival of Creativity, where I went to see work and learn lessons that aren’t self-evident staring at a screen, scouring media, or living in a bubble. Certain lessons really stuck. One that continues to blow me away is how powerful it is […]

Five Ways To Get My Vote For Your Next Award

Five Ways To Get My Vote For Your Next Award

by David Gallagher| March 26, 2014

I’ve had the privilege of sitting on or chairing a number of PR awards panels over the years, and while each of them had their own idiosyncrasies, I think most ended up recognizing great work that reflects the power and impact of thoughtful, creative campaigns and programs. That’s not because I was on the jury. […]

Don’t Just Say It but Do It…Do It the Right Way

Don’t Just Say It but Do It…Do It the Right Way

by Editor| October 17, 2012

On Monday, October 15, Ray Kotcher, chairman of Ketchum, received the Public Relations Society of America’s highest individual honor, the Gold Anvil Award. The award was presented earlier this week at the PRSA 2012 International Conference and is the organization’s lifetime achievement award. It is given annually to an individual whose work has significantly advanced […]