Publicis Groupe’s Cannes-Do Awards ceremony will take place in the Palais des Festivals with Maurice Lévy and Arthur Sadoun on hosting duties
The 2020 Cannes-Do Awards ceremony will be hosted at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, in partnership with the City of Cannes, who has under exceptional circumstances agreed to open the doors of the Palais to kindly welcome Maurice Lévy and Arthur Sadoun.
The awards ceremony will be presented on Friday 26 June at 6PM Croisette time, exclusively on Marcel.
Check out a video that reveals the adventure of Maurice and Arthur’s journey to Cannes below.
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.
Cannes-Do awards is a testament to the collective creative spirit of all our people no matter the discipline or brand they come from. It is truly our people’s choice!
Arthur Sadoun, chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe, said: “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 recognise 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, added: “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 the 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!”