Cannes

Cannes Lions canceled over coronavirus challenges

Dive Brief:

  • Cannes Lions canceled its annual Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an announcement made Friday.
  • The group owned by Ascential had previously postponed the festival, typically held in June, to October 2020. Following further discussions with partners and customers and given the unique safety and economic challenges posed by the pandemic, Cannes Lions opted for a full cancellation, a statement said.
  • The next Festival of Creativity will be held June 21-25, 2021.

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