WATCH: Maurice and Arthur’s journey to Cannes

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 25 June 2020

The 2020 Cannes-Do Awards ceremony will be hosted at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, in partnership with the Mayor of Cannes, who has agreed to open the doors of the Palais to Publicis Groupe chairman of the supervisory board Maurice Lévy and chairman and CEO Arthur Sadoun. 

The awards ceremony will be presented on Friday, June 26, at 6pm Croisette time.

Watch Maurice and Arthur’s journey to Cannes here:

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 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 five non-profit pieces and two unexpected special awards with winners to be announced at Friday’s awards ceremony.

“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," Sadoun says.

"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.”

Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard welcomed the holding group to Cannes for the special ceremony.

“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," Lisnard says.

"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!”

The jury:
Bruno Bertelli – Publicis Worldwide
Sandra Bold - Publicis Worldwide
Jab Borgstrom – BBH
Craig Chester - Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
Kathy Delaney - Publicis Health
Emma De La Fosse – Digitas
Wendy Johansson - Publicis Sapient
Kathy Kline – Starcom
Ruey Ku - Publicis Media
John Maeda - Publicis Sapient
Domenico Massareto - Publicis Worldwide
Amit Misra – MSL
Jose Molla - La Comunidad
Ben Mooge - Publicis Groupe
Christine Ng – BBH
Pedro Prado - Leo Burnett
Maurice Riley – Digitas
Gabriela Soares - Talent Marcel
Chaka Sobhani - Leo Burnett
Kate Stanners - Saatchi & Saatchi
Liz Taylor - Leo Burnett
Johan Vakidis -Publicis Worldwide
Leonardo Varela - Saatchi & Saatchi
Marco Venturelli - Publicis Worldwide
Stacy Ward -Epsilon

Agency : Marcel
Production : Prodigious
Producer - Marc-Antoine Riou ; Production Director - Augustin Grégoire ; Director - Sylvain Fusée ; General Production Manager - Romain Guilbert ; DOP - Arthur Cemin ; First Assistant Director - Laure-Anne Nicolet; Chief Editor / Motion-designer - Théophile Guibout; Assistant Stage Manager - Antoine Gay.

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