ICCO celebrates PR industry at Cannes Lions Festival


The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) today unveiled its plans to celebrate and promote the public relations industry at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, with the launch of its ICCO Guide to Cannes Lions website.

Supported by GolinHarris, H + K Strategies, Ketchum and Ogilvy PR, ICCO is the only international PR trade body to have an official presence in Cannes this year.

The unofficial ICCO Guide to Cannes Lions website will be constantly updated in the run up to and during the Festival. It will include information about the most interesting events from the Festival programme, profiles of the contestants and eventual winners in the PR Lions and Young PR Lions categories. There will also  be blog posts from Cannes Lions Jury members, competition entrants, journalists, academics, and PR agencies represented on the ground.

ICCO will also be exhibiting at the Palais des Festivals in stand 12.01, all delegates attending the Festival are welcome to visit the stand to meet with prominent representatives of the PR industry and learn more about the ICCO international activities.

On Monday 16th June, ICCO and its partners will be hosting a pre-Awards reception at the Palais des Festivals to celebrate the Young PR Lions and PR Lions winners.

Francis Ingham, ICCO Chief Executive, said: “We are very excited to be in Cannes this year, and are very grateful for our sponsors for making this opportunity possible. Our goal is to make the PR industry stand out at the Festival, and to make all PR professionals a part of this amazing international event.”

ICCO is the sponsor of the inaugural Young PR Lions contest, which will see 16 national teams of two PR agency representatives aged 28 or under competing for the title of the best creative young talent in the world.

If you would like to contribute to the ICCO Guide to Cannes Lions website, please contact ICCO General Manager Anastasia Demidova at anastasia.demidova@iccopr.com.


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About ICCO

ICCO is the voice of public relations consultancies around the world. The ICCO membership comp rises national trade associations in 29 countries across the globe in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australasia. Collectively, thesis associations representing over 1,700 PR firms. ICCO is a proud sponsor of the Young PR Lions competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.