Omnicom Agencies Embrace Creativity, Disruption and Innovation at Cannes Lions 2019

NEW YORK, June 5, 2019 – At the 66th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) and its agencies are producing engaging experiences for festival attendees through a number of speaking sessions both on and off the main stage. Its world-class marketing and advertising leaders will be participating in a variety of discussions that explore how to promote innovative ideas, challenge the status quo, further diversity and inclusion efforts and strengthen data-driven creativity. 

As part of this content, Omnicom will be hosting a mainstage session in the Lumiere Theatre on Thursday, June 20th from 12:30-13:15 titled “Stop Holding Your Breath: Brand Activism in a Hyper-Charged Society”. The session, moderated by Omnicom’s SVP & Chief Diversity Officer Tiffany R. Warren, will feature renown leaders within the advertising and entertainment industries, including Troy Ruhanen, President and CEO of TBWA\Worldwide; Colleen DeCourcy, Co-President and CCO of Wieden+Kennedy; and Kenya Barris, writer, producer and founder of Khalabo Ink Society. The session will explore why many of today’s brands are choosing to take a stand on society’s most pressing issues and how to do so effectively. 

In addition, Omnicom is pleased to announce that Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Lion of St. Mark Award. The two creatives will be interviewed by Philip Thomas, Chairman of Cannes Lions, on Friday, June 21st from 12:30-13:15 at the Debussy Theatre: Lion of St. Mark Interview.

Below are some additional session highlights from Omnicom’s agency networks:



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  • •Heart & Science’s Renee Cassard, Chief Audience Officer, and Megan Pagliuca, Chief Data Officer, will host a “Self-Regulation Panel” at the Hearts & Science suite
  • •PHD will host a breakfast panel featuring Philippa Brown, CEO of PHD Worldwide, for the launch of its book “Overthrow II – 10 strategies for the new wave of challengers”
  • •Israel Mirsky, Executive Director of Global Technology and Emerging Platforms at OMD, is participating on a panel at the Pandora Cabana exploring “What the Future Sounds Like” 


The complete schedule of daily event programming can be found at

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