Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg to Attend
Cannes Lions 2018 International Advertising Festival
Advertising Industry’s Most Powerful People to Attend
Industry’s Biggest Event for First Time
CANNES, France – June 10, 2018 – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today announced the addition of two very special guests to next week’s Festival schedule. Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg both will be attending advertising’s premier event for the very first time this year.
“After almost two decades of
selling ads organizing the world’s information and hundreds of billions of dollars in advertising organizing revenues, I realized I’ve never actually met anyone from the advertising industry,” said Mr. Page. “I was told Cannes was a perfect place for such an encounter and that there is pretty good parking for my yacht.”
“The Cannes Advertising Festival is a great opportunity to advance the Facebook mission of apologizing for bringing the world closer together,” said Mr. Zuckerberg. “I’m particularly looking forward to meeting with the Russian delegation to talk about our shared interests in building community, collecting data, and undermining democracy.”
The two advertising titans are expected to let the rest of ad industry know what if any crumbs will be left for them to subside upon and also to thank European regulators for all 260 pages of GDPR.
Since its first outing in 1954, the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity has been bringing the creative communications industry together every year at its one-of-a-kind event in Cannes to learn, network, and celebrate.