Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity

Behind every impactful ad campaign is a big idea—and we power your big ideas by connecting you to your consumers with trusted data. Because when you know your consumers, you know your next breakthrough.

We’re excited to be an official sponsor of this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Join our experts to discuss how data sparks the creative strategies that drive results.

Join the conversation via Twitter: @Nielsen@ncsolutions and #Canneslions.


Join us on for our events during the week

Exploring The Global Evolution of TV Planning, Buying, Measurement, and Software

Date: Monday, June 18
Time: 5-7 p.m. (17:00-19:00)
Location: Adobe Flat, 4th Floor, 13 Rue des Serbes

Join Adobe for a panel and presentation on the state of TV inventory, planning and buying.


  • Toni Petra, EVP Watch, Nielsen
  • Todd Gordon, Director, Programmatic TV, Adobe
  • Graeme Hutcheson, Director of Advanced Advertising at Sky
  • Matthew Jacobs, Senior Director, Global Media Partnerships at Amplifi Global
  • Vincent Flood, Editor, Video Ad News – Moderator


AM Recharge: Relax, Strategize & Sip

Date: Tuesday, June 19 – Thursday, June 21(Daily)
Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (10:00-11:30)
Location: Nielsen Charter – Jette Albert Edouard Nord pier, Berth # 23 (Between the Shutterstock and Truex yachts)

Jumpstart your day with time-trusted remedies that boost your energy and conversations that fuel your creativity.

Cannes Lions badge required.

The Perfect Mix: Sun, Fun and Creativity

Dates: Tuesday, June 19 – Thursday, June 21 (Daily)
Time: 2-4 p.m. (14:00-16:00)
Location: Nielsen Charter – Jette Albert Edouard Nord pier, Berth # 23 (Between the Shutterstock and Truex yachts)

Exercise your imagination to personalize your perfect glass of lemonade—regular or with a kick—while you learn all you need to customize audience engagement.

Cannes Lions badge required.

Measuring Success in CTV

Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m. (10:30-11:15)
Location: Jetee Albert Edouard, Berth 27

Join Telaria, along with The Trade Desk, Nielsen, and the IAB for a discussion about the hurdles and opportunities of measuring audiences across Connected TV and Over-The-Top platforms.

Nielsen Participant: Damian Garbaccio, EVP, Advertiser Direct & NMC


Big Ideas Under the Stars – Invitation Required

Date: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 9 p.m. (21:00)
Location: Nielsen Charter – Jette Albert Edouard Nord pier, Berth # 23 (Between the Shutterstock and Truex yachts)

Nielsen & Beet.TV co-host an unforgettable evening with special guest DJ Mick. Dance, drink and network—all while bringing big ideas to life.

Invitation only.

Can Creativity Save Our Wildlife? Global Announcement of Lion’s Share

Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 12-12:45 p.m. (12:00-12:45)
Location: Debussy Theatre at Palais

Join the UNDP for a world premiere announcement to launch the Lion’s Share. This is co-founded by UNDP and Finch, with support from creative partner Clemenger BBDO, and network partners BBDO and Nielsen


  • Toni Petra – International Watch Leader, Nielsen (Nielsen Champion)
  • Sir David Attenborough – Conservationist and Founder of Fauna and Flora
  • Nikolaj Coster – Waldau, Actor and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador UNDP
  • Collet Ngobeni – Black Mamba Ranger
  • Achim Steiner – UNDP Administrator, UNDP

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United Nations VIP Mixer – Invitation Required

Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 4-7 p.m. (16:00-19:00)
Location: Nielsen Charter – Jette Albert Edouard Nord pier, Berth # 23 (Between the Shutterstock and Truex yachts)

Members of the United Nations and select guests will toast in celebration of the Lion’s Share launch.

Invitation only.

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Want to know how Nielsen can help your business? Request a meeting with us at Cannes. If you have any questions, please contact Jasmine Elliott.

CEO, Nielsen Catalina Solutions

EVP, Nielsen Marketing Cloud

Chief Revenue Officer, Nielsen Catalina Solutions

EVP, Commercial, Nielsen Marketing Cloud

EVP, Product and Strategy, Nielsen Catalina Solutions

SVP, Sales & Business Development, Nielsen Catalina Solutions


Have questions about Nielsen’s presence during Cannes Lions? Feel free to reach out to the following:

Industry Relations
Kelle Coleman
Jasmine Elliott
Wilburt Carpenter

Media Relations
Brendan McCarthy
Leslie Pitterson