For a short time following the Cannes Lions Awards, the organization makes the winning videos available for viewing. Then they get locked up behind the pay-wall. You can often still find them strewn across YouTube or more likely Vimeo by the agencies who made them, but that's a pain.
Now, a subscription to the Cannes Lions archive is definitely a valuable investment but for a limited time you can browse through some of the world’s most interesting advertising/marketing creative.
Actually, there are a number of resources that will help you get caught up on what happened and was shown at Cannes. This may be as valuable a resource to those who attended and were distracted by the Kanye’s and Bono’s of the world (and agency and media company parties).
See the video case studies of the Grand Prix, Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners along with the credits as to who did what.
Cannes Lions has done a great job of excerpting the presentations. This is a great way to hear notables in their own words. Hear folks like Sir John Hegarty Marc Pritchard from P&G; WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, Twitter's Dick Costolo and Viacom's Philippe Dauman among many others (yes, including Courtney Love).
Reduced to bite-sized form, these simple and visual decks sum up the noteworthy events, speeches, work, celeb sightings. They are refreshingly opinionated.
Video Recaps from Cannes Lions/YouTube
The organizers published daily recaps including the presentations from Sarah Jessica Parker, Keith Weed, Sheryl Sandberg, Jared Leto, Joe Pytka and more. Good “in-their-own-voices” sound bites.
This Pinterest board is from Dom Heinrich that features work he felt might win. It’s a great way to browse and discover great work that may or may not have won but remains interesting.
Ads of the World have assembled a Pinterest-like gallery of the winning work including all of the beautiful print ads from the competition.