Cannes And The Public Relations Industry

Posted by Ronn / on 07/01/2013 / 0 Comments

Lately there has been a lot of talk in the public relations business about Cannes, France. What with the Golden Lions, the film festival and various celebrity sightings. As one who has vacationed in Cannes regularly with family, I can say first hand that indeed Cannes is a city which has benefited from PR.

From 1956 when Bridget Bardot visited Picasso in Cannes, until today where Lamborgihnis and Ferraris in all colors of the rainbow line the front of hotels, this is indeed a city which knows PR. The croisette (main thoroughfare of the city), which is lined with luxury stores offering the rarest of goods, from Chanel birkin bags to six and seven-figure Audemars Piguet watches, indeed brands here understand marketing.

However, even great PR campaigns can't make something shine which isn't real and justified. Indeed, Cannes is heaven on earth. From the sun which rises at 5am and often doesn't set before 11pm to the family friendly park in the center of the city. From the breathtaking picasso museum to the tantalizing fruit and flower market in the old city. While yachts line the city, amazing fresh fish is available beach side.

I often visit in summer (haven't yet been during the film festival or Lions Awards) - and it's a great time to wander around in casual clothes at a time when its people from all over the world: no film festivals or celebrities or PR agency big-wigs I have spotted.

Indeed, there are plenty of multi-cultural visiting families - including plenty of Russian oligarchs, Arab oil barons, one day cruise visitors and more. Seemingly, there's only one New York PR Agency CEO getting bossed around in Cannes by his kids endlessly this week. But, what could be better?

Cannes is indeed heaven on Earth and worthy of the great reputation it has. Hopefully, the most difficult decision this week will be pool or beach? Follow Ronn Torossian on Twitter @rtorossian5wpr





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