Creativity on a Budget: How to Experience Cannes Lions Without Spending a Dime

For those of you humans who don’t know, Cannes Lions is the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry. This annual event, which has been around since the 1950s, is essentially the Mecca for creative marketing professionals.

At Cannes Lions, awards are given out for creativity in categories like design, media, mobile, film, and branded content. Meanwhile, talks and workshops with big names (like Pharrell Williams) and top professionals aim to inform and inspire. It’s an amazing event for anyone in the creative field.

High Cost of Attending the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity

Unfortunately for many of us stateside, Cannes Lions takes place in the south of France. That means heavy travel costs. Not to mention what you’ll spend on buying a pass to the show, accommodations, and food and drinks (lots of drinks!). All that can add up to a small fortune.

If you’re a medium-sized agency or independent creative professional, the price tag of jetting off to Cannes Lion can easily break the bank. But before you shuffle away like Charlie Brown, depressed that you’ll never attend Cannes Lions, take a gander at the infographic below.

Creative Ways to Get Your Lions Share of the Cannes Experience

This great graphic from our friends at Ghergich & Co. and ImageBrief provides some handy tips on how you can use several valuable (and free) resources on the Web to experience the excitement and education of Cannes Lions 2015 from anywhere. Check it out…

How to Attend Cannes From the Comfort of Your Own Home Infographic