The Big C global brief to end the stigma of cancer in the workplace is now open for entries
Posted on 2023 Jul,11

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In Cannes, top creative leaders from across Edelman, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis and WPP joined forces on stage to deliver one of the most high profile briefs the industry has seen, impacting the lives of up to 4 billion people.

The ask? To create a culture-defying programme, experience, campaign that could erase the stigma and insecurity of cancer at work.

On Monday 10th July, The Big C brief officially opens for entries.

The brief invites the entire industry and beyond, as individuals or duos within one agency or cross-agencies, to create a campaign that will launch on World Cancer Day 2024, in a global multi-media campaign supported by $100m.



Powered by Cannes Lions’ world class judging systems, judging will be led by senior creative and strategy leads across the five holding companies including: Susan Credle (global chair & global chief creative officer, FCB), Chaka Sobhani (global CCO of Leo Burnett), Luiz Sanches (CCO of BBDO NA), Judy John (global CCO of Edelman) and Debbi Vandeven (global CCO of VMLY&R) .

The submission deadline is  set to Friday, September 15. Judging will take place throughout October, with the winner announced at the end of that month. The winners will also receive a delegate pass to attend Cannes Lions 2024 from the Festival.

For more details visit and link through to the entry platform.

It is worth mentioning that Working with Cancer is a program initially launched by Publicis Groupe through an alliance of major international companies, with over 600 pledging businesses impacting up to 20 million employees, united by the aim to create an open, supportive and recovery-forward culture for cancer sufferers with a mission to completely erase the stigma and insecurity of cancer at work. The program was recently recognised by Cannes lions with a Grand Prix for Good in Health.