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Sell-Buy Date

Celebrating the great, the good and the overcompensated in the ad world

Author Chris Wright

CANNES, FRANCE—This month the 73,000 or so residents of Cannes will see their ranks swell by about 11,000, as advertising professionals from around the world gather in this French Riviera city to celebrate their industry. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, now in its 60th year, lasts a week and attracts some of the most famous people you’ve never heard of. So if you’re in town and you find yourself sitting beside someone who introduces himself as Sir Martin Sorrell, here are a few random facts to drop into the conversation.

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