Customer Spotlight: The Cannes Lions 2013 App is Your Ultimate Guide to the Premiere Global Event

Each year, thousands of advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators and marketers from around the world travel to the French Riviera for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s largest ad festival gathering of members of the communications industries. Now in its 60th year, the festival has become the premiere destination for communications professionals to learn and be inspired by the leading work in their industry. With a record 35,765 entries from 92 countries submitted this year, the official 60th Cannes Lions app can help you get the most rewarding experience throughout this exciting, jam-packed event. Urban Airship push messaging will power daily updates, time sensitive messages and reminders.

Designed and developed by The Bright Place, the Cannes Lions app is loaded with features to help you navigate your way around both the festival and the city of Cannes. When you first open the app, you will land on the Dashboard page where you can view a “What’s hot” list of recommendations on what you can do at that very moment, a countdown clock to the start of the event, a Cannes social media news feed, a list of best places to eat and visit while in this luxurious city, and a comprehensive dictionary of all things you may need to know throughout the festival.

On the Guide page, you can access a schedule of the weeklong festival. Each event listing comes with a description and speaker bio. With so many events taking place, you can filter the schedule based on category and favorite any events that may be of interest. Even if you can’t attend all of the events you hope to, you can still keep track of all the award entries and winners using the Awards page.

The Connect page provides you with a feed of all Cannes Lion news on social media. In fact, you can synch your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages so that you can post status updates directly from the app. While at the festival, you can scan fellow delegates' badges and view their contact info within the Connect page.

When you go to an industry event the size of Cannes Lions, it’s likely you will be doing a lot of networking and taking a lot of notes. Thanks to the GoodyBag feature within this app, you now have an easy way to keep track of all your takeaway assets. You can scan a QR code in the shortlist exhibition to save the work, hit the “GoodyBag” button on a session to save notes from the presentation to your account, and add any delegates or award entries for future reference.

The fun does not stop there. The Cannes Lions app also includes “Win Cannes,” a massive multiplayer game where attendees can compete for the chance to win a free VIP pass to next year’s festival. All you have to do is earn points by goodybagging content, attending seminars, scanning delegates’ badges and looking for barcodes throughout the festival.

Whether you are a first-time attendee or veteran, make sure you get the most out of your trip to Cannes. Download the free app for iOS and Android.