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Vox Media at Cannes 2018

How to connect with Vox Media during the 2018 Festival of Creativity

We’re headed to Cannes and we hope to see you!

Where you can find us for the week ahead...

Tuesday, June 19

Note: all times listed in CET zone

Kurt Wagner, Recode, Moderating Discussion during VaynerMedia’s Speaking Series

Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Location: VaynerX Lounge (43 Blvd de la Croisette, 4th Floor)

Session: “Meeting Your Consumer Where They Care”

The first step in reaching your consumer is identifying their interests. We’ll speak with leading strategists and trend mappers to uncover the top tools for mining insights and discuss strategies for reaching your consumer where they care and when they purchase.

Speakers: Justine Bloome (Chief Strategy Officer, VaynerMedia), Pato Spagnoletto (Head of Subscriber Acquisition, Hulu), Gunnard Johnson (Head of Measurement Science & Insights, Pinterest)

Limited RSVP - please reach out to for availabilities.

Lindsay Nelson, Chief Commercial Officer, speaking on MediaLink’s Daily Dose

Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm, followed by cocktails

Location: Sean Connery Suite at the Carlton Hotel

Session: “The Influencer Imperative: Brands’ Duty to Be Real”

Influence comes with big responsibility. In the endless quest for brands as they create engaging content, authenticity, relevancy and transparency reign supreme. How can brands, publishers and news creators inspire action, take a stand and remain true to themselves RSVP here.

Wednesday, June 20

Note: all times listed in CET zone

Armando Turco, General Manager for Vox Creative, in Conversation with Twitter

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: #Twitter Beach, 52 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France

Session: Vox Creative’s Armando Turco joins Twitter for a beachside conversation with Twitter’s global head of content partnerships Kay Madati on the evolving state of content/media, business models, and consumer engagement; and how each are approaching the landscape in new, creative, and innovative ways.

Thursday, June 21

Note: all times listed in CET zone

Cannes Official: Chief Commercial Officer, Lindsay Nelson, takes to the Cannes Lions stage to interview LiveNation, St. Vincent, and Cisco

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Cannes Terrace Stage, Outdoor (delegate-badge holders only)


Information overload and our increasingly digitized world has made connectivity a priority in every situation. Today we find it’s easier than ever to connect TO people, but harder than ever to connect WITH people. As consumers recalibrate their lives with intention, live experiences are becoming more of a balancing act for our new reality. Live music, specifically, is an incubator for emotional intensity. Artists leverage this emotion to deliver stellar performances night after night. Fans create bonds with other fans. For brands, these highly emotional audiences are more receptive to messaging than in other mediums.

Vox Media Represents this year with...

  • Lindsay Nelson, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Mike Hadgis, SVP, Head of Revenue & Partnerships
  • Ryan Pauley, VP Revenue Operations
  • Vanessa Fontanez, General Manager, Experiential & Conferences
  • Armando Turco, General Manager, Vox Creative
  • Kurt Wagner, Senior Editor, Recode

If you wish to meet with any of our folks, just let us know!


The Essentials…

Check out our Eater Cannes Heatmap for a curated list of top restaurants and cafes in the French Riviera. Worth venturing away from the croisette for!

For your travels to Cannes, go ahead and download Recode’s “Recode Media” and Vox’s “Today, Explained” to help pass time on that flight over.

Follow Recode Senior Editor, Kurt Wagner, who will be sharing his “Reporter’s Notebook” during the festival: subscribe to Recode’s newsletter or follow Kurt himself on Twitter.

If you’ll be on the ground, we do hope you’ll say hello, and if not follow us on Twitter @VoxMediaInc using #VoxMediaCannes and on Instagram @VoxMedia.

Press inquiries: Carly Walsh, Senior Communications Manager,