Olivia Parker
Jun 17, 2019

What Cannes wants to talk about? Quitting social media

Conversations at Cannes kept returning to the negative influence of social media on mental health, with other strands of the same discussion touching on harmful agency-client working relationships and the introduction of psychological "safe spaces" at work.

L-R: Rosa Sheng, Corinne Foxx, Katrina Gay and Kathy Delaney

“It’s becoming uncool to be on Facebook. And Instagram is just starting to go south. It’s becoming less and less about artistic expression, which is what I thought was wonderful about it at the get-go.”

Damning words for the social media platforms from Kathy Delaney, global chief creative officer of Publicis Health, echoing a view that has prevailed across the first day of talks at Cannes Lions 2019 today. Even my taxi driver on the...

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