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Events: Gerety Awards’ ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ BBQ party rocks Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE — Following the shortlist announcement, the Gerety Awards celebrated with an Argentinian barbeque last week with host, production company Tantor Films.

Over 500 guests from 40 different countries joined the Gerety Awards to honor their shortlist as well as past and present judges. Guests were given a beautiful replica Diamond brooch following the name of the award taken from that of Frances Gerety, who coined the slogan, “A diamond is forever.”

On entering the villa one of the guests, Zoe Red of Creatives for Climate, chose a slightly different brooch which meant she was the winner of a special prize of a weekend getaway to visit one of the cities where Gerety held judging sessions this year.


Before the party kicked off, Gerety Co-Founder Lucía Ongay interviewed Annalise Valentino, creative/producer hybrid based in London at Brave Spark Creative Studio and Emma McKernan, creative based in Belfast, working for PR & Content agency Smarts. Both Brave Spark and Smarts are agencies within MSQ that partnered with Gerety for this year’s BBQ. Gerety Talks live in Cannes at the Diamonds Are forever BBQ party.

The Grand jury that includes some of the ad industry’s most renowned, respected, and awarded leaders will now choose the final winners which will be announced Tuesday, September 6.

To see why the shortlisted entries resonated with the Gerety jury and why the works have already started to pick up prizes on the 2022 award circuit, rewatch on demand the jury insights at

See the full shortlist here at

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