06/17/2013 10:21 am ET Updated Aug 17, 2013

Randall's Day 1 Roundup from Cannes - Live from the Rooftop

Bonjour, wherever you are!

I'm reporting to you from the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, on the rooftop of the AOL Advertising Suite at the Majestic Hotel. It's a pretty remarkable scene here, as thousands and thousands of people have streamed in from all over the world to discuss one thing -- creativity in everything that has to do with advertising.

I'll be keeping you up to date with the happenings at Cannes all week.

Let me round up some of my highlights from Day 1: