Ad Age: Cannes Daily Blog, Day 2

About last night: It was high and low

Vox Media hosted its annual, typically swank Cannes dinner party on Monday night, this year at Villa Alang Alang, a luxurious house nestled in the hills far above the hoi polloi walking the Croisette. (There was much speculation about just whose house it was, with an F1 race car driver among the most popular theories. Vox Media Chief Creative Officer Lindsay Nelson said she wasn’t sure herself.) The well-curated guest list included NBA CMO Pam El, Hulu ad sales chief Peter Naylor, MDC CEO Scott Kauffman, Index Exchange CEO Andrew Casale, Dotdash CEO Neil Vogel, plus representatives of Uber, WeWork, Bustle, Carat, McKinsey, MediaLink and many others. Hours later, crowds back on the Croisette got loud outside the Carlton and Gutter Bar, not entirely heeding Cannes vets’ advice to take it easy on the first night.

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