Is Anything Outside of Cannes Lions Happening This Week?

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As one whose daily mission includes scouring the ad world for shareable bits of newsworthiness, it's always interesting to see the ad news world grind to a halt during Cannes Lions. It's as if nothing else is newsworthy this week. It's like this new study from Webrageous that claims 75 percent of of online campaigns fail never happened. But let's not allow minor details like that to detract from the the fantastic funshine (no, I didn't spell that wrong) of Le Croisette.

Let's not bother with the controversy surrounding the bloated salaries of WPP's Martin Sorrell and MDC Partners' Miles Nadal. Because that would just be impolite and inappropriate (and actually kind of boring) to discuss while drinking magnums of rose at the Carlton.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-12    
Topic: Industry Events



At Cannes Lions, 'Big Data' and 'Content' Best 'Campaign' And 'Ad'

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As we continue our round up of goings at Cannes Lions, the shortlists for PR, Media, Outdoor, Mobile, Creative Effectiveness and Press have been released. You can check them all out here. In other important Cannes Lions news for Monday:

- Many were surprised and thought it sacriligious the gutter bar didin't look the same as it did last year.

- Nine year old Cain Monroy (of Caine's Arcade), in a JWT-led seminar entitled What Can 3 Kids Teach You About Creativity, told the audience they really need to think like kids sometimes to be creative.

- At 40, you graduate from the gutter bar to the Carlton Terrace.

- Porn scammers have discovered the #canneslions hashtag and are all over it in full force.

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by Steve Hall    Jun-18-12    
Topic: Industry Events



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