Future Lion Winners Need Your Help Getting to Cannes

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Several young creatives at the Creative Circus just won the Cannes Future Lion award. Unfortunately, the team cannot afford to go to Cannes and accept their award in person. The creatives are willing to wear the logos of sponsors all over the Cannes festival. Total amount of funds that need to be raised is $20,000 for all 5 team members to get to attend.

Remember the first time you went to Cannes? Come on, you know you do. And you know you were starry eyed and all gaga prancing up and down Le Croisette. Give these budding young creatives a chance to experience all that. So who's in? Anyone want to sponsor these budding creatives? If so, head over here and hook them up.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 6-13    
Topic: Industry Events



Busta Rhymes Will Perform At Affiliate Summit

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It's that time again. Well, it will be come August when the The Affiliate Ball returns to Affiliate Summit which will take place in Philadelphia. 11 time Grammy nominated, hip hop artist, Busta Rhymes will be the headliner. Fresh off his recent signing with Cash Money Records, and smash hit " Look At Me Now," Busta Rhymes will share his classic hits as well as his new hits with attendees of this year's Affiliate Summit.

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by Steve Hall    May-29-13    
Topic: Industry Events



Maurice Levy Wants Your Cannes Lions Vote

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Following the Cannes Lions announcement the organization would live stream one sessions per day, it didn't take long for agencies to begin begging for votes so that their session would be the chosen one to stream.

Publicis Groupe head honcho Maurice Levy will be sitting down with Heineken CEO and Chairman of the Board Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer (damn, does that sound pretentious!) to discuss, well, beer and other fun stuff. The pair will be joined by Heineken Global CMO Alexis Nasard.

Today, we received am email urging us to VOTE NOW for the panel. If you are so inclined, you can do that here.

by Steve Hall    May-28-13    
Topic: Industry Events



Personal Assistent Offers to Save Your Ass During Cannes

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As Cannes Lions approaches, you may begin feeling a bit of stress over how you're going to drink all that rose and juggle all your oficial responsibilities with aplomb. What you need is a personal assistent to make sure you covered when you're too drunk to explain how you lost your hotel room key or that things are handled with discretion when you roll over in the morning and have no idea who is laying next to you in bed.

In return for a Cannes Young Lions pass and accommodation, this eager creative student promises to keep you out of trouble and focused. Watch the video below and head over to the Assistant De Cannes Lion Facebook page to find out more.

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by Steve Hall    May-20-13    
Topic: Industry Events



Cannes Lions to Live Stream Sessions

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What the? A livestream from Cannes? What's up with that? Isn't the entire point to waste shitloads of money traveling to Cannes, France for a week to bask in the sunshine and drink Rose on the Carlton Terrace (and shitty beer at the Gutter Bar) on the company dime? How the hell are brands and agencies going to waste all this boondoggle money if we don't even have to go?

Well now don't be stupid. Cannes Lions will not be livestreaming the entire thing and even if they did the experience would never come close to actually attending -- which we can say from experience.

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by Steve Hall    May-13-13    
Topic: Industry Events



Ad Guru's Dispense Inspiration From One Club's Wheel of Karma

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Leading up to Creative Week, JWT New York is working with inTacto to launch an interactive game in support of the One Club, enlisting some industry big shots to inspire the next generation of creative talent.

The project's purpose is to increase involvement in the One Show awards, invoke a sense of community among creatives by becoming more informed about their colleagues' work, and inspire the next generation of young creative leaders.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-13    
Topic: Industry Events



Why You Should Attend INBOUND 2013 in Boston This Summer

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You can decide whether this is a commercial announcement (no one paid us to write this) or valuable industry information (no one asked us to write this). Or maybe it's both (we contribute to the HubSpot blog). All we know is that HubSpot's INBOUND 2013 conference is taking place in Boston this summer, August 19-22 and it's most certainly an event you should attend.

Why? Because as a smart marketer or agency exec, you really need to learn about inbound marketing. What is inbound marketing? Take a gander at the chart below.

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by Steve Hall    May- 1-13    
Topic: Industry Events



The Most Disgusting Film Festival Ad You Will Ever See

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If you're not into horror movies or have an irrational fear of dentistry then we'd advise you skip this one. If, however, you love tension, suspense and, well, flossing, then go right ahead and watch.

The film, created by RPA and produced by Tool, is a promotion for the Newport Beach Film Festival and succinctly drives home the point film can, indeed, make you feel like you are right in the middle of the action.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-23-13    
Topic: Industry Events



AKQA Announces 2013 Future Lions Call For Entries

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The Future Lions global student creative competition is calling for 2013 entries. AKQA, in collaboration with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is hosting Future Lions for the eighth year in a row. This year's theme, 'Destiny Awaits', encourages students to invent bold ideas that will create the future.

The annual Future Lions competition challenges students to develop an idea for advertising a brand in a way that would not have been possible five years ago. There are no rules in terms of media or technology, no restrictions around product or target audience and no entry fee. Winning concepts will be honoured at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the Debussy Theatre in June.

Celebrating the competition's emphasis on creativity and innovation, AKQA is proud to announce WIRED UK as official partner for Future Lions 2013.

Last year the competition achieved a record number of over 1,100 entries from 40 countries, making it one of the world's largest student competitions. An influential platform for emerging talent, Future Lions winners are highly sought after and quickly employed by many of the world's leading agencies.

by Steve Hall    Apr-12-13    
Topic: Industry Events



DDB, R/GA, BBDO Webby Most Nominated For Agency of the Year

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It's that time of year again. Time for the Oscars of the Internet. The time when the red carpet is rolled out to honor the best web work of the year. With 18 nominations, DDB leads all agencies in nominations and joins R/GA (17), BBDO (11), Wieden + Kennedy (9), Ogilvy (8), McCann (8) and Y&R (8) in primary contention for Webby Agency of the Year. Other Agencies with multiple nominations also in the running for Agency of the Year are Digitas (7), Pereira & O'Dell (6), Razorfish (6), and Heimat Werbeagentur (5).

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-13    
Topic: Industry Events










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