Saatchi & Saatchi presses on with New Directors’ Showcase as Publicis Groupe pulls out of awards

Saatchi & Saatchi won’t be winning any Lions at Cannes next year thanks to new Publicis Groupe boss Arthur Sadoun’s decision to can awards entries next year – not universally well received it seems, particularly among Publicis agencies one of which is named Marcel – but Saatchi has produced its 27th New Directors’ Showcase, with another to come next year.

So they’ll still be paying a packet on Cannes, even if they’re not going to win anything. This is why so many political initiatives go awry, big bold moves sound fine until you try to unpick the details – as Arthur is finding.

More women directors than before and global CCO Kate Stanners is promising more in the future.

Here’s one from Holly Blakey to warm up your morning.

All the others in the above link.

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