Paul Simons: a more modest Cannes this year – perhaps

The various comments regarding the profligacy of Cannes declining seemed far-fetched from our short car journey yesterday evening. We had taken our dogs for a run on the beach at Port Gallice, in the bay next to the large bay ...

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Baileys boss flies the flag for women in ads at Cannes Lions

By Jane Austin in Cannes It’s an interesting and often disturbing exercise to revisit movies from your youth in light of the MeToo and TimesUp movements and see how outdated and sexist the portrayal of women seems. The actress Molly ...

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David Harris of gyro: Cannes – please stop making lazy tropes of important words

This year at Cannes, the beating heart of creativity and originality, the seminar line-up has a proliferation of titles that are worryingly similar. In fact, ‘human’ seems to have become the Cannes 2018 buzzword (‘Innovation at the Human Level,’ ‘Who ...

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Nike hijacks Russian sport with ‘Don’t Ask’ campaign

Nike doesn’t sponsor the FIFA World Cup, so we don’t get to see what the brand might come up with to celebrate one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. Instead, Nike — well practiced in circumventing FIFA rules ...

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Ebiquity says $45bn is up for grabs if media budgets are allocated based on ROI

Marketing analytics specialist Ebiquity has given the serried ranks of clients gathered at the Cannes Lions something to think about, claiming that better allocation of marketing spend could add $45bn annually to their bottom lines. The three-year study analysed 2500 ...

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AMV BBDO’s Trash Isles leads purpose-driven Grand Prix haul at Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions has begun cranking out the awards winners with AMV BBDO’s Trash Isles with LADBible and The Plastic Oceans Foundation winning the Grand Prix for Design (and it may win in other categories too); Corruption Detector from Grey Brazil ...

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