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Now WPP adds to the pressure on Cannes owner Ascential

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell and creative director John O’Keefe are putting the screws on Cannes International Festival of Creativity organiser Ascential, ostensibly to rationalise the festival, and pulling out of Ascential’s Eurobest awards despite lots of WPP people signing ...

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How David Droga got his $1m start in advertising

David Droga was the youngest recipient of the Cannes Lion of St Mark award – honouring top creatives. Lots of interesting stuff here. Here’s an excerpt with Dave, as he was then, describing the first commercial he worked on aged ...

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Do Sorrell’s musings about Cannes lead us anywhere?

Sir Martin Sorrell has been musing about Cannes, awards and all the rest of it following Publicis Groupe’s decision to pull out of all awards next year and here he is advising The Drum. Amidst the name dropping and how ...

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How a near death experience scored at Cannes for – Japanese roofing tiles?

Apropos Cannes, who said creativity was dead? Here’s a Silver Lion winner from Asatsu-DK for Tsuruya roofing tiles which undeniably has a certain impact (even it owes more than something to McCann’s ‘Survival Billboard’ for Xbox.) We won’t give it ...

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Niki Macartney of Southpaw: the world’s given up on advertising – why not try oddvertising?

How reassuring to see the Cannes juries last week recognize and reward the antithesis to the vacuity of perfume advertising. Kenzo’s playful ‘Mutant Brain’ campaign picked up ten Lions across a number of categories, having successfully stuck two fingers up ...

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Ian Bates of Prophecy: the chorus line of celebrities are the real enemies of Cannes, not the tech companies

Blaming tech companies for the current soul searching being undertaken by the Cannes festival owner Ascential has become a fashionable thing to do. But I think it’s rather unfair. While the oft-quoted Snapchat ferris wheel might well be an example ...

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Cannes Lions gives thumbs down to (most) British agencies

Are Cannes Lions an accurate guide to the health of an agency, even a whole industry? Not everyone enters of course and some enter more than others. Publicis agencies won’t be entering any next year. There’s also the point that ...

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