Tag Archives: featured

Open University bounces back with new drive from Havas

The Open University was one of those infrastructure ideas that actually worked but these days it seems something of a 60s relic. But with DEI seemingly at the top of everyone’s agenda it’s clearly time for a retread. Can it ...

Read More »

Cannes Grand Prix finale has two (and a half) UK triumphs: Engine Creative wins Titanium and 4Creative wins Film

Much like Glastonbury, Cannes seems like the centre of the universe if you’re there, but if you’re not, it’s just not that interesting. Still, for the armchair participants, the Grand Prix winners are worth noting, and here’s the final crop ...

Read More »

MAA Ad of the Week: Cannes Lions Film Craft GP winner Penny by Serviceplan

Winning ads are a rarity at Cannes these days, Grand Prix and other Lions are almost exclusively the preserve of cause-related stunts. They might as well be in an enlarged Outdoor category. How Mars Petcare’s (estimable) ‘Hope Reef’ can win ...

Read More »

Dentsu in India adds to Grand Prix haul as more Cannes winners announced

Cannes Lions announced more winners on June 23 in the penultimate Awards Show of the Festival. The new Creative B2B Lions, were awarded, alongside the Direct Lions, Media Lions, Creative Data Lions, PR Lions, and Social & Influencer Lions. In ...

Read More »

Jane Austin: can Ryan Reynolds make advertising fun again?

“Ads should be fun”, Ryan Reynolds told Cannes yesterday. It’s a highly controversial statement for an industry that lost all interest in fun years ago. Thankfully, the Hollywood actor-turned-adman also offered some lessons in comedy for the more humourless amongst ...

Read More »

Cannes Lions hands out a second Grand Prix to Vice Media

Purpose has truly taken hold now that Cannes is half way through, and it’s here in the latest crop of Grand Prix. Today’s award for displaying the least purpose — and the winner of the Grand Prix for Creative Commerce ...

Read More »