Publicis Groupe Salutes Cannes Lions’ initiative and reconfirms its participation from 2019 Onwards

Publicis Groupe Salutes Cannes Lions’ initiative and reconfirms its participation from 2019 Onwards

Following their announcement of pulling out of all awards program until 2018 at Cannes, Publicis Groupe have now revealed they are pleased with the changes the Cannes Lions Festival has made in order to ‘course correct’ and bring their focus back to creativity. “As a founding partner of the Cannes Lions and a strong supporter of its goal of […]

Leaked emails reveal WPP’s plan to pull out of Eurobest and could also leave Cannes in 2018

Leaked emails reveal WPP’s plan to pull out of Eurobest and could also leave Cannes in 2018

One of the biggest news out of 2017’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity didn’t concern any dazzling campaigns but, rather, Publicis Groupe’s announcement that it would forbid all of its agencies from entering Cannes or any other awards shows next year. Now, WPP, the world’s largest holding group, has continued its threats to follow suit […]

Blis’ Harry Dewhirst on what agencies and brands need to do to maximise their mobile strategy

Blis’ Harry Dewhirst on what agencies and brands need to do to maximise their mobile strategy

Location intelligence company, Blis has been on a roll over the last year, with some innovative projects and movements in the digital marketing space. During the Cannes Lions Festival, we sat down with their President, Harry Dewhirst, who told us about what Blis have been up to this past year and where they plan to go […]

JWT Amsterdam’s Bas Korsten on cultivating creativity within and being on the forefront of innovation

JWT Amsterdam’s Bas Korsten on cultivating creativity within and being on the forefront of innovation

J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam were the toast of the Marketing and Communications Industry in 2016, greatly thanks to projects such as ‘The Next Rembrandt’ that helped bag them the Innovative Agency of the Year prize at the Cannes Lions Festival last year. A year on, we got a chance to sit down with the Creative […]

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business going forward. According to the agency, FAST is an integrated service that joins together with traditional media planning and buying services, enabling maximum efficiency in driving insights, targeting, allocating investment, activating and optimising across all media. To […]

Santander ditch traditional advertising and break records with sci-fi short ‘Beyond Money’

Santander ditch traditional advertising and break records with sci-fi short ‘Beyond Money’

We can barely endure some marketing messages for 30 seconds without mentally switching off. So how did Santander manage to get sceptical millennials to endure 17 minutes (yes that’s right, it’s not a typo, seventeen minutes)? The answer is ‘film’. Brand films can sometimes be style over function and merely created to win awards and […]

Jason Romeyko Reveals His Blueprint For Serviceplan Going Forward

Jason Romeyko Reveals His Blueprint For Serviceplan Going Forward

Jason Romeyko recently becomes Worldwide Executive Creative Director (WWECD) at Serviceplan, working alongside International Managing Partner Markus Noder to amplify globalisation of the network. We had a chance to sit down with Jason during the Cannes Lions Festival and speak about what his vision is for the Group going forward: Q) Take us through your journey from Australia […]

Creativeland Asia’s Raj Kurup: ‘We need to shed the myopia & be more inclusive of the likes of Google to evolve’

Creativeland Asia’s Raj Kurup: ‘We need to shed the myopia & be more inclusive of the likes of Google to evolve’

Creativeland Asia, one of India’s largest and most sought after independent agency. It was founded by Sajan Raj Kurup in the summer of 2007, and is now one of the fastest growing and the most awarded independent communications companies in the country. We had an opportunity to sit down with Raj during the Cannes Lions […]

JWT London’s Lucas Peon on the agency’s future plans and the importance of projects like Female Tribes

JWT London’s Lucas Peon on the agency’s future plans and the importance of projects like Female Tribes

J. Walter Thompson London’s recent reshuffle of their leadership saw Lucas Peon replace Russell Ramsey as the Executive Creative Director. We got an opportunity to sit down with the new man in charge at Cannes, and discuss his vision for the agency going forward: Q) You recently took over as Executive Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson (JWT) London, […]

Serviceplan France Wins Three Lions at the Cannes Lions Festival

Serviceplan France Wins Three Lions at the Cannes Lions Festival

Serviceplan France has been awarded three times by the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity – which distinguishes the world’s best creative work – for its “Virtual Crash Billboard,” a campaign conceived for Parisian Road Safety. “Virtual Crash Billboard”, an integrated campaign starting from a specially designed interactive digital billboard, was awarded three Lions […]

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