Cannes Lions 2018

"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global this Mandela Day for his views on the South African advertising industry, from the 'rainbow nation advertising' he experienced under Madiba's rule to the 'hackvertising' of today...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Diversity matters... and four other learnings from the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival

As the dust settles on the 65th Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, it's time to reflect on the key trends and learnings that emerged from adland's biggest annual gathering...

Issued by MediaCom 10 Jul 2018

Stranger Things: The Cannes Edition

Damon Stapleton won 12 Cannes Lions this year. Of the overall experience, he says, "I was looking for a sign for a couple of days. And there it was..."

By Damon Stapleton 4 Jul 2018

"You have to be pretty damn disruptive to grab anyone's attention in 2018" - Karabo Denalane

I caught up with Karabo Denalane, CEO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and board member of the ACA, for insights into why 'being safe' is no longer an option when managing brands...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Jul 2018

"Brands: Get ahead of a problem that matters to consumers" - Pete Khoury

I caught up with Pete Khoury of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and the Creative Circle, for his views on why brands should get ahead of a problem that matters to consumers...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jun 2018

Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: The CMO is the new CEO

Ann Nurock interviews Motheo Matsau, chief sales and marketing officer at Ster-Kinekor, asking him how important the partnership with Cannes Lions is for the cinema company and what he thought of this year's entries and winning work...

By Ann Nurock 27 Jun 2018

Closed Cannes

A week of sojourning in the French summer has drawn to a close. Cannes 2018 was different for everyone, that much is clear...

By Jarred Cinman 26 Jun 2018

MediaCom is named Media Network of the Year at Cannes Lions 2018

MediaCom was the most decorated media agency in this year's Cannes Lions competition...

Issued by MediaCom 25 Jun 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why SDGs are at the (Lion)heart of #CannesLions2018

A stand-out factor of Cannes Lions 2018 was the introduction of the SDG Lions to this year's Festival of Creativity. We can make the world a better place through creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Good, Film and Impact Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity concluded on 22 June, with the 2018 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Lions, Creative Effectiveness Lions, Film Lions and the associated Young Lions, Glass Lions, Titanium Lions and overall Grand Prix for Good announced during the final Cannes Lions award ceremony...

22 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: All the SA winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity came to an end on 22 June 2018, rounding out a full week of award shows that celebrated creativity across various categories. Here's how SA fared overall...

22 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: The Art of Branded Entertainment according to VML's Xenopoulos

As part of the 2017 Cannes Lions Branded Entertainment jury, Jason Xenopoulos, VML global chief vision officer and EMEA CCO, collaborated with the jury to write a book called The Art of Branded Entertainment, which was launched just one year later at Cannes Lions 2018 on Tuesday, 19 June...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Reach Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 21 June, with the 2018 Creative Data, Direct, Media, PR and Social & Influencer winners announced during the Reach award ceremony...

21 Jun 2018

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