Cannes Lion

Outdoor: Key to integration

Outdoor was the most popular category at Cannes this year with a total number of 5367 entries. Out of this 127 Lions were awarded...

17 Aug 2016

The ingredients to coming up with a great creative campaign

I was fortunate enough to attend and be part of an exclusive breakfast conference, thanks to Webfluential, hosted by The Creative Counsel a few weeks ago at The Venue in Melrose Arch...

By Thabiso Moloi 16 Aug 2016

Cannes offers business, change for good

Gathering and galvanising the industry, this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will provide everything needed to successfully campaign for creativity...

30 Mar 2016

Cannes Lions announced Jury Presidents

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced all of the 2016 jury presidents, revealing the names of the remaining seventeen...

17 Feb 2016

Tash Whitmey, Emad Tahtouh are Lions Innovation presidents

Tash Whitmey and Emad Tahtouh have been appointed as presidents of the Creative Data and Innovation Lions juries respectively...

25 Jan 2016

How African storytelling can win awards, international recognition

Africa's known for its storytelling tradition, but is not usually awarded for it beyond South Africa - the fact that Kenya has just won its first ever Cannes Lions trophy is proof of this. Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA's Director of Africa Operations, explains...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jul 2015

You can't get any closer to Cannes!

You can't find a more A-list advertising crowd gathered in a more desirable location than at the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Neither can you find a wider variety of cutting-edge events, speakers or topics on offer...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Jun 2015

First Glass Lion gets its jury

NICE, FRANCE: The jury to judge the first 'Glass Lion: The Lion for Change' award have been announced. The award, launched with the support of Leanin.Org, recognises work that breaks through unconscious gender bias...

30 Apr 2015

Storytelling via social engagement a strong trend

Simon Schwaighofer is the Creative Director at Red Bull Creative, the brand's in-house agency in Salzburg. In August he will visit SA to speak at The Best of Global...

By Hando Sinisalu and Maarja Laasu 31 Jul 2014

Cannes Chimera Initiative creative brief launched

Cannes Lions and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have launched the fourth Cannes Chimera Initiative creative brief, which closes for entries on 1 August 2014. (video)

11 Jul 2014

Top 10 digital campaigns of 2014: Jan-Jun

CANNES, FRANCE: European research company Best Marketing International has monitored the Gold and Grand Prix winners of 35 local, regional, and global digital marketing awards from all corners of the World (including Cannes Lions) between January and June 2014. (video)

By Hando Sinisalu and Ann Kruuk 2 Jul 2014

Last winners announced

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity announced the final winners of the 2014 awards on Saturday, 21 June 2014. South African agencies Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg and Net#work BBDO each walked away with a Bronze Lion. (video)

23 Jun 2014

Branded Content, Film, Film Craft shortlists released

The Branded Content & Entertainment, Film and Film Craft shortlists have been released, with South Africa featuring in two of the three categories. Winners was announced on Saturday, 21 June 2014.

20 Jun 2014

SA wins 10 Lions in Media, Outdoor

At last night's award ceremony for Media, Mobile and Outdoor, South Africa was honoured with one Gold Lion, two Silver Lions, and seven Bronze Lions in the Media and Outdoor categories. (video)

18 Jun 2014

Cyber, Design, Product Design, Press, Radio shortlists

With South Africa making the cut in four of the five categories, herewith the Cyber, Design, Product Design, Press and Radio shortlists. Winners in these categories was announced on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. (video)

17 Jun 2014

SA takes three Promo & Activation Lions

The winners of the Promo & Activation, Direct, PR and Creative Effectiveness Lions were announced yesterday, 16 June 2014. South Africa had a total of three awards winners in the Promo & Activation category. (video)

17 Jun 2014

Media, Mobile, Outdoor shortlists

The Media, Mobile and Outdoor shortlists have been released and South Africa features in two of the three categories. (video)

17 Jun 2014

First shortlists, first winners

Cannes Lions has just announced the first of the shortlists for Cannes 2014, and the first winners - those in the new Cannes Lions Health category.

16 Jun 2014

Ije Nwokorie selected Cannes design jury president

The new Global CEO of Wolff Olins, Ije Nwokorie, has been appointed as the new Design Lions jury president.

24 Apr 2014

Jury presidents for Cannes Lions announced

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity organisers have announced the jury presidents, including the first jury president for the new Product Design Lions category.

20 Feb 2014

Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration

CANNES, FRANCE: Cinemark, the local SA representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, with their passion for both great film and advertising, bring you the latest information from the world's premier advertising festivals.

15 Jan 2014

Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health, the new bespoke Festival and Awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, has opened for entries.

9 Jan 2014

Africa: We've talked the talk, now let's walk the walk

As all the hype of Cannes Lions 2013 fades into the distance we need to take a closer look at why these creative media festivals are relevant and what impact they should have on the African media and marketing landscape. (video)

By Dawn Rowlands 9 Aug 2013

2012 Most Popular lists for Bizcommunity Marketing & Media Africa

Here they are, Bizcommunity.com Marketing & Media Africa's 2012 lists of most popular articles and those that drew the most comment as well as our most read contributors.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Jan 2013

Creative Effectiveness, Media, Mobile & Outdoor Lions winners

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has held the second of four awards ceremonies to honour a further four of its 15 entry categories; Creative Effectiveness, Media, Mobile and Outdoor Lions winners. South Africa was represented among the winners in the Outdoor, Mobile and Media Lions.

20 Jun 2012

Promo & Activation, PR, Direct Lions winners

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has held the first of four Awards Ceremonies to honour the winners of the Promo & Activation, PR and Direct Lions categories. Among the winners, South Africa was represented in the Direct category and also in the PR Lions category.

19 Jun 2012

Direct shortlists released

CANNES, FRANCE: The first batch of Direct shortlists have been released by the organisers of Cannes Lions.

18 Jun 2012

Entries break record

CANNES, FRANCE: A record 34 301 entries from 87 countries have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 59th International Festival of Creativity, claimed to be one of the largest and most prestigious global international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. South Africa's contribution to the record currently stands at 820 entries. This is the summary of entries by country.

7 Jun 2012

Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).

30 Mar 2012

2012 Loeries entries open with category changes

A separate category for entries from outside of South Africa has been introduced to the Loeries, which has issued its 34th call to enter on Thursday, 15 March 2012. In order to better promote the work being produced throughout the region, "Rest of Africa and the Middle East" will be judged separately to allow improved representation of all regions and offer greater exposure to each region's creative output.

15 Mar 2012

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

The true story of Bizcommunity lies in the numbers

Since its inception a decade ago, Bizcommunity.com's subscriber base to its popular newsletters has grown to 241 000 subscriptions across Marketing & Media South Africa and Africa, Retail and Medical. Subscriptions to the new portals before the launch last week were already in the tens of thousands without any active marketing - the power of content.

By Robin Parker, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Sep 2011

03: Cannes Lions on the cards

Cannes Lions will be on the cards tonight, Wednesday, 22 June 2011, during the jam-packed Bizcommunity/Chai FM Marketing and Media radio show, hosted by Kevin Fine between 6pm and 7pm on 101.9 FM in Johannesburg.

22 Jun 2011

Record year for Cannes Lions entries

CANNES, FRANCE: A total of 28 828 entries from 90 countries (725 from SA) have been submitted to the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity, the international annual awards for creative advertising and communications. This is the most entries in the history of the festival.

1 Jun 2011

Intercontinental Advertising CUP and Creative Summit programme announced

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: The organisers of the Intercontinental Advertising Cup and Summit have announced the speakers and programme for the event, which is due to take place in Istanbul over two days - 11-12 March 2011 - at the Conrad Hotel Istanbul.

21 Feb 2011