Cannes Lions 2017

The final frontier of the independent agency

The success of South African agencies in Cannes recently is a reflection of the big talent in the country. Taking this talent and the size of the agencies into account and adding the knowledge and professionalism of South African agencies, it would be logical for the country to be a hub for the rest of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2017

#CannesLions2017: “Great ideas can come from anywhere” - Ryan McManus

Native VML played an impressive role in putting a spotlight on African creativity at the global Cannes Lions 2017 Festival of Creativity. ECD Ryan McManus shares his highlights...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “This is who we really are” - Sunu Gonera

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Sunu Gonera of Egg Films shares his views from behind the scenes...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “Africa's increasing role in global creative culture” - Nick Dutton

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Nick Dutton of Mami Wata shares his views behind the scenes...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jun 2017

Digital marketing innovation - SA has what it takes

The concept of innovation drives me. I love taking calculated risks. I enjoy doing the associated R&D. Most of all I like to watch it unfold as a campaign...

By Stephen Sandmann 28 Jun 2017

Cannes Lions announces full content programme

The full content programme for Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-24 June 2017, has been announced...

12 Jun 2017

#IMC2017: Creatives on effective storytelling

In my favourite session of the IMC Conference 2017, three of SA's best local storytellers - Abey Mokgatswane, Fran Luckin and Gillian Rightford - shared the essentials of getting consumer buy-in from the stories your brand tells...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

Your exclusive invitation to Cannes Lions 2017

The 64th International Festival of Creativity may only last a week, from 17-24 June 2017 in Cannes, France, but the inspiration and value provided by the event and exclusive Biz coverage lasts a whole year...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 May 2017

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

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