GLOBAL

#CannesLions2018: CEO Phil Thomas on the creative year ahead

Jon Ratcliffe sat down with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival, and spoke to him about his belief that there has been more change in marketing in the last year than the 10 years preceding it, and why they're launching 'ecommerce', 'experience', and 'social and influencer' Lions...

By Jon Ratcliffe 9 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

#FairnessFirst: Why you'll see #MoreLikeMe from #CannesLions2018

Diversity is good for business, especially creative business, so little wonder that diversity is an increasingly hot topic at Cannes. With the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicking off later today, if you're covering the festivity from afar, you're likely to see the #MoreLikeMe hashtag trending on your timeline, in addition to #SeeitBeit and more...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jun 2018

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2018: Health & Wellness and Pharma shortlists!

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing a single entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

17 Jun 2018

AFRICA

French President Macron announces $76m Africa startup fund

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the launch of a €65 million ($76.14 million) fund dedicated to providing access to small ticket funding for African startups, as part of the unveiling of a 'Digital Africa' initiative...

By Gabriella Mulligan 31 May 2018

GLOBAL

Cannes Lions 2018 festival programme released

The 2018 Festival programme features new formats, simplified navigation and more than 70 brands...

17 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Cannes Young Lions: Call for entries

If you have what it takes to create an award-winning advert under pressure and in the most extreme of conditions - and still come out smiling on the other side - Cinemark is looking for you...

3 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

Philip Thomas announced as new chairman of Cannes Lions

Philip Thomas, CEO of Ascential Events, has been announced as the new chairman of Cannes Lions...

22 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Cannes Lions announces See It Be It ambassador and chair

Chloe Gottlieb has been announced as the 2018 See It Be It ambassador and Madonna Badger has been announced as See It Be It chair...

9 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 Jan 2018

UNITED STATES

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos...

18 Dec 2017

GLOBAL

Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark

Cannes Lions honours brothers Piyush and Prasoon Pandey with the Lion of St Mark, the award for outstanding contribution to the creative industry...

13 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

'Weather-sensitive' products: adjusting price and promotions to increase sales

It stands to reason that the weather can affect the sales of certain products. More rainfall generally means that consumers purchase less sunscreen...

By Xavier Rousset, Octavio Escobar and Régis Chenavaz 1 Dec 2017

AFRICA

Macron to urge entrepreneurship on first African tour

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will tour Africa this week to try to boost France's flagging influence on the continent and convince young people eyeing Europe's shores they have a future at home...

28 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Winners announced for 2017 Epica Awards

South Africa won Bronze at the 2017 Epica Awards for the Net#work BBDO campaign, Vagina Varsity, in the Online Campaigns - Health, Beauty and Fashion category...

17 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Cannes Lions launches revamped 2018 Festival of Creativity!

Cannes Lions has launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with important changes to the delegate experience and awards structure...

14 Nov 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer

Luxury British fashion house Burberry on Thursday announced the appointment of Riccardo Tisci, formerly of Givenchy, as its new chief creative officer to replace Christopher Bailey...

5 Mar 2018

GLOBAL

Cannes Lions announce first 2018 jury presidents

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the names of the first 2018 jury presidents...

26 Jan 2018

FRANCE

Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets

PARIS - British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by L'Oreal to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets...

23 Jan 2018

FRANCE

France's Macron vows fake news law, eyeing Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans on Wednesday for legislation to stop fake news spreading online in the run-up to elections, in a veiled reference to Moscow-backed RT and Sputnik...

4 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat...

9 Nov 2017

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