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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

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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

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Philip Thomas is the new chairman of Cannes Lions.
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

Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival.
#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

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry picks Riccardo Tisci as new creative officer
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

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Chloe Gottlieb, See It Be It ambassador and Madonna Badger, See It Be It chair.
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

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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
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

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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

FRANCE

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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

UNITED STATES

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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

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Piyush and Prasoon Pandey honoured with the Lion of St Mark
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
'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

France's President Emmanuel Macron will stress that he wants a partnership of equals with Africa, based on education and entrepreneurship |
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

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Net#work BBDO campaign, Vagina Varsity.
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 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

SOUTH AFRICA

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores
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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Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

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Alexander Schill, global chief creative officer, Serviceplan.
Alexander Schill, jury president of Outdoor and Radio & Audio at Eurobest

Alexander Schill, global chief creative officer, Serviceplan is jury president of Outdoor and Radio & Audio for the Eurobest 2017 lineup...

12 Sep 2017

FRANCE

French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models
French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models

A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows...

6 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

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Google Australia's ‘Hot Heads' video interview with Damon Stapleton

Google Australia's creative development team hosted Damon Stapleton, chief creative officer at DDB New Zealand in a special "take away" addition of Hot Heads from Cannes...

6 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments
L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal confirmed it had dropped a British transgender model over comments the company deemed "at odds with our values,"...

4 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable...

25 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson...

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 2017

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Is it time for your brand to evolve?
Is it time for your brand to evolve?

All brands eventually need to evolve as the world changes, but to different degrees and at different paces. How do you know your brand is ready?

By Jessica Edgson 3 Aug 2017

GLOBAL

Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families
Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families

A new study conducted by Boomerang highlights the starring roles that animals play within families, on and off-screen...

20 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Information overload fuels 'fake news': study

PARIS - "Fake news" has become a troubling phenomenon, allegedly used to manipulate voters and fuel a rise in global populism. In one case, it inspired a man to shoot up a Washington pizzeria...

27 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris
South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris...

22 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Arthur Sadoun, Publicis Groupe's new CEO.
Publicis Groupe shifts spend on award shows, other events to AI initiative

Publicis Groupe's newly appointed CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has forbidden all of its agencies from participating in award shows for the next year, which means it will sit out of the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

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