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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...

21 hours ago

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

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: Outdoor shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Outdoor shortlist

The Cannes Lions Outdoor shortlist has been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: Glass shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Glass shortlist

The Cannes Lions Glass shortlist has been released, with SA seeing an entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: PR Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2017: PR Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions PR shortlist has been released, with SA seeing an entry make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

The Grand Prix for Good-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France...

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Cannes Lions' Healthcare agency of the year: Area23, New York.
#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud...

17 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017...

17 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Michael Lees-Rolfe, creative director at FoxP2 and Cannes promo & activation juror.
#CannesLions: Advertising, all grown up

Cannes Lions kicked off this weekend, and we have ten SA jurors across the various categories. I spoke to Michael Lees-Rolfe, creative director at FoxP2 and Cannes promo & activation juror, about the areas he predicts SA agencies' work will excel in this year, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Fran Luckin - Grey Africa CCO and Cannes Lions 2017 Print and Publishing jury president.
#CannesLions: Shoulder-to-shoulder with advertising's finest

Cannes Lions kicked off this weekend, and we have ten SA jurors across the various categories. I spoke to Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Africa and Cannes print and publishing jury president, about the areas she predicts SA agencies' work will excel in this year, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Xeopoulos with Native's first gold lions from Cannes Lions in 2016.
#CannesLions: The gold standard in creative excellence

Jason Xenopoulos, CEO and CCO at Native VML, speaks about his role as jury member for the Cannes Entertainment Lions, how he's set to take Africa's creative revolution to the Cannes stage, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Susan Credle, CCO at FCB Global.
“Show up and stop bashing yourself!” Industry reflections with Susan Credle

I chatted to FCB Global's CCO Susan Credle post-One Show Creative Week about the creative industry in general as a preview for Cannes Lions 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jun 2017

GLOBAL

Kyle Findlay, director of data science at the Kantar Global Innovations Team.
#CannesLions: Mapping the importance of multi-channel marketing

With Cannes Lions just a few days away I chatted to South African Kyle Findlay, director of data science at the Kantar Global Innovations Team about his silver essay win at Admap, which will be celebrated during the international festival of creativity.,,

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches
France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators...

18 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Jury president, Susan Lyne, president and managing partner at BBG Ventures.
Juries, speakers ready for Lions Innovation

Lions Innovation, which runs from 19 to 20 June in Cannes as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced its Innovation Lions and Creative Data Lions jury members and some speakers...

11 Apr 2017

FRANCE

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters
Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' posters

France's advertising regulator has ordered fashion house Saint Laurent to remove posters of extremely thin models in "degrading" poses...

9 Mar 2017

FRANCE

Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign
Fury over 'degrading' Saint Laurent ad campaign

A new publicity campaign featuring painfully thin models in "degrading" poses for the French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent sparked outrage on Monday...

7 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook launches startup programme in Paris campus
Facebook launches startup programme in Paris campus

Facebook launched its first ever startup support programme in Paris Tuesday, in a massive tech incubator funded by a French telecoms billionaire...

18 Jan 2017

FRANCE

French social networks atwitter over asteroid hoax
French social networks atwitter over asteroid hoax

PARIS - Twitter and Facebook lit up this weekend when pranksters reported that an asteroid was hurtling toward France, prompting a humourless denial on the website of a national radio station...

17 Feb 2016

FRANCE

Cannes 2016 could top 2015 highlights
Cannes 2016 could top 2015 highlights

Launched in 1954, Cannes Lions has met its goal - to provide everything needed to successfully campaign for creativity including the connections, the education, the benchmark and the inspiration...

7 Dec 2015

FRANCE

Cannes Young Lions festival more accessible
Cannes Young Lions festival more accessible

Modifications to Cannes Young Lions will see the 2016 Festival bigger and better than before, with an added incentive for South African creatives to enter for a once in a lifetime experience...

3 Dec 2015

FRANCE

Facebook sets up safety check for Paris friends
Facebook sets up safety check for Paris friends

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Facebook launched a check-in feature to let people know that friends in Paris were safe after a series of bombings and shootings in the French capital killed at least 120 people on Friday...

16 Nov 2015

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security offices
Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security offices

PARIS, FRANCE: Nine months after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in which some of France's most celebrated cartoonist were massacred, the satirical magazine began moving Tuesday into new high-security offices in southern Paris, sources said...

30 Sep 2015

FRANCE

Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

PARIS, FRANCE: Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter Tuesday, picking up more than a quarter of a million followers on the social network in just over two hours...

30 Sep 2015

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo coverage wins World Young Reader Prize
Charlie Hebdo coverage wins World Young Reader Prize

In its collective efforts to help young people understand the Charlie Hebdo attacks and its implications, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced that the French news media has been awarded the top award in the World Young Reader Prize 'Teaching Freedom' category.

21 Jul 2015

FRANCE

KidinaKORNERCreate joint venture to bring music to forefront of marketing
KidinaKORNERCreate joint venture to bring music to forefront of marketing

To bring music to forefront of marketing and pioneer a new model for integrating music and brands, a joint venture has been signed between WPP and Alex Da Kid...

24 Jun 2015

FRANCE

WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'
WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'

CANNES, FRANCE: WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat today announced the establishment of Truffle Pig, a joint content marketing venture combining the best of global agency, newsroom and social media talent...

23 Jun 2015

FRANCE

BBC World News 'Be Everywhere' app launches at Cannes
BBC World News 'Be Everywhere' app launches at Cannes

'Be Everywhere', which will premiere at Cannes Lions (running until 27 June) in the BBC World News pop-up studio space, illustrates the innovative digital opportunities available to advertisers in a new way...

23 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

The full Lions Pharma shortlist
The full Lions Pharma shortlist

The full Lions Pharma shortlist has been released, with the winner's list to be released tomorrow...

19 Jun 2015

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