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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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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

SOUTH AFRICA

The full Lions Health and Wellness shortlist
The full Lions Health and Wellness shortlist

The full Lions Health and Wellness shortlist has been released, with Quirk Johannesburg the only South African agency featured, for its 'Borrowed Time' film ad for Orange Babies...

19 Jun 2015

FRANCE

Lions Innovation announces start-ups
Lions Innovation announces start-ups

Lions Innovation has announced the ten finalists of this year's inaugural Start-up Academy, following a global search that netted over 100 submissions.

19 Jun 2015

FRANCE

New country entries in Innovations Lions shortlist
New country entries in Innovations Lions shortlist

Following the 226 entries from 41 countries, the shortlist of 34 entries has made it to the final round of judging in this year's the Innovation Lions. Tunisia, Ecuador and Argentina are shortlisted for the first time in 2015...

17 Jun 2015

FRANCE

Everyone is going to Cannes as record entries are received
Everyone is going to Cannes as record entries are received

There are a record number of entries for this year's Cannes Lions, with 40,133 entries received across Cannes Lions, 21-27 June, Lions Health, 19-20 June, and Lions Innovation, 25-26 June...

11 Jun 2015

FRANCE

Cannes countdown
Cannes countdown

With less than a fortnight before Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity opens on 21 June 2015, Saatchi & Saatchi announces the premiering of a film commemorating 25 years of its New Directors' Showcase (NDS) and Katherine Glover, of Joe Public Johannesburg gets ready to join 11 other women at 'See it Be it'...

9 Jun 2015

FRANCE

Facebook opens new artificial intelligence lab in Paris
Facebook opens new artificial intelligence lab in Paris

PARIS, FRANCE: Facebook on Tuesday announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence lab in Paris to expand a push to make its online social network smarter and more profitable...

3 Jun 2015

FRANCE

Lions Innovation content programme includes industry data, tech and creative luminaries
Lions Innovation content programme includes industry data, tech and creative luminaries

CANNES, FRANCE: The inaugural Lions Innovation, scheduled at Cannes from 25 to 26 June 2015, includes 125 speakers and 33 hours of content on three stages...

1 Jun 2015

FRANCE

LVMH moves to buy Le Parisien newspaper
LVMH moves to buy Le Parisien newspaper

PARIS, FRANCE: French luxury group LVMH said on Tuesday it had entered exclusive talks to buy Le Parisien newspaper...

27 May 2015

FRANCE

See It Be It 2015 participants selected for Cannes
See It Be It 2015 participants selected for Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: From well over 200 nominations by agency leaders and an intense two-week interview process, 12 women have been selected to be the See It Be It 2015 participants at Cannes Lions...

25 May 2015

FRANCE

Creative capers at Cannes, liven up Lions Health
Creative capers at Cannes, liven up Lions Health

CANNES, FRANCE: Filmmakers, poets, comedians and more will provide unexpected new perspectives at Lions Health, the global creative festival for the healthcare communications industry being held 19-20 June 2015 at Cannes...

21 May 2015

FRANCE

Filmmakers look to Twitter, Facebook for stars
Filmmakers look to Twitter, Facebook for stars

CANNES, FRANCE: Looking for a tattooed demon to be killed by an undercover virgin in your sex club? Well, as any good horror film producer knows, the best place to look these days is on Facebook and Twitter...

19 May 2015

FRANCE

Coen brothers take swipe at Netflix as they begin Cannes jury duty
Coen brothers take swipe at Netflix as they begin Cannes jury duty

CANNES, FRANCE: US film director siblings Joel and Ethan Coen took a jokey swipe at movie industry upstarts Netflix and Amazon on Wednesday...

15 May 2015

FRANCE

Jury selected for Lions Health, includes UN Foundation's Sherinian
Jury selected for Lions Health, includes UN Foundation's Sherinian

The Lions Health, global Festival and Awards for creative excellence in healthcare, has selected its jury including United Nation Foundation's Aaron Sherinian who will also host a seminar...

8 May 2015

FRANCE

Cannes covers creativity
Cannes covers creativity

The 2015 Cannes Lions promises to deliver its most diverse and creative content ever, as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Marilyn Manson, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Richard Curtis take the stage...

7 May 2015

FRANCE

Cannes Chimera Initiative ready for your creative input
Cannes Chimera Initiative ready for your creative input

The 2015 Cannes Chimera Competition, jointly launched by Cannes Lions and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has opened for entries...

4 May 2015

FRANCE

Google teams up with European media to boost online journalism
Google teams up with European media to boost online journalism

PARIS, FRANCE: Google will on 29 April launch a 150 million euro programme to support innovative online journalism in partnership with eight European publications.

28 Apr 2015

FRANCE

Booking.com to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden
Booking.com to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden

PARIS, FRANCE: Hotel reservation site Booking.com will allow hoteliers in France, Italy and Sweden to charge cheaper prices elsewhere after legal challenges, the French competition authority said Tuesday...

22 Apr 2015

FRANCE

World's Press calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu
World's Press calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu

PARIS, FRANCE / FRANKFURT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called on the Chinese authorities to release 71-year-old Chinese journalist Gao Yu...

22 Apr 2015

FRANCE

Altice wins EU greenlight on Portugal Telecom buy-up
Altice wins EU greenlight on Portugal Telecom buy-up

PARIS, FRANCE: France's Altice cable and telecoms firm on Monday said it had won European Commission approval for its €7.4bn ($7.9bn) purchase of Portugal Telecom's Portuguese assets...

21 Apr 2015

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