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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Cannes Lions announces final juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the final names that will make up the 17 juries coming together in Cannes, France, for this year's Festival and Awards.

14 Apr 2014 10:35


European Digital Media Awards

PARIS, FRANCE: The world's most innovative digital news media - from giants like the Guardian and Norway's VG to the smaller DOTYK, the first tablet-only weekly in the Czech Republic - were honoured on Tuesday (8 April) as winners of the European Digital Media Awards, the annual prizes from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

9 Apr 2014 08:53


Bouygues boosts mobile bid for SFR, in French turf war

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications group Bouygues stepped up its bid to buy mobile phone operator SFR from Vivendi, launching a new phase in a huge fight over positions in France.

7 Apr 2014 09:15


Brazil Day comes to Cannes Lions

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that this year's Festival will incorporate a programme dedicated to showcasing, understanding and celebrating Brazilian creativity.

2 Apr 2014 15:13


Cannes Lions announces juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the members of the juries in the new Product Design, Film, Media and Promo & Activation Lions categories.

19 Mar 2014 11:51


Networked masks set to revolutionise skiing

PARIS, FRANCE: Measuring performance, providing a soundtrack and giving real-time information about the slopes: the latest ski masks are revolutionising skiing, but can they crossover into the mainstream, or will they remain stuck with a niche market of rich geeks?

18 Mar 2014 07:47


France's Vivendi favours Numericable in telecoms bidding war

PARIS, FRANCE: French consortium Vivendi said it was entering exclusive negotiations with Numericable to sell the cable operator its telecommunications unit SFR, shrugging aside France's industrial renewal minister's bid to scupper the cable operator's bid.

17 Mar 2014 06:49


Iliad eyes growing French mobile share after strong 2013

PARIS, FRANCE: Iliad looks set to consolidate its position in the French mobile market after its Free network posted a strong rise in 2013 sales and tipped a transformative deal with competitor Bouygues Telecom.

12 Mar 2014 08:35


Bouygues offers to buy Vivendi SFR for €14.5bn

PARIS, FRANCE: Bouygues Telecom on Thursday (6 March) made a €14.5bn offer for Vivendi's SFR unit in a deal that could create a new French telecommunicationss powerhouse amid a wave of consolidation in the sector.

7 Mar 2014 07:47


'Tribo-electric,' the buzzword of the future?

PARIS, FRANCE: Out at sea, gentle waves provide power for thousands of homes. In cities, dance-floor moves generate electricity for nightclubs. In the countryside, hikers use leg power to recharge their phones.

5 Mar 2014 09:02


Impressive speaker lineup at Lions Health

Lions Health, the inaugural global festival and awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications will welcome a speaker lineup that includes some of the most awarded creatives in healthcare and top marketers at the forefront of the industry from around the world.

28 Feb 2014 13:25


Jury presidents for Cannes Lions announced

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity organisers have announced the jury presidents, including the first jury president for the new Product Design Lions category.

20 Feb 2014 09:21


French TV channels want protection from Google, Netflix

PARIS, FRANCE: France's three largest private television networks have asked the government to protect them from US competitors like Google, Apple and Netflix who are set to enter the market.

18 Feb 2014 08:18


Alcatel-Lucent - from losses to profits

PARIS, FRANCE: Alcatel-Lucent, a leading global supplier of telecommunications equipment for the internet, said it had slashed its net losses by a third last year and would sell its subsidiary Enterprise to a Chinese firm

7 Feb 2014 09:47


Sauber's 2014 car launched online

PARIS, FRANCE: Sauber on Sunday (26 January) became the third team in three days to opt for an online, rather than a lavish, unveiling of their 2014 Formula One car.

27 Jan 2014 08:03


Cannes Lions now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: The 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 15-21 June 2014, is now accepting entries across all categories.

27 Jan 2014 07:31


Dutch News Media Association honoured for youth engagement excellence

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The Dutch news media association NDP Nieuswmedia has been designated the first "Centre of Youth Engagement Excellence" by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) for its innovative and strong programme that has been introducing young people to news for nearly 40 years.

22 Jan 2014 13:08


Alarm call wakes comet probe

PARIS, FRANCE: An alarm clock in deep space woke the comet probe Rosetta ahead of a key phase in its 10-year mission, European scientists said.

21 Jan 2014 07:29


Cannes Lions 2014 now open for delegate registration

CANNES, FRANCE: Cinemark, the local SA representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, with their passion for both great film and advertising, bring you the latest information from the world's premier advertising festivals.

15 Jan 2014 11:21


Inaugural Lions Health Awards now accepting entries

CANNES, FRANCE: Lions Health, the new bespoke Festival and Awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications, has opened for entries.

9 Jan 2014 11:38


Snapchat hackers post phone numbers of 4.6m users online

PARIS, FRANCE: Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6m users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced.

3 Jan 2014 07:49


Snapchat hackers post phone numbers of 4.6 million users online

PARIS, FRANCE: Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced.

3 Jan 2014 06:57


French institute to restore, digitise Mandela trial recordings

PARIS, FRANCE: France's National Audiovisual Institute (INA) announced it would restore and digitise the recordings of the Rivonia Trial that saw Nelson Mandela and seven other anti-apartheid activists sentenced to life in jail.

24 Dec 2013 08:09


American wins US$1m Picasso in online tombola

PARIS, FRANCE: A US ticket-holder in a worldwide online charity raffle walked away with an exquisite US$1m Picasso after paying a mere €100, Sotheby's said after organising the first-of-its-kind tombola.

19 Dec 2013 08:52


Piracy site creators face €3m damages claim

LYON, FRANCE: French entertainment industry bodies and major US film studios are seeking nearly €3m in damages from two French youths who ran an illegal downloading site.

13 Dec 2013 11:06


Global trends in Print and Digital readership measurement

NICE, FRANCE: Ask Afrika shares insights from the recent International Print and Digital Research Forum Symposium in Nice, France.

13 Dec 2013 05:46


'Wake up' competition for Europe's sleepy comet-chaser

PARIS, FRANCE: Citizens of Planet Earth are being invited to make a "video shout-out" to wake up a deep-space probe, Rosetta, that has been in hibernation since June 2011.

13 Dec 2013 05:31


New consoles, games keep market growing

PARIS, FRANCE: The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1% a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to Idate digital research and consultancy firm.

10 Dec 2013 06:22


France's low-cost Free offers 4G for free

PARIS, FRANCE: Low-cost telecommunications company Free stirred up France's mobile phone market on Tuesday, 3 December, by announcing an offer that includes 4G data services at no additional cost to the customer.

4 Dec 2013 08:15


Posh for Paris Vogue

PARIS, FRANCE: Ex-Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham has guest-edited the Christmas edition of Paris Vogue magazine, the publication said on Friday.

2 Dec 2013 07:20

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