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[Cannes Lions 2012] The Annual BBDO Creative Directors’ Conference
[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: The independent vs. global network debate never ceases, and probably never will, but I can tell you: on days like today, it’s gooood to be big. Yesterday was the Annual BBDO Creative Directors’ Conference, held at the rather delightful Martinez Hotel, where we were treated to insights, workshops and lectures from some of the world’s foremost advertising minds.

Comments [4] [20 Jun 2012 12:07]

[Cannes Lions 2012] The biggest ad fest in the world
[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: Today we were lucky enough to spend some time with Terry Savage – the chairman of the Cannes Awards. He is an Australian who has the unenviable task of organising the biggest ad fest in the world.

Comments [4] [19 Jun 2012 10:18]

[Cannes Lions 2012] Arriving in Cannes
[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: "Cheers! Bye! Have a jol! Good luck!" ...and then…27 hours after leaving our loved ones behind, we finally arrived in Cannes (via Istanbul and some unforeseen delays).

Comments [3] [18 Jun 2012 11:41]

[Cannes Lions 2012] 140 BBDO’s 2012 international predictions
[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: Ross and I were lucky enough to pick up some metal at Cannes last year - for our Snickers radio campaign - which is why 140 BBDO have sent us this year.

Comments [3] [14 Jun 2012 11:31]

[Cannes Lions 2012] 140 BBDO’s predictions for South Africa in 2012
[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: A disclaimer before I begin - these predictions for 2012 South African Cannes Lions winners are based on our opinions, combined with the results of the various award shows that happen earlier in the year than Cannes. We have kept the categories a bit broader, as the myriad of categories one can enter is enough to make the head (and wallet) spin. (video)

Comments [1] [06 Jun 2012 17:54]

[AdForum Worldwide Summit] Day three in Paris
[Johanna McDowell] PARIS, FRANCE: The final day of the 2012 AdForum Worldwide Summit in Paris started on the roof of the Publicis building, with CEO Maurice Levy giving us his view of the communications world and his group from the vantage point of the Arc de Triomphe.

Comments [7] [24 Apr 2012 11:55]

[AdForum Worldwide Summit] Day two in Paris
[Johanna McDowell] PARIS, FRANCE: From 8am until 23.30pm, 30 consultants from all over the world visited and met with six agency groups throughout day two of the 2012 AdForum Worldwide Summit in Paris.

Comments [4] [20 Apr 2012 11:56]

[AdForum Worldwide Summit] Day one in Paris
[Johanna McDowell] PARIS, FRANCE: Day one of the AdForum Worldwide Summit in Paris, 18-20 April, started midday with a presentation at Ogilvy Paris and lunch. The focus for this first day has been luxury brands and those agencies which specialise in understanding those luxury brands. With Paris being the home of luxury, it all made total sense.

Comments [2] [19 Apr 2012 13:33]

[PR Russia Forum] Day two
[Johanna McDowell] MOSCOW, RUSSA: Day two of the IV PRRussia Forum started with a presentation from PR Society of America veteran Gerard Corbett. His topic was around evaluating PR people – either in corporate or agency environments.

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[PR Russia Forum] Day one
[Johanna McDowell] MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The Russian public relations industry has really only become established in the past 20 years; prior to that, it was politically impossible. As a result, it is still exploring many PR avenues that other countries passed through a while ago – including South Africa.

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