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[Cannes Lions] Twitter mania
Gisèle Wertheim Aymés[Gisèle Wertheim Aymés] Well, I'm back in Cannes. One year later and ready to learn some more. Just arrived and went straight to a session with one of Twitter's founders, Biz Stone (@biz). The Debussy Hall was packed wall-to-wall and floor-to-floor and the place was tweeting so much I was sure at one point I felt the room vibrating.

[23 Jun 2009 10:20]

[Cannes Lions] God, flowers and collaboration
Gisèle Wertheim Aymés[Gisèle Wertheim Aymés] Yesterday, Tuesday, 23 June 2009, confirmed that collaboration is key to communication success. Current market conditions and the growing influence of social media and participatory culture requires all of us – agencies, marketers, media houses/owners and the rest – to humble down and collaborate. Clients are also going to have to take the lead and look at new models of remuneration to encourage and reward a more collaborative approach to their business.

[24 Jun 2009 10:56]

[Cannes Lions] Technology rules Cannes
Gisèle Wertheim Aymés[Gisèle Wertheim Aymés] The techies will continue to change our world. I’m more convinced of this than ever from my time here at Cannes.

Comments [1] [25 Jun 2009 11:55]

[Cannes Lions] Slave or not?
Gisèle Wertheim Aymés[Gisèle Wertheim Aymés] I was sad to leave Cannes yesterday, Thursday, 25 June 2009, because each year for a few days in my hectic life schedule I get to sit and listen and marvel at the amazing innovation that is shaping our advertising, media and communications.

[26 Jun 2009 12:20]

Recession: bringing out the worst
Louise Marsland[Louise Marsland] Did you hear the one about the agency that wouldn’t get out of bed for less than a R10 million account and is now offering services pro bono for up to a year in an attempt to steal clients from smaller agencies?

Comments [2] [21 Aug 2009 12:17]

[Cannes Lions] Advertising's at a crossroads
Damon Stapleton[Damon Stapleton] CANNES, FRANCE: As I finish judging 4000 entries at 2010 Cannes Lions, I really do feel advertising is at a crossroad. I have never seen at awards show where you can definitely see the past, present and future all at the same time.

Comments [2] [21 Jun 2010 18:27]

[Cannes Lions] Nobody knows what’s going to happen next
Damon Stapleton[Damon Stapleton] CANNES, FRANCE: It's strange talking to the judges here. There really is a sense that nobody knows what's going to happen next. Advertising has become so all-encompassing, it’s really become hard to define. From a South African perspective, I believe we have about 12 months to take some quantum leaps.

Comments [1] [22 Jun 2010 12:53]

[Cannes Lions] What is a Cannes Lion worth?
Damon Stapleton[Damon Stapleton] CANNES, FRANCE: We are coming to the end of another Cannes. The big parties with small pieces of food. The champagne being consumed by ridiculously good-looking people. The sharks that are smiling at you but looking over your shoulder to see who is more important. And, of course, egos and insecurities that could destroy even the bravest fashion victim. These things are all true; however, there is another side.

Comments [2] [25 Jun 2010 12:12]

[Cannes Lions judges] Getting excited
Cannes Lions Judges Blog[Cannes Lions Judges Blog] Here are some video blogs (vlogs) from four of the South African creatives judging Cannes Lions this year, ahead of their trip to Cannes, Frances, for the 58th Annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Comments [1] [22 Jun 2011 13:39]

[Cannes Lions judges] Cannes through the eyes of a Media Lions judge
Cannes Lions Judges Blog[Cannes Lions Judges Blog] Chris Botha: My Cannes experience so far can be broken up into two categories – life and work. Life being these beautiful experiences that we are lucky enough to experience, and work being, well, the work. The real reason we’re actually here.

[22 Jun 2011 13:53]

[Cannes Lions judges] Where to start - the entries, the work, or the place?
Cannes Lions Judges Blog[Cannes Lions Judges Blog] Janet Kinghorn: Cannes itself has not changed since I was here last in 1999. Men and women still wander up and down Le Croisette in white linen suits and fancy dresses. But the difference this time is that design is really starting to become a big player here.

Comments [1] [23 Jun 2011 15:50]

[Cannes Lions judges] My Cannes Direct experience
Cannes Lions Judges Blog[Cannes Lions Judges Blog] Xolisa Dyeshana: Where do I start? My Cannes experience was as much of an eye-opener as it was spectacular and inspiring. Being on the Direct Lions jury was a privilege I will not be forgetting anytime soon.

[24 Jun 2011 13:32]

[Cannes Lions judges] My Film Lions experience
Cannes Lions Judges Blog[Cannes Lions Judges Blog] Brad Reilly: I wrote this as I sat on a train reflecting on the week I’d left behind, flanked by the splendorous azure of the Riviera to my left and the rundown graffiti clad residential blocks to my right. Bisecting these stark contradictions seemed a fitting ending to a week concentrated on doing just that, separating the good from the bad, with the difference not always as clear as one would assume, particularly when based on 21 opinions. [video]

Comments [2] [05 Jul 2011 16:49]

[Cannes Lions 2012] 140 BBDO’s predictions for South Africa in 2012
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[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]

[Cannes Lions 2012] 140 BBDO’s 2012 international predictions
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[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] Arriving in Cannes
140 BBDO goes to 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] The biggest ad fest in the world
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[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] The biggest ad fest in the world
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[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] The Annual BBDO Creative Directors’ Conference
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[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 Annual BBDO Creative Directors’ Conference
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[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] Impi… Nkosi Sike… Shosholoz…
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: It’s been a good year for South Africa, I’m very proud to come from our little corner of the continent. It’s also been lovely to see how we all come together here, a real national team. So, what’s featured heavily from SA?

Comments [9] [21 Jun 2012 14:01]

[Cannes Lions 2012] Impi… Nkosi Sike… Shosholoz…
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: It’s been a good year for South Africa, I’m very proud to come from our little corner of the continent. It’s also been lovely to see how we all come together here, a real national team. So, what’s featured heavily from SA?

Comments [9] [21 Jun 2012 14:01]

[Cannes Lions 2012] Secrets to effective global marketing
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: In true 140BBDO style, this one will be short and sweet. The French are not easy people, neither is their wireless, so I’ll regale you with some stories quickly and hopefully pop in another update later when I have a more secure connection than ‘PierreDartyBoxF70’. (video)

Comments [20] [22 Jun 2012 13:33]

[Cannes Lions 2012] Secrets to effective global marketing
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: In true 140BBDO style, this one will be short and sweet. The French are not easy people, neither is their wireless, so I’ll regale you with some stories quickly and hopefully pop in another update later when I have a more secure connection than ‘PierreDartyBoxF70’. (video)

Comments [20] [22 Jun 2012 13:33]

[Cannes Lions 2012] Highlights and perceived outcomes
140 BBDO goes to Cannes[140 BBDO goes to Cannes] Michael Pearson: My week in Cannes was one of the highlights of my brief existence, and I truly hope that all of you can get yourself there at some stage. Here are some of the highlights and my perceived outcomes of the festival.

Comments [6] [28 Jun 2012 10:41]

[Cannes Lions 2013] On arrival
Net#work BBDO live from Cannes[Net#work BBDO live from Cannes] Stepping off the plane at Nice airport, one can literally smell the hope of thousands of bright-eyed and expectant creatives. Hope that will in a few short days be replaced by the acrid smell of disappointment and b.o.

Comments [4] [18 Jun 2013 07:21]

[Cannes Lions 2013] Part party, part business
Net#work BBDO live from Cannes[Net#work BBDO live from Cannes] Jenny Glover: This blog is constructed much like a mullet – the haircut, not the fish – in that it is part party, part business.

[18 Jun 2013 10:38]

[Cannes Lions 2013] Awards kick-off
Net#work BBDO live from Cannes[Net#work BBDO live from Cannes] Hello all, Brent here. In an ad hoc but very official ceremony, Jen was awarded the prestigious Hangover Lion this morning. So I'll be handling the blog reins while my wordsmith partner lies in a puddle of glory, waiting for the Myprodol to kick in and the regret to wear off.

[18 Jun 2013 17:00]

[Cannes Lions 2013] Back pats and fist pumps for SA
Net#work BBDO live from Cannes[Net#work BBDO live from Cannes] On Wednesday night, 19 June 2013, the tanned and white-toothed festival MC and his two anorexic stage-poppies handed out a good stash of Radio, Print and Design Lions.

Comments [10] [20 Jun 2013 17:54]