Cannes Lions 2013

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What I learned at Digital Shoreditch

What I learned at Digital Shoreditch

Adrian Gans, VCCP's innovation director, gives his impressions from the first week of Digital Shoreditch, a two-week event that unites technology, creativity and entrepreneurs.

 
Academy signs Mercedes-Benz 'chicken' director Warwick

Academy signs Mercedes-Benz 'chicken' director Warwick

Daniel Warwick, the director behind the Mercedes-Benz "chicken" spot that went viral in 2013, has signed to Academy.

 
US agencies consider life after Mad Men

US agencies consider life after Mad Men

This weekend sees the final episode of the popular US drama Mad Men, the show that exhibited the glamour and grit of the bygone era of 1960s adland in New York. To honour the finale of one of TV's great series, thought leaders from American ad agenci...

 
MacDonald's

MacDonald's "clever daddy"

This ad was released in 1997 and was directed by Simon Cheek. It features a dad who arrives home late and is scolded by his wife and her family for ruining lunch. He goes upstairs to see his baby boy and tell him that lunch was already ruined as hi...

 
Feminazi: 'the lazy go-to slur'

Feminazi: 'the lazy go-to slur'

One of the most dispiriting things about the debate surrounding the Protein World Beach Body advertising has been the endless repetition of the term "feminazis".

 
Barnardos and BBH: 16 years of ads

Barnardos and BBH: 16 years of ads

Barnardos and Bartle Bogle Hegarty ended their 16 year relationship this week, after the children's charity decided to review its creative account ahead of its 150th anniversary in 2016. Campaign takes a look at some of the best work to come out of t...

 
BA picks SapientNitro as lead digital agency

BA picks SapientNitro as lead digital agency

British Airways has appointed SapientNitro as its global digital agency of record after a competitive pitch.

 
Johnny Hardstaff moves to Academy

Johnny Hardstaff moves to Academy

Johnny Hardstaff, a director at Ridley Scott Associates who last year made ads for Kenco and The Royal Marines, is moving to Academy.

 
Creative chief Matt Batten to step down from Wunderman

Creative chief Matt Batten to step down from Wunderman

Matt Batten, Wunderman UK's chief creative officer, is set to leave the agency "to pursue new opportunities".

 
Bob Greenberg to get Lion of St Mark at Cannes

Bob Greenberg to get Lion of St Mark at Cannes

Bob Greenberg, the founder and chairman of R/GA, will receive the Lion of St Mark award at this year's Cannes Lions.

 
Honda returns to visual trickery for CR-V campaign

Honda returns to visual trickery for CR-V campaign

Honda uses the Droste effect to create a dizzying, never-ending loop in the latest TV campaign for its CR-V model car.

 
BBH creatives Oliver, Patel and Doman exit in reshuffle

BBH creatives Oliver, Patel and Doman exit in reshuffle

Three of Bartle Bogle Hegarty's senior creatives are leaving the agency amid a reshuffle.

 
 

Cannes Lions 2013 in-depth

Placement poverty

Placement poverty

Placement teams can live below the minimum wage and work for long hours without real job prospects. In a short dialogue, Ben Harris and Stu Outhwaite explain why this is no laughing matter.

 
 
The genius of 'and'

The genius of 'and'

In pursuing effectiveness, brands and agencies often disconnect creativity from the process - and marketing testing and measurement tools are partly to blame. This divide must be bridged, Wendy Clark argues in the third of our series on creative effe...

 
 
Is the UK's ad industry homophobic?

Is the UK's ad industry homophobic?

Adland gets regular flak for lacking sufficient ethnic diversity in its workforce and giving women a raw deal. But Dave Buonaguidi's claim that it is also institutionally homophobic is new to the charge sheet. It is, after all, 17 years since Ogilvy ...

 
 
Divided we fall

Divided we fall

In the second of a series exploring creative effectiveness, Gurdeep Puri says that, through collaboration and co-operation, the industry must more closely examine how creativity affects clients' commercial objectives.

 
 
Can awards shows remain relevant?

Can awards shows remain relevant?

The decision of the Cannes Lions organisers to bestow their prestigious Lion of St Mark on Bob Greenberg must have raised a few wry smiles. Because it was less than a year ago that the founder of R/GA found himself in the firing line for visualisin...

 
 
Why do clients shun the big debates?

Why do clients shun the big debates?

Industry wags used to joke that adland would be a great place to work if it wasn t for clients. Considering how few clients turned up to the Advertising Week Europe event, maybe the feeling is mutual. Procurement, remuneration and whether or not cl...

 
 
'The emperor is wearing no clothes'

'The emperor is wearing no clothes'

In the first of a series exploring creative effectiveness, Jon Steel likens the focus on shares, hashtags, 'likes' and social buzz in modern effectiveness case studies to The Emperor's New Clothes and urges the industry to wear something a little mor...

 
 
Global viewpoint from Saudi Arabia

Global viewpoint from Saudi Arabia

Up until only a few years ago, outsiders would say that Saudi Arabia was the most boring and traditional advertising market in the world. A conservative nation whose societal, religious and political constraints hindered the industry s ability to be ...

 
 
 

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