Campaign in Cannes 2008: Coverage round-up

Having trouble remembering the 2008 Cannes Lions festival? Campaign presents a round-up of its coverage.

On the beach...Cannes Lions 2008
On the beach...Cannes Lions 2008

Lions Awards stories:

Film Lions

Gorilla shares film Grand Prix at Cannes
London agencies flood Cannes film prize shortlist

Cadbury 'gorilla' and Skittles 'touch' to do battle for Film Grand Prix

Media Lions

Swedish creative agency takes Cannes top media prize
UK wins 14 places on Cannes media shortlist

Titanium Lions

Japanese agency Projector wins Titanium for Uniqlo ad
Somers Town makes Cannes Titanium Lion shortlist

Design Lions

UK takes top design prize in Cannes
UK fails to make Cannes design shortlist impact

Press Lions

UK snubbed in Cannes Press Lions award category
Meagre showing for UK agencies on press shortlist

Cyber Lions

Breakthrough in Cannes Cyber Lions category
Glue picks up 10 Cyber Lions Cannes nominations

Radio Lions

Dentsu Tokyo takes top radio prize in Cannes
UK scrapes seven places on Cannes Lions radio list

Outdoor Lions

HBO Voyeur scoops another top prize at Cannes
DDB London leads UK push on Cannes outdoor list

Direct Lions

JWT India wins Direct Grand Prix in Cannes
Poor showing for UK on Cannes direct shortlist

Promo Lions

HBO takes promo Grand Prix for 'Voyeur' campaign
Elvis takes two entries on Cannes promo shortlist

Video and other content:

David Puttnam predicts faster shift to online ad spend

Campaign TV: David Puttnam on digital ads
Campaign TV: Pully Chau: 'Mobiles will encourage China engagement'


Campaign in Cannes
Young Lions in Cannes


TBWA’s UK & Ireland president Tim Lindsay and CEO Matt Shepherd-Smith relax after displaying their prowess in a power swim and rope-swinging-over-the-sea man-off.

R/GA’s marketing supremo Karen Spiegel and chairman Bob Greenberg seemed to make an appearance at every party. The Larry David look will get you everywhere.

Bob Isherwood, Saatchi & Saatchi’s worldwide creative director, on his way to the Palais des Festivals to impart wisdom to Young Lions.

Dmitry Levteev, client services director at IQ Marketing, Moscow, holds aloft a Tuburetka in the networkone seminar. The agency mounted a city-wide party for disadvantaged kids with funds from selling its own version of the traditional stool on which children write poems to Santa.

The Profero posse enjoys a heavy night at the Café Felix, where the bill for dinner looked likely to reverse the agency’s debt-free status.
(l to r): Wayne Arnold, founder; Suzanne Bidlake, associate editor, Campaign; Daniele Fiandaca, COO;  Darryl Arnold, founder; David Puttnam, non-executive chairman.

Three down and counting…Cannes Festival CEO Philip Thomas presides over the announcement of the Film Lions winners at the third of 11 press conferences during the week.

Tim Lindsay, the TBWA UK & Ireland president, newly (thrice)-betrothed Howard Draft, DraftFCB’s chairman and chief executive, and Tom Carroll, chief executive of TBWA Worldwide, swank it up at the Eden Roc restaurant - again.

What credit crunch? No sign of belt-tightening at the Martinez Hotel’s Palme d’Or restaurant where the lavish food theatre includes this confection of bubble that slowly implodes when topped with a hot caramel drizzle…(thanks to Archibald Ingall Stretton for raising our collective cholesterol count).