12 angry media men

This year the jurors at the Media Lions judging not only had to suffer the torture of being holed up in a room for six days watching countless media case studies, there was a stand-up row.

Not unusual you might say – by all accounts the inaugural Creative Effectiveness Lions judging last year was a DNA test short of the Jeremy Kyle Show – but the spat, between Aegis and Omnicom, was indicative of wider friction across the jury members’ respective holding companies. Read more on 12 angry media men…

Radio left on the shelf (again)

There was radio silence from the UK in that particular category at Cannes this year. The South African Grand Prix winning entry from Network BBDO Johannesburg, where a narrator talks about his girlfriend and slowly reveals disturbing details about the nature of their relationship, is laden with dark humour.

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Stars come out in force at Cannes

If
you’re finding the early signs of gloom for UK entrants at Cannes a bit depressing,
some star spotting should prove a welcome distraction.The rise of
celebrity tokenism at Cannes this year will make this a much easier sport.

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