The problem with turning to famous faces and outspoken media stars to help promote yourself in Cannes is that such slebs are not always easy to control. And so it was with this year’s roll-call of improbable celebrities attending the seminars and lunches in the Croisette.
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My time at Cannes 2010 is coming to an end, but before I pack up, just thought I’d share some simple lessons gained from outside the conference rooms of the Palais des Festivals.
Because while the conferences and seminars have played host to some of the leading minds in the business, for
some inexplicable reason, the allure of the bright Riviera sunshine, luminous sea and golden sands, bars pumping out music, fine-dining and general festival atmosphere has been enough to keep some (read most) outside. Read more »
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Shining a light on some of the seismic changes in British advertising over the last six decades was the remit of Campaign’s seminar in Cannes earlier this week, and unsurprisingly it provided plenty of fodder.
Caroline Marshall moderated the session, ‘When Soho’s Mad Men Ruled The World’, joined by Clear Channel International’s president and CEO William Eccleshare, Publicis London’s Adam Kean and Ogilvy & Mather’s (India) Piyush Pandey. Read more »
It was the wrong month for film star Ben Stiller to be visiting the South of France, something he himself realised quite soon after 5pm yesterday evening. It began, as such public disasters so often do, full of promise and expectation. Read more »
Tonight’s the night of the Radio, Media and Outdoor Lions awards and, following a dogged year of contraction in the British media, it’ll be interesting to see how our campaigns fare against the best the rest of the world has to offer.
A glance at tonight’s shortlists suggests it might feel like a long night. Read more »
The Cannes film festival is in May, so why at the end of June, with advertising’s big shots rolling into town, is La Croisette buzzing with news of movie star Ben Stiller? Read more »
After a week of heavy storms, it’s been a bright start to Cannes this morning, with early festival-goers greeted by dazzling sunshine and temperatures of 22° by 9:30.
Now in its 57th year, the Cannes Lions International Ad Festival claims to be the “most exciting, action-packed and must-attend event” of the ad industry’s calendar, so let’s see what all the fuss is about. Read more »