Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival to become Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in 2011; to add Cannes Effective Awards

Cannes Lions is making a statement on where the festival is headed. Festival Chairman Terry Savage pointed out an announcement from the Festival calli...

Cannes Lions 2009: ‘Naaka Mukka’ – from Chennai underbelly into mainstream: Senthil Kumar@Cannes Lions

India has won its first ever Gold in Film Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. JWT India is excited with the win, and JWT Ind...

Cannes Lions 2009: Another year ends, and the preparation for Cannes 2010 is here

Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival has completed 56 years. As the Festival closes, Festival organisers express content on the year gone,...

Cannes Lions 2009: India wins its first ever Film Lions Gold, courtesy JWT India

India has quite a few Film Lions to its credit, but this was the first time that India has won Gold Lions in this highly competent category. The award...

A jury is a community - and you get added as a friend- Meera Sharath Chandra@ Cannes 2009

After having donned the juror’s hat at The One Show and Clio, New York Fest and Art Directors Club that left me with vivid hues of an unforgettable ex...

Martin Sorrell, four clients & the Great Cannes Debate

After having engaged the gathering with a powerful debate last year, WPP's CEO Martin Sorrell descended upon the stage at Cannes 2009 to have an impas...

Zero Indian entries in Titanium and Integrated Lions

Even though Indian agencies had entered 11 pieces of work in the Titanium and Integrated category, there is none that has made the cut to get into the...

Cannes Diary: The lesson I learnt – digitise or die: Ashwani Singla@Cannes Lions 2009

Advertising is dead. Long live advertising. <br> The last few days at Cannes Festival has left me wondering whether I was in a tech conference or an...

Film Lions disappoints India camp; only three entries in shortlist

The India camp at Cannes was significantly disappointed with only three entries in the Film Lions shortlist. Two entries are from JWT India for the wo...

Where have the Mavericks gone? Vivek Srivastava@Cannes Lions 2009

Well Cannes does celebrate creativity and it also serves as a cauldron where emerging trends and seemingly disparate entities from communication too m...

Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe speaks on the magic of one-on-one conversations

The Presidential campaign done for Barack Obama, and the journey from being no one to being a household name was arguably the most ground breaking pol...

A brief run into Craig Davis, Steve Gatfield & Donald Gunn

Perhaps the best thing about Cannes Lions is the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names of the global advertising industry, and know a little s...

The delegates & entries decrease showed agencies discipline in spending: Martin Sorrell

WPP’s CEO Sir Martin Sorrell’s presence at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival re-emphasised the significance that this festival holds for...

India@Cannes: Film shortlist creates a mixture of angst & disappointment

The India camp at Cannes has been excited with the number of metals pocketed so far. With the tally now reaching the same as last year, the absence of...

Films Lions disappoints India camp; only three entries in shortlist

India camp is significantly disappointed with only three entries in the Films Lions shortlist. Two entries are from JWT India for the work done for BC...

Advertising is storytelling: Contagious & Leo Burnett’s Wildfire advice

The team comprising Contagious magazine and Leo Burnett that holds the Wildfire seminars at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival every year...

Yet again, the blank Cyber Lion year for India

Indian agencies have drawn a blank at the Cyber Lions 2009. There was only one entry from Bates 141 that had made it to the shortlist failed to make t...

“Decent” haul in Press Lions: Ogilvy gets a Silver & Rediffusion gets a Bronze

India has only two Lions in the Press category. A Silver from Ogilvy and a Bronze from Rediffusion Y&R. The Press Jury President David Lubars made no...

Design jury applauds India’s performance; 5 Design Lions – JWT India leads

The Design Lions, which is in its second year, turned to be one of the best Lion categories for India this year. India has bagged five Design Lions in...

I don’t think we are in a recession; we have reset: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

When Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer is speaking, the audience would naturally comprise names like Sir Martin Sorrell. Sorrell even had a question for...

Dark Cannes Lions year turns bright: India’s Lion tally reaches 23 already

The winners for Films, Integrated & Titanium Lions are yet to be announced, but India has already scored 23 Lions, which is the same as last year. Ogi...

And India bounces back - Metal tally hit 16 Lions; Ogilvy & Publicis lead count

The slow start to India’s metal count at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2009 gained pace on Day Three of the event. From one bron...

Don’t treat the consumer like your pet: Nick Moore

It is no easy feat for any brand to build and maintain a relationship with its consumers. Wunderman’s Chief Creative Officer Nick Moore explained this...

Be digitally creative to create effects: Herman Vaske

One of the most interesting seminars of the day saw Herman Vaske, Director – Herman Vaske, speak on the need to be creative in order to be efficient....