Cannes Lions 2006: 12 metals for India – Good, Bad or Ugly?

The action at Cannes Lions 2006 has finally culminated, the awards have been given away, the wins are being toasted, while the losses are being deliberated upon. India’s finally tally at the Awards reads 12 – four Golds (two for JWT, one each for O&M and Rediffusion DY&R), three Silvers (Rediffusion DY&R, O&M and Leo Burnett), and five Bronzes (Everest Brand Solutions and two each for Madison Communications and Leo Burnett).more...

Cannes Lions 2006: Titanium redefined, addition of a separate Integrated category under consideration

One of the highpoints of the Cannes Lions 2006 was the development around the Titanium Lions. The jury this year redefined the category, taking it back to what it stood for at the time of its inception. Another related development emerging from this was the Jury’s suggestion to Terry Savage, Executive Chairman of the Festival, to institute a separate category for Integrated next year.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: Titanium Lions - breakthrough work or integrated campaign, the debate continues

Several experts have presented what they think is the way forward for the advertising and communication industry at the Cannes International Advertising Festival 2006, and one word that has emerged with increasing frequency is ‘Titanium’. A general presumption is that Titanium Lions is to recognise a creative idea that has been given an integrated approach. The Titanium jury, however, has decided to redefine the Titanium this year.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: Leo Burnett, O&M, JWT, Publicis make it to Films shortlist

Day Five at Cannes Lions saw the announcement of the Film shortlists. The Indian agencies that have made it to this shortlist include three from Leo Burnett and one each from O&M, JWT and Publicis.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: The 360-degree route – the only way forward

Day Five (June 22, 2006) at the Cannes Lions International Advertising 2006 saw no awards ceremonies, which gave the delegates and visitors ample time to participate in high-powered seminars. This included Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors Showcase, one of the key highlights of the festival. Whether it was creative geniuses like Tim Mellors of Grey WorldWide, New York; David Rolfe of DDB (USA) or MediaCom’s Daniela Krautsack – the theme of the day was the integrated approach.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: Agencies showcase talent and insights; Parties, Lounges, Seminars, Advertising all employed to create Buzz

If you thought Cannes was a forum to just showcase award winning advertising and inspire all of us then what are advertising and media agencies doing by so aggressively and proactively promoting themselves? exchange4media, Editor-in-Chief, Anurag Batra brings you the ringside views from the French Riviera of how agencies are marketing themselves at Cannes and to whom.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: It pays to play with fire; The road ahead is of more Titaniums than TV

Digital medium and exploring it to no ends have been the buzzword at Cannes Lions 2006. However in a session organised by Leo Burnett and Contagious Magazine on ‘Wildfire - Ideas That Spread (And Sell)’, Mark Tutssel, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide, drew a clear scene with the other panelists that the way forward was Titanium.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: JWT bags Gold Lion in Press category; Silver for O&M, Bronze for Leo Burnett

Four Days over and only two more categories to go, of which only one is key to India – Films. The other category, Titanium Lions, really doesn’t appear to hold much promise. But all is not over yet for India at the Cannes Lions. In all, India has bagged 12 metals so far, with the best performances seen in Outdoor and Press categories.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: JWT’s Craig Davis looks at successful content and brands

One of the most popular seminars on Dar Four at Cannes Lions, ‘From the Makers of Pop Culture’, saw JWT’s Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Craig Davis, interact with the likes of Martin Sheen; Michael Patrick King, Executive Producer ‘Sex And The City’, and Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor of Huffingtonpost.com. Under the scanner was what made successful content and how it could be used for brands.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: JWT bags Gold Lion in Press category; Silver for O&M, Bronze for Leo Burnett

Day Four at the Cannes Lions 2006 brought further good tidings for India, especially in the Press category. JWT India has won a Gold Lion for its popular work for Levi Strauss called ‘Slim Jeans’. O&M India has won a Silver Lion for its client Indian Association for Promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare, while Leo Burnett India has won a Bronze Lion for Maneland Jungle Lodge.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: India’s no-show at Radio Lions, experts say using medium for brand building missing

With the changes in the medium following the second phase of FM expansion in India, Radio has become a favourite subject with many media experts. The medium may be growing but is the creative input that goes behind the medium catching up? The jury at Cannes Lions 2006 doesn’t seem to think so. The jury nonetheless has some suggestions for the Indian creative fraternity on radio.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: India’s metal tally of nine on Day Three far from impressive

It has been one of the better years for Indian agencies at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2006. So far, India has bagged nine metals – three Golds, two Silvers and four Bronzes. For India, this may be good news, but given the kind of noise that has been made around the country being a global attention spot, this barely compares to the thousands of metals given out at the festival.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: Of statistics, new introductions and seminars that keep the creative fires burning

Those who say that the Cannes Lions demonstrates the scale of the discipline aren’t exaggerating. The festival not only takes over the Palais des Festivals but also the adjoining areas at Cannes, France. Cannes Lions 2006 is no different. In fact, the year has seen some of the best statistics for the festival.more...

Cannes 2006: O&M, Rediffusion DY&R bag Gold in Outdoor, Leo Burnett, Everest bag a Bronze each

It has been a day of mixed luck for Indian agencies at Cannes Lions on June 20, 2006. While India drew a blank in the Radio category, Outdoor put the smile back on Indian faces. O&M and Rediffusion DY&R bagged Outdoor Gold for Discovery Channel and Midland Bookshop, respectively, while Leo Burnett and Everest won a Bronze each for Dinodia Photo Library and Cancer Patients Aid Association, respectively.more...

New Cannes 2006 : Rediffusion wins silver in Direct Lions Category, hopes for a win in Outdoor Lions

Rediffusion DY&R is ecstatic. It got India its first-ever silver nomination in the Direct Lions category. Its work on Midland Book Shop got the coveted DM Silver at Cannes 2006.more...

Cannes 2006: No Gold glitter for India in Media Lions; Leo Burnett bags Silver, two Bronzes for Madison

The final category of June 20, 2006 at Cannes Lions – ‘Media Lions’ – saw no Gold coming India’s way. But Leo Burnett won a Silver for Prerana in the sub-category Women, while Madison Communications bagged two Bronzes – one for P&G Home Products and the other for Cadbury.more...

Cannes 2006: Shortlist announced; O&M, McCann lead Indian challenge, Madison in race for Media Lions; JWT Chennai wins Promo Lion

Day one of the International Advertising Festival at Cannes has good news for Indian agencies, who have got 57 shortlists in all. Adding to the joy is the news that JWT Chennai has bagged a Promo Lion in the first edition. The first set of shortlists was announced on June 19, 2006. O&M and McCann lead the Indian charge with 10 shortlists each, while Madison has emerged as the top Indian contender in the Media Lions shortlist.more...

Roar India, ROAR!

It’s that time of the year again. What makes Cannes Lions the most awaited awards festival? In terms of size, it is easily the biggest advertising awards festival there is. In terms of execution, its pre and post awards activities ensure that it is talked about through the year. And the event itself, we are assured by so many that have been there, is simply the best there is. The International Advertising Festival - Cannes Lions – is now in its 53rd year.more...

Gunter Thielen, Bertelsmann, Chairman & CEO, named Cannes 2006 Media Person of the Year

Gunter Thielen, Chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann AG, will be honoured with the Media Person of the Year Award at this year’s Cannes Festival. The award is in recognition of Thielen’s leadership of Bertelsmann AG, an international media corporation which occupies top positions in all its core markets.more...

Cannes Lions 2006: 738 Indian entries in the fray; account for Rs 2 crore in entry fees

Organizers of the Cannes Lions – the 53rd International Advertising Festival – have announced a total of 24,862 entries from 81 countries in this year’s competition. The number of Indian entries is 738 (602 last year), accounting for Rs 2 crore in entry fees.more...

RMG Connect’s Rakhshin Patel joins list of Indians on Cannes 2006 juries

Cannes 2006 organisers have named the last two juries for the international advertising festival. The lone Indian in the Lions Direct jury is Rakhshin Patel, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, RMG Connect, India.more...

Ashutosh Srivastava, Bhupal Ramnathkar and Pankaj Wadhwa head for Cannes juries

Organisers of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival have announced the jury members for all competitions in 2006, except the Lions Direct and Radio Lions. Joining Prasoon Pandey and Preeti Vyas Gyanetti from India will be jurors Ashutosh Srivastava of GroupM, Bhupal Ramnathkar of Bates Enterprise and Pankaj Wadhwa of Kidstuff Promos & Events.more...

Preeti Vyas Giannetti selected for Cannes Jury 2006

Preeti Vyas Giannetti, Chairwoman and Chief Creative Officer of Vyas Giannetti Creative, has been invited to be part of the press jury for the Cannes International Advertising Festival to be held in July. She is the first woman Creative Director-CEO from India to be conferred with this distinction.more...

Adidas to be awarded Advertiser of the Year at Cannes Lions 2006

The organisers of the 53rd Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival have announced that Adidas would be awarded the prestigious Advertiser of the Year award, which will be presented to Erich Stamminger, President and CEO of the Adidas brand, in recognition of their creative and innovative advertising.more...

Cannes 2006: Titanium Lions Awards jury announced

Organisers of the 2006 International Advertising Festival, France - Cannes Lions 2006 - have announced the jury for the Titanium Lions Awards, into its fourth year now. The jury is headed by the first winner of the Titanium Lion, David Lubars, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, BBDO North America.more...

Olmos is outdoor jury president at Cannes

Fernando Vega Olmos, president, VegaPlmosPonce, Argentina & Unilever Worldwide Creative Director (Lowe) has been is this year's Outdoor Jury President, the organisers of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival announced on Wednesday.more...

Starcom CEO Renetta McCann to head Cannes Media Lions 2006 jury

Organisers of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival have announced that Renetta McCann, Chief Executive Officer, Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) will chair the 2006 Media Lions jury. She was a juror at Cannes Lions 2005 as well.more...