Ashok Venkatramani’s Blog@Cannes Lions: Missing India in the conversations and on the plate

This is one global meet where India and China are not dominating the discussions. It is unlikely that these markets don’t produce good communicators…...

Cannes Lions 2010: The quality of work has to improve – Ravi Kiran, CEO, SMG, South Asia - Media Lions jury member

This year was a tough one for Media Lions. There were lesser number of awards handed out, and India managed to get only one Bronze Lion – a considerab...

Cannes Lions 2010: Zero Indian entries in Cyber; seven pieces of work in Design shortlist

The shortlists for Cyber Lions and Design Lions were announced on June 22, 2010, the third day of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival...

Norms rendering PR as distinct from marketing are no longer appropriate: Archana Jain, MD, PR Pundit

“We believe in integrated marketing communications. We believe that the customer is at the heart of all propositions and it is, therefore, imperative...

Amit Ray@Cannes: Wake up to the reality in India

There are many speakers sharing their take on the future of marketing communication and the slant was on ‘social media’. The only thing that didn’t go...

Pratap Bose’s Blog@Cannes: A day devoted to gyaan sessions

The seminar programme at Day 3 at Cannes was a bit of a ‘mixed bag’. Some really good sessions and some that were, in my opinion, a big ‘let down’, wr...

India@Cannes: At 8 metals, India’s tally a dismal show; but the competitive spirit remains strong

So far, India has won one Silver PR Lion, two Silver Outdoor Lions, two Bronze Outdoor Lions, one Bronze Promo Lion, one Bronze Radio Lion, one Bronze...

Cannes Lions 2010: Consumers care less and less about marketing: Michael Fassnacht, Global Chief Strategy Officer, DraftFCB

“The good news is marketing is everywhere. The bad news is consumers care less and less about marketing.” These were the opening remarks of Michael Fa...

Cannes Lions 2010: Publicis’ Richard Pinder & Contagious’ Paul Kemp-Robertson’s advice to Ignite, Own, Confront & Subvert Conversations

After four years of holding the wildfire ideas together with Leo Burnett at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, this year, Contagious...

Cannes Lions 2010: Consumers have interest in brands, not necessarily in its advertising: Malcolm Hunter, Chief Strategy Officer, Aegis Media

In a session at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, Malcolm Hunter, Chief Strategy Officer, Aegis Media, pointed out that consumers w...

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