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AMCHAM Advertising After Party

Last night Nils Anderson, Y&R China’s Chief Creative Officer, and I jointly presented at a special event hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. We wanted to share the winning campaigns from global advertising festivals like Cannes Lions to business leaders in China. I thought it would be interesting to share my own [...]
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Cannes Reinvented

When the Cannes Lions changed their mantra to being a “festival of creativity” it was because of the sea change that digital was stirring where the word “advertising” was quickly becoming rather meaningless. In many ways “digital” is an obsolete word today since it has become the electricity that runs through every aspect of our [...]
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Cyber Grand Prix – this is the new digital

Another year and another wake up call for the advertising industry. Everything is now digital but not how you think. From the Outdoor Lions to PR and Promo, everything has digital running through it – because that’s how it should be. It reflects the reality of the world we live in. The internet is like [...]
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Cannes 2012

So the the first great project to win a Grand Prix this year is the Small Business Saturday campaign for Amex – winning in the Promo & Activation category. Developed by CP+B and Digitas, the campaign saw AmEx give small stores around America a digital toolkit to help them participate in the day, with instructions [...]
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Your best shot

Every agency is furiously working to finalize their award entry videos for Cannes. Recently Faris Yakob, chief innovation officer at MDC Partners, gave a presentation for the Clio Awards giving some tips on how to make awesome case study videos, from the POV of the judges. Inspiring stuff. View more presentations from Faris Yakob Tweet This Post
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12 Social Trends

Interesting presentation showing 12 social trends from Cannes. OK, I know it is over but it just keeps on giving… View more presentations from The Social Practice Tweet This Post
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Apres Cannes – trends for the coming year

As the dust settles and the sun sets on the Cannes Festival of Creativity (significantly this year the word “advertising” has gone) it is worth looking at the Cyber Lion winners to get an idea of some of the trends we might see for the year ahead. Three grand prix winners this year and they couldn’t [...]
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Musical Fitting Rooms

So we are in the middle of Cannes craziness and even if you can’t be there (like myself) it is easy to follow what’s happening on their website. Already we have seen some interesting digital winners in categories outside the Cyber Lions. Like this one from DDB Singapore which won Gold for ‘Best temporary in-store [...]
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Month of tweets #3

The month of March slid by in a blink of an eye. Let’s take a look back at some of the things I tweeted and retweeted that are worth a second glance… Cool YouTube takeover for Schick Hydro by JWT Sydney…http://bit.ly/f0Y1rT I’m sure these things cost a bucketload of money. Cool to look at but do they [...]
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Captain Lebowitz

The third in my series profiling digital leaders features the unstoppable Michael Lebowitz, founder and CEO of Big Spaceship. For over 10 years he has guided the company to greatness while exploring places where no-one has gone before. OK, enough of the Star Trek language. Let’s take a look at the man himself to see [...]
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