Wednesday, June 18, 2008 China, India Making Creative Name for Themselves in Cannes

The Financial Times blogs from Cannes on the impact which agencies from China and India are having at the festival, from winning big to packing the Palais with their presentation. Daniela Riccardi, Procter & Gamble’s Greater China president is quoted by the FT as saying, “This is the first year that China comes across in a significant way in Cannes.” Read more over on

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BBDO New York Wins Outdoor Grand Prix for HBO's 'Voyeur'

by Lisa M. Jones,

HBO has won the Grand Prix in the Outdoor category at Cannes. View the video by clicking here (free on

BBDO New York used the trifecta of an outdoor event, web film, and interactive website to reinvent the art of storytelling. Last summer in Manhattan a giant life-size movie was projected onto the side of an apartment building. It appeared to show what was happening inside the individual apartments, with individual inhabitants going on with their domestic activities. Passersby could seemingly peek into the lives of the city dwellers.

The Day in the Life of a Film Juror

Blogging over on's Cannes blog), Susan Credle, exec CD at BBDO New York, sheds some light on the raw quantity of work the jurors must review in a day, and advises on what type of beverage would make the process easier ("non-non-alcoholic"). You can check it out by Clicking here.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Interactive Map of Cannes Events at

There's a really nifty interactive map and commentary on the upcoming parties and events on Tony Bennett headlines Thursday's Corbis/Sony BMG/ Yahoo party. See the map by clicking here.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nokia's Nseries Film Competition for Young Creatives

Nokia, an official sponsor of Cannes Lions, has created its own film competition for advertising professionals under the age of 29, according to an article on MediaPost today. From Media Post:
"For the Young Lions Film Competition, Nokia will provide each team in the film segment a Nokia Nseries handset to shoot its entry. The handset maker will collect the footage to produce regular video blogs highlighting teams in action at and create a 'behind the scenes' documentary scheduled to air on television in the future." Read full article

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Enter our Cannes Challenge Contest and Be Eligible to Win a Free MacBook Air

That's right, we're doing it again. Last year we sent our CEO all over Manhattan looking for a new iPhone as punishment for having a good time in Cannes and leaving us behind to work. This year, we want him scurrying around to find you the newest MacBook Air. You can enter the contest by following this link.

Apple has nothing to do with the contest, but we're sure they wouldn't mind you having a peek of the MacBook Air over on the Apple site.


by Herve de Clerck, Editor-in-Chief,

The organizers of the Cannes Lions 55th International Advertising Festival today announced that over 28,000 entries from 85 countries will be competing for the coveted Lions at this year’s event, an increase of 10.2% versus last year.

Without taking into account the new Design Lions category, the increase is 5.8% . "We are seeing strong growth right across the categories and right across the world," said Philip Thomas, Festival CEO. "This is the fifth year in a row that we have seen record entries into Cannes, another indication that agencies and clients across the world are embracing creativity and wishing to showcase their work at a global level at the Festival."