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AKQA Announces Future Lions 2017 Winners

Global award encourages students to create tomorrow by going beyond the limits of today AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Future Lions attracted more...

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Publicis Groupe to focus their resources on AI platform Marcel

Publicis Groupe Chairman & CEO, Arthur Sadoun, has announced the next step of The Power of One, initiated in 2015 by Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Publicis Groupe. After the acquisition of Sapient with its world-class...

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Publicis pull out of Cannes and WPP voice doubts

Shares in Ascential, the owner of Cannes Lions, fell more than 3% after Publicis Groupe said it would not enter the awards next year. Sir Martin Sorrell, meanwhile, CEO of WPP, adland's other big hitter, has said that “the jury is out” on...

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Gender equality is the hot topic at Cannes this year

J Walter Thompson London has teamed up with Creative Equals to place a spotlight on the low levels of women at the top table of creativity at this year's Cannes Lion. Together, they are launching #TheFemaleFilter; a campaign which will analyse the...

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Video Games

Atari to release first console in over 20 years

Whilst many modern gamers might bemoan the fact that they have too much choice in this day and age when it comes to their gaming platform of choice, the reality is that we actually have it a lot easier than our 80s counterparts. Back in the days when...

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Glass Lions Winners Announced

McCann New York's high-profile “Fearless girl” sculpture on Wall Street has won the Glass Lion Grand Prix at Cannes Lions. The work, which depicts a young girl standing up to the famous Wall Street charging bull statue, has become a...

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Outdoor Lions Winners Revealed

The winners of the prestigious Outdoor Lions Awards (sponsored for the eighth consecutive year by Clear Channel Outdoor) have been announced at Cannes Lions 2017. Joint Grand Prix winners were: Twitter, for their brand campaign through Twitter San...

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Design

Walker Zurich help Donald Trump find love

Walker Zurich has drawn upon the latest developments in Donald Trump’s seemingly endless saga with the US senate in order to create a satiric print ad promoting Kein & Aber’s bestseller, The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic...

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#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

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Cannes Lions Award Winners

Here you can see everyone who was victorious at Cannes Lion this year. Creative Data Creative Effectiveness Cyber Design​ Digital Craft Direct Entertainment Entertainment For Music Film Film Craft Glass Grand Prix For Good Health &...

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The creative back slapping machine from Grey London

Matt Kennedy and Georgia Horrocks are a creative team at Grey London with a mission to change the industry from the inside. The two young inventors are expecting to take adland by storm with their new innovative piece of wearable tech: The...

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KFC and W+K launch a zinger burger into space

KFC and World View have partnered to launch the Zinger chicken sandwich to the edge of space and then bring it back, along with some telemetry data. Pushing the boundaries of space exploration and fried chicken technology, the mission will be the...

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News

Cannes Contenders: Part One

Publicis One - AXA Where Does the Time Go 72andSunny - Smirnoff Presents Nadia Tehran - We’re Open TMW Unlimited - Lynx - Men in Progress DDB New York - Tribeca Film Festival - See Yourself in Others JWT LATAM - The Breastfeeding...

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DWA brings you the June Creative Calendar, Part II

With each new day, you can guarantee that some very bright people are planning get-togethers designed to have massive impacts for everyone involved. The settings can be musical, artistic, creative, academic or business-focused; these are events you...

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Richard Curtis honoured with Cannes LionHeart award

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that Richard Curtis will be honoured with the Cannes LionHeart Award in recognition of his continued and significant involvement in charitable initiatives that include Comic Relief,...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

LoRo - La Scala Theatre LoRo, an Italian agency that belongs to the Serviceplan group, has won the account of La Scala Theatre for the season 2017/2018. The communication campaign includes print, buses, posters and below the line advertising. The...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

FinchFactor FinchFactor has appointed Sarah Taylor to the role of Global Client Service Director. The appointment comes in response to an increased cross-border focus and the recent launch of its third international office. With further expansion in...

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Cannes Lions 2017: Top Speaking Sessions at the Palais

Whilst it's the awards and the general glamour of Cannes that might dominate headlines, the real heart of Cannes Lions lies in the festival's celebrated speaking sessions. Championing the sharing of ideas and the betterment of the creative...

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YouTube unveils pre-Cannes Lions ad leaderboard

With Cannes Lions 2017 on the horizon, YouTube has today released their special edition Cannes YouTube Ads Leaderboard celebrating the most popular global video ads since last year’s festival. Please note that this is purely for fun, given that...

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Leo Burnett's 2017 Cannes Lions Predictions

Leo Burnett has published its 30th annual Cannes Predictions of the top 25 contenders ahead of the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The annual Leo Burnett Cannes Predictions has a track record of nearly 85% accuracy in...

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Technology

Getty Images announces global VR partnership with Jaunt

Getty Images has announced an exclusive global distribution partnership with Jaunt, the industry leader in high quality cinematic virtual reality. The new partnership will enable Getty Images to provide premium cinema-grade VR video to enable...

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Design

Adobe brings to life the 100-year old brushes of Edvard Munch

Adobe has today announced an innovative, first of its kind project, The Hidden Treasures of Creativity, which will digitally recreate the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch to inspire a new generation of master painters. In collaboration...

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