We are back for our annual round up of everything Cannes Lions. #CSminicannes hits the London stage with an inspiring selection of talks and panels from key creative leaders to give you the low down on what everyone was buzzing about at this year’s festival of creativity.
The session has been divided up into 4 strategic content areas.
Bringing content from the Cannes stage to London.
See It Be It
We put the spotlight on two of the 15 women chosen to take part in the ‘See It Be It’ initiative from Cannes.
Hear which work truly inspired our Creative Leaders and why it made them think F**k that was good. Come away armed with tips on how to win your very own Gold Lions next year.
Our panel will discuss key trends, creative highlights and future forecasting to help you understand ‘what and where next?’
More speakers to be announced...
Bravery in Advertising and Creativity
Trevor Robinson, @QuietStormAdv, OBE, Founder & ECD, Quiet Storm
What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when someone talks about bravery? Knights and castles and slaying dragons? Maybe it’s skydiving or scaling Everest?
Whatever the answer, a common theme is the need to take a bit of a leap of faith.
Trevor talks about the importance of brands being brave and veering away from the old order to create new paths to produce outstanding work.
More speakers to be announced…
See It Be It
Jaki Jo Hannan, @JakiJo, Senior Art Producer, AMV BBDO
Shahnaz Ahmed, @ShahnazTA, Senior Graphic Designer, Livity / Founder & Director, Knit Aid
See It Be It was launched as a response to the gender imbalance in our industry – an estimated 25% of agency creatives are women, and only 11% will reach creative director level – with the ultimate aim of changing the ratio of women leaders in agency creative departments.
A select group of 15 women are chosen each year. They take part in a series of main stage seminars curated specially for the programme, get behind-the-scenes jury room access to learn what goes into stand-out campaigns and benefit from specially designed workshops with awarded senior creatives. They also have one-to-one mentoring with a host of the most respected industry leaders and a range of networking opportunities at their fingertips.
Jaki and Shahnaz will talk though what they have learnt and how the experience has empowered them in their careers.
Nadya Powell, @NadsBads, Co-Founder, Utopia and Innovation Social - Juror, Innovation Lions
Nadya will give us the low down on the 2017 Innovation Lions: the unique judging process; the work that shone the brightest for their unique problem solving capabilities; and the work that failed to do so. She will also help steer any future award applicants in the right direction by giving us insight into what didn’t pass the grade and why.
Henry Cowling, @henrydinosaur, Creative Director, Unit 9 – President, Digital Craft Lions
After launching in 2016 The Digital Craft Lions category is back in all its glory to celebrate the industries technological artistry. Henry who has taken the helm of President this year will give us his expert analysis on how digital craft has taken hold as an awards category with insight on the evolution of entries over the past 2 years. He will also impart some insider tips on what helps to make a winning entry.
Hosted by Claire Beale, @ClaireBeale, Editor, Campaign
Elizabeth Cherian, @ElizCherian, Director, The Innovation Group, JWT
Johnny Vulkan, @johnnyvulkan, Founding Partner, Anomaly
Sille Opstrup, @oppers, Head of Digital, Pernod Ricard
Our panel, who will be gauging the barometer of creativity at Cannes, will give thought to what they think the future holds for our industry and how you can stay one step ahead of the game.
On the night you can get into the true Cannes spirit with a few glasses of rose and some pizza. Yum.
Who should attend?
Creatives, Strategists, Planners, Innovators, Producers, Designers, Technologists and anyone with a curious mind.