Posts By: Matthew Miller

Cannes TV: Duncan Painter on whether Cannes Lions is for sale

Atifa Silk, brand director of Campaign Asia-Pacific, interviews Duncan Painter, CEO of Top Right Group, at Cannes Lions 2015. Painter talks about how Cannes Lions owner Top Right Group works with the Cannes Lions management team to keep the festival’s momentum going, and directly addresses rumours of whether the festival is for sale.

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10 surprising facts about app usage at Cannes: Joule Mobile

cannes_mobile_614Which country boasts the biggest party animals? What are people doing while some of the world’s most engaging speakers are on stage?  How late are people sleeping as the week wears them down? Who’s most active early in the morning? What are people looking for after 8:30 pm?

Joule Mobile, relaunched this month by WPP’s tenthavenue, has been analysing mobile usage at Cannes and has the answers to these burning questions and more.

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Are the Design Lions badly designed?

glow_paint_614x410The industry doesn’t fully appreciate the commercial value of design, and the vague, all-inclusive Design Lions category isn’t helping. That’s the conclusion reached by Katie Ewer of Jones Knowles Ritchie, reviewing this year ‘s Design Lions for Campaign Asia-Pacific. For every worthy winner, such as the insanely brilliant Sonos logo by Bruce Mau Design, there’s a ceramic envelope or a can of reflective paint. Ideas that, although interesting and perhaps even worthy, have little to do with design.

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The Cannescellation: Browser extension that destroys Cannes-related content

Union, a Canadian agency with a history of poking fun, claims it has released a plug-in for the Chrome browser that destroys any Cannes-related content—so that agency staffers who didn’t get to go this year don’t have to see their colleagues having fun and taking drunken selfies on the beach.

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Google’s head of agency sales eager to push creativity further

torrence_600At Google, Torrence Boone is in charge of bolstering agency-relations and securing the big bucks from the big advertising agencies.

Boone says the search engine’s relationship with agencies has changed dramatically. “Right now our dialogue is all about the marketing context five years from now,” he adds. He doesn’t shy away from the tough questions either and talks openly about the company’s future and the growing dominance of Facebook.

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