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Philip Thomas is CEO of Lions Festivals. He began his career as a journalist, working on national and international magazines and newspapers, and editing Empire, the UK’s biggest-selling movie magazine, before moving into publishing.He was Managing Director of FHM Worldwide, taking the UK edit...Read More
Terry Savage is Chairman of Lions Festivals. Its flagship festival, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Prior to his appointment in 2003 as CEO of Cannes Lions, Terry Savage, an Australian natio...Read More
Susan Sheehan is the Finance Director for Lions Festivals. She joined the business in 2009 as the Finance Manager and in 2013 was appointed Finance Director and part of the Lions executive team. With 15 years financial experience, she began her career in oil and gas moving to London and into me...Read More
Carolyn Lowery is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals' flagship event, Cannes Lions.Carolyn was appointed to the role of Festival Director in 2006. A veteran of Cannes Lions, Carolyn first joined as a member of the entries team in 1986, progressing to Head of Entries before becoming Operations...Read More
Emma Lancaster is the Festival Director for the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity. She joined Lions Festivals in March 2011 and has headed up the company's Festival for the MENA region ever since. Before joining Lions Festivals, Emma worked at Centaur Communications.Read More
Since joining EMAP in 2000, Ray Suitters has worked across the company's whole portfolio of events and publications and currently serves as Commercial Director for Cannes Lions.Starting out in magazine advertising, mainly in the retail space, Ray was quickly appointed Commercial Director across all ...Read More
Rob Dembitz joined Lions Festivals in January 2012 after several years in private equity and venture capital. His role is to develop strategic initiatives for the Lions Festivals business; new festivals, acquisitions, joint ventures, new revenue channels. If you have an idea that you think will help...Read More
Andrea Hayes is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals in the Asia-Pacific region. She oversees Spikes Asia, The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Asia Festival.She was appointed to the role in 2013 and prior to this made a major contribution...Read More
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Philip Thomas is CEO of Lions Festivals. He began his career as a journalist, working on national and international magazines and newspapers, and editing Empire, the UK’s biggest-selling movie magazine, before moving into publishing.
He was Managing Director of FHM Worldwide, taking the UK edition of the iconic men's magazine to more than 700,000 per month, establishing it as Europe’s biggest-selling monthly magazine, and launching editions throughout the world.
He was appointed Managing Director of Emap’s Australian and South East Asian division, based in Sydney for three years before returning to the UK, and in November 2006 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The division now runs six Festivals: Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia, Digital Asia and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media.x
Terry Savage is Chairman of Lions Festivals. Its flagship festival, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications.
Prior to his appointment in 2003 as CEO of Cannes Lions, Terry Savage, an Australian national, was Executive Chairman of the global cinema advertising company Val Morgan in Australia. Under his leadership, Val Morgan expanded from Australia into New Zealand, USA, South America, Middle East and Asia. During this period he was also President of the international advertising trade body SAWA (Screen Advertising World Association).
Terry was the Australian representative for Cannes Lions for 15 years and during this period, promoted Australian creativity at the international event. He was appointed CEO of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in March 2003, Executive Chairman in 2005 and became Chairman in 2006, taking on a strategic business development role for the division’s six Festivals: Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Asia Festival.
"While process is critical for businesses to function, it is creativity that enables companies and individuals to make the leap into new territories, create new visions and accelerate the growth of their organisations. Cannes Lions and our regional festivals are about spreading the creative vision to help enable people to achieve this. Creativity is a great differentiator and it is our role to ensure more and more companies recognise this in all aspects of their organisations," he explains.
Susan Sheehan is the Finance Director for Lions Festivals. She joined the business in 2009 as the Finance Manager and in 2013 was appointed Finance Director and part of the Lions executive team. With 15 years financial experience, she began her career in oil and gas moving to London and into media industry with 3 years at BBC World Service.x
Carolyn Lowery is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals' flagship event, Cannes Lions.
Carolyn was appointed to the role of Festival Director in 2006. A veteran of Cannes Lions, Carolyn first joined as a member of the entries team in 1986, progressing to Head of Entries before becoming Operations Director in 2004.
Emma Lancaster is the Festival Director for the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity. She joined Lions Festivals in March 2011 and has headed up the company's Festival for the MENA region ever since. Before joining Lions Festivals, Emma worked at Centaur Communications.x
Since joining EMAP in 2000, Ray Suitters has worked across the company's whole portfolio of events and publications and currently serves as Commercial Director for Cannes Lions.
Starting out in magazine advertising, mainly in the retail space, Ray was quickly appointed Commercial Director across all of retail titles and associated brand extensions. His next move saw him helping launch the World Retail Congress and World Architecture Festival, where he delivered the highest ever sponsorship numbers at launch.
In 2008, Ray moved to Cannes Lions, where he has substantially grown and developed the commercial team and helped deliver a great number of long-term, profitable relationships with a variety of key partners around the world with clients in media, technology and creative companies.
Ray has now recruited his first two international sales people: based in San Francisco and São Paulo, with ambitious plans to develop this network to provide truly creative solutions to engage with the multiple customers attending the festivals and our related information products.
Rob Dembitz joined Lions Festivals in January 2012 after several years in private equity and venture capital. His role is to develop strategic initiatives for the Lions Festivals business; new festivals, acquisitions, joint ventures, new revenue channels. If you have an idea that you think will help the business grow, he is the person to talk to.
Rob worked as an investment executive at GI Partners and was the Global Director of Planning & Analysis at EMI, as part of Terra Firma's restructuring team.
Rob began his career at eMCSaatchi, which was M&C Saatchi’s new media division. He has a BA(Hons) from Durham University and a MBA from London Business School.x
Andrea Hayes is the Festival Director for Lions Festivals in the Asia-Pacific region. She oversees Spikes Asia, The Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Digital Asia Festival.
She was appointed to the role in 2013 and prior to this made a major contribution to growing Haymarket Media's events business in Asia. Andrea is based in Singapore.x
New sponsor: Dentsu Aegis Network
The Cannes Lions Young Marketers Academy is set to return to the International Festival of Creativity for a fifth year with a new sponsor, leading brand and communications agency Dentsu Aegis Network, supporting the dedicated training programme.
A week-long course, taking place throughout the Festival week, the Young Marketers Academy addresses the importance of creativity in communications and provides a bigger picture of a marketer’s role. Designed for young marketers working for client companies, the academy focuses on four key topics: The case for creativity; Communication strategy excellence; Best-practice agency-client relationships; and the modern brand. The course will be led by Jim Stengel, former Global Marketing Officer of P&G, with experts Suzanne Tosolini, an independent consultant focused on all aspects of brand strategy, and Serfi Altun, Founder and Idea Chef at Idea Bakery, serving as academy tutors. Dedicated to supporting the next generation of brand leaders, Dentsu Aegis Network will actively support the Academy across the week through a range of activities including access to inspiring and aspirational speakers.
Benefitting from an unrivalled environment that allows for a true immersion into learning and creativity, the Young Marketers Academy will take advantage of the main Cannes Lions content programme alongside its own tailored agenda of bespoke sessions given by senior industry figures from the likes of Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google, Wunderman, Eyeka and Resource. Evening events will allow for industry networking, set to enhance the attendees’ experiences whilst building their contacts. The result will be young marketers who return to their roles better equipped with the skills and best-practices needed to develop their careers.
Commenting on the academy, Jim Stengel says, "This is an absolutely transformational experience for young leaders. I continue to receive notes from our ‘graduates’ on the difference this week has had on their business and on their careers. It is my favourite week of the year!"
Adding to this, Nick Waters, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network APAC said, “Today’s Young Marketers are the future stars of the advertising and marketing industry and talent development is one of our primary directives. We are delighted to sponsor the Young Marketers Academy and to provide participants with a fresh perspective on creativity through experts who have been successful at harnessing it in their careers.”
Designed for advertising managers, brand managers, business development managers, communications managers, marketing managers, media managers and sales managers working for client companies, the academy is open to young marketers aged 30 years and under. Running from 15-20 June, the fee of €2,530 includes access to all four Awards Ceremonies, the Young Lions Party on Tuesday 17 June and the Closing Gala on Saturday 21 June 2014. Places are limited and anyone wishing to apply should email firstname.lastname@example.org with their latest CV.x
Spikes Asia will this year be held from 23 - 26 September. Returning to the Suntec, Singapore, the 2014 event has been moved to take place in the week following the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.
The revised dates allow for an exciting change to the Festival, as 2014 sees it grow from three days to four days in length.
Commenting on the changes, Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals, says: “Moving the Festival back by a week positions it better for growth, allowing us to offer delegates even greater content with four days of relevant and essential industry learning and networking. It’s an exciting time for the region and we look to reflect that in the Festival and Awards.”x
The selection process of the third Cannes Chimera global communications challenge, set by the Cannes Chimera Initiative, has now concluded, with eight different projects from diverse countries around the world being chosen to each receive a prize of up to US$100,000.
The creative brief was launched during the 60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June 2013, with a bid for new communication concepts that can incite the public to support an emerging international agenda to ensure that extreme poverty is virtually eliminated by 2030. The Cannes Chimera initiative is a partnership and a competition focused on finding innovative communication approaches that can help address critical global development problems.
900 ideas from 79 countries were received in answer to the Help Lead the Fight Against Extreme Poverty brief. Facilitated by Cannes Lions, the entries have gone through a vigorous judging process by the Cannes Chimera, comprised of the Cannes Lions 2013 Grand Prix winners.
Each winner will now take part in a unique mentoring workshop next month with the Cannes Chimera, who will help take the ideas to a new level. Each winner will then be invited to come back to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a proposal for further funding of up to US$1 million to implement the idea.
The winning projects are:
Congratulations to all the winners. You can read more about each of their projects here.x
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 Eurobest Awards, who were revealed at Lisbon's Cinema São Jorge.
The results are below:
BRANDED CONTENT & ENTERTAINMENT
Forsman & Bodenfors Gothenburg, Sweden, ‘Live Test’, Volvo Lastvagnar / Volvo Trucks
CRAFT - FILM
Being, Boulogne Billancourt, ‘The Lover’, Come4
CRAFT – PRINT & POSTER
Herezie, Paris, France, ‘All Day Long’, Barilla
Serviceplan Munich, Germany, ‘The Selfscan Report’, Auchan
TBWA\BELGIUM, Brussels, ‘The Gap in the Market’, KBC
& Co. Copenhagen, Denmark, ‘Making the Cut’, ‘Sewing it Up’, Jack & Jones
Forsman & Bodenfors Gothenburg, Sweden, ‘Swedens Largest Energy Experiment’, E.ON
Forsman & Bodenfors Gothenburg, Sweden, ‘The Chase 360’, Volvo Lastvagnar / Volvo Trucks
Buzzman Paris, France, ‘Milka Last Square’, Mondelez International
TBWA\HELSINKI, Finland, ‘Adidas Window Shopping’, Adidas
Wien Nord Vienna, Austria, ‘The Opel Sky – Surprise’, Opel General Motors Austria
GMP Advertising Bucharest, Romania, ‘Why don’t you Come Over?’, Mediafax Group
Ogilvy & Mather London, United Kingdom, ‘Wish Ewe Wre Ere’, Gry Sky’, Arm Leg’, Mum Dad IOU’, ‘Sun Sea Snd Sex’, Yoo Wat’, Expedia
PROMO & ACTIVATION
SMFB Oslo, Norway, ‘7 Days of Rain’, Geox
Serviceplan Munich, Germany, ‘BMW Siri’, BMW
Other awards presented at the ceremony were:
Interactive Agency of the Year, awarded to Forsman & Bodenfors Gothenburg, with SMFB Oslo in second and Try/Apt Advertising Agency Oslo taking third.
Agency of the Year, given to Serviceplan Munich. Heimat Berlin took second and DDB Paris were in third place.
The Eurobest Golden Palm, given to the most awarded production company, was presented to Bacon Frederiksberg with Henry de Czar Paris taking second and Blink Productions London third.
Independent Agency of the Year, which went to Heimat Berlin. Runners up Serviceplan Munich were in second place and Forsman & Bodenfors Gothenburg in third.
The Network of the Year award, presented to DDB. Second place went to BBDO and third to Publicis.
Canal+ were honoured as Advertiser of the Year in recognition of the outstanding creative brand marketing of the leading French broadcasting company. Anne-Gaelle Petri, Advertising Director for the Canal+ Brand, was on stage to collect the accolade.
The Young Creatives Competition, which has run throughout the Festival, saw the team from Slovenia, Drago Mlakar and Luka Bajs, taking the Gold. The team from Sweden took Silver and Denmark Bronze.x
900 Communication ideas from 79 countries for third Cannes Chimera challenge
The third Cannes Chimera global communications challenge, answering to the competitive creative brief ‘Help Lead the Fight Against Extreme Poverty’, has received a total of 900 entries from 79 different countries, more than half of which are from advertising and brand communication agencies.
The brief, set by Cannes Lions and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was launched during the 60th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in June this year, with a bid for new communication concepts that can incite the public to support an emerging international agenda to ensure that extreme poverty is virtually eliminated by 2030.
“This is an outstanding response from our industry. I’m delighted to see such engagement for this latest Cannes Chimera challenge, showing how passionate people in our industry are to use their skills for the greater good. This is a chance to use the power of communicating creatively to change people’s behaviour that will have compelling consequences for humankind,” comments Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals.
Chimera members from 2011, 2012 and 2013 are now judging the first round of the 900 submissions. This will be followed by a second round of judging by only the 2013 Cannes Chimera, made up of winners of all the Cannes Lions 2013 Grand Prix awards, who will make the final selection of up to ten winners to each receive up to $100,000 (US) to take their concept to the next level. The winning ideas will be announced early next year and those behind the ideas will go on to take part in a two-day workshop in March at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle during which they will be mentored by the Cannes Chimera. Each winner will have the opportunity to apply for up to $1Million (US) to implement its idea in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its global partners.
“Amazingly, extreme poverty has been cut in half over the last 20 years, but the world has a lot more work to do,” says Tom Scott, Director of Global Brand & Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “We hope that one of the ideas coming out of this competition can help create the broad public awareness and the support that is needed to keep extreme poverty in the global spotlight and virtually eliminate it by 2030.”
Last month, the second Cannes Chimera two-day workshop took place in Seattle with the 2012 Chimera members working with the nine winners of the second “Aid is Working. Tell the World” communications challenge submitted in the four specific categories of Mobile, Data, Young Audiences and The Progress of Development, to brainstorm and perfect their ideas.
Commenting after the workshop, winner Gael Lescornec, member of the Coxwain team said, “Bridging two worlds to make the world a better place – wow! Thank you for making this happen. An unforgettable experience which makes the beginning of an exciting journey.”
“Big thinkers that push us both to the core of what we know and to visions of where we could go well beyond our dreams” added winner Liza Douglas of Plan International, Washington (USA).
“This is the art of collaboration. Skilled professionals working together to build, craft and grow great ideas. Respect and embrace the process and amazing things will come of it,” said Chimera member, Todd Hunter, Creative Executive of CAA Marketing (USA).
Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals comments, “We saw some ingenious ideas from agencies and NGOs that truly benefitted from the skills of the Chimera. Whilst these projects continue to develop, with the additional funding available, we very much look forward to seeing a few coming to fruition.”
The Cannes Chimera Initiative was launched by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which brings together the global advertising and communications industry, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic foundation, in an effort to generate communications ideas that motivate global audiences to support change and take actions that address critical development issues. The initiative issues a competitive brief to the creative community each year, at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.
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About the Cannes Chimera Initiative
This partnership inspires and activates the creative community to help solve the world’s most urgent global health and development problems. Each year, the initiative challenges the world’s creative talent to develop ground-breaking communications approaches that motivate global audiences to support change and take actions that address a unique development issue, through a competitive creative brief.
Winners of the competition are eligible to apply for an up to US$1M US grant from The Gates Foundation to execute their idea.
To learn more about Cannes Chimera, please visit canneschimera.com
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About Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France.
As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 35,500 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy honouring the most creative film, print, outdoor, interactive, radio, design, sales promotion & activation, film craft and integrated, branded content & entertainment advertising, as well as the best media, direct marketing, PR, titanium and creative effectiveness ideas. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. Close to 12,000 delegates from 95 countries attend seven days of exhibitions, screenings, as well as high-profile seminars, workshops, forums and master classes presented by renowned worldwide industry leaders. As the networking and learning opportunity of the year, Cannes Lions is the must-attend event for anyone involved in brand communication. www.canneslions.com
About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. For more information, visit: www.gatesfoundation.org
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Masar Student Creative Award For Print
*New* Student Creative Award For Integrated
The 2014 edition of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is set to encourage the next generation with the inclusion of two student awards: The newly launched Student Creative Award for Integrated and the Masar Student Creative Award for Print, which is returning for a second year.
“We’re delighted to be able to include these two new awards as part of our investment in the talent of the future. It’s an invaluable and exciting opportunity for any student looking to break into the creative communications industry, putting their skills and talent in front of industry experts”, says Emma Lancaster Farmer, Festival Director of Dubai Lynx.
The new Student Award for Integrated competition will run from now until 13 January 2014 and asks entrants to submit a campaign, via www.dubailynx.com, to fit the brief set by the designated charity Al Noor; a training centre for children with special needs that has been providing quality professional care to the special needs community of Dubai for the past 32 years. Competitors are asked to create an integrated campaign that raises awareness of the charity in the community by using three different types of median, two of which must be in English and the third in Arabic.
Now into its second year, the Masar Student Creative Award for Print asks students to create an original advert in response to a brief set by the chosen charity, the Dubai Autism Centre (DAC). DAC is a non-profit organisation providing information, support, advice and training to professionals and parents of children with Autism. The brief asks that the advert increases public understanding of the signs of Autism and changes the audiences mind set to a positive outlook. The advert can be produced in either Arabic or English and entries are currently being accepted until 13 January 2013. Speaking about the competition Faisal Bin Haider, Chief Executive Officer /Printing and Distribution Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated says, “We are proud to launch the 2nd edition of the Masar Student Creative Award for Print for 2014. As with the last edition we, ‘Masar Printing and Publishing’, are honored to grant students the opportunity to take advantage of the many ways that exist to explore the unfamiliar in creativity and innovation. This competition symbolizes the UAE aspirations and vision on supporting education and creativity. Also I would like to pass this message to every participant - prepare yourself for the challenge, excitement and inspiration.”
The competitions will be judged by a specially selected jury made up of experts from across the region. Bechara Mouzannar, Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett MENA will preside over the jury. Commenting on his role he says, “The Student Integrated Award that will be launched at Dubai Lynx 2014 is great news to all the agencies in the region. Integration is today the name of the game. Helping students embrace Integration at an early stage, will not only help them be more in sync with today's reality but will also make it easier on all advertisers and agencies to truly, madly, deeply experiment more Integration on their regular campaigns. The Student Print Award will also allow students from the region to experiment new ways of communicating visual coincidences for a cause. It is both an honour and a privilege for me to be the inaugural president of the Student Integrated & Print Awards' jury.”
The chosen shortlisted work will be on display throughout the Festival with the winners being honoured and awarded during the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony, which brings the Festival to a close on 12 March 2014. Both competitions are free to enter and open to students in full time education aged 25 years and under. Entries are now open and being accepted through the website. A must enter opportunity for any student aspiring to a future in the creative industries, the winners of both competitions will be rewarded with a trip to the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity that includes the cost of flights and accommodation. Further information as well as the rules and full briefs can be found at http://www.dubailynx.com/talent_training/.
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The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is the leading competition and awards for advertising creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa
Presented by Lions Festivals together with their regional partners, Motivate, the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, is held in association with the UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) and with the support of Dubai Media City (DMC). The 7th Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity will bring to the Middle East and Africa a series of high profile seminars, workshops, exhibitions and screenings aimed at giving creative inspiration, learning and networking opportunities to the advertising and allied industries in the region. The Academies, The Young Lynx Competitions and Networking evenings are amongst the events enjoyed by participants. The Dubai Lynx awards, which are part of the Festival, will honour creative excellence in Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Interactive, Film Craft, Print & Poster Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Integrated and Branded Content & Entertainment advertising and communications. High-profile international jurors will award the coveted Dubai Lynx trophy to establish the definitive standard for creative excellence in the Middle East and Africa region. www.dubailynx.com
About Lions Festivals
Lions Festivals Limited is the organiser of international and regional festivals of creativity in communications, including its flagship event, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Eurobest and Lions Health as well as co-organisers, with its joint venture partners, of Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Festival of Asian Marketing Effectiveness, and the Digital Asia Festival. www.lionsfestivals.com. Lions Festivals is powered by Top Right Group.
Motivate is the Middle East's leading publisher of magazines and books. Motivate’s portfolio comprises of more than 20 market-leading magazines – many of which have independently audited circulations – and over 300 books. With a staff of more than 200 experienced and dedicated professionals, Motivate is committed to providing editorial excellence, audited circulation and transparent research data across its platform of publications.
In addition to partnering Dubai Lynx, Motivate, through its cinema advertising company, Motivate Val Morgan, is also the Official UAE Representative of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. http://www.motivatepublishing.com/
Delegate Registration: Open Earlybird entry deadline: 30 January 2014
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Entries: Open 1 December 2013 Dubai Lynx Awards: 12 March 2014
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The 2013 Cannes Report provides over one hundred pages of insights and analysis into who won what at Cannes Lions this year. Available in a convenient and searchable digital publication exclusively for subscribers to the Cannes Lions Archive, the 2013 Cannes Report lets you easily discover:
As well as being able to view and download the complete Cannes Report, subscribers to the Cannes Lions Archive can also explore, search and be inspired by 287,000 pieces of work entered into Cannes Lions since 2001, including all the work from the 2013 Festival. The Cannes Lions Archive is also home to hundreds of hours of learning from the Festival.
It is the invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in creativity in all its forms.
The 2013 seminar programme is now online, featuring 30 sessions focused on the theme of creative bravery; an exploration into the ideas that are pushing the limits of creativity.
This year’s programme draws upon a broader spectrum of creative influences, including sport, fashion, entertainment, art, design, religion, cutting edge technology and the latest human and cultural insights.
Presentation styles will range across inspiring speeches, live theatrical experiences, revealing interviews, practical demonstrations, displays of creativity and new viewpoints on long-standing industry challenges.x
On the morning of Wednesday 2 October 2013, 15 Chimera members and 18 Cannes Chimera Round 2 winners met in Seattle to workshop nine potentially game-changing ideas that address the notion that aid is working.
Each winning team sat with one of two Chimera members to look at the creative concept, execution and scalability of the ideas and some powerful conversations ensued.
What will happen on Thursday is more of a deep-dive into the ideas with the Chimera and a beginnings of a plan of what are the next steps. What the Gates Foundation and Cannes Lions want to get out of this next, is a more set idea that can get the $1M funding and become a reality.
For more updates and photos of the workshop, go to www.facebook.com/CannesChimerax
The final day of Spikes Asia is now underway as well as preparations for tonight’s awards, which will see the 2013 winners unveiled and honoured.
The final shortlists have today been released revealing that 68 have been shortlisted in Film Craft, 77 in Print & Poster Craft, 7 in Creative Effectiveness and 12 in Integrated. The 10 juries have now whittled down 4,832 entries to arrive at a total of 833 shortlisted entries.
Today’s programme will see Formula One Champion Sir Jackie Stewart taking to the stage later, when he discusses with Ogilvy & Mather’s Fergus Hay his personal creativity and influence on the way F1 racing has developed. This morning has seen the jury presidents take to the stage in a series of President’s Addresses which have tackled topics such as connective campaigns that engineer social change and the role that creativity has played in shaping our world.
In other content streams, the newly launched TechTalk sessions have been taking place throughout the Festival with today’s itinerary including ‘Bringing the Showroom Experience into Consumer’s Hands with 3D Mobile Ads’, led by Amobee, and ‘Using Consumer Behaviour Milestones for Effective Marketing’, which is being discussed by Accuen’s General Manager of APAC, Matt Harty. TechTalk sessions have been brought to Spikes to offer delegates a deeper understanding of innovation at the intersection of technology and creativity.
Across three days Festival delegates have been able to view the new and inspiring work that has come out of the Asia Pacific region with exhibitions and screenings of the shortlisted work. Other areas within the Festival venue have included the new Production Zone which has seen production companies showcasing the latest production and post-production solutions as well as studio equipment, whilst Innovasia, Spikes Asia’s technology zone, has been bustling with attendees learning and interacting with the products that are transforming the advertising and communications industry.
Today has seen the end of the Young Spikes competitions and the beginning of the judging processes. 62 competitors have taken part across four competitions and now wait to see which team’s work has been judged the best and who will return to their agencies with a winning gold medal. The winners will be honoured on stage at tonight’s awards and their entry showcased to the audience of over 1000 industry members. The winner of the new Student Creative Award for Print will also be revealed during the ceremony, from 120 entries a shortlist of 8 is now being exhibited at the Festival ahead of tonight, when the winning student will collect their award.x
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2.3 Lions Festivals (or any of its sub-contractors) may also receive information about you from third parties, for example a friend who wants to tell you about one of our websites.
3.1 Lions Festivals will keep your information on a secure server. The technology that Lions Festivals uses and the security policies which Lions Festivals has implemented are intended to safeguard your information from unauthorised access and improper use.
4.1 Lions Festivals may use your personal information (subject in each case to the requirements of the DPA) for the following purposes:
(a) administering your website account(s) and otherwise in connection with any service for which you have provided your information, including any email alerts, transactions with us and competitions and promotions that you take part in;
(b) responding to any enquiry you make;
(c) subject to your consent, sending you newsletters and/or alerts and information regarding Lions Festivals’ or any third party's future services (in all formats to which you have consented eg post, email, text); and
(d) for generating aggregated statistics about users, traffic patterns etc of the Lions Festivals website(s) and other services and developing Lions Festivals' marketing plans.
4.2 Lions Festivals may also disclose your information (subject in each case to the requirements of the DPA) as follows:
(a) if you have given your consent for Lions Festivals to do so, to other selected organisations to enable them to contact you or send you information by post, telephone and/or email;
(b) to third parties selected by Lions Festivals as part of aggregated and anonymised statistics about users, traffic patterns etc of the Lions Festivals website(s);
(c) to such individuals and/or bodies as necessary to ensure Lions Festivals' compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal proceeding or governmental request;
(d) to such individuals and/or bodies as necessary to ensure Emap's compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal proceeding or governmental request;
(e) (where you post material that does or may constitute a criminal offence, breach the rights of a third party, give rise to a civil action or breach the Terms & Conditions of the applicable website and as otherwise necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Lions Festivals and its customers), to any relevant authority or third party requiring Lions Festivals to disclose the identity of or locate anyone posting such material on an Lions Festivals website; and
(f) to any individual making a subject information request to Lions Festivals..
4.3 In the event that Lions Festivals (or a relevant part of Lions Festivals) is acquired by or merges with another company, your personal information may be passed to the purchasing/merging company amongst the transferred business assets. This will enable your relationship to continue with the relevant Lions Festivals business despite the change of ownership. Your personal information may also be passed (on a confidential basis) to companies with whom Lions Festivals is negotiating such a sale/merger as part of the verification exercise carried out on Lions Festivals by the third party.
When you visit a Lions Festivals website(s), Lions Festivals uses “cookie” technology try to make that experience simple, personalised and meaningful. Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer or any similar device you use to access the internet e.g. smart phone, tablet or other mobile device when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about you're use of the website. A number of cookies Lions Festivals use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the website and will last for longer.
(a) create a specific log-in session for a visitor to a Lions Festivals website in order that page requests by that visitor are delivered in an effective, secure and consistent manner;
(b) recognise when a visitor to a Lions Festivals website has visited before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to the website and allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
(c) customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the website;
(d) store your product selections to the shopping basket;
(e) collect statistical information about how our visitors use the website(s) so that we can improve the website(s) and learn which parts are most popular to visitors, and
(f) Gather information through our advertising partners, about the pages on the Lions Festivals website(s) that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in an “interest segment”. This information is then used to serve interest-based advertisements which it is believed will be targeted to your interests. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit www.youronlinechoices.co.uk or follow the link to the website of our advertising partners shown below. Without these cookies, advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and to your interests.
Some of the cookies used by Lions Festivals websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on a Lions Festivals website(s) you may not be able to take full advantage of the website(s) if you do so.
We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below:
(a) Name: SESSIONTOKEN
Purpose: Used to remember the user for 30 days if they’ve chosen the ‘remember me’ option on login.
(b) Name: CFID & CFTOKEN
Purpose: These are used to identify a user only during their session. They are deleted at the end of a user’s visit.
Third Party cookies:
(a) Name: Messageid, memberid, urlid, groupid
Purpose: These are used to track click-through and purchases from our eshots.
(b) Name: WT_FPC
Purpose: WebTrends uses a cookie to track the number of unique users of this website. It tells us whether the website has a small number of regular visitors or a large number of infrequent visitors. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this website.
(c) Name: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site by Google Analytics. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the Website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website.
In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the Site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.
Please be aware that Lions Festivals does not control and is not responsible for websites that are referred to or linked from its own websites and that use of your personal information on these websites is not subject to this Privacy and Cookies Policy.
7.1 To access certain parts of the Lions Festivals websites, Lions Festivals may require you to register and provide certain information about yourself.
7.2 You are reminded that in addition to the provisions of this Privacy and Cookies Policy, where you register you also agree to:
(a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the relevant registration form (such information being the "Registration Data"); and
(b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it fully up to date.
Please note your calls to Lions Festivals may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.