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Bon Soir Cannes

Well, tonight was the last night of the Cannes Lions 2007 International Advertising Festival.The event closed with the Titanium and Integrated Awards Ceremony, the ceremony during which lions are awarded to agencies that did breakthrough work across all media. Additionally, the agency and network of the year (overall) and the Palm d’Or were awarded to [...]

Meanwhile, back at the Cannes Lions 2007 Festival…

Okay.  I owe you a post or two.  I guess I just got caught up in the hoopla that is the Cannes Lions 2007 Festival, or the “ad prom” as I’ve decided to call it.  The last couple of days have been…um…entertaining.  The “Gutter Bar” (which is actually 72 Brasserie”) was jumping until at least [...]

More Fun in Cannes

It’s 1:52am in Cannes and the crowd from the “Gutter Bar” is still going strong outside my hotel.  Tonight we attended the Cyber Awards Ceremony at the Palais des Festivals.  The ceremony was nice enough.  The stage was lit up and fitted with multiple projection screens that allowed the audience to view the gold, bronze [...]

Morning at the 54th Annual Cannes Lions 2007 International Advertising Festival

Bonjour! Bienvenue a Cannes Lions 2007 Festival a Cannes, France. I’m feeling a bit less snarky today so I can give you a few more details on the festival. First, it’s an annual event (in its 54th year) to celebrate the best of the best in advertising across all media–from traditional television ads to online/digital [...]

Live from the Cannes Advertising Festival…It’s Wannabe Celebrities!

I’m writing from Cannes, France, the site of my working vacation. I’m here for the Cannes Lions 2007 Festival, the advertising world’s equivalent of the famed film festival. No Angelina Jolie’s here though; just Colleen DeCoursey’s, John Wren’s and lots of tragically cool folks (at least this week) who work for little ad shops with [...]

Careers That Might Suck

Okay.  This is going to be a quickie.  I was at the grocery store today and I ran across a career that might suck.  So, I’m standing on the sidewalk when a 1987 (1990 tops) gold Honda Accord with wind-up windows and manual door locks (it was going very slow) passes by.  On its side [...]

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