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Dylan Byers

Huffington to Talk 'Cause Marketing'

“Advertisers want to be where real solutions are,” Arianna Huffington tells Adweek. The left-right political divide, propagated by the media, “needs to be countered with advertising around real solutions,” she says. To…

'Cannes Has Changed' and 'Content Isn't King'

     Carl Johnson, co-founder of Anomaly, a marketing communications firm and advertising agency, isn’t actually staying in Cannes. He’s staying at the historic Hotel du Cap in Antibes, an…

Pharrell Williams Says 'Great Ideas Come From Human Beings'

In an interview at Cannes Lions that may have outraged the animal kingdom, rapper and producer Pharrell Williams said that "great ideas come from human beings, not archetypes," and that…

Malcolm Gladwell Draws a Crowd, a Conclusion

     New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell drew huge crowds Monday morning, filling up two large auditoriums at the Palais for his keynote address, sponsored by Kraft Foods. Weaving…

A (Relatively) Calm First Night in Cannes

     Cannes was quiet on Sunday night. At just 2:30 a.m., roughly 150 people crowded around 72 Croisette, the infamous Gutter Bar opposite the art deco Hotel Martinez. Girls…

The Jonas Brothers' Venn Diagram

     imc2 brought back the beloved Venn diagram on Sunday. "Gone is the consumer era where we dictated messages to the masses," went the program's description of imc2's panel.…

Ali Ali's Creative Lament

     Ali Ali’s Egyptian creative boutique Elephant Cairo has had quite a few successes to date—from Google to Coca-Cola to, most beloved of all, the “Never Say No to…

Item: From HBO's Voyeur to the Old Spice Guy

     A small item from what Adweek was reading on the plane here: In 2008, BBDO’s campaign for HBO, called “Voyeur,” won ten Lions, including the Grand Prix for…

Cannes Lions Kicks Off

     After the long flight sans Internet, Adweek has arrived in Cannes, and Cannes Lions—the most prestigious advertising awards ceremony in the world—is already underway. The first shortlists have…

The Can't-Miss at Cannes

Creative leaders and communications experts from around the globe will gather on the French Riviera beginning June 19 for the 58th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the most…

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