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Huffington to Talk 'Cause Marketing' Panel will address what's good for the world and brands

“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…

October 3, 2011, 7:07 AM EDT

'Cannes Has Changed' and 'Content Isn't King' Anomaly’s Carl Johnson returns to the festival

     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…

June 24, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

Pharrell Williams Says 'Great Ideas Come From Human Beings' An interview from Cannes Lions

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…

June 23, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

Malcolm Gladwell Draws a Crowd, a Conclusion 'More tweaking, less innovating'

     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…

June 20, 2011, 7:05 AM EDT

A (Relatively) Calm First Night in Cannes On the Boulevard Croisette

     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…

June 19, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

The Jonas Brothers' Venn Diagram Or, Celebrity Still Sells

     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.…

June 19, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

Ali Ali's Creative Lament The founder of Elephant Cairo want to push things forward

     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…

June 19, 2011, 2:54 PM EDT

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

     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…

June 19, 2011, 5:43 AM EDT

Cannes Lions Kicks Off With Nick Jonas, no less

     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…

June 19, 2011, 5:03 AM EDT

The Can't-Miss at Cannes Panels everyone will be talking about

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…

June 17, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT