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Dylan Byers

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…

The Future According to Eric Schmidt

On stage Wednesday at Cannes Lions, Eric Schmidt seemed like the kind of man—perhaps the only man, other than Steve Jobs—who could effortlessly convince an international crowd of 20- and…

Pitching Hard

     Jon Steinberg, president of BuzzFeed, pitches fast and hard. The first time I met him, post-midnight at BuzzFeed’s party on Le Rooftop, overlooking the Mediterranean, I felt the…

Arianna Huffington Talks to 'Adweek'

This video is a preview of Adweek's interview with Arianna Huffington at Cannes Lions. More footage will be available soon.        Shortly after their presentation on Monday afternoon at the Cannes…

Huffington Post to Expand to France and Brazil

     Since late May, when the AOL Huffington Post Media Group launched Huffington Post Canada, international audiences have been speculating as to just how far the news site intends…

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…

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