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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

The Future According to Eric Schmidt Google chairman talks of the next trillion-dollar industry

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…

June 23, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

Pitching Hard BuzzFeed in Cannes

     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…

June 22, 2011, 2:11 AM EDT

Arianna Huffington Talks to 'Adweek' Swinging doors at the Majestic Barrière

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…

June 21, 2011, 6:34 AM EDT

Huffington Post to Expand to France and Brazil And where else? The audience wants to know

     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…

June 20, 2011, 9:41 AM 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

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