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Topic: Cannes Festival

Breakfast with Barbara: Friday, June 25

In her latest dispatch from the south of France, our fearless critic stares down zombies and revels in typefaces—evidence of the rise of the handmade in our age of…

Unilever CMO Keith Weed on Martin Sorrell

“How many people have seen a compassionate Martin Sorrell? [pause] There's a hand over there.” —Unilever CMO Keith Weed, before being interviewed by the WPP CEO on Friday.

Shortlists: Film, Film Craft, Titanium & Integrated

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Paul Arden returns from the grave to introduce Saatchi & Saatchi's New Directors' Showcase

By Eleftheria Parpis Thanks to the wonders of technology, Paul Arden, the late Saatchi & Saatchi creative director who first brought the agency's New Directors Showcase to Cannes 20…

VIDEO: Unilever CMO Keith Weed

Anglo-Dutch packaged-goods giant Unilever is being honored as Advertiser of the Year at Cannes this year. Its new CMO, Keith Weed, spoke to Eleftheria Parpis about the the meaning…

J&J's Perkins to holding companies: Go private

By Brian Morrissey The ad-agency business faces many challenges in times of constrained spending and with their role as strategic partners with clients called into question. Many in the industry have…

VIDEO: Euro RSCG's Fernanda Romano

Fernanda Romano is global creative director for digital and experiential advertising at Euro RSCG. She spoke with Brian Morrissey about her disdain for social-media gurus, in what ways social…

Yahoo! builds giant 'brandcastle' on the beach

By Brian Morrissey Yahoo! clearly never followed the advice to "never bring sand to the beach." It brought more than 30 tons of it to the beach here in Cannes.…

Chalkbot's saga, from metalcore to Grand Prix

By Brian Morrissey There's an interesting backstory to how the Nike Livestrong "Chalkbot" came to be. In short, it wouldn't have happened without punk music. In the '90s, Wieden +…

Breakfast with Barbara: Thursday, June 24

In today's dispatch, our critic-about-Cannes talks about yesterday's pesky Press Lions controversy and the 2010 festival's obsession with happiness—from Volkswagen's "The Fun Theory" to Stefan Sagmeister's personal happiness project…

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