Cannes-Ables, Volume 1

By Patrick Coffee 


Since you, like us, are currently sitting at your desks rather than enjoying the surf, sun and creative brilliance of the Cannes Lions Festival, we took it upon ourselves to share the experience…via the best and worst quotes from the event as collected/recollected on Twitter.

  • “An enjoyable yet thoroughly ridiculous spectacle.” – Michael Frolich, Ogilvy PR
  • “I can’t work with anyone who isn’t number one.” – Kanye

  • “Alicia Keys was not the right fit to be creative director for Blackberry. She was set up to fail.” – Steve Stoute, Translation
  • “It’s ridiculous to just give anyone or a celebrity a creative director role…there are only three who could work – Ryan Leslie, and me.” – Kanye
  • “There is a new generation of people being born every four years…[because] technology is anything invented after you’re born.” – MIT Director Andrew Lippman
  • “99% of Google searchers don’t go beyond the first page of results.” – Nikesh Arora
  • “Digital must get over its discomfort with native ads.” – Marissa Meyer
  • “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow.” – Marissa Meyer
  • “The difference between having a hallucination and having a vision is someone else can see it.” – Ben Horowitz
  • “Hello, gorgeous!” – WTBWA’s “GAYTM”
  • “Selling ideas is a hard job. Avoid those who make it more complex.” – Ogilvy
  • “If there’s any clients in the room, be willing to get fired over a good idea.” – Spike Jonze
  • “Brands that we thought were too big to fail are failing because they’re not meeting the consumer on their terms.” – Steve Stoute
  • “Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just the bottom line.” – Warren G. Benni
  • “Stop making ads! Start making content!” – Erin McPherson
  • “Tweet us questions.” – Wieden+Kennedy

We’ll be back tomorrow with more of these seaside insights.