As it slowly winds down on the French Riviera, the horde of industry players gathered at the festivities were privy today to some Lions winners, activist speeches, brands on the hot seat and more.
-AKQA presented the five winning Future Lions concepts, which span the globe from Melbourne to New York. link
-India comes out of nowhere to collect 23 Lions this week thanks largely in part to its Ogilvy and Publicis divisions. link
-Bridge Worldwide’s “Can Hands” for Pringles garnered the Gold Cyber Lion. link
–Live Aid creator and one-time rocker Bob Geldof gave an impassioned speech on our dwindling ecological state at the ACT Responsible/Euro RSCG seminar. Barack Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe, meanwhile, shared some secrets at DDB’s seminar on the Audacity of Successful Brands. link
-Google CEO Eric Schmidt thinks Microsoft’s Bing is cute. link
-Senior execs from Kraft, P&G, J&J and Mickey D’s were subject to the stern moderating of Martin Sorrell in a debate on digital and agency relations. link