Posted: June 25, 2013 | 10:41 ET
After the full force excitement that is the final award show, the festivities and fireworks of the closing gala, in the early hours of this past Sunday morning #canneslions declared '2013 is over...see you next year for more inspired creativity'.

Posted by Mark Childs

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Posted: June 21, 2013 | 12:00 ET
There are a lot of people who are making a lot of money to convince us that it's the "year of content creation/mobile/direct engagement…. etc" . Although, there's a little bit of truth to all of those, the reality is that print isn't dead and the simplest ideas are still the best ones.

Posted by Drew Campbell

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Posted: June 21, 2013 | 11:23 ET
It's challenging to get a creative idea that is disruptive and makes you look at something from a completely different perspective. However, to take it that one step further and showcase the idea in an unusual way versus the traditional mediums can make it that much stronger.

Posted by Bianca Kwasnycia

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Posted: June 21, 2013 | 11:06 ET
Combining the spirit, energy, and talent of Canadians with the beach, Southern France sun, and Cannes Festival vibe made last night’s Globe and Mail’s Canada party a homerun. It was a true celebration of Canada’s global footprint – from Cirque du Soleil to our Lions winners.

Posted by Dave Wilkin

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Posted: June 20, 2013 | 10:55 ET
There have been a couple of headlining themes emerging from the plethora of seminars here at Cannes 2013. One that has genuinely inspired me is the concept of "crowd-sourced creativity." Conan O'Brien, PDiddy, Chevrolet and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation are just a few of the brands truly embracing this wildly powerful concept and bringing it to fruition in a stunningly effective way as increasingly accessible technology combines with a willingness of brands to embrace the power of their audiences like never before.

posted by Steve MacLean

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Posted: June 19, 2013 | 16:04 ET
Browsing the short-listed media work today in Cannes I was blown away by the creativity of two brands who used essentially zero working dollars to successfully deliver on specific business objectives that traditionally command the lion-share of a marketing budget.

Posted by Steve MacLean

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Posted: June 18, 2013 | 11:58 ET
Sitting in the Grand Audi auditorium in Cannes, listening to Vivienne Westwood speak about her Climate Revolution, I look around and see that almost everyone has their smartphone up and is either digitally recording her or snapping a picture. It's as if smartphones have become an added appendage to our anatomy.

Posted by Bianca Kwasnycia

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Posted: June 17, 2013 | 15:36 ET
As 9am hits, the café lined laneways leading to The Promenade de la Croisette fill with a flurry of activity. There are conflicting behaviours of an eagerness to start the day, but a general consensus that no one needs to rush. Croissants are casually picked apart. Lattes are sipped. Café crowds grow and by 10am, with all of the anticipation that would surround the Las Vegas strip prior to a title fight, the crowds pour into the Palais and expect to awed.

Posted by Drew Campbell

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