No Cannes do

South African visits to the winners’ podium at the Cannes advertising festival were rare events this year, writes Tony Koenderman, as our ad industry suffered one of its worst years in nearly two decades. Points earned on the AdReview system (see Creative Tables) were down 45% on 2014, which in turn was a third lower […]

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The stuff you want to know.

The smoke has cleared at Cannes and what are we left with? Several hundred pronking winners, a few controversies and heaps of articles from people saying that they suspected all along that Cannes is actually a sham. But they’ll go again next year. This week, Samantha Koenderman’s pick of the most interesting articles from around […]

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Cannes awards 2 Grand Prix in Film.

The final Cannes Awards evening took place on Saturday evening where, among other winners, 101 Film awards were presented. Most notable, was the awarding of with 2 Grand Prix – The Martin Agency in Richmond won for Geico’s, “Unskippable: Family Long Form 01″ and F/NAZCA Saatchi & Saatchi São Paulo won for Leica Institutional, “Leica […]

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South Africa wins big in Cannes Radio category.

  Nothing was going to kill the radio star earlier this week at Cannes. Certainly not for South Africa. When the radio winners were announced, our homeboys walked off with an impressive 16 wins, including our first Golds. We had 27 finalists so, all in all, not a bad conversion rate. The winners are: Ogilvy & […]

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Cannes Design Lions Winners

The Cannes Design Lions were announced earlier this week and 79 statues were given out. The second Grand Prix of the week was also awarded to Grey London for Volvo UK’s “Lifepaint”. This seems to be doing very well for Grey and will no doubt be a big winner of the week. From a local […]

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Cannes Lions Branded Content & Entertainment shortlist

More finalists from sunny Cannes, and this time it’s the Branded Content & Entertainment shortlist. The King James Group have garnered another accolade for their “One Rand Man” campaign for Sanlam. Congrats. Winners will be announced tomorrow evening at the final awards ceremony of the show. Has the week really gone by already? To see […]

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Cannes Lions Film shortlist

The finalists for the Cannes Lions Film have been announced and South Africa has 5 finalists. I have to confess, before visiting the Cannes site, I had only ever seen one of them – DialDirect’s Notebook by Joe Public United. Which, considering I am one of the few people who don’t PVR past adverts, seems […]

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Cannes Press Lions Winners

79 Press awards in total were presented on the first Cannes Awards night, with only 8 Bronzes being awarded to South African agencies – FoxP2 Cape Town and Y&R South Africa Cape Town/Creative Y&R Nairobi.   Below is the full list of winners. To get a look at them, visit http://www.canneslionsarchive.com/winners/categories/cannes-lions         […]

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Cannes Promo & Activation Lions Winners

Joe Public took home South Africa’s only Promo & Activation win – a Bronze for its ‘Vote SA’ Cinemark experience app, as compared to last year’s haul of 3. There were 117 awards handed out in this category.   Below is the full list of winners. To view them all and judge for yourself, visit […]

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