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 the world includes two Cannes articles (we don’t want to overdose) and some other non-Cannes content. Enjoy.


  • Ogilvy Alum Will Oversee Facebook’s Expansion in Africa. For the world’s largest social network, Facebook, Africa holds vast potential. And Nunu Ntshingila is going to show the company around.


  • Cannes Lions: Will advertising ever again be about the people it serves? This year’s awards were full of do-good sentimentality. But is it real?




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