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Art of Advertising: Narghi
18th Jun

ArtofAdvertising:Narghi

Missing Link's Narghi gives us some insight on the films that have influenced her, focusing on experiential perspectives and cultural explorations.

Cannes Contenders: Elsa Rakotoson
18th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: FRANCE

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Cannes Contenders: Yousuke Ozawa
18th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: JAPAN

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17th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: SOUTH AFRICA
Cannes Contenders: Molefi Thulo

Cannes Contenders: Molefi Thulo

Molefi Thulo, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Johannesburg, picks some powerful and creative work that he believes can fly the flag for South Africa at the Lions next week.

15th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: USA
Cannes Contenders: Jeff Geheb

Cannes Contenders: Jeff Geheb

Jeff Geheb, Global Chief Experience Officer at VMLY&R, predicts that the Cannes winners will be reflective shifting values around inclusivity, diversity, immersion, and culture.

15th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: REP OF IRELAND
Cannes Contenders: Rebecca Bourke

Cannes Contenders: Rebecca Bourke

Elves, elderly ladies and inelegant golf swings feature in the top picks of Rebecca Bourke, Executive Producer at Assembly Dublin, who thinks this Irish work deserves recognition at this year's Cannes Lions.

15th Jun
On My Radar: Eric Andre

On My Radar: Eric Andre

Eric Andre, comedian, actor and director at Bullitt, is addicted to his Instagram feed, thanks all his therapists for influencing him and shares a fantastic fungi fascination.

14th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: GERMANY
Cannes Contenders: Marielle Wilsdorf

Cannes Contenders: Marielle Wilsdorf

DDB Tribal Hamburg's ECD Marielle Wilsdorf talks us through the German campaigns that have a chance of grabbing Lions, including a borderless library and a mini escape.

14th Jun
Kim Jacobsen: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Kim Jacobsen: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The Reverse-repped, Copenhagen-based director tells us why biking is the ultimate way to explore and how you can't beat the unpredictability of old Russian cameras and lenses.

More than a blip

On My Radar is a series that dives into the likes, dislikes, best-ofs, and industry trends that we're paying attention to.

11th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: INDIA
Cannes Contenders: Manoj Shroff

Cannes Contenders: Manoj Shroff

Manoj Shroff, Executive Producer at Equinox Films Mumbai, mines India's recent advertising gems to highlight some of the work he thinks could be in with a chance at metalware later this month.

11th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: THE UK
Cannes Contenders: Richard Denney

Cannes Contenders: Richard Denney

Richard Denney, Executive Creative Director of St Luke’s London, on a septet of UK work that made him cry, cry a little bit more, and then marvel at the ingenuity of the advertising industry.

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10th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: USA
Cannes Contenders: Carlos Alija and Laura Sampedro

Cannes Contenders: Carlos Alija and Laura Sampedro

Sports ads, innovative approaches to the pandemic, and calls for social responsibility might be the campaigns to watch at Cannes. Today's US predictions come from Carlos Alija and Laura Sampedro, Executive Creative Directors for MullenLowe LA.

10th Jun
Playlist: Matthew Walker

Playlist: Matthew Walker

We chat to director Matthew Walker at MindsEye about royalties on YouTube views for directors, Olympic trials, and classic music videos.

9th Jun
On Location... Athens

On Location... Athens

Maria Kopanou, Executive Producer, Green Olive Films, gives us the foodie's tour of Athens, shows off the beachfront locales, and recalls her fondest Akropolis memory.