TBWA\India awarded “Health Grand Prix for Good” at 2018 Cannes

A campaign that was described by by one Cannes jury president as a kind of ‘cure of paralysis, has been awarded the Health Grand Prix for Good Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. TBWA\India’s “Blink to Speak” is believed to be the first eye language guide made in India to help the paralysed interact without speech. … Continue reading “TBWA\India awarded “Health Grand Prix for Good” at 2018 Cannes”

Ridley Scott to curate Saatchi’s Cannes Director Showcase

RSA Films recently announced that the director of Alien, The Martian and Gladiator has been tapped to curate this year’s New Directors’ Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Now in its 28th year, the showcase is annually presented by Saatchi & Saatchi at the festival to spotlight emerging directors.   According to … Continue reading “Ridley Scott to curate Saatchi’s Cannes Director Showcase”

McGarryBowen CCO to talk “Bloody Mess” in Cannes

Tomorrow morning at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, McGarryBowen chief creative officer Ned Crowley will launch a new event format with a presentation titled, “A Bloody Mess — How Advertising Saved My Movie and My Sanity.”

Crowley will describe the four-month sabbatical that he took from his professional advertising job and devoted to completing a feature film on a small budget in early 2015.

According to McGarryBowen, who is hosting Crowley’s appearance, he chose a time of “tumultuous agency change and business upheaval” to make the foray into filmmaking.

Publicis shops to withdraw from Cannes next year

It seems odd that a French firm would poop on the party known as the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, but here we are.

According to an AdWeek report, a recent memo circulated within the Paris-based holding company Publicis announced that the firm’s 2018 cost cutting strategy will include “eliminating all award/trade shows for the next year.”

Presumably, the no-show declaration applies to Leo Burnett, Burrell Communications, Digitas and Lapiz, which are among the dozens of subsidiaries in the Publics network.

Chicago shops win Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions

(Cannes, France — 19 June, 2017) Even though McCann New York’s Fearless Girl was the big winner on the first night of the Cannes Lions Festival, Chicago agencies did manage to come home with lions as well. FCB Chicago, BBDO Chicago, DigitasLBI, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather and Lapiz won lions in the categories of: Glass, Outdoor, PR, Promo & Activation and Print & Publishing. Below, see every Lion won by U.S. agencies on the night.

New hires at DDB, FCB and We Are Unlimited

On Friday, McDonald’s AOR We Are Unlimited announced that former FCB Chicago SVP/ECD, Max Geraldo had been tapped to serve as Executive Creative Director. Joining him is Bruno Guimaraes, who left DigitasLBI Chicago to serve as Creative Director.

Both creatives will report to the agency’s Chief Creative Officer Toygar Bazarkaya. These are Bazarkaya’s first hires since joining the agency two months ago, and builds out the creative leadership team.

Geraldo has over 50 Cannes Lions to his credit including the Mobile Grand Prix.

Editor of ‘World’s Biggest Asshole’ finds home at Union

Graham Turner is not an asshole. In fact, the tattooed cutter is a really nice guy. But he sure does understand assholes as Graham IS the editor of the award-winning The World’s Biggest Asshole for Donate Life (via The Martin Agency, directed by Speck and Gordon). The nice guy editor has garnered 10 Cannes Lions … Continue reading “Editor of ‘World’s Biggest Asshole’ finds home at Union”

BBH New York formally unveils new leadership trio

Groundbreaking creativity has always been at the core of BBH New York, and today it unveils its complete leadership team. The agency officially welcomes BBH NY President Amani Duncan and announces the promotion of Tom Callard to Chief Strategy Officer, both of whom are joining Chief Creative Officer Rafael Rizuto. This trio delivers on BBH’s belief in the “power of … Continue reading “BBH New York formally unveils new leadership trio”

Union Editorial welcomes Rick Lawley

Bicoastal Union Editorial has made a high-profile addition to its roster with the arrival of Rick Lawley. Best known as the co-founder of Whitehouse Post, which opened in London in 1990, Lawley moved to the west coast in 2001 to open the Los Angeles office. Additionally, he was involved in the development of three other … Continue reading “Union Editorial welcomes Rick Lawley”

Nancy Reyes elevated to CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day

TBWA today announced that Nancy Reyes is being elevated to Chief Executive Officer of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York. With this promotion, Reyes expands her role and takes over full leadership of the agency from Rob Schwartz, who has been CEO since 2015. It’s the latest step in a steady rise since Reyes joined the agency in April 2016 as Managing Director, … Continue reading “Nancy Reyes elevated to CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day”

Logan Industry signs director Tibor Glage

Full-service production company Logan Industry, which launched earlier this year, welcomes award-winning director Tibor Glage to its roster. Glage studied film at the London International Film School where he worked with Terry Gilliam, Mike Figgis, Piotr Sobociński and Freddie Francis. Glage is known for his cinematic visuals, kinetic shooting style and narrative storytelling. He has … Continue reading “Logan Industry signs director Tibor Glage”

Cashmere makes leadership moves

Today, Cashmere announced Ryan Ford was promoted to President and Chief Creative Officer, he formerly was the Executive VP and CCO. Rona Mercado was promoted to the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, she held the position of Senior Vice President of Accounts, and managed nearly all departments in the agency. Mercado joined the agency … Continue reading “Cashmere makes leadership moves”

David&Goliath bolsters creative and strategy

David Angelo, founder and chairman of integrated creative agency David&Goliath (D&G) today announced a series of promotions and new hires in a move that will bolster the agency’s creative and strategy departments and deliver breadth and depth to its newly launched Creative Impact Hub. Led by Chief Creative Officer Ben Purcell and Chief of Social Impact Blake … Continue reading “David&Goliath bolsters creative and strategy”

Ogilvy’s creative future is Bright

Ogilvy announced today that Lisa Bright has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy California. Lisa will be responsible for leading creative across the agency’s diverse portfolio of clients in California and beyond. She will partner closely with Dan LaRusso, Managing Director of Ogilvy California, which has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. Lisa … Continue reading “Ogilvy’s creative future is Bright”

Hill Holiday brings Icaro Doria as CCO

Award-winning Hill Holliday is betting big on 2021 as they name award-winning creative, Icaro Doria as Chief Creative Officer. A 25-year veteran of the industry, Doria’s experience working with brand champions is diverse, ranging from Coca Cola and Diageo to Nike, Hilton Hotels, Carl’s Jr’s, Hardees, Old Spice, Heineken and many others. Doria has judged … Continue reading “Hill Holiday brings Icaro Doria as CCO”

22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others

As part of its agency-wide expansion, 22Squared, an independent creative & media company that counts national brands like Baskin-Robbins, NAACP Atlanta Chapter, the Ad Council, Advent Health and Publix Super Markets as clients, welcomes production powerhouse Zamile Vilakazi as its head of production. The company has also promoted Janis Middleton to SVP, executive director of Multicultural & Inclusion … Continue reading “22Squared hires EP Zamile Vilakazi, promotes others”

Cartwright adds four creative leaders to team

Fast-growing start-up agency Cartwright is adding to its  team with the hire of four proven creative leaders from a variety of agencies in new roles. Joining Cartwright as Creative Directors are Thiago Gripp and Suzanne Sherwood. In addition, the agency has hired Taylor Whitelow as copy writer and Chelsea Ceasor as design and art director. “Building … Continue reading “Cartwright adds four creative leaders to team”