This is a slideshow of some pictures taken by IPG Mediabrands at the recently concluded 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2012. Enjoy!
Text of Cannes slideshow
Meet our Cannes contest winners at the Lions
The Palais des Festivals in Cannes where everything happens!
Welcome aperitif on Sunday. Duy, behind the camera, meet Gen and Kanokrat for the first time
Kanokrat and Duy at the Palais
After registering, everyone was ready for a week full ofdiscovery, learning, and listening to amazing speakers!
Kanokrat having a great moment in Cannes Lions 2012 at IPG Mediabrands villa
IPG Cocktail Party on Monday
Amazing scenery at the IPG Cocktail Party
Duy and Kanokrat pose with our branded tuk tuks!
Technology at the IPG Mediabrands villa
Guests tweeting their way across Cannes.
Initiative Twilight: Activating the Digital Universe for ChangeArianna Huffington, Jeremy Hymans and David Shing were our fabulous speakers for the evening!
Guests share a drink at Initiative Twilight:Activating the Digital Universe for Change
Guests gathering for a photo at Initiative Twilight: Activating the Digital Universe for Change
Duys favorite seminar of the week was The Coca-Cola Company: New Rules ofMarketing and Consumer Engagement featuring Joseph Tripodi, Executive Vice- President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer
It is not every day that IPG chairman Michael Roth takes to the stage only to introduce the speakers. Here he is to introduce Shekhar Kapur, the noted Indian film director and Balki (R Balakrishnan), chairman and creative head of Roths own agency, Lowe Lintas India.
India was in focus at Cannes, for the first time in 58 years since the festival began in 1954. Roth noted that the session at Cannes was anindication of the importance of India in the global economy.
He added that his own group, IPG, was committed to India in a big way through LoweLintas, which was launched in 1939. Today they handle about 250 clients more than what the agencys New York office handles
Guests gather at the Yahoo! Party
IPG Mediabrands & Yahoo! Party. Gossip Girl and Glee actors joined Mat Seiler and Yahoo! CEO
Time Warner featured Peter Roth, President Warner BrosTelevision, Michael Patrick King, executive producer Sex and the City and Jeff Bewkes, Chairman Time Warner.
O&M master class on Social Media skills
Duy exploring the YouTube booth
Duy having fun and featuring in his very own YouTube ad!
Duy took a break for some digital water skiing!
The Cannes Lions Connect Bar, a cool way to meet people
Kanokrat and Panwadee , Marketing Press from Thailand hang out at Cannes Connection Bar
Good music all week with DJ partner Spotify
Evening in Cannes
Day 5 of the festival: A great talk by the acclaimed philosopher and writer Alain deBotton, who was brought to Cannes by Ogilvy & Mather. He drew parallels between advertising and art, which he describes as "the sensory presentation of an idea."
Alain suggested that much of advertising works at the bottom of Maslows pyramidand that we need to find a way to work at the top by appealing more to real needs than to desires. Those needs could address one or more of Epicurus three key ingredients for happiness - friends, freedom and thoughtfulness/reflection.
He also talked a lot about the fear of failure, which impedes our creativity, but reassured us that no creativity can occur without that fear and that nobody can be successful at everything.
Our very own Jacki Kelly travelling up and down the croisette with our branded tuk-tuks
Jacki Kelly and friends meet with Glee star Mathew Morrison
UM TWILIGHT with Facebook, speakers Jack Myers, Dr. Gino Yu and Paul Adams.
UM TWILIGHT, Introduction by Carolyn Everson from Facebook
Jacki Kelly introduces UM TWILIGHT with Facebook, speakers Jack Myers, Dr. Gino Yu and Paul Adams
UM TWILIGHT with Jack Myers
Dr. Gino Yu share his thoughts at UM TWILIGHT
BBH seminar at the Young lions featuring Sir John Hegarty!
BBH seminar at the Young lions
The Longest queue to attend Bill Clinton speech
Gen and Duy at the one of highlight in Cannes Lions 2012 with Bill Clinton
There has been much talk in recent times about how the advertising industry could (and should) use its considerable wealth of creativity (and wealth) to help change peoples behavior for thebenefit of the world. That message was amplified when former President Bill Clinton addressed the ad world in Cannes. Invited to the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity by Brazilian media group Grupo ABC, Clinton called on the assembled to channel their creative energy toward coming up with world-changing ideas.
While Clintons message was simple - that those whose with the power to persuade could havegreat impact when those energies are focused on the greater good - his impressive insight and global context helped make his point.
Duy and Kanokrat dine out over a typical French breakfast
Duy and Kanokrat had an unforgettably rich week full of learning. They hope to be back at the festival again!!!
Yes !! Its the big experience in my life at Cannes Lions 2012