Cannes Lions 2014 – What you need to know

by Jun 16, 2014

Cannes Lions 2014

The most prestigious (and week long) awards ceremony in the industry kicked off yesterday. Find out how VT would spend her time in the French Riviera.

It’s here. The most prestigious awards known to the creative industry: The Cannes Lions. If your agency has entered you’re most likely going to be sitting on the edge of your seat this week, and rightly so: every agency wants to win one.

So what’s on? If I were one of the lucky ones packing my wedges and big floppy hat to head down to the French Riviera, this is what I’d go and see:

>> COSMOPOLITAN: Fashion, sex, celebrity & character – A candid conversation with Sarah Jessica Parker & Joanna Coles

>> MOTHER: Truth & lies on the social web (Featuring Andrew Deitchman, CEO of Mother New York and  Yaniv (Nev) Schulman- creator of Catfish)

>> CAMPAIGN ASIA: The rise of creativity in India (Featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, Leslie Berland, Joel Lunenfeld and Ignacio Oreamuno)

>> SHESAYS: Why 80% of your advertising budget is currently being wasted

>> TUMBLR: How to become a visual storyteller

>> CONTAGIOUS: Teaching new technology old tricks on Saturday 21 June at 11:00 – 11:30 (Which you can watch live via the YouTube link here.)

Or course, I’d throw in the occasional morning Yoga with Google and a well spent few hours at the ISOS Girls Lounge to share breakfast with the industry’s most inspiring women.

To find out more about the agenda at Cannes Lions check out the site here. You can also follow live updates via their Twitter page @Cannes_Lions.

Good luck!

Words by – VT

About Vanessa Toby

Vanessa is a keen traveller with no sense of direction. She has an insatiable love of fashion and a spare room full of shoes she has hoarded over the years. If Vanessa isn’t taking over the New Business world at work, you will find her trying out your new favourite exercise class. As a strong believer in the importance of a healthy work-life balance you will find her documenting mind and body advice and top tips.

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