posts tagged ‘advertising

-Bloomberg spotlights a wave of Saudi women harnessing Instagram to pursue entrepreneurship despite societal restrictions. -Uber is taking cues from public transit, planning route systems that streamline urban transport, says Fortune. -As economic downturn continues in Brazil, Business of Fashion looks at the country’s shrinking luxury market. -In the midst of economic recovery, US Goodwill […]

-Vanity Fair takes an intimate look at the “dating apocalypse” of today’s app-enabled romance. -The Independent explores the decline of the UK nightclub scene as millennials opt for more Instagram-worthy experiences. -After facing social media backlash, Target is now doing away with gender distinctions in its toy and home goods aisles, reports Fast Company. -Facebook’s […]

-Ventures Africa explores how Airbnb is set to take the African hospitality industry by storm. -The Washington Post looks at how the “right to be forgotten” movement is spreading from Europe to the US. -The New York Times explores our cultural fascination with Resting Bitch Face and why evaluating women based on likeability is a problem. […]

-Bloomberg looks at a spate of gender-neutral clothing lines for kids that are aiming to reframe society’s gender expectations. -The FT explores the rise of comics as a form of artistic freedom in the MENA region. -“Stop capitalizing the word ‘internet,’” declares New Republic, in a reflection on what capitalization says about a word’s place in culture. […]

-Business of Fashion explores nutricosmetics—digestible beauty products that are expected to become a $7.4 billion industry by 2020. -In a special report dubbed “Food and the new east,” The Calvert Journal explores the changing palate of Eastern Europe. -As YouTube celebrity proliferates, The Kernel asks, “Can Hollywood turn YouTubers into movie stars?” -A writer for Fusion looks […]

“An American born today has a projected average lifespan 20 full years longer than one born in 1925, and we are, as a society, growing old,” declared Time in its February 2015 cover story. Now, a new analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center looks at how this plays out geographically, finding that […]

July 13, 2015

Cannes diary

Posted by: in Europe

This year marked the 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In many ways the event has started to sprawl into SXSW Interactive territory in terms of big name celebrities, bulging fragmented schedules, and uber-networking. This year was marked by celebrity speakers including Monica Lewinsky, Pharrell Williams, Jamie Oliver, Marilyn Manson and Viola Davis. As […]

-New research from Think With Google profiles millennial dads why they “turn to digital in their moments of need.” -Viral video titan BuzzFeed is looking to expand to TV, according to The Wall Street Journal. -In the wake of Taylor Swift’s showdown with Apple, The New York Times looks at how indie labels are faring […]

As consumers get savvier at avoiding traditional advertising, brands are trying new ways to blend ads with media content. Now, these “native ads” are expanding onto platforms with a romantic or even erotic focus. In the latest example, no less a diva than the newly single Mariah Carey created a Match.com profile to promote her […]

-2015 has been a breakthrough year in transgender visibility. Writing for Adweek, transgender advertising industry veteran Chris Edwards helps marketers navigate the gender identity conversation. -We are spending half our waking lives consuming media, according to a report outlined in Quartz. -As agencies plan biometric data visualizations for Cannes Lions, Adweek looks at how brands […]


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