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-“Is velfie the new selfie?” asks StepFeed, spotlighting the video craze sweeping the Middle East. -Maxim looks at developments in the burgeoning field of VR travel. -Artificial intelligence has made huge strides in recent years, but researchers have yet to imbue machines with a sense of humor, reports MIT Technology Review. -The FT looks at […]

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 […]

-As virtual reality draws attention at the E3 video game industry conference, new systems of etiquette and safety are emerging, says The New York Times. -As more Americans delay children until middle age, Quartz looks at some of the pitfalls of late parenthood. -Not only is men’s fashion getting more creative—men’s runway hair and makeup […]

-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 […]

A new wave of technology companies is finally—some would say inevitably—getting into the mobile commerce game. Instagram and Pinterest have both recently launched “buy buttons.” Even Google, which has long allowed retail rivals such as Amazon to dominate mobile commerce, recently announced that it will display shoppable links alongside mobile searches. More searches now happen […]

Video is king on social media—more than 4 billion are viewed per day on Facebook alone. To capitalize on that, Facebook has just introduced Anthology, a partnership with seven media companies with the aim of creating unskippable ads.

Ji Lee, a former ad man and current Facebook communication designer, recently gave a talk at J. Walter Thompson New York on personal projects and bringing playfulness to work. Lee found his professional calling in subverting the industry he was working in—sticking speech bubbles onto ads for passersby to comment on. The Bubble Project became […]

-“There is no more social media—just advertising,” declares Ad Age. -The Verge hails the return of the album. -Venture capitalists are flocking to India, hoping to find a successor to China’s retail giant Alibaba, reports The Wall Street Journal. -TechCrunch explores the potential in mobile for enterprise. -An Adweek infographic compares what Millennials and Gen […]

-As the live streaming battle heats up between tech darling Meerkat and Twitter-backed newbie Periscope, marketers weigh in on the pros and cons of each. -Vice considers the privacy implications of Periscope. -Forbes offers a robust list of business and marketing software trends for the year, from the growth of cybercrime to more companies harnessing […]

-Everyone weighs in on the Apple Watch, from The Atlantic saying Apple’s lost its soul, to Business of Fashion saying the fashion world is unimpressed, to BuzzFeed News contemplating how our lives will (or won’t) change forever. -Fast Company offers a look at the future of education. -Instagram has surpassed Facebook as the go-to for […]


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