Cannes Daily Global Podcast ep. 4: Dove wins in media, plus inclusion matters
Nicola Merrifield, premium content editor of Campaign UK, Alison Weissbrot editor of Campaign US, and Raahil Chopra, editor of Campaign India, join Gideon Spanier, UK editor-in-chief of Campaign, to report on the award wins from the third night of Cannes Lions.
Dove and Ogilvy London, David Madrid and Mindshare won the Media Lions Grand Prix for its “#turnyourback” campaign and there were two wins for independent agency network Gut.
Stella Artois and Gut Buenos Aries won for The Artois Probability in Creative Data and DoorDash and Gut Los Angeles won the PR Lion for Self Love Bouquet.
Plus the big theme of the day has been inclusion from Unilever’s presentations on representation to IPG’s Inclusion Breakfast.
We are hosting the daily podcast all this week – with a different mix of Campaign editors and journalists who are on the ground in Cannes talking each day.
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165. 165. The changing fortunes of agency groups & what's going on at M&C Saatchi?36:36Campaign UK editor-in-chief Gideon Spanier covers some of the biggest global media trends and the changing fortunes of tech giants and agency groups in conversation with Joanna O'Connell from R3 Worldwide, and Ian Jacob, whose portfolio of directorships includes chairing the board at UKOM.Introducing the episode, Spanier and media editor Beau Jackson talk about the biggest stories of the week including the shake-up at M&C Saatchi, and the flurry of people moves adland is making in the lead up to the end of the year, mentioning Chaka Sobhani’s move to DDB Worldwide, and Google adding Condé Nast’s Vanessa Kingori and Sophie Neary from Meta to its leadership team.
164. 164. BIG Awards special with Channel 4 and Adam & Eve/DDB | News review38:50The Campaign Big Awards took place at the Londoner Hotel in Leicester Square last week.Lynsey Atkin, executive creative director at 4Creative; Zaid Al-Qassab, chief marketing officer at Channel 4; Miranda Hipwell, chief executive of Adam & Eve/DDB and Martin Beverley, chief strategy officer at Adam & Eve/DDB discuss the awards show and their success on the night.They also comment on Cannes Lions' decision to introduce a humour category.Earlier in the episode, Campaign's editor Maisie McCabe and features editor Matt Barker discuss some of the latest news, including changes at VML and Accenture Song. They also note Bartle Bogle Hegarty's chief creative officer Alex Grieve's tribute to Tony Cullingham, who passed away earlier this year.Further reading:Campaign Podcast: A tribute to Tony CullinghamAll the Campaign Big Awards winners
163. 163. Xmas special: Atkin & Brim on John Lewis, Asda, Aldi, McDonald’s & more44:07Lynsey Atkin, executive creative director at 4Creative, and Richard Brin, global chief creative officer at Adam & Eve/DDB, review a selection of the latest Christmas ads.They critique the following ads: John Lewis & Partners "Let your traditions grow" and Waitrose & Partners "It's time for the good stuff" by Saatchi & Saatchi London; Etsy "Your mission" by Orchard; Asda “Make this Christmas incrediBuble” by Havas London; Morrisons “More of the winning feeling” by Leo Burnett; Aldi “Kevin and the Christmas factory” by McCann UK; McDonald's “Fancy a McDonald’s this Christmas?” by Leo Burnett; Amazon “Joy ride” (in-house); and Lidl"A magical Christmas" by DDB Germany.Watch all the Christmas ads released this year so far here.
162. 162. Xmas special: Sobhani and Kolbusz on Asda, Coke, M&S and more48:07Campaign UK editor Maisie McCabe is joined by Orchard’s chief creative officer David Kolbusz and Leo Burnett’s global and UK chief creative officer, Chaka Sobhani to discuss the first batch of Christmas ads.The trio starts off with a review of Etsy’s holiday ad campaign (courtesy of Kolbusz’s Orchard), before chatting about Morrisons (one of Sobhani’s), complete with big-haired 1980s-flashback Starship soundtrack.Talk turns down various enjoyable side streets, from Mariah Carey gigs to Hannah Waddingham masks and The Golden Girls (while some of the language becomes a tad Get Gotti in places).The ads reviewed include Marks & Spencer Clothing & Home, M&S Food, Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Boots.Look out for the second part of our Christmas ads podcast spectacular next week.Further reading:Christmas 2023 round-up: Watch all the festive adsPick of the Week: Orchard's Etsy campaign is the perfect present
161. 161. A tribute to Tony Cullingham | What is Unilever's purpose? | Return of humour58:50The untimely death of Tony Cullingham, head of Bartle Bogle Hegarty London’s incubator course the Barn and former leader of the Watford Advertising Course, elicited an outpouring of love across the ad industry, as creatives thanked the inspirational teacher for changing the course of their careers.Helen Rhodes, executive creative director at BBH; Martin Reed, deputy head of creative at MHP Mischief; Tom Webber, creative director at Ogilvy; and Dan Scott, creative at Pablo, join Campaign's work and inspiration editor Imogen Watson, within the walls of the Barn, to discuss their experience of the Watford Ad Course and Cullingham’s lasting legacy.Elsewhere, Campaign reporter Charlotte Rawlings joins Watson to discuss recent news stories, including Unilever’s decision to no longer “force-fit” purpose, and Kantar’s report on the return of humour in advertising.
10. Media Week Podcast: The rise of the virtual influencers and when NOT to take nudes31:08The media gang bid farewell to Charlie from MiQ, discuss the rise of virtual influencers and what not to do when taking selfies at work. Hosted by Bukky from Wavemaker, Charlie from MiQ, Harriet from Publicis and Jack from Craft Media.Check out some virtual influencers here:Shudu – The virtual supermodel that partnered with FentyTommy Hilfiger’s Virtual Amasador, NoahOlaplex’s AI team member, KaiMiquea – A 19-year-old ‘Robot’ with millions of IG followersGot a media confession you need to get off your chest? Need some life advice from the gang? Submit your questions here: https://forms.gle/CXPYw4SDRSqXzZTt8
160. 160. Media Week Awards lowdown | TfL & Eurostar in media news26:52Campaign features editor Matt Barker is joined by media editor Beau Jackson to discuss recent news stories, including Transport for London's £2.5bn review and Eurostar awarding its European media planning and buying business to Wavemaker.They are then joined by guests David White, PHD Media strategy director, Richard Friar, Starcom managing director and Simon Daglish, group commercial director at ITV, to chat about the recent Media Week Awards.The trio, all of whom enjoyed great success at the awards, talk about their various category wins, including PHD Media's Grand Prix for its work with The British Heart Foundation, Starcom's Media Agency of the Year and ITV's Media Brand of the Year and Sales Team of the Year.Further reading:Media Week Awards: winners revealedTfL kicks off £2.5bn outdoor review as it pitches Tube and bus contracts togetherEurostar consolidates €30m media business with WavemakerIn Pictures: Media Week Awards 2023
9. Media Week Podcast: Media Week Awards 2023: who won, why they won and what we loved13:18Our suited, booted and begowned gang chat British Heart Foundation, eBay Love Island, Bauer on the beach, Subway make your own and go crazy for Mimi. Hosted by Bukky from Wavemaker, Charlie from MiQ, Harriet from Publicis and Jack from Craft Media.Got a media confession you need to get off your chest? Need some life advice from the gang? Submit your questions here: https://forms.gle/CXPYw4SDRSqXzZTt8
159. 159. Rani Patel & Ete Davies on black female leadership | VMLY&R and Wunderman Thompson merger35:55Rani Patel, co-founder and managing director at Calling; Ete Davies, chief operating officer at Dentsu Creative EMEA; and Sharon Lloyd-Barnes, commercial director and inclusion lead at the Advertising Association, discuss Black History Month.Patel highlights the need for agencies to bring in "new thinkers" among black women – a pool of talent that she believes is "untapped". Davies added that the industry needs "lateral thinking" now more than ever, particularly in the creative space because it's being challenged on it's value. Lloyd-Barnes talks about the Ad Association's All In Census findings.Meanwhile Campaign's creativity and culture editor Gurjit Degun and reporter Shauna Lewis discuss the Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R merger and results from Campaign's Faces to Watch survey.Further reading:‘Why now?’: analysts react to Wunderman Thompson-VMLY&R mergerFaces to Watch: what rising talent wants from adlandAll In Census results: sexism wanes as minority representation improves