Fight For Territory.jpgThe shortlist for the Cannes Outdoor Lions has just been released and New Zealand has scored two finalists.

DDB NZ has scored two finalists for Steinlager 'Fight For Territory'.

Download the Outdoor Lions shortlist -  Outdoor Lions
Cannes Lions 2018 sign.jpgThe 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is in full swing today with the releasing of 5 category shortlists just minutes ago.

The Outdoor, Mobile, Design, Radio & Audio and Print & Publishing shortlists are attached below with the awards presentation for these Lions categories to be held tomorrow night in Cannes. The shortlists can be downloaded below and an analysis of New Zealand's performance will follow shortly.

Download the Outdoor Lions shortlist -  Outdoor Lions Shortlist.xls

Download the Mobile Lions shortlist - Mobile Lions Shortlist.xls 

Download the Design Lions shortlist - Design Lions Shortlist.xls

Download the Radio & Audio Lions shortlist - Radio & Audio Shortlist.xls

Download the Print & Publishing Lions shortlist - Print & Publishing Shortlist.xls

This year Outdoor entries fell from 4,716 entries last year to 2,628 this year. Mobile Lions has 911 entries (1,297 in 2017), Design has 1,248 entries (down from 2,780), Radio & Audio has 1,111 entries (1,483 in 2017) and Print & Publishing has 1,440 (down from 3,276 last year).

Cherie Davies' Cannes Diary #5

image1.jpgCherie Davies (far right), creative director at Sudler Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Health & Wellness Lions jury. Davies, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

I've woken this morning feeling a touch lighter (not in kg's as I've eaten my weight in pastries) but after a month of online judging and 5 days not seeing the light of day, tonight the wait is over and the winners will finally be announced.
Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 9.50.03 am.jpgSpecialist creative agency Raydar, in conjunction with The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ), present Moonlight, an exhibition to help cultivate the New Zealand creative community.
 
The event will be held at Allpress Studio and feature work from 12 selected students and 12 established industry creatives. The exhibition is based on the premise that some of the brightest work happens after the sun goes down and will reveal a unique side of creativity through 'moonlight projects' - personal work created beyond the boundaries of the day.

Misha McDonald's Cannes Diary #4

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 2.02.45 am.jpgMisha McDonald, creative director at TBWA\Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Outdoor Lions jury. McDonald, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Meet the French Marlboro Man.

It translates to 'smoking makes it harder for you to get it up'.

What's even harder - is getting your work up in Cannes.


So, to those who made it to a finalist today, well done!

Tomoz is last day where finalists convert to hard metal.

There's only one thing harder than a Lion -

and that's the stale baguettes in our hotel.
2. AD STARS 2018(horizontal).jpgFrom now until 31st July, Ad Stars is offering significant discounts on early bird tickets to attend the 11th Ad Stars festival, which runs from 23rd to 25th August 2018 in Busan, South Korea. Purchase tickets before 20th June to receive a 20% discount; before 10th July to receive a 15% discount; or before 31st July to receive a 10% discount.
 
With more than 20,000 entries anticipated in 2018 and the theme 'Connect!', Ad Stars is the biggest advertising awards show in Asia and the only festival with a US$10,000 cash prize for Grand Prix of the Year winners.

Colin Renshaw's Cannes Diary #3

image1.jpegColin Renshaw, VFX supervisor and founder, Alt.vfx is representing Australia on the Cannes Film Craft Lions jury. Renshaw, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

OK day 5 tomorrow. Two days to go. This is where it starts to get gritty. We have shortlisted all of the entrants, and don't quote me but it was like 4300 entries pre judged down to 1300 and I think we end up with 430 on the prelim shortlist. Now those numbers may be whack, its after 11pm here - I haven't been up this late for a week, but the ratio is kind of right.
 
Point is, now we have to do one last round of culling and start to award metal.
 
The real personalities of the judges are starting to bubble to the surface. And it's delicious. Mr Congeniality suddenly bares his fangs defending a piece of work that leaves the rest of the  jury convinced he is on crack. Maybe his brother did it.

Emily Beautrais' Cannes Diary #2

image001 (1).jpgEmily Beautrais, creative director at Clemenger BBDO Wellington is representing NZ on the Cannes Brand Experience + Activation Lions jury. Beautrais, along with most of the other NZ and Australians jurors writes exclusively for CB.

I have case study music stuck in my head on repeat. There's always that one piece that's running around the industry as the go-to results music, and there's definitely one in Brand Experience this year. You might have heard it. It sounds like a circus and it goes 'derrr-nerner-dernerner-dernernerner'. Ok you've got zero chance of guessing it from that. You'll hear it. Trust me, at some point you'll hear it. It's the Brand Experience equivalent of the ever popular 'for good' results music. You'll definitely know that one: 'Ahh, ahh, ahhiahhah, ahh, ahh, ahhiahhah, ahh, ahh, ahhiahhahhaaahhh'. For the last 2 years it's been on EVERYTHING that needs the addition of an angel singing to know it's done good. To the point it pops into my head now every time I do something slightly good and it gets results, like someone walking into the printing room and effortlessly printing reams after I've replenished the paper.

Aden Ridgeway's Cannes Diary #1

Aden01 (1).jpgAden Ridgeway (left), partner at Cox Inall Ridgeway, is representing Australia on the Cannes PR Lions jury. Ridgeway, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes for CB.

Yes, we Cannes! Over 2000 entries, 10 jurors, 11 hours. Day #1 as a juror at Cannes Lions for PR has been epic -- and it's only Sunday.

For the past fortnight back in Australia I've been viewing and judging a significant portion of the entries as a member of the global jury. Now I'm here in Cannes as one of 10 on the award jury. It's up to us to decide the shortlist as well as the winners for PR in Cannes Lions 2018.

Jim Ingram's Cannes Diary #1

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 8.04.03 am.jpgJim Ingram (left), co-founder and creative director at Thinkerbell, is representing Australia on the Cannes Direct Lions jury. Ingram, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Problem:
With over 2,000 individual entries submitted into the Cannes Direct Lions category, with at least a 2minute case study per entry, this equates to over 100+hours of submissions explaining how twitter exploded, crypto-currency can do everything, and that pop-up restaurants are the answer to the world's biggest problems. How could one Jury get through all these entries?

Josh Mullens' Cannes Diary #2

Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 7.28.03 am.jpgJosh Mullens (left), EP and head of projects at Will O'Rourke, is representing Australia on the Cannes Brand Experience + Activation Lions jury. Mullens, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Brand Experience & Activation. Installations. Live Events. Social media. Live Games. Product Design. Mobile. Devices. Mixed Reality. AI. Digital Installation. Touchpoints. Tech-led. Retail. 360. B2C. B2B. Stand-alone. Sponsorship. Partnership. It's all here. It was proposed that this category is like a modern version of integrated (which is no longer part of the show). A lot of the work that is cause related reminds you just how lucky you are. A lot of the work reminds you that some people don't read the categories and subcategories closely enough. And a lot of the work is just great, ideas that truly have made an impact culturally.

Kim Bartowski's Cannes Diary #1

Berlin.jpgKim Bartowski (right), creative director and associate partner at IBM iX is representing Australia on the Cannes Creative Data Lions jury. Bartowski, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

"The automation or self-acting machines tool has within itself an almost creative power... there is no operation of the human hand that it does not imitate." William Fairbairn, 1861

On my long trip from Sydney to Cannes, I spent some time in Europe with my husband visiting friends and family before I arrived at the Palais. We toured Berlin, Malta and Gozo, much of the UK, Guernsey and the Isle of White, and Brussels. The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK held my attention and that's when I wrote this quote down. This isn't the first time we've had a technology revolution in business that has shaken our reality of what's achievable. The 19th century catapulted us into a livable future of sci-fi and mixed reality unlike any we'd ever seen. Hugh mechanical beasts worked alongside men and women in factories that produced engines, cotton mills and new modes of transportation. These new machines helped to increase jobs and required skilled labor, giving humankind the ability to take a mental leap forward in business and in home life, creating household items of the future like the electric steam iron. The iron produced steam - the magic needed to flatten a crease - creating an effortless effect for the housewife. In fact, the chore was so easy she could sit down will doing it, as if the iron would do all the work itself.
Child_replacement (1)-thumb-400x209-246673-thumb-400x209-257377.jpgThe 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked of today with this year's first round of shortlists being released just minutes ago.

Colenso BBDO is the only NZ agency to score finalists in the Cannes Health & Wellness Lions shortlist - with two for Pedigree 'The Child Replacement Programme' out of a total 158.

No Kiwi agencies scored finalists in the Cannes Pharma Lions category.

Download the Health & Wellness Lions shortlist - Health & Wellness Lions Shortlist.xls
Download the Pharma Lions shortlist - Pharma Lions Shortlist.xls
Cannes Lions trophies.jpgThe 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked of today with this year's first round of shortlists being released just minutes ago. These can be downloaded below and an analysis of New Zealand's performance will follow shortly.

Download the Health & Wellness Lions shortlist - Health & Wellness Lions Shortlist.xls

Download the Pharma Lions shortlist - Pharma Lions Shortlist.xls

This year the Health & Wellness Lions received 1,482 entries, down from 2,245 entries submitted last year. The Pharma Lions received 376 entries, down from 590 last year.
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A week in Cannes can be murder.
The action plunges through the famous hotels and bars of the French Riviera during festival season as Andy Carrick - an ex soldier still doing battle with himself - hunts for the cut-throat razor killer of a decadent advertising guru murdered during a long lunch at La Colombe d'Or.
Is it really the crime of passion it's been made to look, he wonders?
Or is it actually big business related?
Or just maybe it's a brazen art forgery scam?
At first the murder seems a real life-saver; Carrick aches to get back to the centre of things.
But suddenly he's not so sure. The investigation is leading him straight back to his own messy past, a dark and lonely place he's in no hurry to revisit.
When his own alibi crumbles he starts wondering one more thing: can he survive seven days and nights in a town full of liars for hire?
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Toby Talbot's Cannes Diary #2

Mystery toothbrush.jpgToby Talbot, chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi NZ, is representing New Zealand on the Cannes Radio + Audio Lions jury. Talbot, along with most of the other NZ and Australian jurors writes exclusively for CB.

One of the upsides of judging in Cannes is where you get to rest your weary head every night.
They tend to put the juries up in very nice hotels.
Well I can categorically say that ours is.
Having spent three days painstakingly getting to a shortlist, occasionally stumbling across some hidden gem only to find out that it ran once in the middle of the night on "Facebook" (note: the media plan is included with the ad when you judge now) the emotional turmoil of it all means the plump feathery pillows of my well-appointed room do come as a welcome relief at the end of every day.
And so it has been against the run of play at the newly refurbished Hotel Martinez, that certain members of the jury have fallen foul to what has become known as 'toothbrush gate'.
This toothbrush greeted me when I got back to my room yesterday.
It had certainly seen a lot of action. Witness those worn-down bristles. What kind of action, I wasn't entirely sure.
But it's close proximity to the toilet concerned me.

Cherie Davies' Cannes Diary #4

Screen Shot 2018-06-17 at 8.54.20 am.jpgCherie Davies (right), creative director at Sudler Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Health & Wellness Lions jury. Davies, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Our temporary tattoos are looking a little tired, so are the jury after a few long days, but the work is definitely still holding up.

Emily Beautrais' Cannes Diary #1

IMG_6724 (1).jpgEmily Beautrais (left), creative director at Clemenger BBDO Wellington is representing NZ on the Cannes Brand Experience + Activation Lions jury. Beautrais, along with most of the other NZ and Australians jurors writes exclusively for CB.

When we got sent our judging packs earlier in the month, there were three key notes in bold type at the top of the page.
1.    Take this with a heavy sense of responsibility - agencies have spent good time and money to enter
2.    Be unbiased and don't vote up work from your own network or country
3.    Bring a jacket - air conditioning very cold

Because of the weight of the first two points, I felt compelled to take the third with the full seriousness it didn't appear to deserve.

Josh Mullens' Cannes Diary #1

Screen Shot 2018-06-17 at 8.38.38 am.jpgJosh Mullens (left), EP and head of projects at Will O'Rourke, is representing Australia on the Cannes Brand Experience + Activation Lions jury. Mullens, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Pre Cannes Cannes. The Havas Cafe is under construction. Locals' markets still feature. There is still room on the Carlton Terrace. But, there are plenty of signs that madness will shortly ensue. I opened the baguette account immediately and took a stroll up the old town, knowing we will soon be bunkered in the jury room. The weather is perfect, again. Met our 10-person jury at welcome drinks and it's a great group, will be a fun few days together.

Misha McDonald's Cannes Diary #3

SEAN PENN.jpgMisha McDonald (left), creative director at TBWA\Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Outdoor Lions jury. McDonald, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Hanging with Sean Penn*



*Not really Sean Penn.
It's Colin from Alt.
He gets it a lot.
In fact, when he passed-out here at the Carlton last year he woke up with strangers lining-up taking selfies with him.

Segue alert!

Colin Renshaw's Cannes Diary #2

image001.jpgColin Renshaw, VFX supervisor and founder, Alt.vfx is representing Australia on the Cannes Film Craft Lions jury. Renshaw, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

The French do many things well. Handshakes are one (did you SEE how tightly Macron gripped Donald's tiny hand?!). Wines are another. Advertising and creativity festivals are another.
 
Food, on the other hand, is not one of them. Call me backwards you may, but I would smash a Chiko Roll from the local servo over 90% of what is on offer here in Cannes.

As beautiful as the place is, I'm longing for a servo pie, or a sweet chicken schnitzel, (The Old Fitz will be my first port of call when I land back in Sydney). Breakfast maybe the most important meal of the day, but not to the French. Stale baguette. Some ham a croissant..and...mmm...That's it.
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A year on from Arthur Sadoun's explosive start as CEO of Publicis Groupe, it is abundantly clear that most, if not all, of his extravagant claims, from the disappointment of Marcel to the about-turn on Cannes, are nothing more than the usual agency posturing. So says Australia's Mark Ritson [left], Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Melbourne Business School, in this no-holds-barred piece for Marketing Week UK

There was a flurry of press coverage a year ago when Publicis Groupe announced Arthur Sadoun would replace long-serving chief executive Maurice Lévy. The media frenzy was understandable. Publicis is one of the big five advertising agencies and Lévy had been running the groupe for two decades.

A change at the helm was always going to be newsworthy but Sadoun wasted no time making his mark on the agency group and generating a bundle of new headlines. On 20 June last year he dropped three simultaneous bombshells.

WARC joins Cannes' 'The Work' digital offering

Screen Shot 2018-05-24 at 7.56.13 am-thumb-400x183-288384.jpgCannes Lions has today announced that WARC, the global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, will become a part of its digital offering following its acquisition by Ascential.

Cannes Lions customers will now be able to unlock even richer analysis and benchmarking for their marketing campaigns, from conception to analysis. WARC brings expert guidance and insight on marketing effectiveness to Cannes Lions. In time WARC will come together with Cannes Lions' The Work to form a digital product that spans creative excellence and marketing effectiveness.
CL-LOGO-AZUR-thumb-200x86-223358.jpgThe Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has confirmed that a total of 32,372 entries have been received into this year's awards. Entries have come from 90 countries and have been made into 26 Lions.

This is 8,798 entries down on last year. 2017's festival received 41,170 entries across 24 Lions categories and this was 1,931 entries less than 2016's record number of 43,101 entries.

Early analysis of the numbers provides revealing insights to the creative communications industry, particularly around client engagement with the awards.

Says Philip Thomas, CEO, Ascential Events and Chairman-elect, Cannes Lions: "Last year we made the decision to press the reset button on Cannes Lions. We closed three big Lion awards, and removed and combined many sub-categories. We did it knowing that this would mean a smaller volume of entries, but it was the right decision for the long term."

Toby Talbot's Cannes Diary #1

Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 1.17.44 pm.jpgToby Talbot (left), chief creative officer at Saatchi & Saatchi NZ, is representing New Zealand on the Cannes Radio + Audio Lions jury. Talbot, along with most of the other NZ and Australian jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Day one.
Let's start with the lanyard you have to wear.
The last time I judged Cannes, it was smaller. A lot smaller.
This beast hangs like an enormous AO poster around my neck, making me feel like a small child being evacuated from war torn London.
Sharp at the edges, a dangerous wind break and there, I presume, to inform anyone within 100 metres exactly who I am, and what exactly it is I am judging.
As if anyone gives a fuck.
This is Cannes.

Dominic Hofstede's Cannes Diary #1

0.jpgDominic Hofstede (left), design director at Maud, part of Accenture Interactive, is representing Australia on the Cannes Design Lions jury. Hofstede, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

A unique bond manifests from the profound, and privileged process of award judging, somewhat akin to Stockholm syndrome. If you appreciate that judging at Cannes involves being locked in a dark cavernous space for hours on end with a group of strangers and only weird coffee for comfort, you will understand the hostage analogy. After just one day of judging, it's clear that sustained personal connections will be established which will endure long after our final judgements are passed next week. It's also apparent that strong opinions will be voiced throughout the days ahead, a recipe for an invigorating and educative experience.
L_1.0 Jerry-71_ac_LINKEDIN (1).jpgBrand strategy and design agency Creature Design has announced the appointment of Jerry Beale as senior strategist.

Based at Creature Auckland, Jerry will also work with the Wellington team on key projects.

Says Brooke Ashton-Taylor, managing partner, Creature: "Jerry brings 20 years of brand strategy and innovation experience to the agency, across a range of global clients. He's consistently delivered breakthrough brand strategy, and we're thrilled to add his considerable strengths to our teams helping our clients succeed in their markets.
Wake up a Winner campaign (1).jpgFollowing the success of a record-breaking year for the TAB, where new customers grew by 21%, Y&R New Zealand together with MBM, have released their latest campaign for the business, ahead of the Football World Cup 2018.
 
The 'Wake up a Winner' campaign aims to engage New Zealanders in the hype and excitement surrounding the Football World Cup, simply by placing a bet on it before they go to bed.
 
With the tournament being played in Russia, there were a few challenges to overcome - New Zealand doesn't have a national team competing, and most games will be televised in the middle of the night. Therefore, the integrated campaign seeks to get Kiwi punters in the game by placing their bets before they go to bed, ahead of each overnight match, with the chance that they'll wake up to some winnings.

Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 9.26.19 am.jpgIndependent power company Electric Kiwi is hitting the small screen this Sunday, 17 June, with a new TVC, that gently takes the mickey out of dubious benefits claimed in the power industry.

The 30-second ad tells the story of a grandfather trying to convince his young granddaughter he is an electron farmer and that a key benefit of Electric Kiwi is "fresh farmed electrons".

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Misha McDonald's Cannes Diary #2

LE MISHA (1).jpgMisha McDonald (left), creative director at TBWA\Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Outdoor Lions jury. McDonald, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

We ALL see it and the room goes quiet...

An idea that makes our 'beeping' devices stop.
It's a killer idea - but with one major catch - the art direction is shite.
Its BEAUTIFUL and DISGUSTING at the same time.
You LOVE it sooooo much - but CANT vote it.
It's like seeing a cheerleader on meth.
Like James Bond driving a Toyota Corolla.
The idea has the soul of an angel - but the face of Apex Twin.
Burger King App.jpgThe long-standing relationship between Burger King and MediaWorks takes a new approach this week, revealing an evolution from traditional paid media to programme partnership and in-show integration. Kicking off last night, Burger King has aligned with NZ's leading comedic duo Jono & Ben as part of their weekly TV show on Three and their weekday radio show on The Edge, to promote the launch of the brand new Burger King app.
 
Says Jake Shand, head of marketing, Burger King: "The Mediaworks partnership launches at a pivotal time as we look to build momentum for the second half of the year and grow share in the highly competitive Quick Service category.

Cherie Davies' Cannes Diary #3

Screen Shot 2018-06-15 at 8.06.19 am.jpgCherie Davies (left), creative director at Sudler Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Health & Wellness Lions jury. Davies, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Locked in the deliberation room for day 2 of jury duty to decide the fate of the entries submitted into Lions Health.

It was another day of culling and another day of trying to find the work that moved us most and made us believe in the product/brand being promoted. Each of our jury members come from different backgrounds with unique views of the work and every single one cares about creativity and the endless push of creativity in health.

Colin Renshaw's Cannes Diary #1

IMG_2308 (1).jpgColin Renshaw (left), VFX supervisor and founder, Alt.vfx is representing Australia on the Cannes Film Craft Lions jury. Renshaw, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Getting there is never half of the fun. I am just going to lay that out straight up.
Doesn't matter what airline you fly or which end of the plane you sit in - long haul sucks. And long haul to Europe is the high priest of suckery.

Bars on planes (thank you Emirates) are like kissing a hot someone with a coldsore. You jump in with reckless abandon but you know you will pay for it later.
Revolver_Finch.jpgTop Australian production company Revolver/Will O'Rourke is this year's Production Company of THE WORK 2018. Revolver/Will O'Rourke was credited as the production company on 34 Acceptances in Campaign Brief's THE WORK 2018 results, released yesterday.

The company completed a host of award winning work over the past 18 months including projects for Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, DDB Sydney, BMF Sydney, Marcel Sydney, Cummins & Partners Sydney, CHE Proximity Melbourne, TBWA\Melbourne, J Walther Thompson Sydney and BWM Dentsu Sydney.

Trans-Tasman production company FINCH had the second most Acceptances in THE WORK 2018 with 25. Award winning work from Finch was undertaken for Host/Havas Sydney, Colenso BBDO Auckland, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, BWM Dentsu Sydney, Clemenger BBDO Sydney, Y&R Melbourne, Clemenger BBDO Wellington and Special Group Auckland.

Misha McDonald's Cannes Diary #1

MISHA (2).jpgMisha McDonald (left), creative director at TBWA\Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Outdoor Lions jury. Davies, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

It's war!

Burger wars.
Cola wars.
Coffee wars.
Even Lego and Play-Doh have turned the playground into a battlefield fighting for the Lions.
But generally, everyone's fighting the good fight - trying to make the world a better place one category at a time...
Fighting for gender equality.
Fighting for marriage equality.
It's all good.

But man, The 'Burger Wars' are awesome this year.
The fast food brawl has never been so fun to watch...

Cherie Davies' Cannes Diary #2

image1.jpegCherie Davies (left), creative director at Sudler Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Health & Wellness Lions jury. Davies, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

Ironic that I was actually called on Jury Duty and meant to be serving this very week on a 6 week case. This jury duty is considerably more palatable. But it did make me wonder if the Cannes jury room would at all resemble the film 12 Angry Men. I feel like in parts it could, but at this stage all jury members seem to be pretty agreeable, we'll see over the coming days if that changes. The jury is still out, so to speak.
Rachel Morgan (1).jpgR/GA Sydney has welcomed Rachel Morgan to the agency as executive director, client services.

Morgan's last three years were spent with Colenso BBDO in New Zealand, helping double the size of the Fonterra business and collecting awards including consecutive gold Cannes Lions for Anchor's Milk Slams and X-Ray Cast campaigns. She spent the preceding seven years with Leo Burnett in London and Hong Kong, working with P&G to grow its Femcare and Haircare businesses across the globe.
Myer_Give Registry.jpg Clemenger BBDO Wellington was ranked the top New Zealand agency and the second highest ranked agency in THE WORK 2018 with 26 Acceptances. It was the second consecutive year the agency was ranked #1 in New Zealand and a good increase in the Asia Pacific rankings up from 6th.

Sister agency Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has again come out on top as the best performing agency in Campaign Brief's THE WORK 2018. This year Clemenger BBDO Melbourne has 30 Acceptances that made the cut from their 45 submitted entries. In THE WORK 2017 they also had the most acceptances with 37.

Give Nothing to Racism.jpgAt #3 in Asia Pacific is Cheil Worldwide Hong Kong and The Nine Shanghai. Cheil Worldwide Hong Kong continued their strong creative performance with 24 Acceptances. A star at award shows over the past 18 months, Cheil moved up to #3 from #10 position overall last year in THE WORK 2018.

Hot independent creative agency The Nine Shanghai is equal third best performing agency in THE WORK 2018 with a creditable 24 Acceptances from their 94 submitted entries this year.
Alvaro_Rodrigues_BAOTV.jpgEach week Bestads picks the very best advertising in the world, in every medium - which is reviewed by a top creative director or team to select their own personal favourites.

This week's guest judge is Alvaro Rodrigues, chief executive officer and chief creative officer at Fullpack, Brazil.

For all the BAOTV readers, I do have to apologize for my delay in giving my reviews. I am on my way to Cannes, so I am writing this between a flight connection.

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Favourite: Post Bellum: Untold Stories, Y&R Prague. I love the way that the tagline ends the idea: "Even their loved ones don't always know their stories." A different and sensitive perspective about the war trauma. Nice craft too. READ MORE...

Cherie Davies' Cannes Diary #1

imagecherie.jpgCherie Davies (left), creative director at Sudler Sydney is representing Australia on the Cannes Health & Wellness Lions jury. Davies, along with most of the other Australian and NZ jurors writes exclusively for CB.

After weeks of online judging, countless online shopping quests and a casual 24hr trip to Europe, it feels almost surreal to finally be here in Cannes.


This evening I met the Lion's Health, Film and Outdoor jury members for welcome drinks and finally put faces to names. As expected, there are people from all over the world with a great mix of accents. All come with different opinions on what will happen over the next few days of judging and the festival.

We briefly discussed some entry trends this year compared to last, plus marvelled a few real standouts from pre-judging.
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