Jun 20

Cannes Lions, part 2

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Cannes Lions
June 15-21, 2014
Cannes, France

“Global advertising doesn’t work. It glides past people, isn’t part of their culture, doesn’t touch them.”
~ John Hegarty, BBH London

“We are good if our peers think we’re great. But we are great if the real world thinks we’re good.”
~ David Droga, Droga5

“We are on the precipice of a new Golden Age of advertising & transformation in the art we all love.”
~ Marc Pritchard, Procter & Gamble

“The art now: reach the right people on the right platforms at the right moment, again and again.”
~ Marc Pritchard, Procter & Gamble

“People should be paying a lot more attention to the business models around short-form content production.”
~ Dick Costolo, Twitter

Visual Quote:
Dave Marsey - Cannes Lions
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“Unilever CMO: Advertising is Chaos and it’s only going to get worse.”
~ Uwe Hook, BatesHook

“There are no facts on the future” (re big data)
~ John Hegarty, BBH London

“The vanilla of global is dangerous.”
~ David Droga, Droga5

“Bad advertising online is shit. Bad advertising on mobile is just offensive.”
~ David Droga, Droga5

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 16

Cannes Lions, part 1

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Cannes Lions
June 15-21, 2014
Cannes, France

“Storytelling has been mankind’s favorite activity, up there with sex and shopping.”
~ as tweeted by Tham Khai Meng

“If you visualize data, people start to care.”
~ as tweeted by Ogilvy & Mather

“Three steps to riding the zeitgeist: Lead with science, plan for cultural relevance, organise with speed.”
~ as tweeted by Mindshare

“Be willing to get fired for a good idea.”
~ Spike Jonze, Director

Visual Quote:
Tim Webber - Cannes Lions
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“Brands that you experience are brands you buy.”
~ as tweeted by Starcom MediaVest Grou

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
~ as tweeted by Amy Karr

“The advertising business is a $33 billion industry. Misunderstanding female consumers, from a business perspective, is sheer lunacy.”
~ Kat Gordon, The 3% Conference

“Gender issues are everyone’s issues. Inclusive dialogue drives different decisions and solutions.”
~ as tweeted by SheSays UK

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 13

Founders Forum

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Founders Forum
June 11-13, 2014
London, United Kingdom

“You need a culture of hope, not a culture of ‘that’s a stupid idea.’” (on the ideal culture for investing)
~ Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

“We are looking for an entrepreneur who has uncovered some kind of ‘secret’ that no one else knows.”
~ Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

“If you have a great idea, and you are not the right person to execute it, it has no value at all.”
~ Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

Visual Quote:
Eric Schmidt - Founders Forum
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“Just like GPS never allows us to get lost anymore, in the near future, we will never wonder why are sick, we will know.”
~ Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

“Healthcare is more like sick care, tech is changing that.”
~ Daniel Kraft, FutureMed

“The most important device for healthcare is a smartphone. Billion dollar business.”
~ Eric Schmidt, Google

Conference Link: Founders Forum

Jun 12

Glimpse

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Glimpse
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
San Francisco, Californa

“The truth is, cats perform better for cat people and dogs perform better for dog people on Facebook.”
~ Will Cathcart, Facebook

“Shopping is not a linear process.”
~ Jess Lee, Polyvore

“It used to be the social graph, then the interest-graph. Now, with social shopping, it’s all about the taste graph.”
~ Jess Lee, Polyvore

“My underwear following me around from site to site?! Not an ideal shopping experience, let alone social!”
~ Aki Iida, Zappos

“China and specifically We Chat, is a view into the future of messaging.”
~ Jess Lee, Polyvore

Visual Quote:
Evan Sharp - Glimpse
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“Now that we have this wealth of data, we need people to speak the language.”
~ Sarah Koo, BitTorrent

“You can have an infinite set of attributes, but you must have guiding intuition to help you get through it.” (re ethics)
~ Sarah Koo, BitTorrent

“Collaboration is key to data scientists, they must stay out of the bubbles to get more color for their data.”
~ Sarah Koo, BitTorrent

“Rapid learning doesn’t happen in a technical bubble.”
~ Ramona Pierson, Declara

Conference Link: Glimpse

Jun 04

Street Fight Summit West

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Street Fight Summit West
June 3, 2014
San Francisco, California

“Future of commerce is about bringing together people, products and places.”
~ Patrick Gauthier, PayPal

“We encourage people to look at Waze, not just as a mobile strategy, but as part of a larger out of home strategy.”
~ Jordan Grossman, Waze

“You can geofence a billboard, so that it can ‘talk’ to your Waze app, when you are stopped at the light in front of it.”
~ Jordan Grossman, Waze

“Our female users find exact location (like 20ft away) creepy.”
~ Jonathan Badeen, Tinder

“Ours like is like +/- 3 ft!”
~ Steve Levin, Grindr

Visual Quote
Chris Beck - Street Fight Summit West
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“I guess I am the guy who came up with the swipe stuff. That ‘s my claim to fame.”
~ Jonathan Badeen, Tinder

“I think we can all say that the ‘finding a restaurant in this town’ problem has been solved many times over.”
~ Caterina Fake, Findery

“I think Foursquare splitting into two apps is a really good and important thing.”
~ Caterina Fake, Findery

“What are the reasons that people share online: altruism, showing off, egotism, lots of reasons.”
~ Caterina Fake, Findery

“One of the things I like about participatory sites is that while you are sleeping, they get better.”
~ Caterina Fake, Findery

Conference Link: Street Fight Summit West

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