Jun 27

Cannes Lions, part 10

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Cannes Lions
June 21-27, 2015
Cannes, France

“Apple Connect is a very powerful thing—once again Apple is going to help define and bring stability to our industry.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“Imagine the ways that the news business can go from ‘what’ to ‘why’.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“This generation will get those positions of power more quickly than my generation.”
~ Sir Martin Sorrel, WPP

“The competition in every industry is now the best UX a consumer had that day, eg doctors compete with Uber and Apple.”
~ Chloe Gottlieb, R/GA

“Twitter isn’t just a channel, it’s shaping culture.”
~ Paul Woolmington, Communications Entrepreneur

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“The glass lion has opened up the door for people to talk about gender-equality, across the board.”
~ Nancy Hill, 4A’s

“Gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it’s everybody’s issue, because its good for business.”
~ Nancy Hill, 4A’s

“I think social activism is a really important part of what we (as an industry) do.”
~ Nancy Hill, 4A’s

“Throughout our history—we (as an industry) give back. When we do, we can change behavior—look at how we reduced smoking!”
~ Nancy Hill, 4A’s

“We have that ability (to be socially active & change behavior) and we don’t celebrate it enough.”
~ Nancy Hill, 4A’s

“Compassion can reduce the half life of shame and public humiliation.”
~ Monica Lewinsky, Social Activist

“We need to consume news with compassion. Just imagine walking a mile in someone else’s headline.”
~ Monica Lewinsky, Social Activist

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 26

Cannes Lions, part 9

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Cannes Lions
June 21-27, 2015
Cannes, France

“MadTech allows everyone to be at the same poll position.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“Success is not money—it’s behavior and how you alter culture.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“You have to compete with what is coming around the corner.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“Apple has become our new barometer for success.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“You can’t even spell Apple without App—these guys changed the world.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

Visual Quote:
Sir Martin Sorrell - Cannes Lions

Regardless of what your metrics show—people are not paying attention to your (YouTube) ads.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“What happens when groups of people band together-Viners/YouTubers—crews with like minded perspectives.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“We always answer the (business) brief, but we often forget to ladder up to what the brand truth is.”
~ Chloe Gottlieb, R/GA

“Tomorrow’s news will give you the what and the why, and the how it will affect the community.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“News companies need to invest in AI now, or else you are going to be using their platform.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 26

Cannes Lions, part 8

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Cannes Lions
June 21-27, 2015
Cannes, France

“If you have a good reason for something, you are going to make it work.”
~ PJ Pereira, Pereira & O’Dell

“Why can’t you create more diversity within your own life, based on the things you love.”
~ PJ Pereira, Pereira & O’Dell

“Accidents are amazing… if you are ready and creative.”
~ PJ Pereira, Pereira & O’Dell

“Creative capital is not a commodity—it gives digital agencies (and their incubated companies) an ‘unfair’ advantage.”
~ R/GA

“40% of Apple devices are sold to people 50+.”
~ Ketchum Research

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“It’s only the very brave that can survive solely on advertising these days.”
~ Will Lewis, WSJ

“Music will always be music, but whether there is an industry is a question.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“Do we run headless-chicken-like into the walled gardens of Facebook & Apple?”
~ Will Lewis, WSJ

“The real rock star is the guy from Snapchat—we can fill a stadium, but he can deliver eyeballs.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

“If you don’t add value to people’s lives, I don’t give two shits about your advertising.”
~ will.i.am, Musician/Entrepreneur

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 25

Cannes Lions, part 7

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Cannes Lions
June 21-27, 2015
Cannes, France

“I don’t believe in Unicorns—I believe in putting teams together to inspire one another to do great things.”
~ Ian Schafer, Deep Focus

“The world around us changes faster than the (training) curriculum can.”
~ Ian Schafer, Deep Focus

“How do you get someone to talk as comfortably to technologists as to marketers? We teach influence.”
~ Sheldon Monteiro, SapientNitro

“Unicorns and Millenials are not the same—if they were, you would end up with My Little Ponies, not Unicorns.”
~ Ian Schafer, Deep Focus

“Veep is about the human behavior of politics.”
~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

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“This has become a very small planet, we need to think about the entire population and become citizens of the world.”
~ Diana Nyad, Swimmer

“What is satire, but thinly veiled (truth).”
~ Christiane Amanpour, CNN

“John Oliver has stepped out from behind his desk, and is trying to get people to do something.”
~ Christiane Amanpour, CNN

“This show is the grout between the tiles—the messy in betweens.”
~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

“People ask how you find the time for all (you do), but the right questions is why?”
~ PJ Pereira, Pereira & O’Dell

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 25

Cannes Lions, part 6

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Cannes Lions
June 21-27, 2015
Cannes, France

“(What to teach our kids?) Duh–Code!”
~ Sir Tim Berners-Lee, PHD Worldwide

“(The best part of the web?) Its openness.”
~ Sir Tim Berners-Lee, PHD Worldwide

“Talent is the single most important topic here at Cannes.”
~ Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

“If Apple is losing talent to Tesla, makes us think we have a shot?”
~ Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

“The employees we want are the ones that are aggressive about their careers.”
~ Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

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“Your Talent Brand is not disconnected from why someone would buy the product or service.”
~ Penry Price, LinkedIn

“LinkedIn is the most under-utilized platform in existence.”
~ Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

“Your marketing and brand world and your recruiting worlds, have collided.”
~ Penry Price, LinkedIn

“Think about it as ‘tours of duty’—most careers will have 14 jobs.”
~ Penry Price, LinkedIn

“What we want are corporate athletes—that can blow through walls.”
~ Bonin Bough, Mondelēz International

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

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