Jul 01

Viva Technology, part 1

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Viva Technology
June 30-July 2, 2016
Paris, France

“Marketing, as we know it, is over.”
~ Michael Kassen, MediaLink

“VR is a game changer for us, for marketers, and for businesses.”
~ Marc Mathieu, Samsung

“Very few of us have been present at the birth of a new medium.”
~ Marc Mathieu, Samsung

“VR is not the holy grail, but it is the new frontier.”
~ Marc Mathieu, Samsung

“Technology is making us more human again—personalized, (high) quality, one to one.”
~ Marc Mathieu, Samsung

Visual Quote:
Ray Velez at #vivatech
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“(In the future) we will not need to promote—with permission, AI will prescribe for our customers.”
~ Lubomira Rochet, L’Oréal

“The Internet has taught us that execution is more important than ideas.” (to some debate!)
~ Carlo Biondo, Google

“Data is like oil. It’s great to have, but not worth much unless you refine it.”
~ Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis

“Data data everywhere, who will help me think?” (as in water, water, everywhere…)
~ Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis

“People barely have time to have relationships with their loved ones, much less with brands.”
~ Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis

Conference Link: Viva Technology

Jun 24

Cannes Lions, part 10

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Cannes Lions
June 18-24, 2016
Cannes, France

“We want to do (in marketing) what Coke, Nike and Apple did in the 80s, 90s and 00s.”
~ Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb

“There is so much bad marketing. What if the week before Cannes there were awards for the worst?”
~ Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb

“If there were awards for shitty marketing directors, the quality of marketing would approve.”
~ Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb

“In today’s world, complexity can overwhelm everything—we need to value simplicity.”
~ Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb

“For the first time in my career, adtech is looking really really cool.”
~ Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb

Visual Quote:
Jonathan Mildenhall at #canneslions
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“Finally I am seeing solutions, like addressable TV, that let me message at a household level.”
~ Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb

“Where China is today, is where the rest of the world will be.”
~ Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb

“Great editing is looking at the 100% and picking the best 5% to show the audience.”
~ Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director/producer/writer

“Don’t take your past accomplishments forward. Live in the moment. There is always more to learn.”
~ Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director/producer/writer

“30 seconds can contain a universe. It’s a great challenge. Every second is important.”
~ Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director/producer/writer

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 23

Cannes Lions, part 9

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Cannes Lions
June 18-24, 2016
Cannes, France

“We can use virtual reality to give people new experiences of interacting with their bodies.”
~ Professor Chris Brewin, University College London

“These (VR health) experiences will be profound, across mental and physical health.”
~ Professor Chris Brewin, University College London

“You don’t need to push your brand to the forefront—it is about giving your audience a gift of an experience.”
~ Chris Milk, Within

“The fundamental technology (VR) will talk to us in our language—the experience of consciousness.”
~ Chris Milk, Within

“VR is not this new gimmick of buzzword—it is the first manifestation of a fundamental technology that will change the world.”
~ Chris Milk, Within

Visual Quote:
Kevin Kelly at #canneslions
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“Creativity is not just a human thing. It is something other types of minds can do.”
~ Kevin Kelly, Wired

“When creativity is in the room you can feel it, we would all like to capture it–we would be printing money.”
~ Conor Brady, Writer

“AI will be creative differently than we are.”
~ Kevin Kelly, Wired

“Even though we don’t understand ourselves, we understand ourselves better than an AI.”
~ Kevin Kelly, Wired

“One of the side effects of AI is it will be a chief instrument for us to define ourselves. It becomes a tool for us to investigate how we think.”
~ Kevin Kelly, Wired

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 23

Cannes Lions, part 8

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Cannes Lions
June 18-24, 2016
Cannes, France

“If data can replace creativity, then it was a commodity in the first place.”
~ Donald Chesnut, SapientNitro

“The opportunities to create value through tech and data are massive right now.”
~ Marc de Swaan Arons, Vermeer

“We are leading, but we are leading without a roadmap.”
~ Marc de Swaan Arons, Vermeer

“Changing the way women are portrayed in advertising is not just moral, it’s economic.”
~ Keith Weed, Unilever

“In order to make things happen, you have to make things.” (urging the Cannes Lions community to help with sustainability)
~ Sir Richard Curtis, Writer/Director/Producer

Visual Quote:
Daniel Ek at #canneslions
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“At least the cave-painters used all 360% of the cave.”
~ Marc Mathieu, Samsung

“We think VR will reinvent communication and commerce and compassion, as well as content.”
~ Marc Mathieu, Samsung

“This is the most exciting time for content since the Lumeire brothers created cinema.”
~ Marc Mathieu, Samsung

“VR is the end  of mediums as we know it.”
~ Chris Milk, Within

“VR is not this new gimmick—it is the first manifestation of a fundamental technology that will change the world.” 
~ Chris Milk, Within

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

Jun 23

Cannes Lions, part 7

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Cannes Lions
June 18-24, 2016
Cannes, France

“Cannes is increasingly striking me as a bubble. We are away from the reality.”
~ Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

“We go back (from Cannes) to companies where the CFO and finance rule.”
~ Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

“Forget about Brexit, Trump, Brazil, China—things are tightening.”
~ Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

“Companies that innovate and are best in brand win.”
~ Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

“We are rolling the Ford-Team Detroit model around the world.”
~ Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP

Visual Quote:
Keith Weed at #canneslions
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“I think the world is going global and local.”
~ Keith Weed, Unilever

“People are searching for identity in an increasingly global world.”
~ Keith Weed, Unilever

“I have forced training through Unilever, about marketing in a digital world.”
~ Keith Weed, Unilever

“We got 85% participation (in training)—I don’t know what part of mandatory they didn’t understand!”
~ Keith Weed, Unilever

“New Term: HIPPO—where the ‘highest paid person in the room’s opinion’ (always) drives.”
~ as tweeted by Conference Bites

Conference Link: Cannes Lions

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