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Cannes Lions slashes jury numbers by a quarter

Cannes Lions slashes jury numbers by a quarter

Cannes Lions is to reduce the size of its jury panels for the International Festival of Creativity next year by 92 members across the board. The 24% reduction has been made to ensure “the highest standard of meaningful debate can take place”, the festival’s organisers said. Last year there were 387 members on juries from 40 […]

JWT wins Egypt's first ever titanium Lion at Cannes

JWT wins Egypt’s first ever titanium Lion at Cannes

Egypt won its first ever titanium Lion on the final night of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. JWT Entertainment in Cairo picked up the award for ‘Abla Fahita’, a female puppet turned pop star and chat show host. Described as an “entertainment brand that has created an entirely new business model in advertising”, […]

Geometry Global Dubai relinquishes Cannes grand prix

Geometry Global Dubai relinquishes Cannes grand prix

Geometry Global Dubai’s grand prix in product design has been handed to its client following an online outcry. Geometry had won the region’s first ever grand prix at Cannes on Wednesday evening thanks to its work for the Lucky Iron Fish project, which is dedicated to leading the fight against iron deficiency in Cambodia and […]

Disappointing start to Cannes for regional agencies

Disappointing start to Cannes for regional agencies

It’s been a flat start to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for regional agencies, with only a handful of silver and bronze Lions picked up during the first awards ceremony of the festival. At the Palais des Festivals this evening, awards were handed out in the direct, mobile, press and promo & activation categories. […]

Cannes Lions 2015: Memac Ogilvy's Ramzi Moutran to judge Film Lions

Cannes Lions 2015: Memac Ogilvy’s Ramzi Moutran to judge Film Lions

Two jurors will represent UAE at this year’s festival.

Cannes Lions 2015: JWT Dubai’s Seyoan Vela to judge Press Lions

Cannes Lions 2015: JWT Dubai’s Seyoan Vela to judge Press Lions

Will represent UAE on the juries at this year’s festival.

Cannes Lions 2015: Tencent’s SY Lau named Media Person of the Year

Cannes Lions 2015: Tencent’s SY Lau named Media Person of the Year

First Chinese to be honoured with title joins past awardees Richard Plepler, Salar Kamangar, Jack Dorsey, Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg.

Dubai Lynx 2015: YouTube 7-Day Brief goes live, for UN Women

Dubai Lynx 2015: YouTube 7-Day Brief goes live, for UN Women

The cut-off for submitting entries is noon (UAE) on 21 January.

‘Marketers are being   braver and bolder’: Terry Savage, Lions Festivals

‘Marketers are being braver and bolder’: Terry Savage, Lions Festivals

Come June and he’s forever running around the Palais during the Cannes Festival. During the rest of the year, he’s visiting markets across the world, and the ad frat in each. On one such trip to Dubai, Terry Savage, chairman, Lions Festivals, tells Campaign Middle East why there could be room for Lions Festivals to expand […]

Photo Gallery: IAA networking evening with Terry Savage

Photo Gallery: IAA networking evening with Terry Savage

The International Advertising Association (IAA) UAE Chapter hosted a networking evening for its members on 25 November in Dubai. The highlight was a presentation by Terry Savage, chairman, Lions Festivals, on the theme ‘Creativity Matters’. Pictures by Ajith Kumar.