The power of purpose
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The power of purpose

Best of 2014: How brands will help lead the movement to social good

Channel 4's 'We're the superhumans' wins two gold Lions for Film Craft

Channel 4's 'We're the superhumans' wins two gold Lions for Film Craft

Channel 4's "We're the superhumans" campaign for the Paralympics took home two gold Lions for Film Craft at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Tragicomic KFC campaign wins Radio Grand Prix for Ogilvy Johannesburg

Tragicomic KFC campaign wins Radio Grand Prix for Ogilvy Johannesburg

Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg have won the top prize in the radio category at this year's Cannes Lions for a trio of ads lamenting KFC's decision to take its Double Down burger off the market.

Leo Burnett wins Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix for van Gogh's Airbnb bedroom

Leo Burnett wins Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix for van Gogh's Airbnb bedroom

A campaign offering art lovers the chance to spend a night in Vincent van Gogh's bedroom has earned Leo Burnett Chicago the Grand Prix at Cannes for Creative Effectiveness.

UK's Analog and W&N Studio grab Cannes Digital Craft Grand Prix for Björk VR experience
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UK's Analog and W&N Studio grab Cannes Digital Craft Grand Prix for Björk VR experience

A VR experience music video that places the audience within the singer Björk's world of Vulnicura has earned VFX agency Analog and W&N Studio the UK's first Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Lions.

FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray responds to Publicis with a counter view
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FCB Worldwide CEO Carter Murray responds to Publicis with a counter view

Pulling out of awards shows and marketing is "jumping off the deep end and forgetting that we live and breathe by the creatives in our industry."

What were people talking about at Cannes this year?
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What were people talking about at Cannes this year?

It's not all rosé and yachts - there is some lively, industry-changing content to get stuck into. Here's what the Campaign Party goers made of it...

Today's Cannes takeaways: has the festival really lost its creative heart?
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Today's Cannes takeaways: has the festival really lost its creative heart?

Campaign's daily round-up of the key things to know from the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

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Take back control of your brand from YouTube

It's time to own your content. Properly own it. Host it, broadcast it, safeguard it and monetise it. And there are ways...

The best ad campaigns for Pride Month 2017
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The best ad campaigns for Pride Month 2017

From big brands to nonprofit partnerships, the LGBTQ community gets its due.

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Burger King CMO: don't treat agencies like creative vending machines
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Burger King CMO: don't treat agencies like creative vending machines

"Transactional" relationships between clients and agencies can hinder creativity, according to Burger King chief marketing officer Axl Schwan, who said agencies should not be treated as creative "vending machines".

Publicis Groupe: the second-guessing begins at Cannes
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Publicis Groupe: the second-guessing begins at Cannes

Publicis' move to pull out of awards next year is finding some industry support despite creatives' concerns.

Adam & Eve/DDB leads UK entries for Integrated Lions
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Adam & Eve/DDB leads UK entries for Integrated Lions

Adam & Eve/DDB London has been nominated twice for an Integrated Lion for its work on "Buster the boxer" for John Lewis and "Give the rainbow" Skittles.

Pride outdoor campaign will fill London with colourful stories of love and affirmation
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Pride outdoor campaign will fill London with colourful stories of love and affirmation

For the out of home component of this year's Pride in London campaign, "Love happens here", WCRS has created more than 30 posters featuring real people's stories of finding love and acceptance in the capital.

WPP and Omnicom discuss Cannes Lions rethink
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WPP and Omnicom discuss Cannes Lions rethink

WPP chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell and his Omnicom counterpart, John Wren, have talked about how the ad industry should rethink Cannes Lions or even push for its relocation to another city.

Facebook launches anti-extremism initiative in UK
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Facebook launches anti-extremism initiative in UK

Facebook has launched its counterspeech program to tackle online extremism and hate speech in the UK, more than a year after it was launched in other European countries.

French police raid Havas offices over CES Las Vegas inquiry
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French police raid Havas offices over CES Las Vegas inquiry

The headquarters of the Havas advertising group was raided on Tuesday by the French anti-corruption police over an inquiry into a visit by president Emmanuel Macron to CES Las Vegas.

Who would take six Ubers on a first date?
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Who would take six Ubers on a first date?

Social video experts at Be On review "Effortless night", the latest viral from Uber.

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Different not defective: allow people to be who they are, not who you are
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Different not defective: allow people to be who they are, not who you are

Diversity is only useful when it is inextricably linked to equality. For companies to creatively flourish they must create a culture which embraces difference, writes James Hilton, chief creative officer at Native.

Embrace neurodiversity: It's time to unleash the power of different
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Embrace neurodiversity: It's time to unleash the power of different

At a time when the industry needs different minds and thinking to come up with different solutions, we must embrace neurodiversity, writes Sam Phillips, CMO at Omnicom Media Group UK.

If advertising is going into the content business, who will take care of the brands?
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If advertising is going into the content business, who will take care of the brands?

Advertising with a capital A is about creating opportunities that lead to a healthier economy. Sometimes, it's an ad. Sometimes, it's a new product.

"Marketers think they own the brand. They don't. Consumers own the brand"
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"Marketers think they own the brand. They don't. Consumers own the brand"

How can you manufacturer authenticity? It's an oxymoron - it's either authentic or it's manufactured, isn't it? A strategist, a senior brand marketer and two tech platforms discussed how you square the unsquareable to produce marketing gold.

Allstate uses hidden cameras to capture live reactions to financial abuse
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Allstate uses hidden cameras to capture live reactions to financial abuse

When a purple purse is left in a Lyft van, passengers learn why most women can't just leave their injurious relationships.

Watch: Make us look up and care
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Watch: Make us look up and care

One in our 2017 series sparking fresh ideas in digital out-of-home: Cannes Lions' Outdoor jury president Bruno Bertelli, global chief creative officer of Publicis Worldwide, on how to create the best in class

Today's Cannes takeaways: Jonathan Mildenhall's 'insane responsibility'
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Today's Cannes takeaways: Jonathan Mildenhall's 'insane responsibility'

Campaign's daily round-up of the key things to know from the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

Can marketers and advertisers save the world?
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Can marketers and advertisers save the world?

We must convince our customers to convert their social conscience into action.

Watch: How Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall used Twitter to lobby Cannes Lions on ethnic diversity
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Watch: How Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall used Twitter to lobby Cannes Lions on ethnic diversity

In an exclusive video interview with Campaign, Airbnb chief marketing officer Jonathan Mildenhall has opened up on why he took to Twitter to raise the issue of ethnic diversity at Cannes Lions.

Unilever's Keith Weed named world's most influential CMO
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Unilever's Keith Weed named world's most influential CMO

Keith Weed, chief marketing officer of Unilever, has topped a ranking 50 of the world's most influential chief marketing officers by Forbes in partnership with Sprinklr and LinkedIn.

FA ends long-term betting partnership with Ladbrokes and all other gambling companies
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FA ends long-term betting partnership with Ladbrokes and all other gambling companies

The Football Association has ended all of its sponsorships with gambling companies, including a mutual agreement to end its long-term deal with Ladbrokes.

Cannes 2017: Industry meets at Campaign beach party
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Cannes 2017: Industry meets at Campaign beach party

Campaign once again took over the Carlton Beach, where the great and the good of the advertising and marketing industry met for our annual party in Cannes.

General Mills hires senior Coke marketer Pollard as global CMO
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General Mills hires senior Coke marketer Pollard as global CMO

Food company General Mills has appointed Coca-Cola vice-president, strategic marketing Ivan Pollard as its new global chief marketing officer.

Adam & Eve/DDB leads UK hopefuls for Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions
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Adam & Eve/DDB leads UK hopefuls for Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions

Adam & Eve/DDB is leading the UK agencies hoping to win a Cannes Lion in Creative Effectiveness this year with two campaigns for John Lewis Partnership brands.

AKQA and Google lead UK Digital Craft shortlist nominations
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AKQA and Google lead UK Digital Craft shortlist nominations

Out of ten nominations for UK entrants, AKQA and Google have secured two apiece.

Channel 4 to show first ever Pride TV ads to mark 50-year milestone in LGBT rights
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Channel 4 to show first ever Pride TV ads to mark 50-year milestone in LGBT rights

WCRS has created the first TV campaign for Pride in London, marking the 50th anniversary of the legislation that began to decriminalise gay sex.