Cannes Lions 2015

AdForum delves into the Cannes Lions Festival with interviews, images, and impressions of this year's most compelling minds, work, and ideas.
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Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, has been described by AdAge as “'One of the world's most influential people in the communication business.” Meng has a unique and specific perspective on advertising, based on his concept of “pervasive creativity.”

Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather, has been described by AdAge as “'One of the world's most influential people in the communication business.” Meng has a unique and specific perspective on advertising, based on his concept of “pervasive creativity.”

Matt Eastwood has been the worldwide CCO of J. Walter Thompson since July 2014. Eastwood is the creative force behind many of today’s leading innovative advertisements, and he has worked with renowned companies such as Hertz and McDonald's. In 2013, Eastwood was the 5th most awarded CCO in the industry, and his reputation for creativity has earned him judging positions at numerous award shows across the globe.

Matt Eastwood has been the worldwide CCO of J. Walter Thompson since July 2014. Eastwood is the creative force behind many of today’s leading innovative advertisements, and he has worked with renowned companies such as Hertz and McDonald's. In 2013, Eastwood was the 5th most awarded CCO in the industry, and his reputation for creativity has earned him judging positions at numerous award shows across the globe.

We were lucky enough to meet Richard Brim in Cannes just before he won a Grand Prix for the much-loved “Monty the Penguin” campaign, for John Lewis. Richard was made ECD of adam&eve DDB in January 2015. During his career, he has worked for clients such as The Sunday Times, Shelter, the Department of Transport and Harvey Nichols (he was the art director on last year's award-winning “Sorry, I spent it on myself”).

We were lucky enough to meet Richard Brim in Cannes just before he won a Grand Prix for the much-loved “Monty the Penguin” campaign, for John Lewis. Richard was made ECD of adam&eve DDB in January 2015. During his career, he has worked for clients such as The Sunday Times, Shelter, the Department of Transport and Harvey Nichols (he was the art director on last year's award-winning “Sorry, I spent it on myself”).

Victor Camozzi has worked almost 20 years in advertising as a copywriter. Camozzi has been at GSD&M, based in Austin, Texas, since 1999 where he is now the Sr. Vice President and Group Creative Director. His commercials for Southwest Airlines have been honored with some of the top awards in the industry. Camozzi also led the re-launch of AT&T as a consumer brand, and the merger of AT&T and Cingular.

Victor Camozzi has worked almost 20 years in advertising as a copywriter. Camozzi has been at GSD&M, based in Austin, Texas, since 1999 where he is now the Sr. Vice President and Group Creative Director. His commercials for Southwest Airlines have been honored with some of the top awards in the industry. Camozzi also led the re-launch of AT&T as a consumer brand, and the merger of AT&T and Cingular.

Steve Bell is the European CEO of iris Worldwide. Over the last 18 years Steve has built an extensive understanding of and insight into delivering integrated marketing solutions for leading brands. In this interview, Bell elaborates on his background, the culture at iris, and his favorite piece of iris work.

Steve Bell is the European CEO of iris Worldwide. Over the last 18 years Steve has built an extensive understanding of and insight into delivering integrated marketing solutions for leading brands. In this interview, Bell elaborates on his background, the culture at iris, and his favorite piece of iris work.

Victor Knaap joined Mediamonks in 2003 as Partner and Managing Director. Since then the company – founded in 2001 by Wesley Ter Haar – has become the biggest digital production company on the planet. In this remarkable interview of Knaap at Cannes, he explains the history behind the name Mediamonks, why it continues to inspire him, and how the unique identities of each office contributes to the company’s vision.

Victor Knaap joined Mediamonks in 2003 as Partner and Managing Director. Since then the company – founded in 2001 by Wesley Ter Haar – has become the biggest digital production company on the planet. In this remarkable interview of Knaap at Cannes, he explains the history behind the name Mediamonks, why it continues to inspire him, and how the unique identities of each office contributes to the company’s vision.

After serving as CEO of Publicis France, Arthur Sadoun was promoted to CEO of Publicis Worldwide in October of 2013. In this interview, Sadoun discusses his journey at Publicis, which began in 2006, how the advertising industry has changed over the years, and what that means for his role as an industry leader.

After serving as CEO of Publicis France, Arthur Sadoun was promoted to CEO of Publicis Worldwide in October of 2013. In this interview, Sadoun discusses his journey at Publicis, which began in 2006, how the advertising industry has changed over the years, and what that means for his role as an industry leader.

After 16 years at digital agency AKQA, Guy Wieynk joined Publicis Worldwide as CEO of the UK and Nordics. Before obtaining this position, Wieynk spent years navigating the hierarchies of different agencies in the New York, followed by Europe, before finally going international in 2012. Wieynk has won over 300 major awards, including 18 “Agency of the year” titles with the London office alone.

After 16 years at digital agency AKQA, Guy Wieynk joined Publicis Worldwide as CEO of the UK and Nordics. Before obtaining this position, Wieynk spent years navigating the hierarchies of different agencies in the New York, followed by Europe, before finally going international in 2012. Wieynk has won over 300 major awards, including 18 “Agency of the year” titles with the London office alone.

Jonathan Terry is the head of J Walter Thompson Live. Throughout his career, Terry has worked for different agencies and brands; these experiences have taught him the importance of embracing diversity, particularly when conceiving campaigns that deliver results for various clients and disciplines across a multitude of continents and cultures. In this interview, Mark Tungate talks with Terry about his creative work, and how his past experiences working for different agencies informs his…

Jonathan Terry is the head of J Walter Thompson Live. Throughout his career, Terry has worked for different agencies and brands; these experiences have taught him the importance of embracing diversity, particularly when conceiving campaigns that deliver results for various clients and disciplines across a multitude of continents and cultures. In this interview, Mark Tungate talks with Terry about his creative work, and how his past experiences working for different agencies informs his…

Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer at Cheil Worldwide, is defined by his passion for connecting brands with consumers in the most creative and meaningful ways. Poynton has worked with global brands including Unilever, American Express, Toyota, British Airways, P&G, Kraft, Coca-Cola, IBM, Vodafone, and Adidas. Creative endeavors under Poynton’s leadership have garnered more than 100 international creative awards for his clients.

Malcolm Poynton, Global Chief Creative Officer at Cheil Worldwide, is defined by his passion for connecting brands with consumers in the most creative and meaningful ways. Poynton has worked with global brands including Unilever, American Express, Toyota, British Airways, P&G, Kraft, Coca-Cola, IBM, Vodafone, and Adidas. Creative endeavors under Poynton’s leadership have garnered more than 100 international creative awards for his clients.

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