• Weber Shandwick Expands Further Into Ad Agency Territory
    Public relations firm Weber Shandwick, in an effort to elevate and expand its digital strategy, content production and media innovation capabilities, has named Chris Perry chief digital officer. Already, the firm includes more than 600 digital, creative, social media, content and analytics specialists. In addition to the Perry hire, the firm announced the appointment of Ian Cohen to global executive producer and president, Content Creation and Innovation; Adam Wall to executive vice president, digital operations and client services, North America; and Cheryl Cook to senior channel strategist, North America, to further bolster its global digital leadership ranks. …
  • Cindy Gallop Wants Women to Make A Sh*t Ton of Money
    She wants to see women making huge exits from start-ups, up there in the rarified tech billionaire ranks.
  • Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Bails On Advertising And Goes Back to College
    Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young will retire in the second half of 2016 from his role at the agency after 32 years. He will become the Warden (aka chief academic administrator) of New College at Oxford University. He plans to begin that role in September of 2016. Young, 61, has been global CEO of Ogilvy & Mather since 2009. Prior to that, he ran the agency's Asia-Pacific business. In addition, he added the role of chairman in 2012.  Of the move, Young said,:"This was a difficult decision, but the attraction of moving to …
  • This Map Will Help You Feel Less Stupid When Navigating Cannes Beaches
    Italian ad agency Aylene Gardider has created a handy Cannes Beach Map, so when setting up a meeting you won't have to ask, "Now where is that?"
  • Shutterstock Sketch Contest Will Award Two Creatives A Trip to Cannes
    Shutterstock is inviting creatives from around the world to enter Shutterstock Sketch, a sketch contest, where the grand prize winner will receive a trip to Cannes for the International Festival of Creativity in 2016. To enter the contest, creatives are asked to sketch what they love online or at Pixels of Fury at Cannes -- and other upcoming non-Cannes events -- then share the sketch on Instagram or Twitter using #ShutterstockSketch as well as following @Shutterstock. Entries will be based on two criteria: creativity and artistic quality. A panel of designers, including Jessica …
  • Career Survey Finds Agency Account Executive A Top Job For Millennials
    Job search site CareerCast just completed its CareerCast Best Jobs For Millennials Survey and found agency account executive to be one of the top spots for millennials. The study finds the average (median) salary for that position to be $115,750 -- which, if you ask me, seems really high. The same survey, however, pinpoints the starting salary for AE to be near $37,000. Also looking good for Millennials is the position of social media manager -- which of course isn't really a surprise with the survey finding a more realistic, if a bit depressing, median salary of …
  • Havas Chicago To Pimp Summer Interns For #GimmeAnIntern Tasks
    For its summer internship program, Havas Chicago is "renting out" their summer interns for the agency's #GimmeAnIntern program.
  • Since You're Not Going to Win A Cannes Lion, You Might As Well Go For A Dannes Lion
    Next week is the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which means this week is the Cannes Lions International Festival of Cannes Lions Spoofs. The latest Cannes Lions knockoff is Dannes Lions. Created by commercial director Daniel Shepard, Dannes Lions is a celebration of the 100 funniest ads created over the past two years as judged by Shepard himself. Of the endeavor, Shepard said: “For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by advertising and the idea of mixing my own body with a lion’s body and turning it into a trophy. This is …
  • Leo Burnett's 'The Can' Will Predict The Likelihood Your Creative Will Win A Cannes Lion
    Looking a whole lot like Amazon Dash, Leo Burnett Moscow has introduced The Can, a magical device designed to come to the aid of struggling creatives eager to create award-winning work.
  • Snapchat CEO's Presence At Cannes Makes Super Bowl Ads Seem Dumb (Sort Of)
    So Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will be speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity next week -- something near none of us could have imagined even just ten years ago when social media didn't exist and Super Bowl ads were the Crown Jewel of advertising accomplishment. Setting aside for a moment the notion some people in this business still think the best way to spend $5 million is to run a Super Bowl ad, it's really quite exciting to see such a young brand set foot onstage inside the Palais. Yes, Facebook made an appearance -- …
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