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Playlist: Al Risi
24th Jun

Playlist:AlRisi

We talk with Groove Guild founder Al Risi about being a Black Crowes geek, the Purple One and a vast array of recommendations and playlists!

Cannes Contenders: Beto Nahmad
22nd Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: SPAIN

CannesContenders:BetoNahmad

21st Jun CANNES CONTENDERS: BRAZIL
Cannes Contenders: Sergio Gordilho

Cannes Contenders: Sergio Gordilho

Sergio Gordilho, Africa’s CCO, give his view on the Brazilian (or should that be brazilliant) campaigns that are likely to pick up Lions, including a celebration of Netfilx's storytelling and an ingenious reappropriation of a well-known brand name.

18th Jun
Art of Advertising: Narghi

Art of Advertising: Narghi

Missing Link's Narghi gives us some insight on the films that have influenced her, focusing on experiential perspectives and cultural explorations.

18th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: FRANCE
Cannes Contenders: Elsa Rakotoson

Cannes Contenders: Elsa Rakotoson

Frenzy Paris' Founder/CEO/EP Elsa Rakotoson gives us her top picks for French (or French-directed) spots that will win big in this year's Cannes Lions.

18th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: JAPAN
Cannes Contenders: Yousuke Ozawa

Cannes Contenders: Yousuke Ozawa

Yousuke Ozawa, Creative Director at UltraSuperNew Tokyo, takes a swing at predicting what some of this year's Japanese Lion winners could be.

17th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: SOUTH AFRICA
Cannes Contenders: Molefi Thulo

Cannes Contenders: Molefi Thulo

Molefi Thulo, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Johannesburg, picks some powerful and creative work that he believes can fly the flag for South Africa at the Lions next week.

15th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: USA
Cannes Contenders: Jeff Geheb

Cannes Contenders: Jeff Geheb

Jeff Geheb, Global Chief Experience Officer at VMLY&R, predicts that the Cannes winners will be reflective shifting values around inclusivity, diversity, immersion, and culture.

More than a blip

On My Radar is a series that dives into the likes, dislikes, best-ofs, and industry trends that we're paying attention to.

15th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: REP OF IRELAND
Cannes Contenders: Rebecca Bourke

Cannes Contenders: Rebecca Bourke

Elves, elderly ladies and inelegant golf swings feature in the top picks of Rebecca Bourke, Executive Producer at Assembly Dublin, who thinks this Irish work deserves recognition at this year's Cannes Lions.

15th Jun
On My Radar: Eric Andre

On My Radar: Eric Andre

Eric Andre, comedian, actor and director at Bullitt, is addicted to his Instagram feed, thanks all his therapists for influencing him and shares a fantastic fungi fascination.

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14th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: GERMANY
Cannes Contenders: Marielle Wilsdorf

Cannes Contenders: Marielle Wilsdorf

DDB Tribal Hamburg's ECD Marielle Wilsdorf talks us through the German campaigns that have a chance of grabbing Lions, including a borderless library and a mini escape.

14th Jun
Kim Jacobsen: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Kim Jacobsen: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The Reverse-repped, Copenhagen-based director tells us why biking is the ultimate way to explore and how you can't beat the unpredictability of old Russian cameras and lenses.

11th Jun CANNES CONTENDERS 2021: INDIA
Cannes Contenders: Manoj Shroff

Cannes Contenders: Manoj Shroff

Manoj Shroff, Executive Producer at Equinox Films Mumbai, mines India's recent advertising gems to highlight some of the work he thinks could be in with a chance at metalware later this month.