Career advice from David Droga’s Lion of St. Mark acceptance speech

Last week, at Cannes Lions 2017, David Droga was awarded the Lion of St. Mark, a distinction that recognizes an individual who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to creativity in the ad industry. David started his career in advertising 30 years ago. I received his first Cannes Lion at 19 with OMON Sydney,… Continue reading Career advice from David Droga’s Lion of St. Mark acceptance speech

Cannes Lions 2017: the digital winners

I have a love/hate relationship with advertising festivals and I know I’m not the only one. I love them because they encourage brands and agencies to unleash creativity, and they gather and present the best of the best in advertising and current creative trends in just one place. I hate how they sometimes reward creativity… Continue reading Cannes Lions 2017: the digital winners

El Sol 2017: the digital winners

El Sol is Spain’s and Latin America’s most important Advertising Festival, known internationally as the Latin American Advertising Festival. The first edition was held in 1986 and, since then, for three days each year, the best and brightest in creativity from Spain, Portugal and Latin America come together in El Sol. Celebrated just weeks before Cannes Lions… Continue reading El Sol 2017: the digital winners

Why Cannes Lions award to fake refugee-saving app hurts

I followed this year’s Cannes Lions like every year, but somehow I missed the I SEA fake app controversy. I came across it 3 days ago through the Open Leter to Grey Singapore that Ali Bullock shared on LinkedIn. I got very angry and sad. Angry that Cannes Lions didn’t research and check the app properly, or… Continue reading Why Cannes Lions award to fake refugee-saving app hurts