SapientNitro’s 2012 Cannes Lions presentation on Global Brands vs Global Celebrities, by my good friend Freddie Laker, who moderated a debate beween Daz McColl and Omar Epps.
Monday, 20 June. Review for Beyond the Horizon by PHD, presented by Mark Holden , Global Strategy and Planning Director.
Intro: The session was consistent with the overall 2011 theme of marketing technology - the role of technology impact in advertising, marketing, and customer experience. Mark did a great job describing a bunch of new tech and putting them in perspective of why they matter for the new consumer.
He opened up stating that there are 1.2 billion people in social networks - no surprise, but the next 1 billion will enter through mobile. We all knew how important mobile is, this is just a reassurance.
Next he explained that what drives technology is us, individuals, humanity. Technology is a human invention to solve human problems, being driven strictly by human needs. Therefore, technology is a consequence of human needs and desires - and what is driving humans? What drives humanity is need for abundance: we want everything, everyone, everywhere - and we won’t stop until we get it.
Following the intro, Mark jumped into multiple categories of technical innovations, grouped by infrastructure, interface, and internet.read more
Freddie sent this email internally, but no reason we shouldn’t share.
The following are a collection of the work that left the biggest impression at Cannes Lions 2010, but I encourage you to visit http://www.canneslions.com/work for the full list. The first couple below are truly amazing and should wet your appetite to view the whole list.
“Andes Teletransporter” / InBev: http://www.canneslions.com/work/outdoor/entry.cfm?entryid=7582&award=1 (click view movie)
“Sounds of Hamburg” / Philharmonic Orchestra of Hamburg http://awards.jvm.com/alster/2010/cannes/sounds-of-hamburg/