LET’S HEAR THOSE LIONS ROAR
We have officially launched our UK Young Lions competition!
As the UK representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we’re on the hunt for the very best young creative talent to compete on behalf of the UK at the festival against other young advertising professionals from all over the world. If you’re under 30, the Young Lions competitions are one of the best places at the festival to celebrate your creativity on a global stage. We are running 6 competition – Design, Digital, Film, Marketers, Media and Print – and the ICCO is running the PR competition.
Together with our partners – The APA, Channel 4, Clear Channel, The Department for International Trade, The DMA, Framestore, The IPA, London & Partners, M&C Saatchi and Newsworks – we will be flying 12 young people (6 teams of 2 people) to Cannes to compete in June.
Find out more about last year’s winners, the competitions and how to enter here. Registration closes at 6pm on March 9!
BREAKFAST OF CAMPIONS
On 25th February we will be holding an exclusive breakfast event for our Front Foot members, which will be an opportunity to help shape the action plan arising from the latest Credos report – Advertising Pays 8: UK Advertising’s Social Contribution.
We want our members to play a crucial role in deciding how our industry responds to findings that show the public are looking to us to play a greater role in social contribution. The event will begin with a recap on Advertising Pays 8 from Director of Credos, Karen Fraser MBE, followed by a unique workshop where attendees will share ideas on how we can make the most of this call-to-action from the UK public.
If you are a member of our Front Foot Network, we hope you can join us all in the heart of adland at the new VMLY&R headquarters. From out more here and if you’d like to attend please email Sharon.
NEW DCMS SECTRETARY OF STATE APPOINTED
Following yesterday’s appointment of Oliver Dowden as Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, we have issued a statement.
Our Chief Executive, Stephen Woodford, commented:
“We welcome the appointment of Oliver Dowden MP as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and look forward to working closely with him and the team at DCMS to advance the position of advertising as a jewel in he crown of the UK’s £110bn creative industries sector. We would also like to thank Nicky Morgan and her team for their dedicated service on behalf of our country’s cultural and creative sector.”
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHEN
On Tuesday it was our Chief Executive Stephen Woodford’s birthday so we tucked into some delicious cake to celebrate. Please join us in wishing Stephen a very happy birthday!
AD PAYS 8 CASE STUDY
Following the launch of our Advertising Pays 8 report at LEAD 2020, we’ve launched a dedicated hub to highlight the best UK advertising campaigns that have made a positive contribution to society.
This week find out more about the winner of the 2016 Channel 4 Diversity in Advertising Award: New Boyfriend by AMV BBDO for Mars (Maltesers) here.
AD OF THE WEEK
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