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/ July 12th 2019 / Matthew Evans

On 11 July our annual President’s Reception took place at Unilever House, Blackfriars, London, hosted by Keith Weed. The themes of the evening were public trust in advertising – a key issue for Keith during his tenure as President – and the recent UK advertising activity at Cannes Lions. Keith was joined by special guest Conrad Bird (Director of Campaigns and Marketing at the Department for International Trade) and the pair shared a brand new film on UK advertising’s activity at Cannes Lions 2019.

Check out some of the highlights from the event below and many thanks to Keith and Unilever for their excellent hospitality and for hosting a great event!

All images: ©BronacMcNeill

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