CAMPAIGN ASIA: Cannes Lions names all 16 jury presidents
GLOBAL – The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the 16 jury presidents who will judge the awards during the 60th annual festival this June. They include Sir John Hegarty, founder, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, famed US director Joe Pytka, Australian native, David Droga, founder, Droga5 and Rei Inamoto, chief creative officer and vice-president with AKQA, as the sole Asia-based member.
Cannes Lions is taking place from 16-22 June. Entries are now being accepted into all categories including the new Innovation Lions. Further details on how to enter, as well as how to attend, can be found at www.canneslions.com.
ADVERTISING AGE: Why the US may be the new “emerging market”
The US is far from undeveloped, but P&G, Coke, L’Oréal, GM and other big marketers are seeing growth opportunities here again. During a meeting with investors last week L’Oréal Chairman-CEO Jean Paul Agon labeled the US as an “emerging market.” Mr. Agon’s comment, characterizing the sentiments of his managing director-North America, Frederic Roze, was only half in jest. And it had basis in fact.
MEDIA WEEK UK: Apple retains top spot but UK brands fall, says Brand Finance survey
LONDON – Samsung has jumped from sixth to the number two spot, while Apple has hung on to its mantle as the world’s most valuable brand, according to the annual list published by Brand Finance. Apple is the clear winner as the most valuable brand, boasting a brand value of £56.4bn ($84.35bn), ahead of Samsung at £38bn ($56.82bn), according to this year’s findings. Last year, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 outsold Apple’s iPhone 4S for the first time in the third quarter of 2012, becoming the world’s best-selling smartphone, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.