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ECD at O&M Johannesburg Mariana O’Kelly: "Should The Glass Lion Be Made From Tougher Stuff?"

What is the Glass Lion? Well, if you hadn't heard, the Glass Lion "recognises work that implicitly or explicitly addresses issues of gender inequality or prejudice, through the conscious representation of gender in advertising".

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Assembly Signs Award-Winning Director Jeffrey Fleisig

Assembly is thrilled to announce the signing of award-winning director Jeffrey Fleisig. After nearly a decade at Über Content, Fleisig now joins Assembly’s prolific community of filmmakers, bringing with him a taste for whip-smart humor, punchy dialogue, and an impressive track record of kick-starting auspicious campaigns that stand the test of time.

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The Cannescellation: Chrome add-on that deletes Cannes Tweets.

Sick of seeing all the free-flowing rosé, amazing Cannes houses rented for the cool people, party pictures and bikini shots already? Well, isn't it nice that the CANNESCELLATION Chrome plugin exists then?

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The Best of Cannes Self Promotion

In 2011, Grey Group flew a banner over Cannes reminding people that their agency was "Famousily Effective". For some this was just another silly publicity stunt, but to others it represented something more significant. I believe what we saw was a real and noteworthy shift in the zeitgeist where Cannes became as much about an opportunity to show off and ‘be seen’, as it ever was about celebrating creativity.

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Open Letter To Brands - about consumers (aka "Gamergate")

Over at The Week a their correspondent Ryan Cooper, who has written for Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post but as far as I know not worked in advertising or PR, has some advice for brands (or #brands ) about Gamergate, in this 'open letter to brands'.

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Finally creative poaches from tech - as PayPal Exec Defects to Agency Side

Mistress, the multi-disciplinary creative agency based in Venice, Los Angeles, announced today the hire of Lee Roth in a senior role to lead the agency’s Strategy & Social Media services. Roth comes to Mistress from PayPal where he was Senior Director, Head of Advertising, Media and Agencies.

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Automotive Director Lino Russell Joins Accomplice Media

Los Angeles— Accomplice Media has signed German director Lino Russell for exclusive representation in the United States. Russell, who was educated in the United States and England, is an automotive and visual specialist known for his technical skill, dynamic visuals, deft handling of talent and ability to craft vivid stories. His credits include Audi, Ferrari, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, Toyota, Chevrolet and other global car brands.

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Twitter powers activist journalists, if they can't find a story they'll make one.

Twitter brought on revolutions, they said, and I'm inclined to agree, but not in the way you think. While twitter was used to communicate during the uprising in Egypt, despite Vodaphone shutting down network services, and twitter increasingly beat the news deadlines with any social unrest or breaking news story, the revolution isn't in that strangers can communicate over hashtags.

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