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Gavin Armstrong from Lucky Iron Fish & the Cannes Lions award

By now you've heard about the controversy surrounding the Lucky Iron Fish Cannes Winner - where several people, and some agencies, are claiming that Geometry Global didn't deserve the PR & Product design lions. One of the protesting voices is Gary Tranter, co-founder of Singapore advertising agency Arcade, who shot a short content film for Google about the Lucky Iron Fish co.

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Dr Charles' Lucky Iron Fish isn't as fishy as you might think.

Every year in Cannes something wins a Grand Prix, and every year immediately after, this grand prix is called into question. It's simply not Cannes Lions without a little controversy, and this year the dubious honor fell to the Lucky Iron Fish idea, from Geometry Global's Dubai office.

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The Best of Cannes Self Promotion - Part Deux

On Sunday, as the Cannes Festival boozed and yachted itself into life, I wrote in my article on Self Promotion that 'I'm hoping for a few more clever ideas over the next few days.'

Since then, we reviewed two new pieces: Cash For Gold Lions, and The Cannescellation.

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Tesco promote "Smokey Bacon" flavoured Pringles as Ramadan snack

A Tesco store in London managed to make this error when promoting midnight snacks for Ramadan - a store stocker who placed the Pringles with the "Ramadan Mubarak" (Ramadan is blessed) point of sale material stacked the different flavours available so that the "Smokey Bacon" was positioned at the top. Silly grocery stacker, that's where the parsley flavoured chips go!

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Google ad executive dies at Cannes Lions festival

Adland can confirm that a report broken this afternoon by the Guardian is true; a Google exec has been involved in an accident at the Cannes Lions Festival, which has resulted in a death.

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Adland Live at Central Saint Martins - Show Two

The Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Show opens to the public today, sponsored by Mullen-Lowe Group who will be revealing the winner of this year's Lowe Nova Prize later in the month. I went to the opening night viewing, and saw some intelligent, sophisticated and inspiring work.

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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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