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The Best of Cannes Self Promotion - Part Trois

Cannes might be long over, but like free rosé, the publicity just keeps on flowing. Here's the final roundup of everything interesting and vaguely self-promotion-shaped to come out of the South of France.

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Cannes Lions statement on "The Lucky Iron Fish"

Above, Gavin Armstrong, president and CEO of Lucky Iron fish proudly posing with the grand prix on the red carpet in Cannes last week. Cannes Lions have this official statement about this award. The initial statement from Geometry posted here made it sound like Geometry was involved with developing the fish from prototype to mass-produced functioning design.

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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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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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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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Adland Live from D&AD Judging Week

The walk into the Old Truman Brewery is deceptive. You enter up some stairs, following the neon yellow flags fluttering in an uncomfortable English breeze and before you know it an army of signs, loud and confident in their protestations, surrounds you. “The past is history, now is the future!’ says one, another boasting in all caps that “Good is not good enough.” You’ve entered into a large reception with an impromptu coffee shop, sofas, creative-looking people with their noses buried deep in MacBook Pros. This is not the deception.

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Creative Circle Winners Announced

This year’s Creative Circle winners have been announced with Wieden+Kennedy winning the night’s biggest award – ‘Gold of Golds’ – for the Honda ‘The Other Side’ campaign. If you're struggling to remember this brilliant piece of work - firstly, what's wrong with you - and secondly: check it out immediately.

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