Cannes Lions as Global Creative Leadership Classroom

[The following post was originally written three years ago but its recommendations for making the most of the exceptional learning opportunities at the annual Cannes Lions festival remain relevant to the 2015 event.] The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity held each June is the world’s leading celebration of brand communications and creativity. The official… Continue reading

Building New Strategies for Creative Excellence: Michael Porter vs. Chuck Porter

On Thursday evening, June 19, I had the privilege of presenting ideas for ‘building new strategies for creative excellence’ at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.  The session grew out of a White Paper with the same title co-authored with my Berlin School of Creative Leadership colleague, Professor Paul Verdin.  Guiding both session and… Continue reading

Cannes Lions as Global Creative Leadership Classroom

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity held each June is the world’s leading celebration of brand communications and creativity.  The official programme of the week-long festival combines a dizzying array of industry and agency showcases, formal seminars, lectures, workshops, teaching academies, and award shows.  Arguably even more happens unofficially, with agency and holding companies… Continue reading