Category: Opinion

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The Innovation Group Releases Cannes 2015 report

This year marked the 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In many ways the event has started to sprawl into SXSW Interactive territory in terms of big name celebrities, bulging fragmented schedules, and uber-networking. ...READ MORE
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Lens on Creativity: Larry Fink

Spotlight: Larry Fink (Art Award 2015

Chances are if you’ve visited any of the major art museums in North America or Europe, you've seen Larry Fink's work. A professional photographer for more than 55 years, Fink has done and seen it all, and is still making waves in the industry. ...READ MORE

J. Walter Thompson New York Celebrates the Launch of Risk/Reward

J. Walter Thompson New York hosted Anne Kreamer on June 9 to launch Risk/Reward, her newest research-based book that puts the American workplace under the microscope. Her last book, It’s Always Personal, examined the complexity of workplace emotion. Risk/Reward deals with risk, and what it takes to have a successful career and attract and retain modern talent in the 21st century. Most of all, it explores how embracing intelligent risk is an essential way to improve the quality and longevity of our working and personal lives. ...READ MORE

Lens on Creativity: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Spotlight: Toya Ruby Frazier (Publication)

The essence of LaToya Ruby Frazier’s first book The Notion of Family lies in a visual semblance of the past and the present. Frazier grew up in Braddock, Pennsylvania, a town in America that witnessed rapid industrial change in the last century. Frazier uses photography to highlight issues of race, economic and social decline in America’s small towns. “I remember as a kid not being able to articulate it. But I could sense it and understood that there was something wrong with my environment. So I turned to art because of it,” Frazier said. ...READ MORE

CMO Australia: 3 lessons for marketers from the most creative digital ads for 2015

J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific's Director of Digital, Josie Brown, looks at what lessons CMOs can takeaway from the top creative campaigns at Cannes 2015.

There is so much inspiration to be taken from seeing the best creative ideas living in digital channels.


CMO Australia: Can brand builders do well and do good?

J. Walter Thompson Asia Pacific's Director of Digital, Josie Brown, CMO's roving reporter at Cannes, looks at how Unilever is employing both social responsibility and brand strategy to gain success.


Campaign Asia Pacific: Starting a Lab in an Agency is the New Black

Cannes Lions 2015 was a true watershed moment in terms of the infusion of startup thinking and process into what we do, writes J. Walter Thompson's Joseph Chua. ...READ MORE

Campaign Brief Asia: My Cannes Highlights by Juhi Kalia

Campaign Brief Asia asked Cannes Lions delegates to nominate their highlights of the week, from both the work and personal experiences, at this year's Festival. Here's J Walter Thompson's Global Brands ECD - Lux and Friso Juhi Kalia's take. 
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Lens on Creativity: Graciela Iturbide

Spotlight: Graciela Iturbide (Lifetime Achievement)

Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide is “instinctive and instantaneous” and so are the still photos of every day life. Her photos reflect a passionate interest in culture and how people navigate through its intertwining roots. ...READ MORE