Emerging themes from Cannes 2013


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I sat through a number of talks and workshops at Cannes - these are recurring themes I noted.

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Emerging themes from Cannes 2013

  1. 1. Emerging themes: Cannes 2013
  2. 2. 1. Being exposed to art & culture makes for better people and better work
  3. 3. “Become your better selves.” - Dame Vivienne Westwood
  4. 4. Source: Microsoft blog
  5. 5. 2. The Next Big Thing: cross- platform responsive screens (especially large-format)
  6. 6. John Underkoffler Chief Scientist Oblong Industries David Rowan Editor Wired UK Bill Buxton Principal Researcher Microsoft Research Chacho Puebla ECD & Partner LOLA, Madrid
  7. 7. “I wanted all the toys to come true someday. I want there to be a transportation system that doesn't emit toxins into the atmosphere. And the newspaper that updates itself... The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows about us. The thrilling thing is, that will make us feel we're part of the medium. The scary thing is, we'll lose our right to privacy. An ad will appear in the air around us, talking directly to us.” - Steven Spielberg to Roger Ebert on Minority Report, 2002
  8. 8. “The human hand is the single best gestural tool, with devices like the mouse we disable it.” - John Underkoffler at Cannes 2013
  9. 9. “When you understand what people feel & need, brands with a clear purpose can help.”
  10. 10. 3. Authenticity in marketing
  11. 11. 4. Engaging audiences through games
  12. 12. 5. Hiring from diverse backgrounds for diverse output
  13. 13. 6. Growth markets of the future: inspiration from emerging economies
  14. 14. 7. The importance of saying no
  15. 15. Paul Bennett Chief Creative Officer IDEO Gareth Kay Chief Strategy Officer Goodby Silverstein & Partners Adrian Ho Partner Zeus Jones Christopher Bailey Chief Creative Officer Burberry
  16. 16. “Half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw
  17. 17. 8. Develop a hacker’s mentality
  18. 18. 1. Immerse yourself in art & culture 2. Pay attention to progress in large-format responsive screens 3. Authenticity counts 4. Engage audiences through play 5. Diverse backgrounds contribute to diverse output 6. Take inspiration from emerging economies 7. Learn the importance of saying no 8. Develop a hacker’s mentality
  19. 19. Thanks! Anjali Ramachandran // @anjali28 Head of Innovation, PHD UK // @phd_uk