Mind Blowing Lessons from the Cannes Lions 2012

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This presentation summarizes the key lessons from the Cannes Lions Seminars 2012.

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2012 was aCOLOSSAL year for the Cannes Lions! The question used to be "Whos at Cannes and Why?"The question this year was"Whos not at Cannes and Why?" Agencies paid14.8 million to submit their work 386 jury members were tasked withgoing through 34,000 entries! More #CannesLions Tweets per hourthis year than during the entire event last yearPeaked @1000 tweets per hour! Cannes Lions Seminars were all about... ....big ideas...big thinking! Thinking about...The Changing ConsumerFast-Evolving Technology Transforming Ad Biz Thinking that most likely you have notheard before... ...unless you were attending! So here goes... Earned Media has become bigger thanPaid Media! rulesYes...social media will ruleall media already! Why? Social media usage is deeplyrooted into peoples life "Consumers today are smart,inventive & move faster than ever"as marketers we need to embrace that! 2.4 billion millennials!The biggest generational cohort the world has ever seen & theyre demanding awesomeness Millennials arent addicted tosocial media, they just use itto make their lives better When the show Glee starts, Twitter usage increases 1000% During the ENG vs. FRA match,there were 2.5 million tweets from160 countries;80% of the world! London Olympic games will be the mostSocial games ever! 30% of US will watch the games on 3 screens 48% of people 18-34 check their Facebook the minute they wake up.What device do you think they are using? Its not just PEOPLES behavior that is evolving!Technology is fast-evolving TOO! 80% of todays technologydidnt exist ve years ago! "Innovation is happening faster than a lot of people think." There will be 650 million smart phonesshipped this year.118% growth year on year PwC estimates 2.9 billion smartphones in2016, 1 billion in China 1993 there were only 130 websites and 5million internet users worldwide The internet is expected to double in sizeevery 3-5 years ! YouTube now has more content than everbroadcast on TV All these changes are hitting theworld of advertising...HARD! The importance of Cyber Cannes Lions isntso much about the medium but the possibility and the threat it presents to the industry The word social will eventually go away,social ads will just be ads, social experiencejust an experience! Twitter is a front row seat to the worlds emotions! The old age of advertisingwas about selling The new age is about sharing Were moving from planningcampaigns for the future toadapting campaigns to the moment Planners should get away fromseeing the changes to come andmove to creating the changethemselves! Think outside the world of advertising,make it a part of the social fabric of life! Kraft Food is putting social at the center oftheir communication strategy. TV is now a TEASER for social media Therefore data is no longer a nice tohave but a need to have! Data enables us to create art & science,and gives us amazing ways to tell stories Choice of visualization has a huge role in success or failure of yourproject. In an era of information overload,right time is more important thanreal time, makes it relevant Dont look for the commonalities indata. Look for abnormality. Thats where the interesting nuggets lie. Data provides insights andopportunities for creativestargeting consumers Individual check-ins are not thatinteresting - aggregation of check-ins tells you the story of my life What is interesting about social is theaggregation. Aggregation tells you the story of your life The greatest thing about these socialplatforms is that we have focus groupsevery second of the day The digital world is perfect for us, becauseits always on! All the data and technology means nothing in isolation! Technology is no longer the marvel,its what we do with it Treat digital as an infrastructure & youwill come up with solutions you havenever seen before! The new creative process:creative directors work with technology directors Have a tech expert in room from day one! Move from art & copy toart & code Engagement >Consumption Creativity based on social engagement isnt additional,nor functional. Its fundamental Paul Adams principles for success#1: make social interaction part ofevery single project brief We are now living in a world where theconversation can become the campaign Close the loop with TV commercials byleveraging the power of second screenpossibilities Think less about campaigns and moreabout platforms When the content is embedded in aconversation, it getsa lot more engaging! Experiences that are shared by a few canengage millions by creating talk value. There is no better wayto engage with a consumer than relentlessly at the centre of the social graph isgreat content message to creatives: come talk to artists managers, theyre the content creators! big brands are looking fornew ways to make music and movies "The content has tobe authentic and havepass-through value...ithas to be rooted in the brand strategy" content is king, distribution is queen post and pray does not work with video content To sum up... Social media usage is deeply embedded in peoples lifeTechnology is evolving faster than ever! Advertising business is being hit hard by these changes!Data is no longer a nice to have but a need to have! Move from art & copy to art & code Engagement > Consumption At the centre of the social graph is great content Forget about the 4 Ps and adopt the3 Cs, Curiosity, Culture, Courage Cannes Lions Speakers quoted inthis presentation are: Lee Maicon - VP Insights & Planning - 360i Ren Rechtman - CEO - Goviral Joe Chen - Founder, Chairman, CEO - Renren Steve King - Chief Executive - Zenith Optimedia Amir Kassaei - Chief Creative Ofcer - DDB Worldwide Jim Stengel - CEO - Jim Stengel Co. - Former P&G Global Marketing Ofcer Linus Karlsson - Chairman and Chief Creative Ofcer - McCann NY and London Arianna Hufngton - President, Editor-in-Chief - The Hufngton Post Media Group Antonio Lucio - Global Chief Marketing, Strategy and CDC - Visa Dana Anderson - SVP, Marketing Strategy and Communications - Kraft Foods Joseph Tripod - EVP, Chief Marketing and Commercial Ofcer - The Coca-Cola Company Cannes Lions Speakers quoted inthis presentation are: Paul Adams - Global Head of Brand Design - Facebook Maria Luisa Francoli Plaza - Global CEO - MPG Dan Greenberg - CEO - Sharethrough Mark Tutssel - Cheif Creative Ofcer - Leo Burnett Marcel Fenez - Global Leader, Entertainment & Media Practice - PwC Dick Costolo - Chief Executive Ofcer - Twitter Selena Gomez - Actress and Singer Marc Pritchard - Global Marketing & Brand Building Ofcer - P&G Ross Levinsohn - Interim CEO, Executive Vice-President, Head of Global Media - Yahoo! Maurice Levy - Chairman, CEO, Chairman of the Management Board - Publicis Groupe Rei Inamoto - Chief Creative Ofcer - AKQA Cannes Lions attendees whos tweetsmade this presentation possible! Brendan Burns - https://twitter.com/skin_macka WGSN - https://twitter.com/wgsn Louie Chow - https://twitter.com/louiechow Izzy De Leon - https://twitter.com/h_totheizzo AdPeople Worldwide - https://twitter.com/adpeopleww Sacha Declomesnil - https://twitter.com/sdeclomesnil Venables Bell - https://twitter.com/venablesbell Deborah Hall - https://twitter.com/web2mobile Social@Ogilvy - https://twitter.com/socialogilvy Cannes Lions attendees whos tweetsmade this presentation possible! Jason Xenopoulos - https://twitter.com/jasonxenopoulos Lynessa Williams - https://twitter.com/lynessamarie Ebuzzing - https://twitter.com/ebuzzinguk Salim Majzoub - https://twitter.com/salimmajzoub Alison Phalen - https://twitter.com/aliphalen Brad - https://twitter.com/agencebrad Cannes Lions (Ofcial Twitter Feed) - https://twitter.com/cannes_lions Barry Cunningham - https://twitter.com/barrycunningham Trendrr - https://twitter.com/trendrr Cannes Lions attendees whos tweetsmade this presentation possible! Tim Collison - https://twitter.com/timcollison Warc Editors - https://twitter.com/warceditors Havas Media - https://twitter.com/havasmedia Marla Natoli - https://twitter.com/marlanatoli Thomas Jamet - https://twitter.com/tomnever Twitter Advertising - https://twitter.com/twitterads Robin Hassan - https://twitter.com/robinkayh R/GA - https://twitter.com/rga Joono Simon - https://twitter.com/joonosimon Cannes Lions attendees whos tweetsmade this presentation possible! MPG Global Team - https://twitter.com/mpg_global Kirowski Isobar - https://twitter.com/kirowskiisobar Miron Mironiuk - https://twitter.com/mironmironiuk Dan Dutesco - https://twitter.com/dandutesco Digitas - https://twitter.com/digitas DDB Paris - https://twitter.com/ddbparis Gowthaman - https://twitter.com/gowthamanr H+K Strategies - https://twitter.com/hkstrategies Thomas Crampton - https://twitter.com/thomascrampton Debbie Passaris - https://twitter.com/dpassaris Cannes Lions attendees whos tweetsmade this presentation possible! Johannes Kleske - https://twitter.com/jkleske Stefan Erschwendner - https://twitter.com/eranium ! / Mavs - https://twitter.com/jaymavs Craig Corica - https://twitter.com/ccorica Rei Inamoto - https://twitter.com/reiinamoto Daria - https://twitter.com/daria Rene Rechtman - https://twitter.com/rechtmanlondon Christina Fieni - https://twitter.com/christinaeni Burcu - https://twitter.com/bkolancali Alemsah Ozturk - https://twitter.com/alemsah This presentation was made by: Syed Abdul Karim Lets connect: Twitter: @abdulkarimLinkedIn: www.linked.com/abdulkarimBlog: incito.syedabdulkarim.comWeb: www.syedabdulkarim.comSlideShare: www.slideshare.net/akarim76