Cannes Lions Inspiring Creativity

Yesterday I went along with my advertising class to view the Cannes Lions International Advertising Awards screened at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. With over two hours worth of crazy, funny, inspiring, emotional ads, I am pleased to have experienced the work of some incredibly creative people.

With bronze, silver, and gold lions awarded – the Grand Prix going to Old Spice “The man your man could smell like” – everything shown was good in it’s own right. Below are only five – my top five – picks.  

5. The Fun Theory – VW Bluemotion
This campaign aims to prove that fun changes behaviour for the better – something I certainly stand by. An inspring creative iniative that took a lot of work and paid off.

4. So Backwards – Insurance
This one is from my home country South Africa. Absolutely hilarious and proves once more,why women reign supreme.

3. Drama Queen – Young Director Awards
Absolutely cheeky and brilliant. This is probably something I would do tee hee.

2.  Panda Cheese.
I was fortunate enough to find a video that has all the winning Cannes’ Panda Cheese commericals. A little dark but oh so funny – Never Say No to Panda

1. Graffiti – Aids Awareness
In honor of World Aids day, and in the creative  genius that created this gem, enjoy a rather raunchy top pick. Yes, there are lude drawings.
If you cannot view this video on my blog, try here.

Which ones are your faves?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sean Campbell
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 22:15:13

    My favourite was the Aids awareness one. Although the panda was also pretty hilarious.
    Last night I just remembered those ads with the host of the Actors Studio. Pretty good too:


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