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TBWA AND DDB ROCK THE BEACH IN CANNES

Photos From Elaborate Omnicom Parties

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CANNES (AdAge.com) -- Left Photo: The big news buzzing Cannes this year is the effort by Havas to hire away TBWA Worldwide president-CEO Jean-Marie Dru. The anxiety and angst of moment is reflected in 'I Love Jean-Marie Dru' T-shirts seen at the agency network's beach party. (Larger photo) Right Photo: Elaborate beach parties faded from the Cannes scene during the recent recession but have returned with a vengeance as demonstrated by the TBWA bash that included blizzards of red tissue paper blown from air cannons. (Larger photo)
Left Photo: In the large crowd at the TBWA gathering was Mr. Dru, who said nothing to further illuminate the speculation and mystery currently swirling around his situation. Party goers talked about little else until the early morning hours. (Larger photo) Right Photo: Also on hand was John Wren, president-CEO of Omnicom Group, the holding company that owns TBWA, DDB Worldwide and BBDO Worldwide. (Larger photo)
Left Photo: Even more elaborate than TBWA's party was that of sibling DDB on the Martinez beach. Called 'R U Hot,' it featured a fashion show with models and catwalks. (Larger photo) Right Photo: The Martinez beach rocked through the night in one of the waterfront's most colorful events of Cannes Lions Ad Festival week. (Larger photo)
Left Photo: Models dressed in white and fitted with wildly colored hair extensions and faux tattoos added a futuristic, fashionista feel to the fete. (Larger photo) Right Photo: James Schumacker, client supervisor for DDB's Anheuser-Busch ad account, and J.T. Mapel, senior vice president of DDB Chicago were there -- drinking Budweiser, of course. (Larger photo)

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