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And Havas' MPG Hosts Open House

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Photography by Mark Bromhead
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CANNES ( -- Left Photo: The 52nd annual Cannes Lions Ad Festival has opened and the traditional soaring sign hangs from the Palais des Festivals. Early arrivals gathered at welcoming parties hosted by Leo Burnett and Havas. (Larger photo) Right Photo: The Leo Burnett entourage gathered for preliminary festivities at the Cannes villa of Richard Pinder, Leo Burnett's president of Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. (Larger photo)
CANNES ( -- Left Photo: Poolside amid the palms at Mr. Pinder's villa is Miguel Angel Furones, Leo Burnett's chief creative officer. (Larger photo) Right Photo: With Mr. Pinder (middle) are Linda Locke, Leo Burnett's regional creative director for Asia Pacific, Singapore; and Michelle Kristula Green, president of Asia Pacific, Hong Kong. (Larger photo)
CANNES ( -- Left Photo: Mara and Michelle Kristula Green. Besides getting some mother-daughter time with a week in Cannes together, Ms. Green’s 16-year-old daughter is registered as a delegate so she can see all the ads. (Larger photo) Right Photo: Guests at the Leo Burnett party relax around the pool at the Pinder villa event. (Larger photo)
CANNES ( -- Left Photo: Meanwhile, Havas' the Barcelona-based office of media buying group MPG is hosting a weeklong open house with food prepared by a Spanish chef and broadband access.(Starting in back) T.S. Kelly, VP global, Havas' Media Contacts, New York; Louis Jones, EVP, Media Contacts, Boston; Ignasi Biosca, chief operating officer, Media Contacts, Barcelona; and Anthony Rhind, chief strategic officer, Media Contacts. (Larger photo) Right Photo: Jill Griffin, senior vice president at Havas' Media Contacts, takes advantage of high-speed Internet access. (Larger photo)
CANNES ( -- Left Photo: Charlie Rutman, CEO, Havas' MPG North America, New York; Coleen Kuehn, EVP, MPG North America, N.Y.; Dean Harris, chief marketing officer, Vonage; Louis Jones, EVP, Media Contacts, Boston. (Larger photo) Right Photo: Ted Woehrle, VP of marketing, North America, Procter & Gamble; Arnoulf Keil, CEO of MPG, Frankfurt. Click larger photo to see that both are seated on giant tennis balls -- the balls promote Havas' offering of plasma TVs to watch the Wimbledon tennis tournament this week.(Larger photo)

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