If you aren't, Cannes't

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Festival hoopla's sweeping the advertising world this week, with bloggers are typing away at a fever pitch to give a virtual rundown of the festivities from the state of Cyber to the subtle nuances of Alex Bogusky's new haircut to glib survival tips for the long week. But one such chronicle from Arnold stands out of the field like a middle finger tombstone. Dubbed "Cannes't," the blog finds the Arnold team, unregistered at the event no less, on a valiant search to find substance within what it calls "sweet French party time." Those who are curious can watch, read and listen to the crew dig dirt at the seminars and dish out info on items that "the stuff that's more likely overheard at the bar aka Cannes't HQ." It's a great video primer if you're feeling unloved at home.

The latest installment comes courtesy of Barbarian Group honcho Benjamin Palmer, who shares his company's newest strategy—robots. Check back later in the week for Advertising Age editor Jonah Bloom, who shares his thoughts on his first sojourn to the Riviera.

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