Prêt à Travailler

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Inside Le Bâoli, chamber of fancy dances and a decent baby monkfish recipe
Miracles do happen. The sun came out Tuesday, lost baggage from Brussels to Barcelona began arriving, Lions started appearing and AdAge's man-in-Cannes and resident cynic Matt Creamer began to see the light (and remember where his boogie shoes were packed).

As Creamer notes, Cannes can still be a place where the old fashioned approach, like handing your demo tape to the DJ, works. Recruiters smell blood in the water and big and small agencies alike have brought their checkbooks. If you're young and have an interactive portfolio, it could be the most glamorous job search you've ever undertaken. Sergio Valente, president/creative director of DM9DDB in Sao Paulo, did in fact offer positions to two young creatives who demonstrated impressive boldness. In a crowded, noisy restaurant one of the enterprising young men sidled up to Valente's table and began talking about his accolades--the team had been selected to represent Brazil--in a loud voice to his friend, already at the agency. He caught Valente's ears, through other conversations and general din, and the gutsy, enthusiastic approach was enough for the DM9 boss, whose young apprentices already include AKQA's PJ Pereira and LoLa's Fernanda Romano. He offered them a traineeship on the spot.
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