DDB Worldwide and Tribal Worldwide to Take Part in Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015

DDB Worldwide and Tribal Worldwide, part of Omnicom Group (OMC; NYSE), announced their participation in Cannes Lions 2015, the world’s biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry. This year’s highlights for the agency include a Main Stage presentation, which will feature a “Do This Or Die” keynote with Global Chief Creative Officer Amir Kassaei and a Q&A with Chairman Emeritus Keith Reinhard, as well as regional panels with Admap and LinkedIn, and DDB’s sponsorship of the ACT Responsible exhibit. Also, 14 Young Lions Competition Winners from across the DDB Network will be in attendance at the Festival representing Europe, Middle East Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific regions. An additional two delegates from DDB Mudra Group will join the weeklong celebration, each claiming their role in the See It Be It initiative and Cannes Confessionals.

The full calendar of events for Tribal and DDB includes:

  • Rich Guest, President of North American Operations, Tribal Worldwide: “Programmatic and Advertising Context: Is There a Conflict?,” Admap Panel
    • Wednesday, June 24, 12 PM–1 PM (Palais des Festivals)
  • Rich Guest, President of North American Operations, Tribal Worldwide: “B2B Demand,” LinkedIn Panel
    • Thursday, June 25, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM, LinkedIn Club House (Palais des Festivals)
  • Sandra Soskic, Co-Chief Executive Officer, DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam: “Finding the Achilles Heel and Using It to Your Advantage,” Tom Tom Panel
    • Thursday, June 25, 12:40 PM–1:10 PM, Inspiration Stage (Palais des Festivals)
  • Chris Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, DDB New York: “Creative Effectiveness,” Admap Panel
    • Wednesday, June 24, 2 PM–3 PM, Salle de Rédaction 2 (Palais des Festivals)
  • Richard Russell, DDB European Creative Director, and Matt Biespiel, Sr., Director, Global Brand Development, McDonald’s Corporation: Young Marketers Academy Discussion & Debate
    • Friday, June 26, 1:15 PM–2:15 PM, McDonald’s Academy Zone, Speakers Lounge
  • Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer, DDB Worldwide: “Do This Or Die,” Seminar
    • Friday, June 26, 4:15 PM–5 PM, Debussy (Palais des Festivals)
  • Diane Jackson, EVP/Director Integrated Production, DDB Chicago: “Collaboration in the Pursuit of Magic,” CMO Presentation
    • Saturday, June 27, 12 PM–12:45 PM, Salon Diane Room (The Majestic Hotel)
  • Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide: “Keith Reinhard Meets the Backpacker Intern,” Q&A
    • Saturday, June 27, 3 PM–3:30 PM, Debussy (Palais des Festivals)

In addition, Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus, DDB Worldwide, will serve as Chairman of the Cannes Lions’ new “Masters of Creativity” training program that will help talent working in the creative communications industry acquire the full range of skills they’ll need to advance within their organizations. The Masters of Creativity program will be held at various locations from June 21 to June 27.

The following DDB/Tribal campaigns will be showcased in AdForum’s ACT Responsible Exhibit from June 21 to June 27, behind the Palais des Festival:

Be sure to follow DDB Worldwide on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn or search the hashtag #DoThisOrDie to stay up to date throughout the week. A unique “DO THIS OR DIE” landing page at http://www.ddb.com/surprise/ will have additional information about Amir’s seminar, our 2015 Cannes contenders, and DDB’s social stream.

Christie Giera Director of Corporate Communications and North American Public Relations

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