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shots' Pick of the Day at Cannes: Wednesday
19th Jun

shots'PickoftheDayatCannes:Wednesday

We pick five things to check out on the festival's third day.

16th Jun
shots' Pick of the Day at Cannes: Monday

shots' Pick of the Day at Cannes: Monday

We share our picks for three events to watch out for on the first day of Cannes.

16th Jun
Chris O'Reilly: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Chris O'Reilly: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The Nexus Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director talks us through a few items from both his London and LA studios, including prescription lenses for a leading VR headset, a sad sofa and a really big shoe.

13th Jun
Playlist: Stevie Russell

Playlist: Stevie Russell

We chat with the former Partizan director about his mid 90's MTV obsession, his monster music video cameo and how he's a bit of a 'firestarter'.

11th Jun
Cannes Essentials: Denny Cooper

Cannes Essentials: Denny Cooper

Top of the list for UNIT's creative director of colour is eating a seafood platter while wearing a pair of Happy Socks.

11th Jun
On My Radar: Adrian Rossi

On My Radar: Adrian Rossi

The Creative Chairman of Grey London, Adrian Rossi, admires a certain Italian art director, a particular Korean film and a legendary American boxer as he reveals some of his creative inspirations.

10th Jun
Cannes Essentials: Daniel Lobatón

Cannes Essentials: Daniel Lobatón

The Saatchi & Saatchi NY creative director makes room in his suitcase for ice-breaking T-shirts, holiday reading and a portable phone charger for sharing and caring.

Spotlight

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4th Jun
Cannes Essentials: Jaime Mandelbaum

Cannes Essentials: Jaime Mandelbaum

What's the Chief Creative Officer of VMLY&R EMEA (and this year's jury president of the Brand Experience and Activation Lions) slinging in his suitcase ahead of a trip to the sweltering south of France? Well, a woolly jumper for starters...

4th Jun
On My Radar: Julio Carlos

On My Radar: Julio Carlos

Mexican director Julio Carlos on the freedom of fashion brands' creativity, the impossibility of choosing a favourite film, and why grooming counts...

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3rd Jun
Freddie Waters: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Freddie Waters: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The Outsider signing chats to us about living with a brewer, Chinese TinTin and the magnum opus that is Cool Runnings.

30th May
My D&AD diary: Amie Snow

My D&AD diary: Amie Snow

Having attended D&AD as part of Sweetshop and R-LDN's Rare Access initiative, the Ogilvy creative and founder of Ogilvy Roots offers her take on a first-time festival experience.

30th May
Playlist: Dugan O'Neal

Playlist: Dugan O'Neal

We chat to the MindsEye Director Dugan O'Neal about great music promos new and old, his love for Tame Impala and his obsession with instagram.

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