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  • Publicis prioritizing investment is super smart. Nothing to be gained from investing in Cannes. Way over priced ,
  • Cannes this year is both shallow and disappointing. Some ok content but overly commercial and no CMO agenda ,
  • Shares in Cannes Lions' owner fall as Publicis pulls out and WPP voices doubts ,
  • All marketing arcs lead to membership. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Sharing = currency of communications. The system (social media) carries the currency and enables transactions . @Cannes_Lions,
  • Better never stops @Cannes_Lions,
  • Love the power of great brands + great artists + great institutions being drawn together by the artist ,
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  • Unification of Unilever marketing org means better control over assets - less duplication/volume and more localization @Cannes_Lions,
  • Keith makes a fair point on reach - is about reaching those you haven't reached. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Creativity is last source of competitive advantage. Maybe... ,
  • Unstereotyped ads perform 25% better. a convenient number? but just the same a powerful point if even 5% better. @keithweed,
  • Brand safety and suitability go hand in hand. Some progress made but way to go. @keithweed,
  • Time to tackle the bots. Rip the ad fraud out. No such thing as cheap media. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Must count 100% of pixels as a view. Not 50% and not less. Need for 3rd party verification @Cannes_Lions,
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Why Emotion Matters in Messaging

Interesting piece which gets at why emotion matters in messaging and marketing – even in hi-tech. Liked the simple table-based explanation:

Three hundred years ago, Rene Descartes famously led Western culture astray by declaring, “I think, therefore I am.” But the breakthroughs in brain science made possible by fMRI scans have over the past 20 years made a liar of Descartes. Nowadays, we know:

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To put it another way, the notion of the consumer as Mr. Spock from Star Trek has been replaced by the realization that, of course, the consumer is really more like Homer Simpson. We make decisions out of laziness, greed, stupidity, altruism and numerous other motives that don’t show up on company’s spreadsheets of the “intellectual alibi” reasons why people justify a purchase.

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