Cannes Musings: What’s Creative?

Posted by Elise Mitchell on June 14, 2018

When is something truly creative?  The question kept coming up as our jury deliberated over 1,800-plus entries. As you might imagine, the debate was robust.

Just a few years ago, I was spending my evenings during the weeks leading up to Cannes reviewing PR Lions entries online.  I had the honor of serving on the 2014 PR Lions jury, and the creative question was top of mind for me even before I packed my bags.  Once I arrived in Cannes, I found my fellow jury members – 21 professionals from 19 countries — were asking themselves the same thing. The topic found its way into our dinner conversation and daily jury sessions throughout the week.

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Topics: Creative, Public Relations, Innovation, trends, inspiration, Cannes

How to Own the Influencer Marketing Landscape in 2018

Posted by Sarah Clark on February 22, 2018

 

Branding rules are in a constant state of flux. Just when you think you’ve pinpointed what’s going to work, someone changes the playbook.

 

This is particularly true with influencer marketing. The public has become accustomed to the idea of looking for purchasing suggestions from bloggers, vloggers, writers, and other popular advocates. What was once considered to be the "Wild West" to marketers has now become far more regulated.

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Topics: Marketing, Innovation, influencer marketing

The Battle of the Smart Speakers: The Evolution and Future of Voice-Based Technology

Posted by Anna Keagy on December 19, 2017


 

“Alexa, what’s the top gift to buy this holiday season?”

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Topics: Innovation, Technology, trends

Brainstorming Tips from Super Mom (and her Super KID!)

Posted by Amanda Keeney on December 7, 2015

In my work, I have the great privilege of working alongside some very creative people. They imagine. They daydream. They sketch. They routinely concoct a carnival of ideas. These are people who seemingly have an unending supply of creativity that spews forth at their command. They are adept at thinking out loud.

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Topics: Creative, Mitchell Team, Innovation