Craig Davis bemoans low attendance at Circus

AWARD chairman Craig Davis voiced his frustration over poor attendance at the Communication Council’s three-day conference Circus last night.

The chief creative officer of Publicis Mojo told an audience at the AWARD Awards that they should spend more time “off the hamster wheel” to attend important events like Circus.

In a follow up call with Mumbrella this morning, new Communications Council boss Margaret Zabel said that numbers at the event were “comparable” to last year, with what she said were 1800 visits over the three days.

“People are so busy and there’s so much pressure on us to exceed expectations in our jobs. No one disputes that,” said Zabel. “But the people who attended Circus were also very busy, and they used the event to help them work through their marketing challenges.”

Speakers at the event included Vince Frost, owner of Frost Design, Sarah Robb O’Hagan of Gatorade North America and Nick Law, chief creative officer at R/GA New York, who chaired the AWARD Awards jury.

Tuesday saw keynote presentations, Wednesday was the turn of the Battle of Big Thinking and Thursday was AWARD’s turn.


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