Five Australian agency heads speaking at Cannes

Cannes Lions logoFive Australian agency heads are taking to the stage at Cannes Lions this year alongside some of the biggest names in global advertising.

Adam Ferrier, chief strategy officer at Cummins&Partners, Eardrum’s creative director Ralph van Dijk, The Monkeys CEO Mark Green, The Hallway founder Jules Hall and Rob Galluzzo of Finch will all be speaking at this year’s festival in June.

Many of advertising’s elite will be giving seminars at the week-long festival including Sir John Heggarty, David Droga, Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, Sir Patrick Stewart, whilst figures from the world of arts and entertainment are also appearing including director Spike Jonze, former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, actress Courtney Love, actor Jared Leto, and Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

Ferrier will be giving a talk on ‘Stop creating crap creatives’, while Green is talking about why ‘Independence is good for everybody, and Hall will be speaking on a panel on ‘How to Start and Agency’.

Production house Finch’s founder Galluzzo is talking on ‘The Cinema Medium, the portal to the future’, while van Dijk will be givng a talk entitled ‘How to Avoid Death By Voice Over’.

More details on the speakers at the festival, which runs from June 15 – 21, can be found here.

Australian speaker sessions and timings:

Adam Ferrier  – Cummins&Partners.  Stop creating crap creatives –  13:15-14:00, Sunday, June 15

Rob Galluzzo – Finch. The Cinema Medium, the portal to the future. 12:00 – 12:45 Monday, June 16

Mark Green -The Monkeys. Independence is good for everybody. 11:30 – 12:00, Wednesday, June 18

Jules Hall – Founder, The Hallway. How to Start an Agency – 14:45 – 15:30, Wednesday, June 18

Ralph van Dijk, founder and creative director of Eardrum. ‘How to Avoid Death By Voice Over’ – 09:30 – 10:30 Tuesday, June 17



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