Dr Mumbo

The real world cup takes place in Cannes

While there may be a few awards handed out for the best ads in Cannes next week, the most important event takes place on the plage, with 16 nations, including Australia, taking part in the Cannes Lions Beach Football World Cup.  

So whose hands does Australia’s honour lie in?

Dr Mumbo can reveal that the Australian team list consists of:

  • Simone Bartolini
  • Ralph van Dijk
  • Nick Garrett
  • Damien Munday
  • Peter Horgan
  • Neil Robinson
  • Jim Curtis
  • Erwin Santoso
  • Ralph van Dijk
  • Hannes Ciatti
  • Mark Pejic
  • Danny Bass

A couple of things occur to Dr Mumbo about that list. First that the industry is leaning heavily on the media brawn of the likes of OMD’s Peter Horgan and Medicacom’s Mark Pejic.

And secondly, that Eardrum’s Ralph van Dijk is on the teamsheet twice.

Australia’s finds itself in a group with Russia, Mexico and Sweden.

Dr Mumbo will be cheering them all the way to the semi-final round and their 3:1 defeat to England.

The trophy will be presented at the Press, Design and Cyber Lions Awards Ceremony next Thursday morning, Australian time.


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