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Kantar highlights key takeaways for marketers from Cannes Lions 2023

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The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has come to a close, leaving marketers with valuable insights to fuel their strategies. The festival, known as the largest celebration of creativity, brought together industry experts to explore the future of creativity and its challenges.

While generative AI dominated conversations, other key discussions from the Cannes Lions 2023 emphasized the importance of creativity, inclusivity, sustainability, entertainment, and the strategic use of AI for marketers.

Effectiveness

Despite economic pressures, top marketers at Cannes Lions emphasized the power of brand building in driving commercial success. The decline of brand differentiation was identified as a significant threat, highlighting the need for effective creativity to differentiate and grow brands.

Inclusion

Brands have moved beyond the question of whether to be inclusive and are now focusing on how to be inclusive within their organizations and external engagements. Award-winning campaigns showcased the ways in which creativity can promote inclusivity and diversity. Brands demonstrated their commitment to addressing stereotypes and representing diverse communities authentically.

Sustainability

Brands showcased innovative approaches to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainable behaviors. Cannes Lions winners demonstrated how brands can innovate their supply chains, products, and processes to make a positive contribution to the environment. However, it was acknowledged that more action is needed to address the sustainability crisis and move the needle further.

The return of entertainment

Humor made a comeback in advertising, with marketers recognizing its impact on brand effectiveness. Award-winning campaigns demonstrated the successful use of humor in various categories, challenging the notion that certain industries or topics are off-limits for funny content. The data supported the effectiveness of entertaining and funny creative in engaging audiences and driving business results.

Generative AI: Frenemy or partner?

Generative AI was a popular topic of discussion at Cannes Lions. While the latest developments in AI and generative technologies have the potential to unlock creativity, marketers shifted their focus to how these advancements can unlock commercial growth for their brands. The use of generative AI in advertising is still in its early stages, but examples such as Cadbury’s Shah Rukh Khan-My-Ad campaign showcased the power of leveraging AI to create hyperlocalized and impactful content.

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Rapper Enchanting Dead at 26, Celine Dion Opens Up on Secret Health Battle

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Rapper Enchanting Dead at 26, Celine Dion Opens Up on Secret Health Battle
– American rapper Enchanting dies at 26
– She suffered cardiac arrest from an overdose
– Celine Dion reveals 17-year battle with Stiff Person Syndrome

Rising American rapper Enchanting has tragically passed away at the age of 26, her representative confirmed.

The Texas-based artist was rushed to the ICU on Monday night after allegedly suffering cardiac arrest from an overdose.

Enchanting gained fame after signing with Gucci Mane’s New 1017 label in 2020, releasing hit songs like “Track & Field” and “What I Want”.

In a separate news, Canadian singer Celine Dion has revealed her 17-year secret battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.

“I was holding on to my dreams, but keeping it from the people who got me to where I was became a huge burden,” Dion said in an interview.

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Flavour Lays His Father To Rest in Anambra

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Flavour
– Flavour N’abania buries his father in Anambra state
– Funeral attended by notable celebrities
– Emotional farewell to Benjamin Onyemaechi Okoli

Renowned high-life singer, Flavour N’abania, has laid his father, Benjamin Onyemaechi Okoli, to rest in Umunze, Anambra state.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Flavour shared a video bidding his father a final farewell, captioned “O RUO N’OMUME. KA ANYI DUO ODOGWU IJE”.

The funeral ceremony was graced by notable celebrities, including Peter Obi, Phyno, and Obi Cubana, among others.

Flavour’s wife, Sandra Okagbue, paid her respects to her father-in-law on Instagram, celebrating his life as an icon to many.

Flavour had announced his father’s passing on May 22nd, sharing an emotional video on Facebook and Twitter.

“Today, we gather not in sorrow, but in celebration of the life of a remarkable man,” Sandra Okagbue wrote.

 

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