Cannes 2016: A Good Time to be a McCanner
As I finish up my second year at Cannes, I can tell you for certain that it is 100% more fun when you are winning. Everyone is excited about your work and there’s an extra confidence you have in a place where you could use it. Surrounded by our industry’s elite, the premier designer shops, world class beaches, gorgeous famous people, some of the oldest chichi hotels, and, admittedly just-decent food, it’s easy to get self-conscious and, truthfully, feel a bit out of place. But with the Lion halo, I’ll call it -- you can feel right at home.
It’s been moving to be among fellow McCanners from around the world to celebrate how well we are all doing. Costa Rica got its first Lion ever, and we have two young Lion winners in Lima and Casanova Pendril. Both McCann NY and London, considered to be two of the exemplary offices within McCann and who didn’t medal last year, had extraordinary success this year. All in all, it’s great to be a McCanner right now! Wherever you are from.
It’s been so busy it feels like we just arrived, but still left are a few more meetings and hands to shake. So with the rosé flowing and the parties bumping, I sign off into my last day at Cannes. Hope to see you here next summer. A bientôt!