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Students hear from Public Health representatives attending Cannes Lions about career opportunities

In June 2017, 57 students from the UGA Cannes Lions study abroad program attended the Lions festival. Students made the most of 8 days of seminars, forums, workshops and special talks. They also benefited from exclusive meetings with industry professionals that included: Suzy Deering, CMO eBay; Jason Kreher ECD Wieden+Kennedy; Rich Levy, ECD FCB Health; Brian Wong, Founder Kiip; Ellen …

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Cannes Lions winners Fair and Cottrell visit UGA to pitch value of attending Cannes Lions

Perry Fair and Noel Cottrell were on hand Tuesday, January 15 to pitch the value of students attending Cannes Lions. Fair is Chief Creative Officer at JWT-Atlanta and Cottrell is Chief Creative Officer at Fitzgerald & Co. Both have won multiple Lion awards and spoke to reasons for attending the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Both ad pros met with …

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Andrew McLean stumps for Cannes Lions at UGA

“Cannes Lions is a tremendous opportunity to see the world’s best advertising and to make great professional connections,” Andrew McLean told students attending UGA’s second annual Cannes Lions Night. “I wish I had this opportunity when I was your age.”   Andrew McLean is CEO of PHD-NY, a media agency founded in the UK. He has attended Cannes Lions and …

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Andy Pearson Kicks off Cannes Lions Night

UGA advertising alum, Andy Pearson, told students his story about how get won a trip to Cannes Lions as a portfolio school student. He and three friends won a Cannes Future Lion award sponsored by AKQA. Their resulting “Cookies For Cannes” project raised the group $10,000 in 24 hours, a free trip to the festival and industry-wide recognition. Pearson graduated …

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