A few weeks ago I left agency land for a dip into the real world. It’s been a refreshing combination of digital cold turkey, road trips back and forth between Auckland and Northland, and the peace, calm and tranquility of being underwater. As I came up for air last week I realised that back in agency land it was Cannes week. While I’m sure there was a lot of back-slapping for ideas well made in France, I encountered a couple of ideas closer to home that made me take notice—despite all attempts to continue my advertising detox—and deserve a nod of approval.
Author Simon Lendrum
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