George Parker: Should We Can Cannes?
George Parker is the perpetrator of adscam.typepad.com. Every week he shares his opinions on the advertising world with PSFK.
I did a swift post this morning on AdScam about the generally fucked up state of the so-called “Cannes International Advertising Awards” that we are now, having to suffer through for the umpteenth time.
As usual, the ad trades continue to polish this festering turd. Hey, the AdAge reporters get to go there for crying out loud and drink Mimosas’ on the Crain family tab. Shit, where do I apply for that job? On Monday, they had a piece titled Cannes Grows Up… Which is the usual ad trade reportage, head firmly shoved up arse exercise, talking about how from next year it will no longer be an “Advertising” festival, it will henceforth become known as an “Effectiveness” festival… Which means exactly fucking what? Perhaps it’s like deciding that the “Oscars” will no longer be a festival for motion pictures, but will become a once a year gang-bang dedicated to determining which movie increased the sales of popcorn by the largest margin, while signing up the highest number of pre-death, crypt buying, vampire movie watching fucktards!