A Kiwi or Aussie going to Cannes this year? Get your invite to the Campaign Brief Kiwi + Aussie Delegates Welcome Drinks courtesy of Photoplay

Cannes-Grand-Hotel.jpgEarly indications suggest there are hundreds of Aussies and Kiwis (including expats) going to Cannes this year - and delegate numbers worldwide are expected to be up from last year with more seminars and events at Cannes 2017 than ever before.

Campaign Brief, with the generous support of Sydney-Auckland-Los Angeles based production company Photoplay (who are once again going to Cannes this year), will be hosting our annual Welcome Cocktail Party for the Aussie and Kiwi delegates on Monday 19 June from 5.30pm. Venue TBA.

PP_Master_Identity.jpgSpecial guests include many of the Australian jurors and several prominent creative directors from around the world. If you are an Aussie or Kiwi (or an expat) going to Cannes, let Lynchy know now to secure your ticket: michael@campaignbrief.com

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LBB-BEACH-2.jpgLBB & Friends are back on the beach for Cannes 2017 - and LBB member agencies + production companies from Australia and NZ* are invited

Every year Little Black Book hosts one of the most fun, relaxed, and productive events at the Cannes Lions - the LBB & Friends Beach, opposite the Miramar on La Croisette. And you're invited to hang out there from Tuesday thru to Saturday if you work for a LBB member agency or production company in Australia or New Zealand*.
For some of you it has become your annual home and sanctuary for the week, the physical embodiment of LBBonline. A real community, getting together to share ideas and forge new partnerships. This is its seventh year, and each time it has been bigger and better, with an amazing line-up of co-hosts who make it a diverse and interactive experience for everyone. From Tuesday to Saturday of Cannes week there is a daily free happy hour, as well as massages, musical guests, and goodie bags stuffed with treats from all of your hosts. But mostly it is a lovely free space in which to unwind, take a meeting, or just enjoy the sun on a lounger.

LITTLE-BLACK-BOOK-HOT+COLD-CHART_AUG-2016.jpgLBB member agencies In Australasia

BMF, BWM Dentsu, Clemenger BBDO, Colenso BBDO, Core, Cummins & Partners, DDB, Disciple, The Hallway, Havas, Host, Innocean, J Walter Thompson, KWP!, Leo Burnett, Marcel, Matterhorn, M&C Saatchi, McCann, The Monkeys, Naked, Ogilvy, Reborn, The Royals, Rumble Creative, Saatchi & Saatchi, Special Group, Sugar&Partners, 303 Mullen Lowe, TBWA, VCCP, VML, WiTH Collective, Y&R Group, Yolo, Zoo Group.


LBB member production companies In Australasia
Airbag, Alt.VFX, Curious, Cutting Edge, Eight, Engine, Exit Films, Film Construction, Filmgraphics, Flying Fish, Goodoil, Heckler, Infinity Squared, Jungle, Mighty Nice, Moth Projects, The Otto Empire, Passion Pictures, Photoplay, Plaza Films, Red Engine, Revolver, Robber's Dog, Rumble Studios, Scoundrel, The Sweet Shop, Tazer, Uncanny Valley, XYZ Studios.

For LBB membership enquiries or to place your name on the VIP Cannes Beach list contact: michael@campaignbrief.com


FAQ About LBB & Friends Beach

Who is invited to LBB & Friends Beach?

The 'Friends', our co-hosts and sponsors will all be on the beach and will be inviting their clients from all over the world;

Bronze and Silver company members of LBBOnline will each receive a set number of wristbands for the beach in 2017. This includes most agency networks. If you are not sure whether your company has a membership, contact michael@campaignbrief.com to find out. This is the best way to make sure that members of your team can represent your company on the beach;

Our LBB/LAB clients will be invited;

Jury members, and other celebrated guests.

How can I collect my wristbands?

Wristbands can be collected on the beach between set times from Tuesday through Friday. Times TBA. 

They will also be available on the Monday afternoon/evening in Cannes, from the beach. Times TBA

We will also have some days when they can be collected from our office in London prior to the festival. Dates and times TBA.

If you are an LBB/Lab client, or an LBB Silver or Bronze member that will be active for June, then we can arrange to post you your wristbands in advance. 

How can we become sponsors of the LBB & Friends Beach?

Contact michael@campaignbrief.com for details. 

Can I reserve a table on the beach for lunch and meetings?

Only sponsors can reserve tables in the beach restaurant.

Can I reserve loungers on the beach?

These are available on a first come, first served basis each day. 

Are towels available on the beach?

Yes. One of our sponsors, the London International Awards, are providing towels free of charge, while supplies last. You can come and use one, then take it home with you. Once these have run out, the beach restaurant can rent them to you for the day for a charge. 

Can I order food and drink on the beach?

Yes. There is fabulous wait staff on the beach. The head chef designs a special menu for our beach that includes French classics, light dishes and a big burger and fries. Try the creamy truffle pasta. It will put you to rights. The restaurant opens for lunch and stops serving before Happy Hour at 4. The restaurant area will be closed for lunch orders on Friday as we will be hosting our lunch for the sponsors that day but you can still order food on the beach. 

Can I bring a large group down with me to the beach?

Only if they all have wristbands, or are on the RSVP list at the door.

What do I do if I get invited to the LBB & Friends Beach?

In the invitation, there will be a link for you to RSVP. You MUST RSVP in order to be on the list at the door. We will only have one list on the door and that is the people who have RSVPed for the event. 

Can I swim?


We'd be insulted if you didn't! And there are watersports for hire from the end of the pontoon. Don't forget your inflatable swan. 


Do I need to keep my wristband on?


Yes. Without a wristband, you will be asked to leave and you will not be served at the Happy Hour bars. We're pretty nice but we can get a little tetchy when we're hot and tired...


What is the dress code?


Clothing is required. 


Will there be music?


Our music sponsors will be DJ-ing during Happy Hour. Bring your dancing flip flops.

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