As part of PHD’s Cannes 360 initiative, which aims to give everyone a taste of Cannes through immersive 360 content, we will also be hearing from PHD talent through a series of vlogs.  The stars of our vlogs will be soaking up the sun and inspiration at the international festival of creativity, thanks to winning competitions for their innovative ideas.

Our vloggers will share their highlights from selected key seminars taking place throughout the week in the Palais.

Meet the vloggers;

Amanda Palenksi
Business Director, PHD New Zealand

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Amanda is one of two winners from PHD New Zealand who were named winners of PHD’s global Light Award initiative.   Her work on  DB Breweries “Brewtroleum” campaign led to her being announced as this year’s winner along with Cassidy (below) and winning a trip to Cannes Lions.  Amanda says she is most excited about soaking up the creative energy and finding new ways to inspire her team to deliver even better work next year.

Cassidy Meredith
Account Director, PHD New Zealand

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Cassidy, alongside Amanda (above), was named winner of PHD’s Light Awards.  He is looking forward to getting the opportunity to explore, not only some of the best work in the world, but also the opportunity to hear industry leaders giving inspirational speeches on how we can improve the work we’re recommending to clients.

Amar Vyas
Associate Director, Analytics & Insight, PHD International

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Amar is the winner of PHD International’s internal competition which saw team members put forward their best ideas for leveraging Cannes Lions content in market – Amar is part of the team which has brought Cannes 360 to life.

Carine Bosher
Digital & Innovation Director, PHD International

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Carine is the winner of not only the AOL XID Innovation competition but also the Flashtalking dynamic video competition.  Carine is looking forward to soaking up the amazing atmosphere, meeting new people (including AOL’s digital prophet Shingy!) and being inspired by all the great work showcased in Cannes.

Shona Read
Global Strategist, PHD International

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Shona, along with Carine (above) and Theresa (below) is the second winner of the AOL XID Innovation competition and will be in Cannes with AOL for the duration of the festival.  Shona can’t wait to present the team’s competition winning idea at the AOL and OMG top to top meeting whilst in Cannes.

Theresa Lim
Digital & Innovation Director, PHD International

Theresa Lim, Digital & Innovation Director, PHD International

Theresa is the final winner from PHD International of this year’s AOL XID Innovation competition.  This is Theresa’s first time to Cannes Lions and she is looking forward to the Xbox winners breakfast with David Shing.

Debbie Batchelor
Performance Assistant, PHD UK

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Debbie is one of the winners of PHD UK’s “Get me Canned” competition which is open to Young Lions in the agency.  Debbie is looking forward to sessions on VR, which appeal to her “inner geek”.

Julian Roberts
Global Strategist, PHD International

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Julian will be attending the Cannes Media Academy and is looking forward to seeing the world class work on show, which he says will be truly inspiring.

Lucy Bowles
AV Buyer, PHD UK

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Lucy is the second of PHD UK’s “Get me Canned” competition winners.  Lucy is looking forward to being in a beautiful place with some of the best creative and media minds and learning as much as she can from them.

Charles-Antoine Gelineau
Account Director, Touche!PHD Canada

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Charles is attending Cannes Lions as he won an internal competition recognising his contribution to the Touche!PHD Light committee.  Charles is looking forward to learning from the world’s greatest industry leaders and immersing himself in all the creativity Cannes Lions has to offer.

Cannes 360 will be being updated throughout the week of Cannes Lions with the teams’ vlogs as well as immersive 360 content from this year’s festival which is available to view via Google Cardboard on PHD Worldwide’s YouTube channel on the YouTube app.