The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity arrives on June 18. As usual, it will be a week-long affair of over 15,000 advertising executives and their clients networking, attending galas, talks, keynote speakers and screenings. Of course when one thinks of Cannes—hobnobbing on glittering beaches while sipping champagne typically comes to mind which begs the question, does Cannes still matter?
Don Draper, an advertising copywriter and creative director whose ideas and campaigns were some of the most thought-provoking and talked about of the decades between the sixties and nineties, died Tuesday at his son’s home in Hudson, New York. He was 88.