Conversations from Cannes Lions – Day 3

On day 3 at Cannes Lions, we got a chance to speak with with talented creative professionals from across the world, including the youngest application developer in Europe!

During the day, we got a chance to catch up with the Young Lions winners from last year’s Cyber category, Alex Newman and Patrice Pollack. Alex and Patrice shared how their lives changed dramatically after their win; within two weeks, they had new job offers in New York City and were planning their move from their hometown in Canada.

The Adobe team with Jordan at our tent.

The Adobe team with Jordan at our tent.

We were also lucky to meet Jordan Casey, who is 12 years old and the youngest application developer in Europe. Jordan taught himself how to code at 9 years old and has his own company called Casey Games. He truly amazed us – watch his interview in the video below.

Next, we made our way over to the MOFILM awards reception. We’re always inspired by the amazing submissions we receive each time we sponsor MOFILM, and this year was no different. Congratulations to the winners, Jon Doss and Austin Albany. Check out their winning piece here.

We also got to congratulate the winners of the Creative Effectiveness Lionscompetition, another category we are sponsoring this year. The Creative Effectiveness category honors creativity that shows a measurable and proven impact. Congratulations to the winner, Duval Guillaume Modem, Antwerp.

Our Then and Now polls are still going strong, and we’re loving your responses. When we asked you guys what your competitive edge was, data or creativity, 51% of you said creativity while 49% of you said data. That was a close one. However, with yesterday’s question on preference between dress shoes and Converse, 67% of you preferred Converse while only 33% of you preferred dress shoes. Converse is a clear winner!

Our scriberia artists are continuing to illustrate the sights of the festival. The illustration below is their latest, a depiction of the Croisette.

Be sure to cast your vote in today’s question, “How do you prefer to capture ideas, on a notebook or a tablet?” Tweet us with #ThenAndNow, and festival attendees, come by our tent to get a prize and make yourself eligible to win one of four Creative Cloud annual memberships that are up for grabs.

Video highlights from yesterday below – enjoy!