Cannes Lions Young Marketers Academy, sponsored in 2014 by Dentsu Aegis Network

Festivals & Awards

Young Marketers Academy returns to Cannes Lions 2014 for the 5th year, with a new sponsor: Dentsu Aegis Network.

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A week-long course, taking place throughout the Festival week, Young Marketers Academy addresses the importance of creativity in communications and provides a bigger picture of a marketer’s role.

Designed for young marketers working for the clients, it focuses on four key topics: the case for creativity; communication strategy excellence; best-practice agency-client relationships; and the modern brand.

The course will be led by Jim Stengel, former Global Marketing Officer of P&G, with experts Suzanne Tosolini, an independent consultant focused on all aspects of brand strategy, and Serfi Altun, Founder and Idea Chef at Idea Bakery, serving as academy tutors. Dentsu Aegis Network will support the Academy across the week through a range of activities including access to inspiring and aspirational speakers.

Young Marketers Academy will take advantage of the main Cannes Lions content program alongside its own tailored agenda of bespoke sessions given by senior industry figures from the likes of Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google, Wunderman, Eyeka and Resource. Evening events will allow for industry networking, set to enhance the attendees’ experiences whilst building their contacts. The result will be young marketers who return to their roles better equipped with the skills and best-practices needed to develop their careers.

Jim Stengel
Jim Stengel – Source: CannesLions

This is an absolutely transformational experience for young leaders.  I continue to receive notes from our ‘graduates’ on the difference this week has had on their business and on their careers.  It is my favorite week of the year!

Jim Stengel

Today’s Young Marketers are the future stars of the advertising and marketing industry and talent development is one of our primary directives. We are delighted to sponsor the Young Marketers Academy and to provide participants with a fresh perspective on creativity through experts who have been successful at harnessing it in their careers

Nick Waters,

CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network APAC

Designed for advertising managers, brand managers, business development managers, communications managers, marketing managers, media managers and sales managers working for client companies, the academy is open to young marketers aged 30 years and under. Running from 15-20 June, the fee of €2,530 includes access to all four Awards Ceremonies, the Young Lions Party on Tuesday 17 June and the Closing Gala on Saturday 21 June 2014.

Cannes Lions is the largest annual gathering of the global creative communications industry taking place from 15–21 June in Cannes, France. Further information on the Festival and Awards can be found at