Minds of Shanghai

Minds are lonely places. We can never share our thoughts and feelings without translating them into words or actions, nor can we ever look into those of others. The best thing we can do, is to assume that the complex workings of our minds are also present in those of others. But it is precisely […]

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St. Kilda Beach

In 2009, I was doing a six-month internship in Sydney, Australia, at Marketing Mechanics. Since Melbourne was really close, I bought tickets to the Australian Grand Prix. I arrived in a dirty and cheap hostel, and had a roommate from France, who was a huge Lewis Hamilton fan. I was reading a book from 2001 by […]

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Man at the bay

The man next to me took his phone from his shirt pocket and aimed it at the sun, which was setting into Mumbai’s bay. It was of no use; the sun, red and bright in front of our faces, was barely noticeable on his phone’s screen, reduced to a mere pixel. He threw his hands in […]

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Time to wrap up once more: Cannes Lions 2012

Last week the city of Cannes in the French Rivera was the week-long epicenter of advertising, as it hosted the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. For me it was the 2nd time of going there. Last year was was overwhelming for me, as a tsunami of experiences and knowledge made a lasting impression […]

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Mumbai; harsh, but ingenious at heart

India is a mesmerising country with beautiful traditions that I wanted to visit for long time, and with Mumbai modernising rather rapidly I thought now was a great time, so the past fourteen days I’ve spend my time in one of the craziest cities on the planet. The city carries a huge enigma with the ability […]

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Retrospect on the Cannes Lions 2011

Sunday, the 19th of June, 2011: The Cannes Film Festival was over. The celebrities where flown back to Beverly Hills. Their trash was removed, the red carpet was vacuumed and the champagne glasses where cleaned. It was time, for the Advertising Festival. Roughly 9000 people with jobs in advertising came to Cannes and collected their […]

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