A Pint With Seaniebee is an informal chat between globe-trotting planning director Sean Boyle and creative folks who have lived, or are living brave, interesting and unconventional lives. He examines how their background and upbringing forged the path they went down; what decisions they took that made all the difference; what ideas they have to change the world in which we live; what life-wisdom they have garnered; and looking back, perhaps what they might change or what advice they might offer up to those following in their footsteps.
After nine years as CEO, Tim Lindsay recently assumed the chair of D&AD, the world’s premier advertising awards organisation. With over 800 shows worldwide, and almost 1000 awards on offer at Cannes this year, we discuss whether award-bloat has jumped the relevance shark. We also debate the health of the business and what the industry could be doing better to not only fix its ongoing diversity problems but also, the wider consumption-driven issues that blight the planet. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the world could do with a “Live Aid moment” perhaps driven by the world’s top advertisers.