Cannes boycott looms as DDB Worldwide creative chief Amir Kassaei accuses some Cannes jurors of bias: “Other holding companies briefed to kill Omnicom, especially BBDO, DDB and TBWA”


Screen shot 2012-06-23 at 12.07.42 AM.jpgCAMPAIGN BRIEF ASIA WORLD EXCLUSIVE CANNES VIDEO:  DDB Worldwide chief creative officer Amir Kassaei has accused some Cannes 2012 jurors of bias – claiming that judges of certain global holding groups had been ordered to vote for work from their respective groups.

In this world exclusive video interview with Campaign Brief Asia he said the integrity of Cannes was at stake, and suggested that DDB Worldwide would boycott Cannes next year if an investigation of this year’s jury decisions was not undertaken by the Cannes organisers.

Says Kassaei: “I have been notified by no fewer than 12 jury members that people from other holding companies this week were briefed to kill Omnicom, especially BBDO, DDB and TBWA, this is a fact.”