Chairman, Cannes Lions
Leading the world’s biggest creative get-together – and what it takes to win a ‘Lion’
Philip Thomas is chairman of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which celebrates the achievements of the creative communications industry. Its prestigious awards attract 30,000 entries from over 100 countries. Previously, Philip enjoyed a successful journalism and publishing career, and was editor of Empire and managing director of FHM Worldwide. In this in-depth interview, he explains why businesses that invest in creativity are more successful, discusses plans to create a movement with Facebook and Google to make the internet “a bit kinder”, and looks back on his “extraordinary” time transforming FHM into a global business – before the internet killed the magazine “stone dead”.
Dr Fiona Godlee
Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal
28th May 2020
The editor of medicine’s most respected journal shares her fears that the COVID-19 pandemic could get worse
Co-editor & Founder, Air Mail
21st May 2020
Twenty-five years at the top of the glossy magazines, from high society to high-impact journalism.
Co-editor, Air Mail
21st May 2020
Taking the ‘glossy’ magazine ethos online for a global audience with high expectations
Guardian journalist & author 'The Windrush Betrayal'
14th May 2020
Breaking the Windrush scandal: a tip-off, months of persistence against government evasion… and ultimately the Home Secretary’s resignation
Head of Television, BBC Sport
7th May 2020
Leading the team covering the biggest sporting events in the world – and how to cope when the pandemic shuts them down.