Photos of Day 1 at the Dubai Lynx 2012
The Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival kicked off yesterday with a movie screening of THE 99: Unbound, which was followed by a Q&A with its creator Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, who was praised by President Barack Obama as perhaps the most innovative of the thousands of new entrepreneurs viewed by his Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, while Forbes named THE 99 as one of the top 20 trends sweeping the globe.
Then we moved to a session with Scott Goodson, Founder and Chairman of StrawberryFrog, an independent agency that succeeded in winning global advertising businesses, including the Emirates account, beating mega advertising networks from around the world, Julian Boulding the President of thenetworkone moderated the session and talked to Scott about the independent agency model, which is on the rise around the globe, as well as about his upcoming book Uprising, which is supposed to be released in 2 weeks time.
The final session of the day was about blogging and social networks as a tool to report news and tell stories, unfortunately 2 of the panelists didn’t get their visas so they were not able to attend. Below are some photos of the first day at Dubai Lynx 2012.