-A creative duo dubbed Michael&Sharif tell us what couldn’t been bought instead with the sum total spent by agencies in their submissions to this year’s Cannes Lions. link

-Speaking of, Co.Create offers its predictions on the 12 campaigns that will win at Cannes. You can pretty much guess several of them without reading, but knock yourself out. link

-Agency/advertiser talent & production support services firm Talent Partners has appointed Kelly Williams as its new chief talent officer.

-Dan Fields, VP operations at a shop called Aarra, offers several tips on how to be a “great” interactive producer. link

-Chicago-based experiential agency Legacy Marketing Partners has acquired digital agency, Kambio Group.

-Atlanta-based Ames Scullin O’Haire serves up some shadow boxing to promote Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (above).

-It’s only a matter of time before jerseys get the same treatment, but for now, the NBA has announced that it will allow ads on the top of backboards and court baselines come next season. link