Artfully Done

London International Awards recognized The Partners/London for its National Gallery Grand Tour Campaign. According to Creative Match: …the Grand Tour campaign was an innovative approach to branding that raised awareness of The National Gallery’s permanent collection. To assist The National Gallery in bringing the art to the attention of the busy British public, 44 full […]

Nike’s Going To Kick Down Some Digital Doors With, Or Without, W+K

Nike appears three times in this year’s Communication Arts Interactive annual. Odopod won for their Nike Skateboarding site. One of the judges, Michael Lebowitz of Big Spaceship calls the site “One of my favorite projects of the year. Feels like the future of editorial. It’s not a translation, but a reinvention that stays true to […]

Commercials at 38,000 Feet

Flying to Australia? If so, you can catch up on “the most entertaining and innovative television commercials produced” last year, thanks to a partnership between New York Festivals and Qantas Airlines. Qantas has been named the world’s No. 1 airline for in-flight entertainment by the World Airline Entertainment Association, for the fourth time in five […]

Denver Elevates Their Award Show

Karsh\Hagan senior copywriter, Matt Ingwalson, sent me an innaugural copy of The 50, Denver’s new awards annual (as a way to promote 2008’s show). I’m glad he did. I rarely look at award show books these days, but this one pulled me in. First off, there’s no Best of Show, just 50 big ideas, one […]

Farts in the Wind

Five years ago interactive was still an exotic discipline. One that lacked respect from traditional creatives reared on print, radio and TV. Of course, that’s changing and fast, for even the most entrenched people in advertising know how to follow the money. Brian Morrissey of Adweek, reminds us that the transition is still underway, particularly […]

Big Spaceship Wants To Beam Up More Credit

To be perfectly honest, I don’t know much about the HBO “Voyeur” thing that won a lot of Lions last week. Seems that it involved a lot of production in all kinds of media. But apparently, an agency that worked with BBDO to produce the idea thinks it deserves more credit. From Ad Age: In […]

I’d Like My Reward Now

American Copywriter left a telling comment on Gods of Advertising. Let’s take a look: There are light and dark sides to everything. It’s good celebrate exceptional creative. But there’s no perfect way to do it. And without results attached, well, it’s really about what’s wonderful in and of itself, yes? Are scams a sin? Without […]

Lost Tribe Looks for Meaning In All the Wrong Places

Adweek’s Brian Morrissey and Eleftheria Parpis note the difficulty ad pros in Cannes had distinguishing between “the idea” and the myriad executions for a given idea. The awards are not keeping pace with the infinite ways in which brands reach customers in today’s fractured media landscape. Rather than honor holistic systems built for brands to […]

Your Cannes Press Grand Prix Winner

Here’s one print ad in a campaign for Energizer, courtesy of DDB South Africa. See the rest here. Share

Working Hard To Better The Awards Show Experience

Wrath of Cannes is the right kind of award show. That is, one that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Hosted by Woods Witt Dealy, the announcement is plenty cheeky. This week, what will you be doing while Madison Avenue’s crème de la crème are soaking up sun and sipping rosé on the Riviera during the […]