Pyper Paul + Kenney Only Wins 56 Tampa ADDYs

We’ve been following Tampa agency Pyper Paul + Kenney’s ADDY tally for a few years now. Apparently, the glory days may be over. In 2006, they won 127 ADDYS. In 2007, they won 129 ADDYS. Looks like this year was a big disappointment, with only 56 ADDYS won. That’s a 57% decrease from last year. […]

Programming Is Programming (No Matter Where It Runs)

Original content distributed over broadband is now eligible for the Primetime Emmy Awards. WONGDOODY is helping to get the word out. Their campaign, “Welcoming Broadband to the World of Television” promotes standards for excellence in primetime genre television programming, created for distribution via broadcast, cable, satellite or broadband. This includes primetime dramas, comedies, variety/musical shows, […]

Day of the Iguana

“I resent going to France to celebrate advertising.” -Lee Clow Lee Clow is not the kind of leader who is content with thinking big. He must do big. Which is why he’s intent on creating a new epicenter for advertising hedonism in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The surf is also radically better there. The concept […]

Excellence NB2B

Colle + McVoy won a CEBA Awards Best of Show for this killer headline: My friends Chris Rock and Gale Venosdel at Marlin & Co. also scored at CEBA. Their “Pickle Productivity” ad for Vlasic won its category (single page print with a media budget greater than $100,000). According to Chris, Gale is now working […]

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Tangerine Toad created a poll on PollDaddy that he’s running on his site and hoping to see on other ad blogs, in effort to expand the data pool and get a better read on the question at hand—whether or not the industry is ready to wean itself from the award show tit. Share

Wankers Get A Tan

Inimitable George “Adscam” Parker took a look at Howard “I own FCB now” Draft’s video interview from Cannes. Typically, he is not impressed. He goes on and on about how he’s still learning about creating the world’s greatest agency, whilst taking the credit for the South African branch of FCB picking up a couple of […]

Green Is The New Gold

Ad Age is reporting that Network BBDO, Johannesburg, took home the Cannes Grand Prix in outdoor for a solar-powered billboard. What ultimately swayed the jury in the favor of the NedBank “Power to the People” work was that the solar power being collected by the billboard was helping to power several community buildings, including a […]

Kurt Cobain Ad Causes More Headaches Across The Pond

Just so Courtney doesn’t sue us, I won’t show the Doc Martens ad featuring Kurt Cobain in heaven. It was only supposed to be seen in a British music magazine. But the International Herald Tribune has more on what happened next: The trouble began when an employee – disobeying instructions, Saatchi insisted – submitted the […]

Tate Tracks Wins One Show Best Of Show

It’s not an ad, per se, but it is an idea. And a pretty cool one, at that. See it here. The rest of the winners are listed at The One Club website. Looks like TBWA/Chiat/Day got a lot of pencils for its Skittles and Combos work, like this spot: Was anyone there at the […]

I Wonder Why, Dubai

The promo brochure for the Dubai Lynx Awards sets a real haughty tone for the new awards show, as written by Jonathan Harries, the global Creative Director of Draft/FCB: What if we had an awards show where we took all the good things from other awards shows, and none of the bad? If we said […]