From Fake Award-Winning Ads To Fake Award-Winning People

This is nuts. From Brand Republic: Roger Makak (pictured), the creative ranked number one in Campaign Brief Asia’s recently released rankings, has been exposed as a work of fiction created by Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore. Speaking to Media, Campaign Brief Asia publisher Kim Shaw said: “From our point of view we’re disappointed that this agency […]

Mega Marketers Are Betting On Oscar Sunday

This year, the advertisers are better known than the movies. –L.A. Times For brands looking to persuade a mass audience, tomorrow night, “Oscar Sunday,” is prime time. General Motors, MasterCard, American Express Co., JC Penney Co. Inc., Coca-Cola Co., Mars Inc.’s M&M candies, McDonald’s Corp., L’Oreal and others all ponied up $1.8 million to ABC […]

Tootie Pie Toots Its Own Horn

Who says clients don’t care about awards? I came across this press release for the Tootie Pie Company: The Tootie Pie Company, Inc., a premium baker and seller of high-quality, handmade pie, announces that its product packaging was awarded a 2008 Gold ADDY® by the San Antonio Advertising Federation. This top award qualifies the packaging […]

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 […]