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.

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 […]

Pyper Paul + Kenney Wins 0.98% More Addys This Year

Last year, I wrote about the Addy dominance of Tampa agency Pyper Paul + Kenney. They won 127 Tampa Addys. This year, they only had a modest increase in performance, winning a mere 129 Addys. Will we see more substantial improvement from PP+K next year? Let’s hope so. I still wanna know how much in […]

Art Directors Club Call For Entries Takes On Armageddon

I’ll admit I didn’t study the Art Directors Club call for entries poster when it came in the mail a couple of weeks ago: It’s intended to be the “Final Call For Entries.” But over at Little Green Footballs, a right-leaning political blog, the poster was interpreted like this: It’s an impressive panoply of moonbat […]

Airport Insecurity

Okay, I’ll make this ad-related in a minute… …but how insane is it that airport security wouldn’t let Troy Smith bring his Heisman Trophy on the plane???? Now, here’s my question for all you award-show winners: Has anyone had trouble carrying a One Show Pencil on the plane? Or a Cannes Lion? What about your […]