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 […]

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Awards Aren’t Important, But Cocktails With Friends Are

Drunken debuachery in Chicago. I’m stunned. Lewis Lazare and his bow tie attended the fourth annual Chicago Creative Club Awards recently. What he found there disturbed him. Here’s what he found: Hundreds of local creatives who were well on their way toward total inebriation. As they have at CCC shows in years past, members of […]

Extraordinary Sites In CA

The Communication Arts Interactive Annual arrived at the house today. NesteaIce.com (a Coca-Cola brand) by Juxt Interactive Unlike the Advertising Annual, the Interactive Annual is full of surprises. For one, most of the work awarded I’ve never seen before. For two, the design ideas on display are often new. Literally new. It’s hard to say […]

Another Shit Cannes

Care to see how the blog format can liberate a journalist from his expected approach to a story? Garfield: The Blog provides such an opportunity. It doesn’t matter that a beer costs $12 when the Crain family is paying the tab. The little woman is getting a very nearly free vacation and the beach is […]

It Costs Lots Of Money To Feed Oversized Egos

Ad Age reports that award-hungry agencies will spend $37 million this year entering Cannes, One Show, D&AD and The Andy’s. The magazine does not project how much more will be spent on the myriad of other shows. The copy-heavy article attempts to explain why awards are important to agencies. For some agencies, getting an award-winning […]

Slate Disses The Clios

Want an outsider’s perspective on the Clio’s? Read Slate magazine writer Seth Stevenson’s report: For an awards gala, the vibe here is distinctly self-hating. Even the eminent old-timers are cynical. At the Lifetime Achievement dinner on Sunday night (held in a ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton’s mammoth oceanside compound here in South Beach), the Clios honored […]

GSD+M GSD&M Launches Its Own Awards Show

When you want to belittle an institution it helps to be in said institution’s favor. Put another way, it’s one thing for GSD+M GSD&M to make fun of awards shows, the One Show in particular, and another entirely for a pencilless agency to do so. Ladies and gentleman, without further ado… The Juan Show Share