Put The CA Down

created by The Ad Workers Local in Milwaukee [via Tom Monahan's blog, Before & After]

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

Effen Outdoor

Lewis Lazare is giving credit to Steffan Postaer’s place. Oh my. Is the world spinning on a new axis? It done good. The corpse that was Euro RSCG/Chicago now is showing an award-winning streak. The agency was one of 18 Obie Award winners — and the only one from Chicago — at Tuesday night’s gala […]

Show Talent Zoo Some Love

Our friends at Talent Zoo have been nominated for A Webby, in the best employment sites category. If you’d like to vote for them, and ensure they punish corporate behemoths like Monster and Career Builder, visit the site, log in and vote. For more on The Webby Awards, see Random Culture’s top picks.

Where Rockers Chow

This is a good ad from Duncan/Channon, but I find it difficult to believe it’s the Best of Show winner in the latest San Francisco Addys competition. Adweek says it is, so I guess I need to accept that the Bay Area ad community has fallen on tough times. Either that, or the judges were […]