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 […]

A Bullet Point For Someone’s Resume

Lewis Lazare reveals that during 2005, Staples sold no fewer than 500,000 replicas of its Easy Button as a desk accessory. When this happens–a genuine viral response driven by TV–you know your work is working. Conversely, when one of your peers gives you a little trophy for your desk, all you know is some ad […]

Ernie’s Up By 34

Ernie Schenck is up by 34 votes in Ad-Rag’s Battle of the Adblogs. The score is currently AdPulp 203, Ernie 237. Frankly, I’ll be glad when this beauty contest is over on Friday. I’m tired of clicking over there to see the score. Isn’t vanity a sin? I’m pretty sure it is, although I’m rusty […]

Omnicom To Pitch Against Omnicom, Omnicom, And Omnicom

Adweek reports on the finalists for Frito-Lay’s Doritos account. Four Omnicom Group agencies have made presentations to Frito-Lay in a review of the company’s estimated $30 million-plus Doritos account, according to sources. A decision is expected within a month, sources said. Incumbent BBDO in New York is defending against DDB in Chicago, GSD&M in Austin, […]