Valuable Munitions Material

You know what? Awards are important. They’re good at attracting top talent, getting us some well deserved press and, if smelted down, providing the government with valuable munitions material. We have San Francisco agency, Venables Bell, to thank for the above wisdom.

And The Winner Of The AdPulp Print Grand Prix…

Seems Like Everyone’s, Uh, Hanging Out At Cannes This Year

Check out Ad Age’s photo diary from Cannes. But if you’re looking for diversity, you won’t likely find it in this crop of photos. Cannes just seems like a haven for middle-aged white people. Seriously, though, are the so-called “leaders” of the ad industry too far removed from the real audiences of ads? Would any […]

A Grand Prix Can’t Hide The Flaws In The Recording Industry’s Thinking

According to Ad Age, TBWA/Paris Boulogne-Billancourt reinforced its already strong reputation as a hotbed of creativity in the Canes Lions print category by winning the Grand Prix for a beautiful and compelling campaign against music piracy for client EMI.

Apparently There’s Something Important Going On

Carlton Beach, Cannes, France.

Dumpster Diving In Marina del Rey

Adfreak’s Gregory Solman posted an interesting tidbit on Ground Zero today. It

More Porn Creep

Crispin Porter + Bogusky is so clever. And hip. And irreverent. Wow, I wish I was one tenth as clever, hip and irreverent as their most lowly intern. If I was, I would have racked up a tractor trailer full of industry awards by now. Oh, here’s how the Coconut Grovies promote an award show: […]

Leo Burnett Is Great, Even If They Do Say So Themselves

Here’s a choice nugget from Lewis Lazare’s column today, talking about the national ADDY awards: Leo Burnett won the Best of Show in the print category at the 2005 ADDY Awards for a Cort Guitars campaign. With 18 gold and five silver ADDYs, Burnett also was the most awarded agency in the competition. Burnett’s Deputy […]

Well Done Web Sites

The Webby Awards–the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality–held their gala celebration Monday, June 6, in NYC, at the landmark Gotham Hall, a majestic turn of the century ballroom. The Webbys were emceed by comedian Rob Corddry of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (which was surely worth the […]

One Show, One World

You can download a list of the winners at last night’s One Show here. A quick perusal of the list reveals very few American winners–and a whole bunch of countries are represented. What this means is that, in least in the judges’ minds, ideas that are simple, visual, and universal tend to win awards at […]