Pinch Me

High Jive brings attention to this horrid controversial call for entries from The Art Directors Club. Damn. What’s up with the advertising business? Advertising Week and the Effies promoted events with sexist imagery. Now an allegedly prestigious organization goes for cheap racial laughs. An industry that has traditionally excluded Blacks shamelessly bites the culture without […]

Back To Basics Builds Business

Sullivan Higdon & Sink (the “We Hate Sheep” people from K.C.) got into this year’s CA Design Annual for their Shatto Milk Co. package design. We at Shatto Milk Company have decided to provide our milk primarily in glass bottles. The reasons for this decision are very simple. First, the glass bottle tends to keep […]

Interesting Interactive

I renewed my subscription to Communication Arts recently and the Interactive Annual 11 arrived today. I’m struck by how far this media environment has come in such short time. Aiwa’s winning entry There are 38 winners in five categories–advertising, business, entertainment, information design and self-promo. Maybe blogs could be added to the list for next […]

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. Share

And The Winner Of The AdPulp Print Grand Prix…

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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. Share

Apparently There’s Something Important Going On

Carlton Beach, Cannes, France. Share

Dumpster Diving In Marina del Rey

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

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: […]