Portland-based Periscopic is a socially conscious information visualization firm, and a featured winner in this year’s CA Interactive Annual for their work on VoteEasy, a project by the nonpartisan group, Project Vote Smart. Utilizing thousands of hours of research and a vast collection of data, this voter education tool allows the general public to quickly […]
Having judged a few local ADDY shows, I know that the awards show is a point of pride for many small cities and ad communities. And last night, quite a number of shows around the country were held. First off, a big congratulations to our friend John January, Executive Creative Director of Sullivan Higdon & […]
Do you love movies? Of course you do, but do you love them so much you care how they’re made and who makes them best? Of course you do, which is why you don’t really need Movies on Demand from Cox because you’ve already seen the films in the theater. Or have you? Agency: Thornberg […]
It might be shooting fish in a barrel, but The Tracy Awards found some of the worst ads of this year. Like this billboard, which uses Sizzler as a verb: See all the, ahem, winners, here.
It’s not easy running an industry award show these days. There are too many shows and they’re too expensive. Agencies consistently submit fake work to game the system, there’s little new blood among the judges and teams are reticent to travel to elbow-rubbing ceremonies in NYC, London and Cannes in this economy. All of which […]
The International ANDY Awards, in partnership with Victors & Spoils, is using a mashup video montage thingee to promote its show this year. The creators of “Montage Me” are Michael Williams, Copywriter; Jyn Yi, Art Director; and Justin Gilman, Art Director, all from Leo Burnett’s Energy Pool. The “Montage Me” campaign enables entrants to cast […]