WONGDOODY scored top honors at the Radio Mercury Awards last night for its documentary-style campaign for the Washington State Department of Health titled, “Dear Me.” As the co-Grand Prize winner, WONGDOODY takes home half of the $100,000 prize. WONGDOODY’s “Dear Me” campaign targets Washington’s working poor, among whom smoking rates are the highest. Traditional efforts […]
For many people who make ads for a living, industry awards are catnip. But not this one–Consumerist.com has named the Worst Ad in America in its first annual celebration of out ability to annoy. More than 100,000 consumer votes were tallied up in Consumerist.com’s first annual Worst Ad in America Awards. Six perpetually obnoxious ads […]
Back in ad school, we occasionally had The Baddys, which was an excuse to drink and display some rather pathetic concepts. But now with The Tracy Awards, anyone can upload a bad ad or comment on one. Here’s a pretty easy target: There is, for each ad posted, an attempt to explain how or why […]
This is a music video that was shown last week at the 2010 Milwaukee 99 advertising awards show. The song was written by Nick Pipitone and Peter Batchelder, a.k.a. The Rip Off Artists.
Writer and Cultural Curator, Maria Popova, writing on Design Observer argues eloquently against our industry’s time-honored practice of insider back-slapping. Unfortunately, much of the creative industry — design and advertising in particular, but also photography, literature, the art world — has become an industry of ego. And its currency is industry awards. Awards are awful. […]
Vancouver, BC’s Hot Tomali was recognized twice yesterday by Ad Age Small Agency Awards. The shop earned International Agency of the Year honors and was runner up in the 1-to-10 employee category. Let’s take a look at some of Hot Tomali’s work: You can learn more about the shop on Hot Tomali Blog. Dan Goldgeier […]
tbd in Bend, Oregon won a National ADDY for their package design developed for San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery. tbd was awarded a silver ADDY for 21st Amendment’s Monk’s Blood Belgian Dark Ale packaging. The winners were announced at the American Advertising Federation’s national conference in Orlando, Florida on Saturday. Only 266 ADDY awards were […]
Chris Dixon, co-founder of Hunch, and investor in several tech companies, neatly summarizes what business is all about. Tim O’Reilly poses a question every entrepreneur and investor should consider: are you creating more value for others than you capture for yourself? Google makes billions of dollars in annual profits, but generates many times that in […]