Agencies With the Midas Touch

The Midas Awards honors advertising in banking, brokerage, insurance, mutual funds, and credit, in addition to real estate, accounting, and consulting. The 2010 Midas Jury awarded McCann Erickson New York the prestigious 2010 King Midas Award for “The Priceless Gift Finder” for their client MasterCard Worldwide. In addition, The Jupiter Drawing Room in South Africa […]

I Love This

Love it or hate it, this is advertising. That’s the theme 2010 ADCC Awards is working with this year. Hate/Love from CRUSH on Vimeo. Agency: Leo Burnett Toronto Director: Arev Manoukian of Spy Films [via Adfreak]

This Is The Award You Want To Win, It Comes With A Nice Fat Check

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 […]

This Is Far From The Worst Ad In America, But Consumerist Readers Beg To Differ

For many people who make ads for a living, industry awards are catnip. But not this one– 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’s first annual Worst Ad in America Awards. Six perpetually obnoxious ads […]

Tracy Likes Those Bad 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 […]

Pop Ditty Reveals The Advertising Life In Milwaukee And Beyond

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.

That’s What The Money’s For

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. […]

It’s The Size Of Your Thinking That Matters

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 […]