Cows Aren’t Just For Tipping Anymore

Omaha’s Oxide Design scored with their poster series for Big Omaha, a tech conference conducted in the Silicon Prairie last May. The posters are featured in Communication Art’s Design Annual 50, which arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Share

ADC Is On To You

At 89 years old, Art Directors Club–“the first international creative collective of its kind”–has been around the block a few times and seen a shenanigan or two. So stopping scam ads shouldn’t be a problem for the group that awards ADC Cubes for “brilliant creative work” each year. ADC wants to make two points clear: […]

You’ve Done The Work. Now Decide The Jury.

I’m not a big fan of industry award shows. But The Andy Awards are bringing a new twist in 2010 that’s well worth noting. Via Elect the Jury, the Andys aims to provide “the first globally crowd-sourced group of judges, that truly represents where we are headed as an industry.” As you can see in […]

Turning Hard Work Into Hardware

If you’re searching for the agencies with the largest trophy cases, here’s a good place to begin. Creativity compiled results from six leading awards shows–ADC, AICP, ANDYS, Cannes, Clios, D&AD and One Show–to come up with this top ten list of most awarded agencies in the world. Share

Crap On A Stick, Cont.

As you know, we like to give out specially made awards to deserving ads. The Bud Light ad above is the lucky recipient of AdPulp’s Most Creative Use of a Bassett Hound In A Beer Ad. Congrats to all involved! Share

Big Thinking from Small Shops

Ad Age has recognized some under-recognized agencies in its first-ever Small Agency Awards. Ad Age Editors, Jonah Bloom and Matthew Creamer say, “we had only two categories, Agency of the Year and Campaign of the Year, recognizing that dividing work by medium or discipline now is anachronistic.” That kind of solid thinking deserves its own […]

The One Club Takes A Stand Against Scam

Amidst the sturm-und-drang of this week’s 9/11-WWF-DDB Brasil-One Show controversy, The One Club decided to take a stand with a new policy: Effective beginning in 2010: An agency or regional office of an agency network that enters an ad made for a nonexistent client, or made and run without a client’s approval, will be banned […]

Pay To Play Or Go Away

Stephanie Clifford of The New York Times and Ian Schafer of Deep Focus made me laugh this morning. This is what did it: When Ian Schafer, the chief executive of the digital ad agency Deep Focus, won 10 Communicator Awards for the agency’s work on Web sites, including one for HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” […]

Tossing Sacred Cows On The Open Fire

Mark Wnek, chairman-chief creative officer of Lowe/New York let one rip on AdAge yesterday. As a result, I think more highly of him today. Brilliant execution is largely what wins creative awards; the depth, breadth and scale of the idea are secondary at most. Great ideas not so brilliantly executed win nothing, while brilliant one-off […]

Like All Currency, The Value of a “Gold Lion” Exists Entirely In One’s Head

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