The Right SUV for the Times

When your client wins an industry award and wants to tell everyone about it, it can be a hellish assignment because sane people tend to not like chest beating ads. Thankfully, Subaru and its agency didn’t fall into that trap here. Share

Smokin’ Bowls

thinkLA honored the best advertising produced by Los Angeles and Southern California agencies last night at the 43rd Annual Belding Awards held at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. The top Sweepstakes Award went to RPA for its Honda Musical Road, entered in the miscellaneous category. See below. Belding Bowls were also given to […]

Great Concepts Demand To Be Built (It’s Like There’s A Real Seed In the Idea)

Microsoft’s needed a way to showcase its Expression Studio and Silverlight products and sell them as integral to the creative process. So they came up with the PhizzPop Online Design Challenge and PhizzPop Tour. When the tour came to Minneapolis, Zeus Jones stepped up and won the local competition, a fact which led them to […]

Blogs Get Down To Business

I was interested to learn that The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (in association with the University of Missouri School of Journalism) includes blogs in its Best in Business awards. Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business; Ian Lamont of TheStandard.com; and Jonathan Blum of blumsday.com were recognized for excellence in blogging. As was […]

Print That Works

An entity I’ve not heard of before took it upon themselves to designate the year’s most effective print ads. The one above from RPA in Santa Monica was found to be effective, as was this one by Draft/FCB: I am partial to one word headlines, but no one I know would put the Kraft ad […]

Addys In Fargo? Ya, You Betcha

Scour the news a bit and you’ll find that ADDY awards are given in markets across America, big and small. And in smaller markets, they tend to be a bigger deal. So congrats to Sundog in Fargo, North Dakota for this Best in Show winner at the Fargo-Moorhead Addy Awards: The West Fargo Pioneer has […]

Pyper Paul + Kenney Wins 11% More Tampa Addys This Year

Ever since they hauled in 127 Tampa Addys back in 2006, I’ve been keeping track of Tampa agency Pyper Paul + Kenney’s metallurgic sweepage. This year, I’m happy to report an uptick in ADDY wins as compared to last year. From the Tampa Bay Business Journal: Pyper Paul + Kenney won 62 Addys, including four […]

Wexley School for Girls, for Instance

This is a stellar illustration by Robin Eley running in Ad Age (it’s also the only way to get Lee Clow in a suit). I wish I could say the same for the text that accompanies this work of art. The text is all about which agencies made the magazine’s “A-list” for 2008. I know […]

Winners Prefer Green

In case you haven’t set lofty enough goals for yourself this year, you still have two weeks to enter your best ecologically themed advertising campaign in One Show’s Green Pencil competition. Here’s how the organization describes the prize: As history has proven, the power of advertising can do more than just create awareness for a […]

Artfully Done

London International Awards recognized The Partners/London for its National Gallery Grand Tour Campaign. According to Creative Match: …the Grand Tour campaign was an innovative approach to branding that raised awareness of The National Gallery’s permanent collection. To assist The National Gallery in bringing the art to the attention of the busy British public, 44 full […]