What’s The Carbon Footprint on This Back Slap?

This year, total entries at this Cannes International Advertising Festival grew 10.2% to more than 28,000. Every category is up, and the new design Lions attracted about twice as many entries as expected — 1,126 — so the festival had to scramble to add more judges to the jury. Americans aren’t deterred by the weak […]

Smokin’ Marshmallows

I’m pleased to announce that our friends at Greenville identity shop, Brains On Fire, won a Golf Effie last night for their state of South Carolina anti-tobacco efforts. Here’s a wallpaper from the RAGE AGAINST THE HAZE site: [via Spike’s tweet]

Plugged In To A Higher Reality

Fusebox, a brand communications studio in Lincoln, NE doesn’t believe in entering its best work in award shows. And believe me, they’d win awards if they did enter. Learn more about Fusebox principal, Tim Siedell, at Bad Banana Blog or via his Twitter feed.

Using That Gold Pencil As A Back Scratcher

Over at Ad Age’s The Big Tent Cat Lopez makes the surprisingly honest admission that he has to butter up other people in order to win awards. I’ve been on a few awards juries, and they’ve all been great experiences, if not for the advertising itself as much as the lessons I’ve learned in human […]

Double, Double Toil and Trouble; Fire Burn, and Caldron Bubble.

You may have heard that current and former Fallon creatives are melting down their precious hardware. According to Creativity, the award show statues will be made into a nameplate for the new office Fallon moves into next month. “We think it’s a cool alternative to filling a lobby with a shelf to showcase awards,” said […]

Where The Rainbow Ends

TBWA/Vancouver won a Bronze Clio for this outdoor board. While I’d love to see outdoor advertising vanish from the earth, we may as well do something fun with it until that post-apocalyptic day comes.

Ralph Steadman at High Noon in Miami Today

Jack Mello of the Clio Awards alerted me this morning to the list of winners in this, the 49th year, of said gala. As I poked around the ftp site looking at work, I encountered something unexpected–no, not a wicked print campaign, Ralph Steadman. Turns out the artist is appearing today at noon in the […]

Awards Get You To Charlotte

At least they’re honest about it. This ad on creativehotlist.com says it all: BOONEOAKLEY – Young, fun, award-winning ad agency in Charlotte, NC seeks talented, award-winning art director/copywriter team. We’ve set the bar high for our agency. So we’re setting the bar high for our applicants: UNLESS YOUR WORK HAS BEEN IN “CA” ADVERTISING ANNUAL […]