Idealism Is Not A Bad Word

I like the idea of a Humanitarian Lion, and I know many ad people want to do meaningful work, if only to wipe away the stench. What say you, would you, or the agency you work for, take part in something like this? Would your clients?

Webby Awards Emerging With The Industry

Winners in The 12th annual Webby Awards competition have been determined. With nearly 70 categories, Web Site entries make up the majority of Webby Awards Winners, Nominees and Honorees. According to the Webby Awards, “Some are beautiful to look at and interact with. Others are a testament to usability and functionality. And a handful excel […]

Is A Fake Ad That Calls Itself Out, Still A Fake? Put Another Way, Is It A One Show Winner?

[via Ernie Schenck]

From Fake Award-Winning Ads To Fake Award-Winning People

This is nuts. From Brand Republic: Roger Makak (pictured), the creative ranked number one in Campaign Brief Asia’s recently released rankings, has been exposed as a work of fiction created by Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore. Speaking to Media, Campaign Brief Asia publisher Kim Shaw said: “From our point of view we’re disappointed that this agency […]

Mega Marketers Are Betting On Oscar Sunday

This year, the advertisers are better known than the movies. –L.A. Times For brands looking to persuade a mass audience, tomorrow night, “Oscar Sunday,” is prime time. General Motors, MasterCard, American Express Co., JC Penney Co. Inc., Coca-Cola Co., Mars Inc.’s M&M candies, McDonald’s Corp., L’Oreal and others all ponied up $1.8 million to ABC […]

Tootie Pie Toots Its Own Horn

Who says clients don’t care about awards? I came across this press release for the Tootie Pie Company: The Tootie Pie Company, Inc., a premium baker and seller of high-quality, handmade pie, announces that its product packaging was awarded a 2008 Gold ADDY® by the San Antonio Advertising Federation. This top award qualifies the packaging […]

Pyper Paul + Kenney Only Wins 56 Tampa ADDYs

We’ve been following Tampa agency Pyper Paul + Kenney’s ADDY tally for a few years now. Apparently, the glory days may be over. In 2006, they won 127 ADDYS. In 2007, they won 129 ADDYS. Looks like this year was a big disappointment, with only 56 ADDYS won. That’s a 57% decrease from last year. […]

Programming Is Programming (No Matter Where It Runs)

Original content distributed over broadband is now eligible for the Primetime Emmy Awards. WONGDOODY is helping to get the word out. Their campaign, “Welcoming Broadband to the World of Television” promotes standards for excellence in primetime genre television programming, created for distribution via broadcast, cable, satellite or broadband. This includes primetime dramas, comedies, variety/musical shows, […]