Send Your Five Spot To Kalamazoo

Dean Gemmell has seen enough fancy schmancy self-congratualtion fests. He and his cohorts at Black Lab Five in lovely south central Michigan have whipped up their own damn award show, and it’s decidedly Pabst Blue Ribbon. Or should I say, Iron City?

I’ve grown so weary of all the crap award shows. And embarrassed because such a glut makes our industry look so stupid.
So we’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and create our own el-cheapo show. Hopefully, it’s the show to end all the crap shows. Not legitimate ones just the shows that have the word “Pegasus” in them.

Any agency, company or individual is allowed to submit up to three pieces of work that was produced any time between January 1st, 2005 and December 31st, 2005. No agency, company or individual is allowed to submit more than three entries.
The cost to enter each piece of work is $5. Thats right. Five bucks.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.