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SXSW will have free bikes that tweet where they are.....

Razorfish have made tweeting bikes for SXSW. The sleek bikes have their own GPS devices that will transmit location data of their whereabouts to Razorfish's social media team. The 20 bikes have individual Twitter ID's, WyattTheBike a Texan bike y'all, VivianTheBike, KenTheBike and PennyTheBike for example, and will tweet in its own personality. They can tweet where they are, about the weather, where they've seen what foodtrucks and random localized talk. If they're stolen they will tweet "RIP" and sign off.

Photo Credit: Noah Da Costa. Left to right: Jeremy Gilley, Founder, Peace one Da

D&AD White Pencil Winner's 2012 - Leo Burnett Chicago for Recipeace

The first D&AD White Pencil was awarded last night by an esteemed panel of judges at the Royal Institution in London. For 50 years, D&AD has inspired and celebrated the best in global design and advertising. As businesses and brands respond to changes in consumer behaviour and strive to play an active role in delivering positive social change, creativity has a more critical role than ever. The first new award in D&AD’s history was created to reward an idea that has a genuine social impact.


Steve Hayden, Martin Puris, Jim Riswold and John Webster inducted in the One Show Hall of Fame

The One Club Hall Of Fame are adding four names to their notable list of legends in advertising and design. Much kudos to Steve Hayden, Martin Puris, Jim Riswold and John Webster who will be inducted in the Creative Hall of Fame at a black-tie event on January 22, 2013 in New York City. John Webster will be honored posthumously. Thank you for the smash mash, John.


THE A-LIST HOLLYWOOD Announces Call for Entries for Moving Image Advertising Awards

The first creative advertising competition centered in the entertainment capitol and dedicated to moving image advertising across all platforms.

Hollywood, CA. –THE A-LIST AWARDS today announces the Call for Entries for The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards. Deadline for entries is December 7, 2012.

A unique competition both for Hollywood and the advertising industry, The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards recognizes creative excellence in all forms of moving-image advertising and in all platforms. Entrants will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in categories encompassing television, film, online, mobile, interactive and technique.


2nd Annual THE A-LIST Hollywood Branded Entertainment Awards Announces Call For Entries

Recognizing excellence in the rapidly expanding space known as Branded Entertainment.

Hollywood, CA. ––THE A-LIST AWARDS today announces the Call for Entries for its second annual The A-LIST Hollywood Branded Entertainment Awards. Celebrating the fastest growing segment of the advertising and marketing industry, the Branded Entertainment Awards recognize outstanding achievement in branded content for film, television, music, web, mobile content and game media. The deadline for entries is November 9, 2012.


Creative Circle UK asks : who can judge what is good advertising? We all can.

After discussing who is allowed an opinion on advertising with Simon White, Johnny, Dave Trott and Luke Sullivan, Johhny pointed me to what the creative circle is up to.


Wieden + Kennedy's "Best job" is the best job says the big fat Emmy award it just received

Wieden + Kennedy's Portland office just won an Emmy award for Procter & Gamble's emotional mom-centered Olympic spot "Best Job" created out of Anonymous Content and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu. Weiden was also nominated for Chrysler's "Halftime in America" starring Clint Eastwood riffing off Reagan, directed by Chelsea Pictures' David Gordon Green.

In this tweet we can see someone picking it up too.


Hurry! The Lovie Awards deadline is FRIDAY!

The Lovie Awards, the pan european internet awards in creativity set out to prove that cool web-things don't all come from Silicon Valley is up again, and the deadline for entry is Friday, July 20, 2012 - that's this one so if you made an app, a web film, a site, any mobile ad ... you should enter it right now for a shot at an award and an off the hook party night.


Did Jung von Matt pad their "Stones Telling Stories" case study to win a few Cannes Lions?

Yes, I know that as a general rule, all headlines that end with a question-mark can be answered with "No", but bear with me here, something is off. It's likely that, just like the KIA cannes "pedo" ad story last year (fishy start, culprit spotted, upset creatives demanding retractions, and final removal of award) we are likely to learn much more as time goes by.


"David Ogilvy just creamed Jimmy Smith today" What? In ADversaries.

What is the ADversaries challenge? It's the thing we all do anyway, we pit the greatest advertising icons against each other, and now there's an actual facebook page game for it, created by Texas ad agency Sanders\Wingo.

“What started as the typical creative debate about the industry developed into one of those ‘wouldn’t it be cool’ moments,” Executive Creative Director Shanteka Sigers, said. “Every single agency and every marketing department tosses around the conversation about industry icons. We just took it online to let everyone weigh in on naming the greatest.”