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W+K Amsterdam are planning a non navel-gazing workshop in Cannes

Friday June 24th between 10 am and 12 pm W+K Amsterdam have Lieutenant Colonel Chris Paton, from the Royal marines, and Gurleen M Puri, a wedding planner, hosting a planning workshop blissfully free of any agency sch


Ask Patti Smith, Sir Martin Sorrel, Robert Redford or any Cannes Speaker a question via twitter

Fancy asking one of the speakers in Cannes a question? Want to know what Sir John Hegarty or Chuck Porter thinks about something? Want to know Martha Stewart or Pharrell Williams take on creativity? You can ask them questions by tweeting - using the hashtag #CannesQ . If twitter isn't your cup of tea, you can also ask via the Cannes Lions Facebook page, either as a message or as a video. Yes, as video! If you want to make a video question, just upload it to your own YouTube account and then either Tweet the link (again using the #CannesQ tag) or put the link on the Cannes Lions Facebook page. Ta-dah. Philip Thomas, the CEO of Cannes Lions give a quick how-to here.


Hey Mom, what do you think of my portfolio?

Just look at that disapproving face. Portfolio Night 9 is coming up and to do a dry run, portfolios were critiqued.... by Moms. Well played, Portfolionight.

In preparation for Portfolio Night 9, we talked to moms about advertising. And filmed it. The resulting video is totally unscripted. And totally hot. Just kidding. Over to you, Mom.

Tickets are still available for the May 26 event. Visit portfolionight.com. And give Mom a hug.


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Win Two Tickets to AICP - Where In New York Is AICP’s Matt Miller?

Think you know your AICP spots? Here’s the chance to prove it, and win TWO tickets to this year’s 20th Anniversary AICP Show!

We know Matt Miller is a man about town (and a great dresser - right after 'Nice tie'...people are always saying, 'Nice Shoes!'), but this time of year his destinations tend to relate to the AICP Show. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the AICP Show, he is taking some time to reflect upon and visit some of the places made famous by commercials in the 1500+ pieces in the AICP archive. Find him and win!

Starting Monday, May 23rd, Matt Miller will check in on FourSquare at locations across New York City over five days.


Creatives unite for Japan: The One Club & Art Directors Club unite to help rebuild Japan

In the wake of 2011’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, The One Club and the Art Directors Club, in partnership with AKQA have joined together to empower the creative community to unite in the rebuilding of Japan. The program, Creatives Unite for Japan, urges the creative community to come together to raise funds for Japan.

One hundred perfect of all contributions will fund The Ashinaga Foundation. The non-profit Foundation was established in 1963, and provides aid to children who have lost their parents due to hardship, economic or natural disasters. The proceeds raised through Creatives Unite for Japan, will go to rebuild the lives of the children of Japan.


Copywriters: Dig up those killed radio scripts

Oink Ink Radio announces their 14th annual Dead Radio Contest.

The Dead Radio Contest is a competition for advertising copywriters who have written radio scripts that for whatever reason (too provocative, too silly, or simply overlooked) were never selected by the client. The contest gives them an opportunity to bring their best script back to life, hence "Dead Radio."

The contest is international, so anyone around the world can enter. The Grand Prize Winner gets flown out to NY or LA and have their spot produced. Scripts submitted for competition must not have been previously produced by a client or its agency, and should be no longer than 60 seconds in length.


Call for help

This video has been made for Save the Children as part of the YouTube Cannes Young Lions Ad Contest.


Cannes 2011: Ikea is advertiser of the year.

Ikea have been on an advertising winning streak since long before they won the Grand Prix in cannes for the unböring "Lamp", but that one cemented Ikea as a creative fun client to work on. While punk-queen Nina Hagen promoted Ikea Berlin, elite designers hated Ikea, and German Ikea made fun of funny Swedish customs.


Cannes 48 Hours competition is now on: Save The Childrens films all over youtube

It was Friday the 13th when the brief went live, but that didn't stop the young creatives from answering the brief with complete edited films uploaded to the Cannes channel, within 48 hours. The brief - make people aware that their support is needed to invest in health around the world, they can sign a petition that will help save lives at Save the children. Lets have a look at a few of the contenders, shall we?

The Collector. Man who collects autographs shows us around his house to point out his favorite signatures.

Future Lions 2011 Entries

Even more Future Lions entries - peek into the future!

Here is a set of Future Lions entries I have managed to dig out from all over the web. Some of the ideas are purely fantastic, some of them are not - well, here it's you who judge. Enjoy watching!

btw., I haven't put them in any particular order, so if you are the author of e.g. the last video don't hate me :)

First video is an idea for Dunkin' Donuts: