ad awards etc


Are your ad ideas the future of advertising?

The Tomorrowawards is a category neutral award show looking for those magical ideas that are so right that they push the entire advertising craft forward to the future. Online ideas like the KillZone webgame from Agency Republic. PSA's that tell drunken bar customers not to drink and drive with a neat 73,000 bar tab, like this brilliant idea from Ogilvy Brazil. (an @adland twitter pal notes it's similar to the Bronze winning VW petrol receipt but not enough to make it to Badland). Clever iPhone apps, auto-tuning your ad campaigns to make them spread further, online storytelling, new way of using old "media"... The list goes on - I bet you did something that is groundbreaking. So, if you created an idea that pushes advertising toward tomorrow, you should enter. Do it now, the award deadline is September 24th.


Find your Lorien Legacy online in "The Legacy Test" for "I Am Number Four"

LONDON -- The principals of award-winning digital creative agency Ralph ( are very proud to announce the launch of their latest project, an online test for the sensational new Penguin thriller "I Am Number Four."


Coca-Cola Launch the ‘Rumble Bug’ Online Game

Coca-Cola Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of a new action adventure online game targeting Irish teens called ‘Rumble Bug’, which was developed by Coke’s digital partner in Ireland, Cybercom.

The ‘Rumble Bug’ game draws its creative inspiration from the hugely popular ‘Heist’ TV Ad, launched in 2009. The side-scrolling, action adventure, flying game challenges players to navigate the bugs from the TV Ad through five different levels of increasingly difficult terrain to complete the game. En-route gamers also have the opportunity to collect icons to be in with the chance of winning phone credit, instantly, or entry into daily the draw for an iPod Touch.


Andy awards align with Victors & Spoils to create "Squirrel fight" crowdsourced call for entries

Take a shot at creating this year's call for entries. - what's in it for me? "The winner will get a seat on the 2011 Andy Jury" OMG so exiting, I get to work for free as a reward for working for free, this new crowdsourced economy stuff really rocks.

Anyway, if you wanna take a crack at it, the way in is in the link above. If your squirrel fight doesn't include bad kung-fu moves and randomly playing dead, you fail. Watch the pro's below do it.


Twitter contest: submit photos of the Russian wildfire #smog & compete for new HTC phone

The wildfires in Russia are devastating and Russian troops are busy digging canals to protect nuclear sites.

"I woke up this morning, looked out of the window and saw a monstrous situation," said President Dmitry Medvedev. "We all want this heat wave to pass, but this is not in our hands, it is decided above."

But if there's one thing Russians are good at, it's making lemonade. While smoke rolls in over the cities, HTC started twitter contest for the best smoke photo, and a chance to win the new HTC Wildfire smartphone. You play by snapping a good photo and then hashtagging it #HTC_Wildfire and #smog. There hasn't been a press release yet, but Russians are already sending in lots of pictures to twitter - for us not eligible to compete it provides a realtime update of the current smog situation.

Maybe HTC should give these guys, who were suddenly surrounded by fire after driving into a village to help a phone as well, that footage can't be beat. (scary!)


Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” has been nominated for four MTV Music Video Awards

Great news! Ever believe that a video can sell a song? I have this idea that some songs are made better by the right video, and I've been crazy about "Dog days are over" all spring and summer. In fact ever since I first saw the video for it, directed by Legs’ Georgie Greville & Geremy Jasper via Rokkit. Florence as some sort of magical witch-shaman, who dances about love and brings forth beehived purple women, drumming giants and cape-clad harp players added visual poetry to the already poetic lyrics. Please let it win MTV's video of the year: Granted "Bad Romance" and "Telephone" are good contenders too, my my the ladies are on top this year aren't they?

Read more for a Q&A with Legs' Georgie Greville & Geremy Jasper on Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Days are Over”


Luerzer's Archive Student of the Year 2010 Contest

Time to log onto Luerzer's Archive portal to elect the Student of the Year 2010. Professionals from throughout the world of advertising are once again invited to select the most promising new and up-and-coming talents.

Past experience has shown that the award can be a serious stepping stone for students looking to jumpstart their careers. Menno Kluin, for example, winner in 2005, is now a top creative on the advertising scene. The work he did for Saatchi & Saatchi New York earned him several Cannes Lions, and he's becoming equally successful at his present agency, Y&R, New York.

This year's winner again stands to scoop a trip to an international advertising festival plus the now legendary Lürzer's Achive Sixpack!

It would be wonderfully if you vote for us. But also check out other works. Cheers.


Get a job at Sterling Cooper- Mad Men Job Interview

OooH, thanks Leslie at burnsautoparts for sending this over, I can't get enough of Mad Men related hype right now, I'm on pins and needles waiting for the season to start again. Play The Mad Men Job Interview - Leslie got a gig as a copywriter and I.... oh my god, I'm an account manager. *sobs*

More visual fun with Mad Men can be had at the fan blog from the the fabulous and opinionated Tom and Lorenzo where each outfit is thoroughly dissected as it shows where the character wearing it is at. Shared this earlier on brandflakesforbreakfast which Bill Green, Ben Kunz and I are baby-sitting while Humongo are touring the states. We promise to keep the baby up late at night and feed it too much soda pop.


Amsterdam Loves Oranje (still) - Competition

I Amsterdam have a competition where you could win an Oranje IXUS 130 camera, or fabulous diamond from Gassan Diamonds with a value of 5000 euros! The english rules of engagement are available here.

The homecoming ceremony for Team Holland will be an unforgetable day and we would like to challenge you to put it to film! Think over-the-top orange-clad supporters watching the canal tour or a unique perspective of Amsterdam during the Museumplein ceremony.


The mystery Cannes lions winners: 1 scam and two repeats found?

Everyone knows by now that the Scrabble Billboard from Ogilvy Mexico was disqualified for a Press Grand Prix and had to make way for AlmapBBDO Brazil's press campaign for Billboard magazine. Reason? Scrabble had been submitted to Cannes last year and thus was too old to play. Bummer for Mexico.

But wait, what about The Cheer Dark campaign that can be found in Press Lions as a Bronze winner 2010?

Isn't that the same exact campaign that can be found in the Cannes Lions Press archives of 2009?

Granted, they got no award then, but then neither did Scrabble last year.