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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:


Cannes Future Lions entries - ideas to help the music business.

Here's another couple of entries to the AKQA-hosted Future Lions awards, also from students at the School of communication arts (my old school back in the 1.0 Gillard ruled version, hep hep!). Just like the White Bull Lager Army film being discussed further down. These are created by Victoria Trow ( @victoria_trow ) and Tom Houser ( @tomhouser ). First up, a way to create new channels of revenue for the poor music companies.


Design the adage global cover - win trip to Cannes!

Advertising AGe's Global Cover Contest in on. You have to be under 30, and use original work, but other than that a blank printed page is just waiting for you.

American Express Receives MIPTV Brand of the year award

American Express Receives First MIPTV Brand Of The Year Award

In February MIPTV announced the first Brand of the Year Award, which will be presented at MIPTV 2011 in April at the Branded Entertainment Summit (April 5-6). The award will be presented to an international brand for its outstanding contribution to the development and production of branded entertainment.

Marie Devlin, Senior Vice-President Global Advertising, Media and Sponsorships, American Express (photo left) received the award for American Express. I wonder if the award is cable ready? On hand and photo right is Miles Young, Global CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.

Anne de Kerckhove, Director of the Entertainment Division Reed MIDEM (photo center) stated the power of branded entertainment content has really taken off in the last twelve months. Madame Director went on to say branded entertainment content has come a long way from it's roots in soap operas. Well that is true some attempts are not quite ready for prime time and should have been left on the cutting room floor Dove dropped the ball in Mad Men.


4th amendment wear wins a Tomorrowaward


Y&R, Dubai, UAE Agency of the year at The Dubai Lynx awards: partied until 4 am.

There was an impromptu office party at Y&R Dubai today, and who can blame them, they brought home the Agency of the year award at the Dubai Lynx last night. They even partied until 4 am last night - that's the spirit. ;)

Y&R Dubai also did really well in other categories. The "Stopache" Splitting Headache Campaign won a GrandPrix in Design , and a Silver in Outdoor. Congratulations @yrdubai