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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.”


Chipotle takes home Film Lion Grand Prix

Sweet animation and Legendary Willie Nelson covering Coldplay's "The Scientist", won the Film Lion Grand Prix and Branded Content & Entertainment Lion Grand Prix with this this two-minute animated lovely for Chipotle that ends with the line "Cultivate a better world".


BETC wins the Grand Prix Film Craft for "The Bear"

After taking home a pawful of Yellow Pencils at D&AD Awards earlier this year, the team at BETC Paris takes home some more metal for their work on "The Bear" for Canal +.

"I have never met a bear with such an appetite for lions before", jokes Stéphane Xiberras, CCO of BETC Paris and creative director of "The Bear," at the news of the success at this years Cannes Lions Festival. At Saturday night's ceremony, "The Bear" for Canal+ was awarded no less than four Golds (three in the Film Craft category and one in Film), one Silver (Film Craft) and the Film Craft Grand Prix.


ThinkLA Hyper Island Master Class next week

This is a reminder that the Hyper Island Master Classes in los Angeles Jun 25 - Jun 27, 2012 are still available, and you should sign up for a reboot of your brain to ensure that you keep on your creative toes for the rest of the year.
thinkLA members receive 10% off registration! Companies sending 3 or more individuals (maximum of 6) receive 20% off the total cost. - See more at:


Cyber Lions Grand Prix to Tweets and Utility App

This year, two campaigns took home the Cyber Lions Grand Prix.

Sweden - Curators of Sweden by VOLONTAIRE in Stockholm have some fancy new metal to show off. The post about the world's most democratic twitter account has been read over eleven thousand times already, which isn't always a good thing.


Radio Lions Grand Prix winner as annoying as the mosquitos it claims to get rid of?

Radio Lions Grand Prix winner was "Repellent Radio" for Go Outside Magazine by Talent, São Paulo, Brazil.

Ok, so what? Well, President of Rob McLennan said in his President's Message: "I’m really looking forward to working with the world's leading creatives to find the freshest work for one of our oldest mediums."


The #CannesLions cyber shortlist adland picks. Who will win tomorrow?

What will win in Cyber? That's always the toughest category you know, and the one with the most fun entries. :) Let have a look at a few.

Take this lollipop is on the shortlist. Yes, the creepy stalker who wil stalk your facebook photos from a dusty hideout complete with tricycle. Creeepy. Directed by Jason Zada, Created by TOOL Santa Monica, produced by Brian Latt, Oliver Fuselier and Dustin Callif. Developed by Jason Nickel. It's pretty cool.


#CannesLions fun, bingo, boondoggle scale and the wrath of Cannes again

Doug Zanders of The advertising week social club has posted the THE CANNES BOONDOGGLE SCALE - read it to find out what number on the scale that you are. I will nod and agree that Bob Garfield is indeed an eight and feebly admit that last year which y'all know was the best and worst Cannes and nearly killed me, I was a boondoggle ten. On the upside, New Zealand is a really nice place.