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One Show Design Awards

What: The One Club presents the winning works from the One Show Design competition

When: July 13th-21st 2007

Hours: Tues-Sat Noon to 6 pm; Thursday Noon to 8 pm; Closed Sunday and Monday

Where: The Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY

Why: The winning works from One Show Design, produced by The One Club, will be on display from July 13th-July 21st. The creative minds behind this year's best designed advertising were awarded in categories including corporate identity, environmental design, publication design, direct mail and package design. With so much emphasis being placed on good design these days, come see works that have truly broken through, such as innovative designs from Apple Computer which racked up numerous awards for their hip, ground-breaking corporate image.


* Open to the public: $6 adults, $3 students and seniors, free
* For more information please visit or call 212-979-1900


Cannes catsup - DM and DM agency of the year.

SHACKLETON, Madrid won the "direct agency of the year" award and as you can see, this made them so happy they got up on stage and treated everyone to their Keanu Reeves impression.


First Ad of Da Month winner announced

And the jury agreed that the dark cloud ambient ad from Ogilvy in Bejing should take top honors. It's a black balloon fitted to the exaust pipe of a car, and when it expands well, you don't really have to read the copy to get it. You can see the ad presentation here on the AdofDaMonth site.


One Show launches OneShow.TV

The One Club has launched One Show.TV offering the public the opportunity to vote for their favorite television advertising of the year.

"Good ads are hard to find. Bad ads are everywhere," says The One Club President Kevin Swanepoel. "The One Club is dedicated to finding the best ads and this year we are showcasing them, for the first-time ever, by giving the public the chance to have their opinions heard."

Using video streaming, One Show.TV users will be able to preview all the commercials nominated for the 2007 One Show. One Show.TV is a direct response to the overwhelming popularity of audience participation and reflects the international scope of the One Show. One Show.TV features ads from all over the world, including the many outstanding commercials that Americans would otherwise never have the opportunity to see.

One Show.TV is part of One Show Festival Week, an annual event honoring the best in advertising from around the world. Highlights of the week include the 32nd Annual One Show awards, advertising’s equivalent of the Oscars, on May 9 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and One Show Interactive, one of the most exciting and renowned events in the industry, on May 11 downtown at New York’s Skylight Studios.


Webby's Peoples Voice Awards

Okay, I'll admit that I have a personal interest in this posting, as one of the blogs i'm involved in is up for a webby and therefor eligible for a peoples voice award...
The People's Voice Awards (and the listings of all the webby nominees) can be found here:

You need to be registered, so if you haven't yet done so, it will prompt you upon clicking the link below.
This link will take you straight to our category if you're already registered and signed in.
Another easy way to get there is from the drop-down menu at the top right, just pull down to bannerblog and release.

Besides the self interested aspect of this, there is a WEALTH of great interactive on the site, and one could spend hours browsing them all...

The background:
I'm a co-editor of BannerBlog - is the only blog focused on interactive advertising out there - or at least the only one big enough to get a nice stream of visitors and submissions from around the world.


2007 Corbis Creativity for Social Justice Award Winners Announced

On Monday, Corbis today announced the winners of the 2007 Corbis Creativity for Social Justice Award in the professional and student categories. The Walker Agency won the award for its work on an Amnesty International campaign – "It's Not Happening Here. But it is Happening," which we all knew was going to take home some trinkets at the award shows; posted less than a year on Adland, the posters have become the 3rd most viewed post ever! Student scholarship winner, Jeanne Lee, was recognized for her creation of the "Plant a Seed for a Greener Apple" school project for Trees New York.

(click to see larger version of "Trees NYC" here)


ADC winners announced, well, most of them

Tuesday, The Art Directors Club announced the top winners in the categories of Advertising and Interactive Media for its 86th Annual Awards. Its top Gold Cube medalist in Advertising is TBWAChiatDay, and its Gold Cube medalist in Interactive Media is R/GA. Winners in the categories of Graphic Design, Photography and Illustration will be announced separately.

The ADC also announced five finalists in the Hybrid category, one of which will be presented with the Gold Cube at ADC's 86th Awards Gala in New York on May 31st. The category recognizes integrated visual communications work that utilizes multiple media platforms or transcends conventional uses of media. The top winner will also claim the Yahoo! Big Idea Chair.

"Our juries worked very diligently this year, evaluating some truly innovative work across disciplines, and our list of winners reflects that," says ADC Executive Director Myrna Davis. "As the only competition that reviews work across the board--from advertising and design to interactive and integrated media--the ADC Annual Awards has always been viewed as ahead of its time, even as it embodies the industry's longest-running record of creative excellence."

Read on to see the work.


Attend the Kelly Awards in your Pajamas!

Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) is reinventing one of its most notable programs--the Kelly Awards--as a virtual awards show presented exclusively online.

The winners of the 26th Annual Kelly Awards, which award creative excellence and effectiveness using magazines, will be announced online beginning Wednesday, June 13. Created with Visual Mercenary of New York, New York, the microsite will feature an animated host, interactive gallery, commentary from judges and finalists, and even an exclusive after-party--complete with bouncer. Finalists for this year's Kelly Awards have been announced and are listed below the fold.

"For more than a quarter of century the Kelly Awards have stood for creativity and we feel that the new online event will reflect the originality, flair and cleverness that is characteristic of great magazine advertising," said Ellen Oppenheim, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the MPA. "Additionally, because we empathize with everyone's busy schedules, we decided to show appreciation for the industry's work while giving attendees an entertaining and time-saving way to share in the celebration of the Kelly Awards. An inventive digital platform enables us to reach an even broader audience."


Burn Back for's Portfolio Night World Tour

The folks at are at it again with their 5th annual portfolio night. This time they're going global with 26 cities participating on the same night, May 3rd. To help promote the event, they've reincarnated Burn Back (read: Bernbach) as a metal band with their song "Make The Logo Bigger". Listen to the tune below.


One Show Wants You To Know It's Coming

The One Club tapped the creative minds at Cliff Freeman & Partners to come up with a campaign alerting the adgrunts of the world to their upcoming show May 9-11. The result: a multi-media campaign that warns any potential no-shows that "There's No Excuse for Missing the One Show."

A mock novelty catalogue that reads like a page from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, it's supported by an online store (, 1-888 number (1-888-NOXCUSE) and "infomercial" spots peddling such disaster-relief/prevention items as radiation suits, condoms, bolt cutters and clean urine samples.