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NEWCREATIVES AWARD 2006 - Alessi brief

Today, launches a call for participation for its 2006 'newcreatives award' competition.
Young, global creatives can compete for the best ideas for ALESSI, the renowned, high-end Italian 'Factory of Design'. The participants will look for the most impactful ideas in support of Alessi's soon-to-open US Flagship store on Greene Street, in Manhattan's fashionable SoHo District. (The store will open in mid-September of this year), as well as focus on branding ideas for the US market.

Interested creatives of all disciplines (advertising, graphic design, product design, free artists, photography, web design, film makers, fashion designers, illustrators, etc), up to the age of 30, and with a maximum of 3 years of professional experience, can get their copy of the briefing by confirming their participation at [email protected].

The competitors will have a month to complete a 2-category task on "How beauty can affect your daily life". Mid-September, an international jury of professional advertising and design creatives will select category winners, who will get a free trip to NY and will be invited to the newcreatives award ceremony and winners' exhibition in the new Alessi store in NY. At the award ceremony, the Grand winner will receive an additional $1000 in Alessi products.


Best Spec Spot at the 2006 AICP Awards.

Directed by Jerry Brown at Sticks+Stones, written by Trevor Miller, John Colquhoun this Adidas spec ad shows a young man run a four minute mile. It won "best spec spot" at the 2006 AICP Awards. See it here.


WIN gives love to Nike and maybe you

Earlier this year both AWNY's Grand Goods for print and TV. Now the WIN Awards will be giving Nike their Advertiser of the Year award at the award ceremony on October 25th in Los Angeles. Early call for entries to the WIN Awards is July 31st with final entry call deadline August 31st. More info here if you want to enter.

Judges include: Janet Champ, Kathy Hepinstall, Melinda Kanipe (Ogilvy & Mather, NY), Audrey Huffenreuter, (McCann, NY) and Emma Hill, (BBDO, Clemenger, Melbourne).


2006 Midsummer Awards

Last Friday the Midsumer Awards were held at The Savoy in London. The jury consisted of: Chairman Mark Roalfe of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe, Steve Jones of DDB London, Stuart Outhwaite of Mother. Charity Charity of JWT, Andrew Petch of Publicis, Mark Hendy of Ogilvy, and Gary Anderson of Fallon. Best International Director went to Michael Wong of The Sweet Shop. Palme D'Or for Best Production Company went to Stink. Best Director was taken home by Ne-o. of Stink And Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO won Most Successful Agency.

Grand Prix for Most Outstanding Commercial was awarded to Sony Bravia Balls by Fallon, directed by Nicolai Fuglsig of MJZ.


Emmy Commerical Nominees

Emmy nominations came out this morning. But we don't care about the TV are the nominees for outstanding commercial.

Clydesdale American Dream - Budweiser

Production Company: PYTKA
Ad Agency: DDB Chicago

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New Zealand AXIS Awards Creative Advertising

Last Friday the CAANZ AXIS awards were held honoring New Zealand creative. "SkyCity's New Zealand general manager of marketing, Jill Birch, says the campaign which took top honours at Axis used a different approach to advertising. Advertisements of playing cards were placed on buses, in magazines and other media for players to "collect" into a winning poker hand."

Chairman's Best in Show went to "Let's Play Poker" campaign for SKYCITY Casino Auckland by ColensoBBDO.


ASH ad wins Best of Show

Best of Show at the IPA Best of Health Awards 2006 went to an anti-smoking advertisement by Clear Marketing Communications for ASH (Action on Smoking and Health). The full list of winners can be viewed at the BestOfHealthAwards website. Read on to see the ad.


Singaporean Minister visits D&AD Congress in London

Dr Lee Boon Yang, Singapore's Minister for Information, Communications & the Arts paid a visit to D&AD's Congress at Old Billingsgate in London on Tuesday: It was the fourth week of the D&AD New Blood exihibition. (more inside)


Who called it? Why, I did! Guinness - 'Noitulove' did win!

The Friday night jungle drums spoke the truth - Guinness 'Noitulove' is this years Grand Prix winner in Cannes.

Guinness - Evolution / Noitulove

The team at AMV/BBDO, London who brought back the "good things..." line and director Daniel Kleinman can pat themselves on the back now.


So, the "real men of genius" won again. Grand prix.

For the love of all that's holy people, this has got to stop. Clients - buy braver stuff. Creatives - write better stuff - you can brush up on your radio writing skills with our tutorial. Execs - go for the big picture with campaigns and please scratch the list of "words that must be in script" down by at least half.
US creatives stop whining about radio being hard you have 60 frickin' seconds most of the time. Thats ages! Why, when I write radio I'll be lucky if I get twenty seconds, and usually the list of "words that must be included" take 30 seconds to say- and the brands "sound logo" plays for at least 5 seconds, probably ten. I so wish I was kidding.

Else radio will never see another winner than the increasingly annoying "Real men of genius" campaign, formely known as the "real American heroes" back in the nineties.