ad awards etc


Is Cannes the death of copy?

Seen the ads that win at Cannes over the years?
Do you see any ads with long copy?
No, my friends.
Blame it on the brilliant Brazilians. Or the Swedes.
The sad truth is in our pursuit for international recognition we


Paradisets last gasp wins Grand Prix

Paradisets latest and last campaign for Diesel won the Grand Prix in Cannes for press and Poster.


Time to buy some alka-zeltzer

Cannes Lions is far too soon! Their site revamped, they collected previous winners in a searchable database - bliss! It might be the most 'boring' Cannes Lions site you have ever seen, but it is by far the most useful one they have made. "which seminar did you go to?" is not as common of a question as "which party were you at last night?" , which reaches "did you see the shortlist?" levels of popularity by the middle of the week.. So do your homework: Where will you party once in Cannes?.............. listing here.


Creative Award in Slovakia Losing Credibility

March 2001 was a bad month for creativity in Slovakia. The national creative award Zlaty klinec (Golden Nail) was a big disappointment for many creatives and agency executives. The reason: too many ads awarded that noone would seriously call creative.


Andy and ADCN - and the guld

The international Andy awards are being handed out in New York tonight as the Dutch ADCN parties till dawn in an old warehouse. "Who won what?", "did it really - that piece of..", and "why didn't they enter in the awards?", will be the topic of discussion over free coctails most of the evening. In Sweden at Guldägget the topic will be "do the winners correspond to that list on Adland?". At least, that's why I will be watching.......

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Images Festival

You didn't forget that the Images Festival of independant Film and Video is between the 12th of April until the 22nd, did you?
If you are in Toronto - do stop by. And get me some buttered popcorn.


Lintas alleges 'unfair play' at the Abby's!

By: Anil Thakraney

In a sensational, unprecedented development, India's premier advertising agency, Lowe Lintas, ranked number two in India, has decided to withdraw its entries from the Abby awards competition. Abby awards is considered India's most prestigious ad award show organised by the Ad Club of Bombay. This, shockingly, comes just days ahead of the three-day extravaganza scheduled for the end of this month.


Guldägg Nominations March7 2001

For those of you who are interested in the swedish nominations of the sought after Gold Egg prize (Guldägget - Swedens advertising and new media awards) in the Internet and new media categories Ad-rag has gotten a hold of the entire list. Click on read more to read the list. I suggest you foreign people have a look as well - great new media and internet design is usually from the scandinavian countries and these lists serves as good inspiration.

Table one is here: Guld1.html Table two is here:Guld2.html Enjoy!


For the creative who has everything

The book Cutting Edge advertising has found it's way here thanks to Neil French, who wrote the foreword, and Jim Aitchison who wrote the book, he promptly donated a signed copy of the book as soon as he heard we'd been naggin the publishing houses for a copy.

I heard the book was a good read - nine out of ten Adlisters prefer it - and with a shiny new copy in my lap I am about to find out.


...and the winners are:

The lucky winners of the Epica awards reels are;

user adgrunt "Me" who wins the "Best of Epica" reel, adgrunt "raresh" who wins the Epica 1999 reel.