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The Big AdGig 2011 - your vote can kill a team.

"The most historic advertising decision since Pantone 128 vs. Pantone 129." Yes, The Big Adgig is on again, and it's up to you to vote for the video you think are good - chiseling the 15 video shortlist down to eight. Remember kids, every time you vote "a junior gets its wings". This explains all the fly-swatters seen in creative departments.

This is Sara Nitz' submission.

Satirical game about the troubling supply chain - can't have that. Phone Story is banned from App store.

Phonestory is an iPhone game that shows the "troubling supply chain" of how the minerals are mined in Coltran, the suicides at the factory in China and the fanboydom of getting the latest gadget whetherr you really need it or not. The plan of the game creators, molleindustria, was to redirect the money earned on the game to the organizations that are fighting corporate abuses.

Cut&Paste Launches 12-City Live Design Competition: Call For Competitors Is Open

Cut&Paste NY 2010

Cut&Paste, the global digital design competition known for its lively onstage battles and reputation-making performances, will return to 12 cities this year, this time with Adobe as the event's Platinum Sponsor. The contest, which will culminate in a championship event in New York, is open immediately to potential competitors.

What is Cut&Paste? Watch here: Cut&Paste Global Champs 2010-11 from Cut&Paste on Vimeo.

AdLook: Lets judge women in advertising on how hot they look - not how hot their work is.

Only in the Ukraine could we have an award like Adlook, where the 'muses' in advertising aren't judged by the hotness of their work, but by how hot they look in heels and a push-up bra. Unlike in the miss Universe competition, here silicone is A-OK!
Seriously, they say this in their opening paragraph.

Adlook – is the first rating, where ad agencies take their places not for their works, but for beautiful looks of their female co-workers. So the rating of your agency depends on you, girls. Clients and their budgets have no importance here. There’s no place for fakes here (though adlook team thinks that silicone is ok).

Cannes Lions 2012 reverts back to original date: 17 to 23 June 2012

Change of plans folks! My Birthday will not be held in Cannes next year (crowd roars with DISAPPOINT!), as it has just been announced the Lions festival is moving back to it's original date. Quick, get on the horn and re-schedule that team of former rugby-players now turned exotic dancers to come and party with me at my house instead. What do you mean you didn't book them in the first place? Son, I am disappoint.

We have just been informed by the city of Cannes that for various internal and external reasons the proposed improvement works to the Palais des Festivals have now been postponed.
Therefore, to avoid a crossover with the end of the Cannes Film Festival, we are reverting to our usual dates in the third week of June – 17-23 June 2012.

Should the PR lion for Mercedes "Hitchhiker" be revoked for being stealth? How about for being a copy-cat?

Flashback to Cannes lions and the Gold winning PR entry called Tramp A Benz which consisted of a man who hitchiked through Germany, but only in Mercedes Benz. He blogged about it, he facebooked it, there was even a book printed in the end showing all the nice drivers who picked him up. He was Stefan Gbureck, a former Hugo Boss model and 'emerging street photographer and performance artist from Berlin'. It all seemed to be his idea, even if he used the classic Mercedes line "The best or nothing" on his brown paper cardboard as he hitched.

Aftertomorrow event in NYC on Tuesday: Robert Wong & Sam Ewen discuss innovation

Hey New Yorker, what are you doing on Tuesday? Fancy celebrating the future of innovation in advertising over cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and presentations from Robert Wong, ECD of Google Creative Lab and Sam Ewen, CEO of Interference?

Fancy a bit of inspiration from the Tomorrow Awards, Matt Marcus of R/GA & an open bar in Chicago tomorrow?

There are a few spots left to this Tuesday evening's After Tomorrow event by Tomorrow Awards & Adobe in Chicago at House of Blues. Come for the presentations, including Matt Marcus of R/GA, and stay for the open bar.

After Tomorrow Chicago - has all the info.

The photo is from last week in L.A.

Lürzer’s Archive Berlin School Scholarship 2011

No career track without professional training

Lürzer’s Archive Berlin School Scholarship 2011

Creative Leadership. That is the focus of the training and tuition programs run by the Berlin School, an initiative launched a few years back on the back of an idea originally put forward by the Art Directors Club Germany. In the formulation of the idea, ADC president Michael Conrad, formerly President and now Vice Chairman of Leo Burnett International, emphasizes that creativity is a key quality required of future business leaders, it being an asset that is decisive in determining whether a company succeeds or fails.

The 2011 GLAAD Amplifier Awards - did you make a gay positive ad this year?

GLAAD is accepting submissions for The 2011 GLAAD Amplifier Awards, (formerly known as the GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising.)

The GLAAD Amplifier Awards elevate and promote images in advertising that include fair and accurate representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Amplifier Awards also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories of LGBT people and issues that build support for equality.

Submitted materials must be received in the Los Angeles GLAAD office by Friday, July 29, 2011
at 6 p.m. PT. Projects submitted must have been printed, broadcast, appeared online or exhibited outdoors in the United States between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.


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