ad awards etc


Cannes Future Lions entries - ideas to help the music business.

Here's another couple of entries to the AKQA-hosted Future Lions awards, also from students at the School of communication arts (my old school back in the 1.0 Gillard ruled version, hep hep!). Just like the White Bull Lager Army film being discussed further down. These are created by Victoria Trow ( @victoria_trow ) and Tom Houser ( @tomhouser ). First up, a way to create new channels of revenue for the poor music companies.


Design the adage global cover - win trip to Cannes!

Advertising AGe's Global Cover Contest in on. You have to be under 30, and use original work, but other than that a blank printed page is just waiting for you.

Design a cover for Ad Age's Global Issue. This means creating a cover for the print edition of the publication. And your design idea does not have to be limited to the printed page. Digital ideas that bring Ad Age to life on and off the page are welcome

American Express Receives MIPTV Brand of the year award

American Express Receives First MIPTV Brand Of The Year Award

In February MIPTV announced the first Brand of the Year Award, which will be presented at MIPTV 2011 in April at the Branded Entertainment Summit (April 5-6). The award will be presented to an international brand for its outstanding contribution to the development and production of branded entertainment.

Marie Devlin, Senior Vice-President Global Advertising, Media and Sponsorships, American Express (photo left) received the award for American Express. I wonder if the award is cable ready? On hand and photo right is Miles Young, Global CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.

Anne de Kerckhove, Director of the Entertainment Division Reed MIDEM (photo center) stated the power of branded entertainment content has really taken off in the last twelve months. Madame Director went on to say branded entertainment content has come a long way from it's roots in soap operas. Well that is true some attempts are not quite ready for prime time and should have been left on the cutting room floor Dove dropped the ball in Mad Men.


4th amendment wear wins a Tomorrowaward

4thamendmentwear that appeared so timely right around thanksgiving travel-day last year just won a TomorrowAward. You can follow the awards seminars and festivities on twitter via the hashtag #tawards


Y&R, Dubai, UAE Agency of the year at The Dubai Lynx awards: partied until 4 am.

There was an impromptu office party at Y&R Dubai today, and who can blame them, they brought home the Agency of the year award at the Dubai Lynx last night. They even partied until 4 am last night - that's the spirit. ;)

Y&R Dubai also did really well in other categories. The "Stopache" Splitting Headache Campaign won a GrandPrix in Design , and a Silver in Outdoor. Congratulations @yrdubai


ChipChop awards: Best use of a shop window postcard space

The Chip Chop Awards want to remind you that advertising is fun, and have handed their coveted "Best use of a shop window postcard space" soggy chip award to JonPaulGreen for their '2000000 albums' note signed Spotify.



Change the future: become a Tomorrow Award Public Judge

It might not prevent global warming or stop Skynet, but the Tomorrow awards want to raise the bar of what's possible in advertising, and you can help keep the award on the straight and narrow by joining me, and a few puppies and pigs, as a public judge for the first round. Help chip down the shortlist!

Judges are are expected to make their selections based on the following criteria:

• The Tomorrow Factor: the entry raises the bar for what is possible, and is likely to set game changing future trends within the advertising industry.
• Creative Excellence: the concept behind the entry must be both inspiring and unique.
• Brilliant Execution: the entry must demonstrate a phenomenal level of craft
• Media Innovation: the entry takes full advantage of the latest technologies and media, or uses older media in truly new and exciting ways.

There are some classic good ideas on the shortlist that don't 'raise the bar for what is possible', don't feel bad when you put on your judging cap to separate the wheat from the chaff. It's a great way to check out some interesting advertising ideas that you might have missed.


After Lisbon Eurobest - lets aim for Brussels and the Pantone Hotel

The upcoming Eurobest will be held in Lisbon the 28th-30th of November, and I'm sure that will be swell. But the one after that, can we please make it Brussels? They have great ad agencies, french fries to die for, and The Pantone Hotel. It's perfect! Lets go! Hat Tip Brandflakes.


The Outdoor hall of fame wants your votes - which poster is your favorite?

Campaign has collected the cream of billboards & posters (and two of them are for the creme of Manchester) at the outdoor hall of fame, and wants you to help vote for the very best and your personal favorites. My tip is, start in the 60s, choose your favorites, and ignore the fact that "Reg on Smoking" shows up in the 80's category even if it was from 1992. Cast your votes, I have.


Name your baby Dovahkiin and get "unknown reward" from Bethesda - it's a conception quest!

Pregnant or currently aiming to be? Well, if you pop out a dragon-slaying baby the 11/11/11 this year, you could be the happy winner of an unknown reward - provided you turn your child's name into ad-space for the Elder Scrolls V game by naming the baby Dovahkiin.

Announced on Bethesda's blog: Ladies and gentlemen - start your creation engines. They're taking it seriously enough to offer 'a Steam key that will grant you, and presumably Dovahkiin him/herself, every ZeniMax/Bethesda game - past, present and future - for life' but the rest of the unknown reward is still a secret, in other words they're just making this up as they go along. ;) It's been tweeted 153 times already, a sudden PR-boost they might not have expected, but they're having fun with it. Especially in the disclaimer.

Disclaimer: Any reward for completing this quest will not ultimately justify the potential teasing your child could - and probably will - endure over its lifespan. Bethesda Softworks is not responsible for your parenting. You may gain experience points for completing this quest, but you will not care at 3am on a work night. Completion of this quest may also result in decreased desire to play video games and/or function as a human being. Consult with your friends before embarking on this quest; while it may not start in prison, it probably ends there.

That reminds me Iuma Dylan-Lucas - named after - turns eleven years old this year. Back then it only cost 5000 dollars to name a kid after a .com