Update linkage: FP7 Heads will roll, Stockart probably not bad guys, and Durex uses the O-face again
FP7 lost their awards, they are no longer ad agency of the year, we now know what Jesus does - he makes sure that your unapproved ad campaigns for clients that you don't work for are noticed far and wide, shining the light on all of your other shady work. Oops! Official Lynx Award statement:
The 2009 Dubai Lynx Agency of the Year award has been withdrawn from FP7 Doha. The trophy will subsequently now not be awarded this year.
Investigations after this year's Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony revealed numerous examples of work from FP7 Doha that did not meet the Dubai Lynx entry criteria and subsequently, these 18 submissions and the associated seven awards have been withdrawn.
Bonus: adgrunt Dellowe has a big scan from mediaweek on the story with the juicy headline Heads will roll at FP7. If that's not juicy enough a 'senior deep throat' at FP7 Doha claims that the scandal was "personally motivated" by someone within the agency though he declined to say who. Looks like Creative Director Fadi Yaish is in the firing line. To see the full extent of the scam ads you should look at enough is enough over at bloganubis.
Stock artwork, logos, copyright and the power of Twitter. A cautionary tale. at The Logo Factory sheds more light on the strange tale of a designer being forced to pay for his own copyrighted images... Or was he? Dum dum dum!
Jeezus. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the cut-and-dried case that half the internet believed it to be. To make matters worse, I managed to track down some of the images via Google and Stock Art’s search engine using simple keywords. I wasn’t terribly thrilled with what I found, especially considering I had been around ground zero for some of the anti-StockArt.com and anti-Artlaws.com sentiments now swirling angrily around the internet. I’m not particularly proud of that.
Be sure to check out that images link to get, uh, the full picture.
Scientists report that orgasms are still affecting short term ad memory since the O-faces used in two campaigns here are back again, now appearing in a commercial for Durex. To be fair though, there are thousands of o-faced commercials out there already, not all for condoms.