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

smart - For the curious - (2011) :30 (Germany)

So far this year, Shilo co-founder and director Jose Gomez has directed five commercials for BBDO Berlin and the phenomenal smart vehicles from Daimler AG. The agency's smart fortwo A Big Idea campaign leverages the first co-production between Shilo and Film Deluxe GmbH, which is now representing Jose and his fellow Shilo directors Andre Stringer, Noah Conopask and others in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Two of these campaign spots premiered in Germany and elsewhere in February, and this and another ("For individualists") recently launched online at http://www.youtube.com/smart . A fifth spot will debut soon.

Shilo's detailed project Q&A with Jose appears on their We Make It Good blog here: http://bit.ly/JGsmart

smart - For individualists - (2011) :30 (Germany)

So far this year, Shilo co-founder and director Jose Gomez has directed five commercials for BBDO Berlin and the phenomenal smart vehicles from Daimler AG. The agency's smart fortwo A Big Idea campaign leverages the first co-production between Shilo and Film Deluxe GmbH, which is now representing Jose and his fellow Shilo directors Andre Stringer, Noah Conopask and others in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Two of these campaign spots premiered in Germany and elsewhere in February, and "For individualists" and another ("For the curious") recently launched online at http://www.youtube.com/smart . A fifth spot will debut soon.

Shilo's detailed project Q&A with Jose appears on their We Make It Good blog here: http://bit.ly/JGsmart

Once again Ikea is courting controversy the way they prefer to: by depicting same sex couples as "family", just like any other couple. This ad depicted above, with the headline "siamo aperti a tutte le famiglie" (we are open to all families), has ruffled feathers in catholic conservative Italy as it announces a new store out in the countryside. Berlusconi-owned Il Giornale accuses Ikea of spreading "Swedish imperialism" with the ad, while gay-friendly mosinforma snarks that the paper is "ready to defend the freedom of Silvio and deny it to everyone else." Zing!

This viral for Jack&Jones "Fitness Club" isn't implying that the clothes will suddenly cause heart attacks in healthy young men, but all the sudden sexscapades they get into might. Unless you're cardio-fit, which the Kardashian-like bombshell will help you with.

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