On Saturday night the ADCOLOR® AWARDS were held at The Beverly Hilton honoring professionals of color, diversity champions and companies in the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries. Nick Cannon pictured left above, together with Soldedad O’Brien & Don Lemon, was honored with the All Star Award for his achievements in music, big screen, television and radio roles to his executive producer and charitable endeavors.
Roxy, the world’s leading women’s lifestyle company, partnered with Digital Brand Architects and ClickFire Media to ask girls around the world: are you living life to the fullest? To extend this question to Roxy’s worldwide fan base, the boutique agency and digital design studio combined their expertise to create “Dare Yourself,” a social media campaign that challenged women to push their limits and empower themselves.
Bad Assembly brings home the bronze lion for their water network work with Droga5. On a bit of a winning streak, the Los Angeles shop is also recognized with an FWA Mobile Award for their work on the 72andSunny Website.
Tool swept this year’s Cannes Lions Awards, winning 12 Lions in the fiercely competitive Film, Branded Content & Entertainment, Cyber, Mobile, and Design categories. The production company’s captivating“Clouds Over Cuba” interactive documentary took home 11 awards overall – including three Gold Lions, three Silver Lions, and five Bronze Lions.
So, still hungover from Cannes, Oreo and DraftFCB are basking in the shine of their glorious Lion win for Oreo Daily Twist, when lady-who-has-real-job™ asks... "How is the Oreo thing any different from the Google doodle?" OH PLEASE! Back off, lady, this area is for professionals in advertising only. Just because you educate the next generation of consumers doesn't mean you have any idea about what makes an ad campaign. Have a seat in that tiny uncomfortable desk over there while I explain.
As predicted Dumb Ways To Die is raking home the lions in Cannes, it took the Grand Prix in the Direct Lions and PR Lions. It also got a nice Gold Lion in the Promo & Activation Lions category. Trust me, it ain't over until the fat fireworks blow up on Saturday, there will be more. How do I know? Have you seen anything else memorable in 2012? That cleaned up at both D&AD and One Show?
Of course, this is Cannes, we can always hope for a dark horse from an exotic country .. :)
If you can get to Cannes, Arnold can get you into the festival palace. Yep, that's right, they're giving away their ticket to Cannes Lions fest! They have a flat tire and can't go. True story.
Cannes has Pizza is this weeks must-have app as Deutsch LA is arming scooter-riding iphone-carrying pizza-saviors and sending them to Cannes. They'll be delivering 1800 slices of the best pizza you'll never remember throughout the week, Tuesday-Thursday nights, going from 12-2 am. Like any brilliant idea best suited for drunken souls, this one was conceived of at 5 in the morning in Cannes, as Jeff Sweat was trotting up and down the croisette desperately searching for food. Cannes may have that free-flowing pink Evian in abundance, but food after midnight is a lot harder to find.
Razorfish have made tweeting bikes for SXSW. The sleek bikes have their own GPS devices that will transmit location data of their whereabouts to Razorfish's social media team. The 20 bikes have individual Twitter ID's, WyattTheBike a Texan bike y'all, VivianTheBike, KenTheBike and PennyTheBike for example, and will tweet in its own personality. They can tweet where they are, about the weather, where they've seen what foodtrucks and random localized talk. If they're stolen they will tweet "RIP" and sign off.
The first D&AD White Pencil was awarded last night by an esteemed panel of judges at the Royal Institution in London. For 50 years, D&AD has inspired and celebrated the best in global design and advertising. As businesses and brands respond to changes in consumer behaviour and strive to play an active role in delivering positive social change, creativity has a more critical role than ever. The first new award in D&AD’s history was created to reward an idea that has a genuine social impact.
The One Club Hall Of Fame are adding four names to their notable list of legends in advertising and design. Much kudos to Steve Hayden, Martin Puris, Jim Riswold and John Webster who will be inducted in the Creative Hall of Fame at a black-tie event on January 22, 2013 in New York City. John Webster will be honored posthumously. Thank you for the smash mash, John.
The first creative advertising competition centered in the entertainment capitol and dedicated to moving image advertising across all platforms.
Hollywood, CA. –THE A-LIST AWARDS today announces the Call for Entries for The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards. Deadline for entries is December 7, 2012.
A unique competition both for Hollywood and the advertising industry, The A-List Hollywood Moving Image Advertising Awards recognizes creative excellence in all forms of moving-image advertising and in all platforms. Entrants will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in categories encompassing television, film, online, mobile, interactive and technique.
Recognizing excellence in the rapidly expanding space known as Branded Entertainment.
Hollywood, CA. ––THE A-LIST AWARDS today announces the Call for Entries for its second annual The A-LIST Hollywood Branded Entertainment Awards. Celebrating the fastest growing segment of the advertising and marketing industry, the Branded Entertainment Awards recognize outstanding achievement in branded content for film, television, music, web, mobile content and game media. The deadline for entries is November 9, 2012.
Wieden + Kennedy's Portland office just won an Emmy award for Procter & Gamble's emotional mom-centered Olympic spot "Best Job" created out of Anonymous Content and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez-Inarritu. Weiden was also nominated for Chrysler's "Halftime in America" starring Clint Eastwood riffing off Reagan, directed by Chelsea Pictures' David Gordon Green.
In this tweet we can see someone picking it up too.
Awesome and very well deserved. P&G and Wieden win the Emmy for best commercial. Big congratulations. instagr.am/p/Pnfqo3OOjN/
The Lovie Awards, the pan european internet awards in creativity set out to prove that cool web-things don't all come from Silicon Valley is up again, and the deadline for entry is Friday, July 20, 2012 - that's this one so if you made an app, a web film, a site, any mobile ad ... you should enter it right now for a shot at an award and an off the hook party night.
Yes, I know that as a general rule, all headlines that end with a question-mark can be answered with "No", but bear with me here, something is off. It's likely that, just like the KIA cannes "pedo" ad story last year (fishy start, culprit spotted, upset creatives demanding retractions, and final removal of award) we are likely to learn much more as time goes by.
What is the ADversaries challenge? It's the thing we all do anyway, we pit the greatest advertising icons against each other, and now there's an actual facebook page game for it, created by Texas ad agency Sanders\Wingo.
“What started as the typical creative debate about the industry developed into one of those ‘wouldn’t it be cool’ moments,” Executive Creative Director Shanteka Sigers, said. “Every single agency and every marketing department tosses around the conversation about industry icons. We just took it online to let everyone weigh in on naming the greatest.”
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