ad awards etc


The Fred Farid Lambert launch party

As we all know, Fred&Farid like to shake things up by starting new agencies every so often. I suspect it's because then they get to host a launch party. All the fat cats of advertising were there naturally, also great TV journalists, people from the cinema and fashion industries attendend, even the Minister of Culture and Communications Mr Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres was there. It was a bit of a who's who in the creative and media businesses, or the crème de la crème of Paris.

When they aren't hosting faboulous soirées, they're busy working. Since its creation on January 9th, Fred Farid Lambert have won 5 clients for global communication projects. They are: EuroNews, Bongrain, Lagardère Active Média, Centre Pompidou and United Biscuits. Also, as annouced by Pernod Ricard in Campaign this week, Fred Farid Lambert is shortlisted topitch for the global Jameson advertising account. See more pictures inside.


2007 Create Awards: $30,000 Best of Show Prize Package!

For immediate release


Feb. 16, 2007 – The 2007 Create Awards – one of the top creative competitions for professionals and students in advertising, film and video, motion graphics, graphic communication, photography, printing, interactive media, and copywriting – announces its official call for entries: March 15.


ANNA Top Newspaper Ads of 2006

Yesterday, the Newspaper Marketing Agency (NMA) announced the £25,000 ‘Winner of Winners’ award for the best national UK newspaper advertisement of 2006. Launched in December 2004, Awards for National Newspaper Advertising (ANNAs) awards top newspaper advertising monthly with a top creative judge.

The 2006 'Winner of Winners' award went to Chris Groom, Stuart Harkness and Guy Featherstone, of Wieden + Kennedy for their "St. Wayne" ad featuring Wayne Rooney. The billboard version of the ad caused a bit of an uproar back in June.


86th ADC Awards Jury Selected

The Art Directors Club has announced its chairs and jurors for the 86th Annual Awards competition in advertising, interactive media and graphic design. The ADC Annual Awards, the longest running competition in the industry, closes its Call for Entries for professionals on January 26 and for students on January 31, 2007.

Tony Granger, Chief Creative Officer of Saatchi & Saatchi, New York will chair Advertising. Chair for Interactive is Rei Inamoto, Global Creative Director, AKQA. Co-chairs for Design are Rebecca Mendez, principal at Rebecca Mendez Design in Los Angeles, and Adam Eeuwens, creative director of 34 Magazine. A full list of jurors appears below. They represent the largest international group of professionals to judge the awards, hailing from Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America, as well as from around the U.S., and reflect the increasingly international profile of the creative community.

"We chose these creative 'rock stars' as jurists because they lead the industry, and our charge to them, as always, will be to choose winners whose work pushes the envelope," said ADC Executive Director Myrna Davis. "As the industry's most highly regarded non-profit creative organization, ADC continues to set the bar for visual communications across disciplines, media platforms and geographic boundaries."


December Award Shows - Eurobest and Epica 2006

Eurobest 2006 winners are up. Bravia Balls took home the Grand Prize for TV, an Audi print campaign by DDB Espana, Madrid took home Grand Prize for print, Grand Prize for outdoor went to Scholz & Friends, Germany for their booth ads for Jobsintown.de Recruitment Website. See the site for more winners.

Also up are the Epica Winners. Grand 2006 film Epica d'Or was won by Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam for the Coca-Cola "Dream Factory" commercial. The 2006 print Epica d'Or was won by Scholz & Friends Berlin for the jobsintown.de "Wrong Working Environment" campaign (see above).


Win an ADC Cube before the End of the World

This year's Art Director Club's Call for Entries poster addresses the turbulence of our era and where we seem to be heading, as well as the desire by those in the industry to win a Cube. "The ADC Cube is the award that every creative wants to win at least once before they die," says TBWAChiatDay co-creative director Ian Reichenthal, who guided the effort along with co-CD Scott Vitrone. "And the clock is ticking."

"There were lots of disasters and apocalyptic trends that deserved mentioning," Reichenthal adds, "but we scaled it down to our favorite 20 or so. Our choices were based on which ones lent themselves to being illustrated in an interesting way."

The TBWAChiatDay creative team that worked on the assignment reports that, as they researched the history of Armageddon, they turned to medieval woodcuts for inspiration and received a "sign" that they were pointed in the right direction. "In one we saw what looked like the Art Directors Club logo," explains art director Matt Sorrell. "We thought, is this a message?" (Actually, the original logo of the Art Directors Club was inspired by Albrecht Dürer's signature initials. A German Renaissance artist, Dürer is known for his engravings, particularly his Apocalypse series, which dates to the late 1400s. )


Nominate your favorite blog to the Battle of the ad Blogs

Yes, it is early days yet - still in the interest of fairness, transparency and all round blog-linking fame, we'd like you to nominate your favorite ad blogs (not this one tho') to the Battle of the ad blogs which will run in Feb 2007.

Battle Of the Ad Blogs

These were the categories last year - if you think it's lacking you should suggest another category, describe it and motivate why. It's quite difficult to narrow all these different voices down to a specific category! (more inside)


2006 Night of the Living Dead: Ad Exhibition of Ads Begins Today

If you're in NYC tonight, don't forget to check out the 2006 Night of the Living Dead Exhibition of Ads That Won’t Die at The One Club Gallery. The reception and award ceremony acknowledges ads that never quite made it past the drawing board. Prizes for the top three ads will be awarded and a stake will be driven through the ad that should have stayed dead.

When: Thursday November 9th, 2006 6:00-9:00 pm, Light refreshments will be served.

Where: The One Club Gallery, 21 East 26th Street, 5th Floor, New York City

- Open to the public: Members: free, Non-members: $10
- Exhibition runs November 9-21 Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- For more information please visit undeadads.com or call 212-979-1900


Larger than life "viral" spots - turns out to be a competition

Now that Bob Barrie - former Art Director at Fallon - is seen showing a cameraman who's boss, we finally have an explanation for those strange virals where Jeff Kling caresses his pencil.

Turns out it's all a competition, it's touting the "Larger Than Life cinema advertising contest" where ad creatives have the opportunity to submit an original 60 second cinema advertising spot, and have their work shot by RSA and run on National CineMedia's theatre network in AMC, Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Group Theatres nationwide.
By nationwide we mean "The United States" and by creatives we mean anyone over 18 residing in the United states who are are employed at a media, advertising or
creative agency. Everyone else can say a collective "meh" now. ;)

See print call for entries inside.


Creative circle's Guldkorn 2006 book out

Remember the Danish ad awards where I was doing jury duty this spring on the cyber awards? Well the awarded work is now out in book form and I thought I'd show y'all some interesting things in there. Like this stuff. What is that? Giant Lego?

Mystery solved inside!