The Cannes International Festival of Creativity, which rolls (lurches?) on to La Croisette from June 18-25, has announced the runners and riders for this year in terms of prizes and jury chairs. New on the scene is a Digital Craft ...Read More »
Can DDB’s Kassaei turn back the awards tide?
There’s a fierce rivalry between WPP and Omnicom (as you may have noticed) and the most visible stage for it in recent years has been the battle for creative awards, most notably at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Recently ...Read More »
Who is going to make the big deals and produce the big winners in 2015?
What’s going to happen in adland in 2015? 1/ The first is that time (and tide) wait for no man and, in February WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell will be 70 while arch enemy Maurice Levy of Publicis Groupe will ...Read More »
Oystercatchers awards show how new business pitches have become an industry inside an industry
Lively London client/agency matchmaker Oystercatchers held its annual awards last night for agency new business teams, awarding gongs for best RFI (response to client request for information), agency film, agency website and agency credentials. The only thing missing is best ...Read More »
Coca-Cola, ANZ and Nivea triumph in off-the wall Cannes choices in media, outdoor and mobile
Cannes 2014: Coca-Cola and McCann Lima won the Media Grand Prix for this campaign trying to make Peruvians more happy. Search me guv, but I’m sure it ticked all the boxes. How do you pick the best media campaign? A ...Read More »
Simon Hakim of Hunter: how do you judge an agency – awards, effectiveness or both?
This month, April 25th marks two important events. First, it’s ANZAC day, commemorating the sacrifices of the Australian and New Zealand army corps in both World Wars – it also means a day off work. But many in the Australian ...Read More »
Scam ads are becoming a global business say critics
This business of ‘scam’ ads; doctored versions of bona fide ads or ads specially made to enter awards, seems to be a rather bigger and more widespread affair than we thought. We all know the case of the JWT India ...Read More »
It’s back to work time in adland – to twerk or not to twerk, that’s the question
It’s the end of the summer (booh!) and therefore back to work. So a new business year awaits when the battle between Sir Martin Sorrell’s ‘math men,’ the number crunchers he thinks will take over the world, and people trying ...Read More »
D&AD awards 4Creative and McCann Melbourne
Channel 4’s “Meet The Superhumans’ Paralympics campaign (left) by 4Creative (C4’s in-house agency) and Metro Trains’ ‘Dumb Ways To Die’ from McCann Melbourne won black pencils, the top prizes at the UK’s D&AD Awards last night. Both of these have ...Read More »