On the way out from her AgencySpy gig, SuperSpy minces no words lashing out at guys and sexism in the workplace reversing things a bit so men can endure the rampant objectivity apparently experienced by women in the ad business. For some, her point of view may be seen as harshly bitter but I'd say it's not very far off base in some instances.
She writes, "I'm going to find the first junior employee that I can and comment on how nice his jeans fit or better yet, tell him my own sexual fantasies and see if he bites. Yes, he probably will, but the power I exert in doing it, in making him feel uncomfortable for a brief moment, small, at jeopardy for his job (that brief sweet vengeful second), will be some sort of justice for all the ad guys who have come onto me and the chicks I know or don't even know in the work environment."
If after a panoply of awards shows you are still not sure which ads were best, below are the agencies, clients and campaigns that received a Gold or above in Clio's Television/Cinema/Digital, Interactive, Technique and Radio categories.
Occasionally, important events present themselves which call for the entire advertising industry to band together as one unstoppable force with the sole mission of advancing a worthy cause and doing good for all human kind. One such event has presented itself today requires our complete attention and participation.
What is this important cause? Why the voting for Barbarian Group's own Eva McCloskey as Boston Magazine's Most Wanted Single, of course! What? Did you think we as an industry were going to participate in that Cannes Humanitarian Lion thing and solve all the world's ills? Of course not. That's way too much work. A simple hottie contest is much more our style so please, do your part. Vote for Eva and represent!
- Saatchi Singapore adds what AdFreak calls a bit of Evil Dead to a domestic abuse campaign which focuses on verbal abuse.
- Rocketboom's Amanda Condonn is back after a two year stint with mainstream media with a new video show of her own called Sometimes Daily. (Did you get a nose job, Amanda?)
- Advertising Age's Simon Dumenco rounds up the top seven "most awesomest" American Idol moments of this season.
The 49th annual Clios took place in South Beach over the weekend. Content & Contact, Integrated Campaign, Innovative Media, Print and Design were recognized at the Fillmore in Jackie Gleason Theatre on Friday.
Ogilvy & Mather received the highest number of Gold Clios -- ironic, considering its founder was so resentful of award shows: three for Frankfurt and two for New York; followed closely by BBDO Worldwide (four Golds) and DDB Worldwide (also four).
Gold winners and "Best in Show" appear below.
Cannes season is back, and along for the ride come self-promotional horrors like the Wrath of Cannes. The pros: no fee for entry, no professional floor (you can be an INTERN! or a GED HOLDER!). The cons: that Grand Coney is one ugly statue, and "the venue" is interchangeable with "the freakshow."
The awards show takes place June 19 on Coney Island. The Wrath of Cannes is brought to you by Woods Witt Dealy & Sons, which hopes to turn some of this nonsense into agency clout.
AdFreak's Tim Nudd stumbled upon a recent incarnation of the Red Tettemer website and found the agency has redesigned the site in an ode to the drama surrounding Miley Cyrus and her recent Vanity Fair shoot. On the site, Red Tettemer Creative Media Strategist Rachel Timmerman is posing just like Miley did for for that famous Annie Liebovitz shot of her in a sheet.
Any ad agency employee that's willing to out themselves out there like that gets a gold star from Adrants.
There was a wee bit of excitement when first visiting OvercomeAdbesity and that excitement was warranted. The site asks, "Am I Adbese?" and proceeds to analyze all the pitfalls of an industry that has gone from mostly independent, free thinking agencies with defined styles and characteristics to faceless conglomerates with the personality of that weird guest star on Boston Legal.
- AgencySpy reports layoffs occurring at Chicago's Critical Mass including creative director Mike Rezac and at Seattle's Publicis West office.
- An insider shares news JWT Canada may have lost the Kellogg business due to a "global Realignment." Don't you just love the phrases people create to describe layoffs and firings?
- Bulldog Reporter PR University, today, is presenting an audio conference entitled "Blog Pitching Update for PR: Top Tech Online Influencers Reveal Advanced Blog Relations Practices"
Or possibly just turn it into a thumb. TBWA\Wien, Vienna: what were you thinking?
Gizmodo, which is now an Xbox convert, says the PS3/Playboy ad was not formally approved by Sony. That's nice and all, but it's still repelling people right and left.
At times like this, it's not enough to say "Sorry, this ain't ours." Contrary to popular belief, a crappy ad can adversely impact sales. Sony needs to pull some Vatican crap and deploy a creative assassin. Or maybe some sort of secret weapon, like the Giant Mouse of Minsk.