If you're attending Advertising Week this week in New York...or just want to live it vicariously check out the pictures we took last night at the Opening Gala held at Lincoln Center and the Loud Live concert held at the Best Buy Center. It's clear, the advertising industry know how to have a good time.
From the ability to view the Metropolitan Opera right from the balcony of Lincoln Center to watching Funkmaster Flex do his thing at the Best Buy Center, the first night of the 10th annual Advertising Week was a blast.
Opening Gala pictures are here.
Loud Live pictures are here.
Today the Association of National Advertisers announced the winners of the 2013 Multicultural Excellence Awards. The Awards recognize ANA member companies and other marketers who produced outstanding multicultural advertising campaigns between June 2012 and June 2013.
The 2013 grand prize winner in each category will be announced at a ceremony during the ANA's 15th Annual Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference. The event will take place November 3-5 in Los Angeles, CA at the JW Marriott Los Angeles.
Next week is Advertising Week. Are you excited? Can you wait until Monday when it all begins? Do you need a promotional video to get you in the mood? San Francisco-based Mekanism is here to help with a hipster-ific take on the advertising business that celebrates the event's 10th anniversary. If we didn't know better, we'd think the entire industry was staffed by a bunch of 20-somethings who like to twirl around in a circle while enjoying X. Oh, wait.
Last night at the 65th Annual Creative Arts Emmys, Grey New York and MJZ director Nicolai Fuglsig won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial for their Canon "Inspired" commercial. That's the one with the tire on fire rolling down the hill.
The two other ads in the running this year were BBH's Google Chrome "Jess Time" and CP+B's Grey Poupon "The Chase."
If you work in marketing or advertising then you're already aware ad:tech is the largest conference out there covering online marketing and advertising technology. Perhaps you've been. Perhaps you haven't. If you have, then you know how beneficial it can be both from a networking and educational perspective. If you haven't bee, see the previous sentence. The bottom line is you should go.
We're not saying this because this promotion is part of media sponsor deal we have with ad:tech (to be clear, it is), rather it is because we have been to every ad:tech for the past ten years and can personally vouch for the benefits you will realize if you choose to attend. To make that decision a bit easier, we can offer you 20% off the registration fee if you use the discount code: NY13ADR20.
Seriously, register now. You'll thank us later.
Do you like Australian DJ, singer and dancer Havana Brown? Will you will be attending Affiliate Summit in Philadelphia August 18-20? Then you might be interested in knowing Brown, whose hit, We Run the Night, topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and hit number 26 on the U.S Billboard 100, will perform at the Clickbooth/MaxBounty/CPAWay Affiliate Nation party Monday, August 19.
The party will take place from 9PM to 1AM at Lit which is located at 460 North 2nd Street. Along with Brown, there will be dancers, performers and, of course, the all important open bar. We will be there taking picture of all the pretty people so don't be shy. Find the guy with the camera and give him your best duck face!
Wanna go? RSVP here.
It's out. Are you on the list? Yes, IAB is out with its list of 2013 MIXX Awards finalists. But before we get to the list, we simply have to share with you this marble-mouthed, buzzword bingo-laden description of the awards from IAB EVP and CMO David Doty who said, "IAB MIXX Awards are a vibrant compass and a revealing canvas for illustrating the expansion of the present boundaries of interactive marketing as they push into new creative and technological territory."
If you will be attending Affiliate Summit in Philadelphia August 18-20 (we will be), you might be interested in knowing Australian DJ, singer and dancer Havana Brown, whose hit, We Run the Night, topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and hit number 26 on the U.S Billboard 100, will perform at the Clickbooth/MaxBounty/CPAWay Affiliate Nation party Monday, August 19.
The party will take place from 9PM to 1AM at Lit which is located at 460 North 2nd Street. Along with Brown, there will be dancers, performers and, of course, the all important open bar.
Wanna go? RSVP here.
To hammer home the point The Effies are all about results and not Festival of Creativity-style Cannes Lions which honor work just because its creative, New Zealand agency Whybin\TBWA created a series of videos in which three New Zealand creative directors undergo polygraph tests. The work is part of the Results Don't Lie campaign for the New Zealand Effies.
Participating in the videos are Y&R ECD Josh Moore, Colenso BBDO ECD Steve Cochran and M&C Saatchi ECD Dave King among others. In each video, the participants are asked several routine life questions and then questions about their work and the Effies specifically.
As is always the case each year following the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, a "scandal" has erupted. This year it's between Omnicom and WPP with the former claiming the latter is breaking rules by upping -- sans Cannes certification -- GroupM award claims from 16 on June 20 to 45 on June 27.
While all involved agencies to need to be listed at the time the work is submitted, GroupM says Cannes Lions rules also allow for agencies to be added to winning entries after the fact allowing for the occasional oversight. GroupM claims the math will makes sense when the official revised winners list is released later this month.
But Omnicom CEO Mainardo de Nardis won't have any of it claiming GroupM "decided to rewrite history after the event making a mockery of the whole thing."
de Nardis has reached out to Cannes Lions CEO Philip Thomas and Chairman Terry Savage for clarification and for them to decide who's right.