Art Director's Club Launches Video Series


The Art Director's Club has launched "The Creative Process Illustrated - on YouTube", a new series of with leading creatives. The first group of interviewees for this ongoing film project are:

- Kevin Roddy, CCO, BBH New York
- Benjamin Palmer, co-founder/CEO, The Barbarian Group
- Wieden+Kennedy's Eric Kallman and Craig Allen (the team behind the Old Spice campaign)
- Terrence Kelleman, president/designer, Dynomighty Design

The interviews were done by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications professor Deborah Morrison and Southern Methodist University-Temerlin Advertising Institute professor Glenn Griffin. The pair co-author a new book The Creative Process - Illustrated.

These and other creatives will speak at the series premiere at an Advertising Week event on Tuesday, September 28, 7:00-9:00 pm (free drinks, snacks) at the ADC Gallery. The interview series will later be posted on the ADC-YouTube Show & Tell brand channel ) with new interviews added quarterly.

by Steve Hall    Sep-20-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Video

ADC Young Guns Winners Announced


The Art Directors Club has announced its ADC Young Guns winners. On October 7 from 7-10PM at the ADC Gallery in New York, the organization will honor the selected younglings. At the event, the ADC will unveil its brand spanking new ADC Young Guns 8 Cube which will be given to each of the winners.

The winner's portfolios will be on display in the gallery through October 22.

by Steve Hall    Sep-17-10    
Topic: Industry Events

Heading to Advertising Week? There's an App For That


Way to capitalize on a big advertising event, Deutsch! And way to slap the developers of the horrific Advertising Week website in the head. Gone is unusable Flashturbation. In is an elegantly designed, simple to navigate, highly informative iPhone app that will guide Advertising attendees through the week.

Developed by Twin Particle, the app lists all events, has a built in calender and lets you easily add events to your phone's calendar. Sweet

by Steve Hall    Sep-16-10    
Topic: Industry Events

Hitchcock Fleming & Associates, Extractable Win Big at 2010 WebAwards


Today the Web Marketing Association announced the winners of the 14th annual WebAwards for website development. Hitchcock Fleming & Associates Inc. won Best of Show for their work on "Glidden Website".

For the second year in a row, Extractable was named Top Agency at the 2010 WebAward Competition, taking home 27 WebAwards.

Check out all the WebAwards winners here.

by Steve Hall    Sep-15-10    
Topic: Industry Events

Tyra Banks, Olivia Munn Join MIXX Conference During Ad Week

MCann More F'ing Cowbell

And now for some service journalism. The Interactive Advertising Bureau is kicking off its sixth annual MIXX Conference & Expo September 27-28 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York and will carry the theme, "Unbound: Everything Everywhere."

The conference will take a look at "the transformative cultural shift triggered by the surge of interactive into every corner of our lives." Whoa, that's a mouthful.

The lineup of speakers at MIXX 2010 includes representatives from AOL, Gawker, Google, Microsoft, Pandora, Twitter, Yahoo! Here's a partial lineup:

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by Steve Hall    Sep-14-10    
Topic: Industry Events

Big Ad Gig Video Toys With Andrew Keller, Donny Deutsch


Perhaps you've heard of Advertising Week's Big Ad Gig? It's a competition that will award five people a 30 day ad gig. The videos have been spilling in and there's one we really like. It's from Julie Bowman and it has some fun with Donny Deutsch and Andrew Keller.

Like Bowman's video? Then go here and Like it.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-30-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Video

Facebook Status Gets Ad Band Rap


Dr. Cheesebarn, the agency band for Resource Interactive, just sent us their new video called Status. It takes a rapper's view of Facebook and social networking in general. And it's petty good. They've submitted it to the Advertising Week/VideoEgg Battle of the Ad Bands for consideration. Do you think they're worthy? View after the jump.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-29-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Video

Wieden + Kennedy Wins Emmy For Old Spice Work


Wieden+Kennedy took home an Emmy for Outstanding Commercial at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony this past Saturday evening for its Old Spice commercial The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. Last year the agency won for Coke Heist.

"Winning an Emmy is a surreal experience. It's such a great honor to be recognized by the entertainment industry and encourages our desire to create work that not only sells products, but entertains people. We're very honored to have been one of the three Wieden+Kennedy spots nominated. Owning half of the six nominations is a testament to the amazing creativity happening inside the walls of our office, and the talented people and clients we get to work with," said Jason Bagley and Eric Baldwin, W+K creative directors for Old Spice.

Great work, WK.

by Steve Hall    Aug-24-10    
Topic: Agencies, Industry Events

Cleavage Improves Facebook Ad Response 61 Percent


Earlier this week, we hit Affiliate Summit in New York. As is always the case, the conference was informative, entertaining and fun. One day prior to Affiliate Summit, conference organizers Shawn Collins and Missy Ward along with Loren Feldman held The Audience Conference, a mashup between social media geeks and comedians. While that combination may sound strange, it was striking to realize just how much a comedian's work process is similar to that of an online marketer.


Along with the likes of Chris Brogan, who humorously recalled the early days of bulletin board services...complete with motormouth imitations of modems connecting; C.C. Chapman who discussed the importance of "being human" online and Jason Calacanis who, well, gave us all the parts of Jason we love the most: fearlessness, fortitude and diligence, comedians took the stage and amused as well as educated.

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by Steve Hall    Aug-19-10    
Topic: Industry Events

BikiniBabesNetwork Bikini Babes Defend Booth Babes

At Affiliate Summit East I spoke with two women hired to represent BikiniBabesNetwork. Dressed in nothing but tiny bikinis, they were the hit of the exhibit hall floor.

They explained BikiniBabesNetwork and discussed the controversial role of booth babe.

by Steve Hall    Aug-17-10    
Topic: Industry Events

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