Islands Found, Books Shilled, Lebron Begged, Billboard Smelled

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- Need to find the best ferry to the Cape and Islands? Yea. There's an app for that.

- The Art Directors Club will host the ADC Young Guns 5+5 Thursday June 10 at the ADC Gallery. Five winners from ADC Young Guns 7 pick five creatives they admire, all 10 present their work Pecha Kucha-style: 20 slides + 20 seconds each = 400 seconds to tell their story.

- This billboard stinks. The billboard uses an attached fan to disperse charcoal and pepper fragrance from scented oil.

- Even more Amazon book review shilling.

- Bloomberg really wants Lebron James to come to New York.

- Rich media ads come to the iPad. Yawn.

- Deutsch is out with new work for Dr. Pepper featuring Michael Strahan.

- Watercooler Inc. has partnered with Fox Soccer to premiere EPIC GOAL, an all-new Facebook game that debuts today.

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by Steve Hall    Jun- 4-10    
Topic: Cause, Industry Events, Outdoor, Poster, Social, Tools



Tires Reversed, Youth Awarded, Penis Banned

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- Like driving in reverse? Then check out this video for Dunlop's Street Response tires.

- Youth Pulse has awarded its inaugural GenY Award to digital marketing agency Organic for its U By Kotex campaign.

- Going to Affiliate Summit in August? We are. Check out the agenda which is filling out.

- Tape measure? Check. Penis pump? Check. Banned ad? Check. It's almost a year later but here's the story on a banned drunk driving campaign from Vancouver.

- Go Momma was unveiled as Go Daddy's winning commercial during the Indianapolis 500 broadcast.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-10    
Topic: Commercials, Industry Events, Promotions



Nightclub Ladies Room Bladder-Blocked For WaterAid

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This one gets points for perseverance. Gabrielle Tigan sent us her entry for the Cannes Young Lions WaterAid competition. She sent it to us a few days ago, writing, "I promise no usage of toilet humor or long shots of glasses of water."

We yawned.

But then we thought, Hmm. What guy wouldn't want to voyeuristically be in the ladies room with a bunch of hotties?" So we watched.

We yawned again.

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by Steve Hall    May-25-10    
Topic: Industry Events



AdWeek to Skip Publishing Agency Report Card This Year

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For the first time in 6 years, AdWeek won't be publishing its Agency Report Card, the annual wankfest (like that, George?) which awards letter grades based on an agency' performance over the last year. AdWeek editor in Chief Mike Chapman cites the Nielsen's sales of Adweek and sister properties to e5 Global Media Holdings as the reason.

by Steve Hall    May-24-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Magazine



ADC Black Cube for Best-In-Show Awarded to TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris

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Last night The Art Directors Club awarded its first-ever ADC Black Cube for best-in-show in advertising to TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg, for "The Trillion Dollar Campaign" on behalf of client The Zimbabwean. The presentation was made at the ADC 89th Annual Awards gala at the SVA Theatre at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

This is the first time ADC has awarded an ADC Black Cube which was established for last year's 88th Annual Awards but had no winner. It's also the first time in 12 years the club has recognized a best-in-show. "The Trillion Dollar Campaign" from TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg also won an ADC Gold Cube in advertising for print innovation, campaign, poster/billboard/outdoor.

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by Steve Hall    May-20-10    
Topic: Industry Events



Cannes, Lions, Water and Death. Make it Stop

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So here's (gross, too long, lame) another Cannes Young Lions Film Festival Water Aid entry. And here's another (yawn). And another (copy-challenged but interesting ending). And even another (point taken but could you beat the concept to death a little longer?).

by Steve Hall    May-18-10    
Topic: Industry Events



Ad Slogans Become Beatnik Poetry for Portfolio Night

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We've tried to do this so many times and failed miserably. Actually, we didn't fail. We just got bored. But Memac Ogilvy Dubai and Muddville Dubai didn't get bored and they went all the way with this promotional video for Portfolio Night 8. The pair created a soliloquy or sorts using 30 advertising slogans, Here are the results.

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by Steve Hall    May-17-10    
Topic: Industry Events, Video



UK Announces Priminsterial Gay Marriage But Social Media Lives On

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Despite the UK elections resulting in no government and two men eloping along with volcanoes in Iceland and the threat of invasion from marauding Greeks, Murray Newlands, the one with the cute chick fan club, is planning to run a Social Media Marketing event in London on the 17th June just to prove life goes on.

At the event you will "learn to harness the viral power of social networks." Speakers include Chris Brogan who, if you don't know, is the BMOC in the social media space right now. Sadly, we won't make it to the event but you can get a 10% discount when you book using the code "adrants"

Get all the details here.

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



35th Anniversary One Show Finalists Announced

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The One Club has announced the finalists for its 35th Anniversary One Show, One Show Design and One Show Interactive, part of Creative Week NYC. Finalists will be competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils at One Show Design on May 10th; the One Show on May 13th and One Show Interactive on May 14th.

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by Steve Hall    May-10-10    
Topic: Industry Events



Logo Liked, Bad Work Costs More Than Good

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- Though many hate it, we kinda like the new United Airlines/Contenental logo.

- The One Club will be host its Second Annual Creative Week in New York City from May 10 to May 16, 2010.

- Hey we like this promotional video for the Seattle International Film Festival.

- Here's the latest from ESPN' s World Cup "One Game Changes Everything" campaign promoting the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

- Never date a Flyers fan even if she shaves her mustache.

- A long diatribe in Ad Age on the topic that bad work costs more than good.

by Steve Hall    May- 7-10    
Topic: Agencies, Brands, Commercials, Industry Events, Outdoor










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