Nightclub Ladies Room Bladder-Blocked For WaterAid


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


- 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

Even More Portfolio Night 8 Videos


Here's some more Portfolio Night 8 Host Agency Videos. Strange.

Ogilvy & Mather, New York:

Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai:

Ogilvy & Mather, Taipei:

by Steve Hall    May- 7-10    
Topic: Industry Events

If You &%$#@ ing Swear, You May &%$#@ ing Party


Not at all in association with their employer, McCann, Matt O'Rourke and Ale Lariu, group CDs at McCann are having a fucking party and they're calling it the Fucking Party. The purpose? To collect the largest database of swear words. Why? Who gives a shit. We like the idea. And we're on the list because, well, we know our trash talk.

But, no doubt, George Parker will be the most prolific contributor.

by Steve Hall    May- 6-10    
Topic: Industry Events

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