Cannes Lions to Live Stream Sessions


What the? A livestream from Cannes? What's up with that? Isn't the entire point to waste shitloads of money traveling to Cannes, France for a week to bask in the sunshine and drink Rose on the Carlton Terrace (and shitty beer at the Gutter Bar) on the company dime? How the hell are brands and agencies going to waste all this boondoggle money if we don't even have to go?

Well now don't be stupid. Cannes Lions will not be livestreaming the entire thing and even if they did the experience would never come close to actually attending -- which we can say from experience.

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by Steve Hall    May-13-13    
Topic: Industry Events

Ad Guru's Dispense Inspiration From One Club's Wheel of Karma


Leading up to Creative Week, JWT New York is working with inTacto to launch an interactive game in support of the One Club, enlisting some industry big shots to inspire the next generation of creative talent.

The project's purpose is to increase involvement in the One Show awards, invoke a sense of community among creatives by becoming more informed about their colleagues' work, and inspire the next generation of young creative leaders.

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by Steve Hall    May- 8-13    
Topic: Industry Events

Why You Should Attend INBOUND 2013 in Boston This Summer


You can decide whether this is a commercial announcement (no one paid us to write this) or valuable industry information (no one asked us to write this). Or maybe it's both (we contribute to the HubSpot blog). All we know is that HubSpot's INBOUND 2013 conference is taking place in Boston this summer, August 19-22 and it's most certainly an event you should attend.

Why? Because as a smart marketer or agency exec, you really need to learn about inbound marketing. What is inbound marketing? Take a gander at the chart below.

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by Steve Hall    May- 1-13    
Topic: Industry Events

The Most Disgusting Film Festival Ad You Will Ever See


If you're not into horror movies or have an irrational fear of dentistry then we'd advise you skip this one. If, however, you love tension, suspense and, well, flossing, then go right ahead and watch.

The film, created by RPA and produced by Tool, is a promotion for the Newport Beach Film Festival and succinctly drives home the point film can, indeed, make you feel like you are right in the middle of the action.

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by Steve Hall    Apr-23-13    
Topic: Industry Events

AKQA Announces 2013 Future Lions Call For Entries


The Future Lions global student creative competition is calling for 2013 entries. AKQA, in collaboration with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is hosting Future Lions for the eighth year in a row. This year's theme, 'Destiny Awaits', encourages students to invent bold ideas that will create the future.

The annual Future Lions competition challenges students to develop an idea for advertising a brand in a way that would not have been possible five years ago. There are no rules in terms of media or technology, no restrictions around product or target audience and no entry fee. Winning concepts will be honoured at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in the Debussy Theatre in June.

Celebrating the competition's emphasis on creativity and innovation, AKQA is proud to announce WIRED UK as official partner for Future Lions 2013.

Last year the competition achieved a record number of over 1,100 entries from 40 countries, making it one of the world's largest student competitions. An influential platform for emerging talent, Future Lions winners are highly sought after and quickly employed by many of the world's leading agencies.

by Steve Hall    Apr-12-13    
Topic: Industry Events

DDB, R/GA, BBDO Webby Most Nominated For Agency of the Year


It's that time of year again. Time for the Oscars of the Internet. The time when the red carpet is rolled out to honor the best web work of the year. With 18 nominations, DDB leads all agencies in nominations and joins R/GA (17), BBDO (11), Wieden + Kennedy (9), Ogilvy (8), McCann (8) and Y&R (8) in primary contention for Webby Agency of the Year. Other Agencies with multiple nominations also in the running for Agency of the Year are Digitas (7), Pereira & O'Dell (6), Razorfish (6), and Heimat Werbeagentur (5).

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 9-13    
Topic: Industry Events

Art Directors Club Announces Winner of 92nd Annual Awards


The Art Directors Club has announced the winners of its ADC 92nd Annual Awards for the advertising, interactive, and motion categories. The winners were presented with the coveted Gold and Silver Cubes at the Awards Gala, marking the conclusion of the three-day ADC 92nd Annual Awards + Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design.

This year's cumulative winners, based upon awards won across all categories, are as follows:

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 5-13    
Topic: Industry Events

Clickbooth, CPAWay, MAX Bounty Get Grand at ad:tech


Clickbooth, CPAWay and MAXBounty have once again teamed to bring you a stellar event during ad:tech in San Francisco April 9 from 9PM until 2AM at The Grand which is located at 520 4th Street.

What can you expect? Open bar all night. Tunes from San Francisco DJ David Carvalho, San Francisco' hottest go-go dancers and all kinds of other surprises like, well, you'll just have to come and find out.

RSVP here. And check out pictures from their last party during Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas.

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by Steve Hall    Apr- 2-13    
Topic: Industry Events

SXSW Launches Yet Another Conference: SXSWuni


SXSW is huge. There's Interactive, there's Music, there's Film, there's Education, there's event a startup conference in Vegas. So why not a conference that focuses on all things Uni? Yes, Uni. As in unicycles, unitards, unibrows and unicorns.

The conference is called SXSWuni and aims to "unify unity for the universe." Content will feature a panel discussion with Anthony Davis, a man who is all about the unibrow and a film screening of The Last Unicorn.

Check out the event here.

by Steve Hall    Apr- 1-13    
Topic: Industry Events, Spoofs

Art Directors Club to Host 'Art Battle'


At this year's Art Directors Club Awards, held April 2-4 in Miami Beach, design heavyweights of the world will square off against one another in the Adobe-sponsored event entitled Secret Walls: A Live Digital X Physical Art battle on Creative Cloud.

Each team will gather together their creative tools and face off in a live art competition. Two teams will use Adobe Creative Cloud to create live art pieces in front of an audience.

Check out all the festival details here and register.

by Steve Hall    Mar-25-13    
Topic: Industry Events