Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Ad Shizzle

IPA Holiday Card/Flashy Snowball fight game. Here's another. And another. This last one is at least 3 years old, and the originial I think, although I'm not positive.

Best of the Best (BOB) Awards were awarded last night in the UK. The winners in the 6 categories were:
~Trevor Beattie (TBWA\London) for Best Creative Director.
~Trevor Beattie and Bill Bungay (TBWA\London) were awarded Best Creative Team for their work on Five and FCUK.
~Jonathan Glazer (Academy) was awarded Best Commercials Director for his work on Stella Artois and Barclays.
~Pete Mould (BMP DDB) was awarded Best Typographer for his work on Harvey Nichols, The Guardian, Heals, Oxfam and Knorr.
~Alison Jackson was awarded Best Use of Photography for her work on Coca-Cola.
~Matt Shepherd-Smith (TBWA\London) and Tanya Livesy (HHCL/Red Cell) were awarded for their contributions as Best Account Handler

The Wall Street Journal said that due to criticism of the event since its announcement last week, the Chrysler's executives are discussing changes in formats -- including possibly not having the players in the event, dubbed the Lingerie Bowl, wear lingerie. Instead they may wear sports bras and the type of shorts worn by beach volleyball players. Original plans call for the players to wear lace lingerie with the Dodge logo and numbers stitched on the apparel, while playing seven-on-seven tackle football.

Rewind- D&AD looks back- Revisit your favourite television commercials, press and poster advertising campaigns, graphics and packaging from the sixties to the present as well as study more recent award-winning examples of product, interactive and environmental design. From "Beanz Meanz Heinz" to the Apple iMac and the Guinness 'Surfer' commercial forty years on, D&AD opens its archive of award-winning work for a major public retrospective exhibition at the V&A, charting the rise of Britain's creative industries and their impact on everyday life. From top TV commercials, the wittiest press campaign and the most powerful posters, the D&AD Awards have been selecting the very best creative communication for 40 years. Over the course of these four decades, Britain's communication landscape has undergone several radical transformations. What was once a small, parochial cottage industry is today a global, brand driving business. Check out the work and vote on your favorites. Voting closes in Feb. Sadly they missed the boat on this one. You can only vote via text messaging to the UK, which leaves out a large group of ad professionals and adgrunts. You'd think that if you are on a web page, mouse at the ready, they'd allow you to vote online. Maybe they weren't thinking. Even though this exhibit is sponsored by O2, a mobile network, it doesn't mean that those who are texting are using that network. I understand the idea behind it but, really, it doesn't work. I'd love to go see the exhibit though. Check the site for the location in London.

Just a week after it signed a controversial sponsorship deal involving Top of the Pops, Coca-Cola is muscling in on record retailers by launching its own music download service in the UK. The drinks giant will offer music fans the chance to download everything from Britney Spears to Coldplay and cult glam-rock outfit The Darkness. Coca-Cola will become the first high-profile consumer brand to get involved directly in the music business, launching what it claims will be the largest collection of tracks yet available.

America Online is expected to announce Wednesday that it has signed on as official presenting sponsor of the "The AOL Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show," to be produced by MTV.
Dulles, Va.-based America Online, will unveil three new 30-second spots, which are still in development, for the occasion. BBDO Worldwide is AOL's agency of record, but an AOL spokesperson could not confirm what agency is handling the creative. In November, AOL put its interactive creative and media accounts in review. Interactive has been handled by atmosphereBBDO. AOL will milk the sponsorship -- and its NFL connection -- for all it's worth. For a week before the February 1 football game, it will host an interactive theme park in Houston offering entertainment and displays. Immediately after the game, AOL will post its annual Super Bowl Commercial Showcase, offering its members streams of the big-budget, high-concept ads the football extravaganza famously attracts. The showcase will include exclusive behind-the-scenes Super Bowl content.

Shocking images of babies breathing out cigarette smoke will appear on billboards and cinema screens in a bid to stop parents smoking near children.
The Department of Health has launched the hard-hitting advertising campaign in Greater Manchester after it emerged that almost half of children in the area live in a house where someone smokes. Follow the link to see ad. Shocking sure. But these are no where near as shocking as the Barnardo ads of last month. And there's something about these ads that I think I've seen this concept before somewhere. Anyone remember seeing a similar ad?

Peter Souter, executive CD at AMV BBDO London, chats about how he got in the ad biz and how it feels to have cabbies recognize his ads. He's a cool dude. When I was sending my book to the UK, he actually took the time to respond to my inquiry email about working at their agency. Very unusual, especially for such a large place. Rock on Mr. Souter.

More flies in the honey- After seeing Grey Aukland's Cannes award winning ad for No Bugs insect spray, I thought I had seen something very similar before, besides the Gary Larson cartoon. Combing through Luerzer's Archive, I found it. Check this out. You'd think that at least one of the Cannes judges would have caught this.

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