BK’s Moldy Whopper leads One Show finalists

2+ Moldy Whopper, created by INGO Stockholm with DAVID Miami and Publicis Bucharest, tops the world with 23 finalist entries for The One Show 2020, the year’s largest global awards show in advertising and design recognizing excellence in creativity of ideas and quality of execution. All finalists will win either a One Show Pencil or Merit.  Winners will be announced in a special streaming … Continue reading “BK’s Moldy Whopper leads One Show finalists”

150 entries shortlisted after Stage One of D&AD judging

2+ D&AD announces the Shortlisted Entries for categories across Impact, Side Hustle and Film Craft, as well as an official partnership with Adobe that will bring D&AD Awards 2020 and a selection of D&AD Festival keynotes to the creative community via Adobe Live from June onwards.  The Shortlist follows the organization’s recent announcement to continue … Continue reading “150 entries shortlisted after Stage One of D&AD judging”

ADC Best of Show, Agency of the Year announced

2+ Los Angeles was a big winner on the final day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, taking home the coveted best-of-show ADC Black Cube for “Bounce” on behalf of Apple and Agency of the Year honors. “Bounce”, done with Pulse Films and Framestore, both in Los Angeles, was also awarded Best of Discipline in Advertising. This year’s Special Awards top honors, based … Continue reading “ADC Best of Show, Agency of the Year announced”

BBDO wins “Agency of the Year” at 2020 Webbys

1+ Congrats to our friends at BBDO New York. The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) today announced the Winners of The 24th Annual Webby Awards, dubbed WFH: Webbys from Home with BBDO New York taking home the top honor of “Webby Agency of the Year.” Hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt, The Webby Awards’ star-studded Internet … Continue reading “BBDO wins “Agency of the Year” at 2020 Webbys”

ADC announces winners in illustration, fashion

1+ Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on this first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity and the world’s longest continually-running program celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising. The ADC 99th Annual Awards is part of The One Club for Creativity, the … Continue reading “ADC announces winners in illustration, fashion”

The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021

2+ The Upfronts have started. Sort of. The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network. … Continue reading “The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021”

Lau named ECD of Digital Domain advertising, games

2+ Building on its successes in 2019, legendary visual effects studio Digital Domain has named Kevin Lau executive creative director of advertising, games and new media. In this new position, Lau will oversee all short-form projects and act as a creative partner for agencies and brands who want to realize any idea on screen. Lau brings over 18 years of … Continue reading “Lau named ECD of Digital Domain advertising, games”

Mark Wenneker, MullenLowe’s U.S. CCO is out

1+ Mark Wenneker, MullenLowe’s U.S. Chief Creative Officer, is leaving the IPG agency due the financial impact of Covid-19. His departure comes just a month after the shop laid off 10 percent of its staff across its New York and Los Angeles offices. During his 12 years, Wenneker and his creative teams developed award-winning work … Continue reading “Mark Wenneker, MullenLowe’s U.S. CCO is out”

Ogilvy, Martin, Leonardo latest to reduce numbers

1+ The devastating effects of coronavirus COVID-19 continue to impact agencies across the United States. Ogilvy, which has 132 offices in 82 countries, is the latest agency to go through a series of layoffs and furloughs in the United States. The agency has 10,000 employees according to Linkedin. In a statement, an Ogilvy spokesperson confirmed … Continue reading “Ogilvy, Martin, Leonardo latest to reduce numbers”

‘Parks and Rec’ cast reunite to feed America April 30

1+ Has it really been five years since we said “good-bye” to the Pawnee crew? Five years after audiences said goodbye to one of the most beloved comedies in TV history, the fine citizens of Pawnee, Ind., are reuniting for NBC and Universal Television’s all-original A Parks and Recreation Special set to air Thursday, April … Continue reading “‘Parks and Rec’ cast reunite to feed America April 30”

It’s “Ominous-com” as CEO John Wren predicts layoffs

2+ Like all industries, the coronavirus COVID-19 has begun to affect the advertising industry. Omnicom CEO John Wren has confirmed staff reductions, salary slashes and furloughs are happening across the agencies which includes DDB, BBDO, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Fleischman Hilliard, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners and more. According to Ad Age, Wren issued a memo to all 70,000 … Continue reading “It’s “Ominous-com” as CEO John Wren predicts layoffs”

EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer

2+ Congrats are in order for Ashley Ford. EightVFX has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Ford as Executive Producer. In her new role, she will oversee bidding and incoming productions as well as new and existing relationships with directors and production companies. With her deep expertise in business development and sales, she … Continue reading “EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer”

One Club launches online Student portfolio review

1+ An overlooked aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is the effect it’s having on the next generation of creative talent: graduating students at colleges and ad schools around the world who suddenly find themselves with little in the way of professional guidance, internships or job prospects. To help graduating students this year, The One Club for … Continue reading “One Club launches online Student portfolio review”

Ogilvy bolsters creative team with key hires

2+ Ogilvy is bolstering the creative and technology teams in its flagship New York office with several new hires and promotions. WeiWei Dong and Isaac Silverglate have joined the agency as global executive creative directors on Instagram, which named Ogilvy its lead agency partner in 2019, while Della Mathew has been promoted to executive creative … Continue reading “Ogilvy bolsters creative team with key hires”