Turns Out We’re Allowed a Sense of Perspective About Advertising Now

Laura Swinton celebrates W+K’s ANDYs film and ponders the values of advertising apostasy In an industry that takes permissiveness, ranting directors, public nudity and functioning (functional?) alcoholism in its stride, there’s very little that’s truly taboo. Yes, the levels of permissions and approvals eclipse anything Dante could have dreamed up in his nine circles of … More Turns Out We’re Allowed a Sense of Perspective About Advertising Now

2014 International ANDY Awards – Gold Winners

“Blazed” Winner: Curious Film Client: New Zealand Transport Agency Awards: Gold for Web Film; Gold for Copywriting; Gold for Direction Creative Director: Brigid Alkema Art Director: Mark Dalton Writer: Mike Gwyther Director, Curious Films: Taika Waititi Executive Producer, Curious Films: Matt Noonan “The Epic Split” Winner: Forsman & Bodenfors Client: Volvo Trucks  Awards: Gold for Automotive; Gold … More 2014 International ANDY Awards – Gold Winners

2014 ANDY Award Winners

The 2014 International ANDY Awards, celebrating their 50th anniversary, announced this year’s winners for outstanding creative achievement. With a platform centered on bravery, the 2014 ANDY Awards celebrated the bold, courageous and innovative instances of bravery in the industry today and over the past five decades. The global advertising show’s most prestigious honor, The GRANDY, has been … More 2014 ANDY Award Winners

Creativity is Poppin’ in New York’s The ADVERTISING Club

What role does The AD Club of New York play in the modern advertising industry? AD Club President & CEO Gina Grillo discusses the Club’s impact on the industry and the evolution of creativity over the years. (As originally published in Madison Avenue Insights, April 10, 2014)  By Ronald R. Urbach 1896 was a big … More Creativity is Poppin’ in New York’s The ADVERTISING Club

One Singular Sensation

In yesterday’s New York Times, advertising columnist Stuart Elliott highlighted how The One Club is “taking a step to reconsider the proliferation of ad industry honors” by discontinuing shows in a number of award categories and going back to its roots with one single show. Well, we think what they are doing is smart. For the past 50 years, the International ANDY Awards … More One Singular Sensation

What One ANDYs Juror Did In Between Judging Sessions In Shanghai

Merlee Cruz-Jayme, “Chairmom” and Chief Creative Officer, DM9 Jayme Syfu, shared her doodlings from judging breaks at the 50th ANDY Awards final judging in Shanghai. Her caption: “Cheers to more women judges!” From left to right: Merlee Cruz-Jayme; Fernanda Romano, Chief Creative Officer/Partner, Naked; Katrien Bottez, Executive Creative Director, Duval Guillaume Modem; Margaret Johnson, Executive … More What One ANDYs Juror Did In Between Judging Sessions In Shanghai

ANDYs Blog: Nick Worthington, ECD, Colenso BBDO

Part 1 of our ANDY Awards blog series featuring the jury’s real time thoughts and insights from final judging in Shanghai.  February 19, 2014 By Nick Worthington, ECD, Colenso BBDO  So some surprises. First, the city. You can see the sun…the air is clean and crisp…the old part of the city is a shrine to … More ANDYs Blog: Nick Worthington, ECD, Colenso BBDO