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I’m going to be blogging from Shanghai for the next couple of days as I’m here for the latest Creative Social gathering of creative directors from (mostly) digital agencies from around the world. We’re staying here at the Ruijin hotel – former Communist Party guest house, now chic hotel where a beer costs £10 and copies of Mao’s Little Red Book in each guest room have been supplanted by golf magazines and Fortune
The 2008 D&Ad Annual, designed by Research Studios
Since last year’s awards, there has been a lot of discussion on this blog about D&AD (see here and here), its role and its relationship to the professions it serves. Its new president, Garrick Hamm of Williams Murray Hamm, has just started his term of office so we asked CR Blog readers to voice your concerns by submitting questions about the organisation to him. Here are his answers…
Three out of the four Grand Prix awarded at this year’s Epica went to advertising work from the UK. The Epica D’Or winning projects included DDB London’s Dog spot for the VW Polo in film, Lowe London’s Shadows campaign for John Lewis in outdoor, and DDB London’s LoveHate campaign for Marmite Snacks in the press category. Absolut Machines from Great Works in Sweden won the top prize in the interactive section.