Every December at CR we are lucky enough to receive an array of wonderful cards and, in more recent years, films wishing us a Merry Christmas (while also deftly demonstrating the creative talents of the senders). Here is a selection of our favourites so far from this year… plus a few other Christmassy things that are going on around London. First up is this charming little film from AKQA London.
Big Spaceship’s Michael Lebowitz makes a point at CR’s Click event. (Pic: Jon Cockley)
“Advertising has never given anyone anything except a headache. It’s something you do to get in people’s faces in a world where there is already far too much noise. I want to live in a post-advertising world.” Discuss…
In order to provide imagery for the divider pages of this year’s D&AD Annual, Fabrica (who are designing the Annual this year) invited creatives around the world to take a picture featuring a D&AD flag. The flags were sent out in a pack giving detailed instructions on the brief and how to submit images, the best of which are featured in the 2007 D&AD Annual, out on 4 September. Former D&AD President and founder of CDT Design, Mike Dempsey, however, used his opportunity to point out that perhaps this wasn’t the most environmentally sound exercise they could have come up with…
Ogilvy & Mather Toronto took the Film Grand Prix in Cannes last night
Following its success in the Cyber Lions, Ogilvy & Mather Toronto made it a double at the Cannes ad festival, winning the Film Grand Prix for Dove Evolution. However, the award was the subject of major controversy as, at the film press conference, one reporter asked the jurors, “Did you cheat to give Dove the Grand Prix?”
ITV1’s Afterlife show is a spooky drama about a medium who, following a car crash starts to receive messages from “the other side” (as in dead people, not BBC One).
So what better way to promote the series than to scare the bejeesus out of passers-by with a bit of Guerrilla Advertising? Watch what happened here.