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Topic: Awards

What Powers Creative Excellence at Cannes? Oftentimes, It's Envy

'I will look at the winning work, and I will try even harder'

If there's any common theme in the advertising business culture, it's envy. You only need to read a few comments deep on any advertising blog to feel the barely disguised…

How Cannes Still Inspires and Surprises, and Why It Still Really Matters

You just have to know where to look

When I used to buy agencies, I discovered something that the consultants already knew. All agencies say the same thing. You can pretty much predict the exact words—media-neutral, idea-driven, brand…

This New Ad Award Aims to Help Students With Great Work Actually Land Jobs

'Young Shits' is about more than a trophy

Advertising award shows are a staple within the industry, and nowadays most have expanded to include a division dedicated solely to celebrating student work. Yet as Droga5 copywriter Kathryn Kvas…

Why Juries Must Become More Diverse for Industry Awards to Be Truly Legitimate

Small, but bold changes should reflect changing society

Is it a coincidence that both the entertainment and advertising industries are facing a diversity crisis on their awards juries? Probably not. Both of these industries, which champion and celebrate…

Here's Why the Tribeca Film Festival Created an Award to Recognize Branded Content

Derek Lam, Samsung selected as finalists

The Tribeca Film Festival today announced finalists for its first branded content award. That's right—even New York's sought-after film festival is championing the marriage of entertainment and advertising.   Eight brands…

Here's Who's Heading the 10 Juries at The Clio Awards This Year

A mix of creative leaders from the U.S. and overseas

Creative leaders from Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett and R/GA are among the jury chairs for the Clio Awards this year. Tham Khai Meng, worldwide chief creative officer at Ogilvy, will…

New Cannes Award Honors Creative Work That Shatters Gender Bias

It’s time for a Glass Lion

Industry activist Cindy Gallop said she is shocked over her selection as jury president for the new Cannes Glass Lion award, considering she's been a bit of a thorn in…

Last Call for Entries in Adweek's Project Isaac Awards

June 6 is final day to enter program honoring invention across all media

We're down to the final hours for entry in this year's Project Isaac awards, Adweek's annual program honoring inventive ideas in media, technology, marketing and advertising.  Submissions will be reviewed by…

Check Out the Trailer That Was Just Named the Best of the Year

Wolf of Wall Street spot wins at Key Art Awards

This is it: the best trailer of the year. Or at least that's the opinion of the top awards show for advertising in the cinema, TV and video game industries. 2013's…

Advertising Awards Show Lets Angry Losers Physically Abuse the Winning Work

TV spots crapped on by chickens

Envy is perhaps the strongest emotion in the ad business, no more so than at awards shows. Now, one advertising awards show has gone to ludicrous lengths to help its…

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