AICP Show Names Chair, Calls for Entries

By Bob Marshall 

It seems like only yesterday we were busy posting AICP Show promotional videos created by the students at the VCU Brandcenter. Alas, it’s already been a year since the school taught us surprising lessons about advertising history’s most famous artistic endeavors. Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was the Richard Simmons of his time? What about the fact that the Eiffel Tower was actually constructed to represent a giant, metal dong? If these tales didn’t inspire us to “change the world” as advertisers, at least they doubled as awkward icebreakers at an industry networking event.

This time around, the AICP Show is once again calling that those clever scamps at the Brandcenter to continue the “All Art is Advertising” campaign, a nod to that fact that all award honorees get their independently produced commercials into the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film Collection. Above, we see how creativity has (or hasn’t) changed through history, from the Egyptians to the present day art director and copywriter duo. AICP also announced that the chairperson for the 21st installment of the awards show is Jackie Kelman Bisbee, founding partner and co-owner of  the venerable production company, Park Pictures.


Those interested in submitting their work can do so on AICP’s Show and Next Awards website from now through March 2. One more short, entry categories, and credits follow after the jump.


2012 AICP Show & Next Awards Categories

Visual Style
Performance/Dialogue or Monologue
Graphic Design
Visual Effects
Original Music
Sound Design
Musical Arrangement
Production Design

Agency Art Direction

Public Service Announcement
Low Budget
Spec Spot
Student Commercial

Overall Excellence

Advertising Excellence/Single Commercial
Advertising Excellence/Campaign
Advertising Excellence/International

Integrated Campaign
Viral/Web Film
Product Integration
Cause Marketing

“The Creative Process”
VCU Brandcenter
Rick Boyko – Creative Director
Kevin Weir – Art Director
David Satterfield – Copywriter
Marybeth Ledesma – Art Diretor
Van Gould – Art Director
Kevin Weir, Art Director
Claiborne S. Buckingham – Interactive Designer + UX
Phil Hadad – Communications Strategist
Jerry Roback – Brand Manager

Web Developer
Istros Media Corporation

Music & Sound Design
Music and Sounds Design By Human

Audio Postproduction

COLOR Audio Post Production
Kevin Halpin – Mixer/Partner
Jeff Rosner – Executive Producer/Partner
Josh Heilbronner – Technical Producer

In Your Ear
Terry Stroud – Executive Producer
Paul Bruski – Engineer
David Satterfield – Voiceover