Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010


This is world class

French photographer Sacha Goldberger helped his 91-year-old grandmother—a Hungarian holocaust survivor—escape a bout of loneliness and depression by taking pictures of her as a superhero. What a guy, and what a Gran.

See more here

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

London Long Copy Challenge

It's the London Long Copy Challenge tonight. Here's my entry done at Propaganda with Simon Griffin for Illamasqua.

Great competition and good to be on the shortlist. Might have a chance of winning, presuming the judges think that Mr Dickett's and Mr Fink's Dixons campaign has won too many awards this year and it's time to give someone else a chance. Hopefully he'll be there with his samurai sword. Fingers crossed etc.

Friday, 12 November 2010

This Week

I saw this:

It's a tricky one really, can't decide if it's awesome or a bit of lumped on brand at the end. I guess the fact I was getting up for a brew and it made me sit back down immediately tells it all. A once heard a creative say TV ads, above all, need to be entertaining - you're interrupting someone watching Coronation St so it has to be better than that. This does it in wagon-loads. No log on now to find out more/join our facebook group/send us your videos - it's just pure entertainment.

I also saw this:

Great new design of the BRIT award from Music who say 'Every year, an acclaimed and notable Briton will be invited to take ownership of the trophy in its new pared down form, re-imagining it to convey their own artistic vision' And they're off to a cracking start with Dame Vivienne Westwood agreeing to create the first one. I might actually watch the awards this year now. Obviously to see the trophy and you never know we might get another Kay classic like this again.

And finally I saw this:

Great words from Mr Fink

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

First Thoughts

Great ad from TBWA LA. Call of Duty: Black Ops

It's a war game that can be played by ordinary people, so lets show ordinary people at war.

Seems like a first thought - and that's not a bad thing if you ask me. Usually a first thought is something to get the brain ticking, but then again this is what we do for a living, so why shouldn't we be able to come up with the best idea first? Just because you don't labour over it for days doesn't mean it isn't a great idea.

Oh and you need to execute it brilliantly, oh and you need to pick a great soundtrack, oh and probably a boat load of cash.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


It's time to get the blogging pants back on and unleash the stuff I think you'll like to see. And what better way to start than this pant-shittingly beautiful set of photographs from Stefano Unterthiner entitled Animals Face to Face.