TWO BRONZES WON AT THE FRESH AWARDS 2013

30 Sep 2013

I had shared last month that three pieces of my work had been made finalists at the Fresh Awards 2013 and I heard over the weekend that I won two bronzes for my work in the ambient and charity categories (see the work below).

Bronze - Best ambient idea

Bronze - Best charity ad
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Palmer Hargreaves in total won seven bronzes, which is fantastic achievement for the agency. Well done everyone.


GOOD LUCK FREMANTLE DOCKERS

27 Sep 2013

Tomorrow is the Australian Football League Grand Final (AFL), which is absolutely massive for those of you reading this from the UK. It's the first time ever that the Fremantle Dockers have played in it. The whole city of Perth has turned purple and is buzzing with excitement. I'm heading into the centre of Fremantle tommorow to watch the game and to show my support, my website has now hit purple fever pitch too.

MY AD OF THE WEEK .38

Who needs famous actors? When you have chickens. That's exactly what Mercedes-Benz have done to demonstrate the stability of it's suspension system by Jung von Matt/Neckar Stuttgatt.

They have enrolled dancing chickens who's bodies are moved around to funky music by gloved hands, whilst their heads stay still throughout. According to the agency no CGI was used, I read this quote from them saying "all the credits go to the chickens, which are just naturally able to keep their head steady". Imagine what the auditions where like.


MY AD OF THE WEEK .37

22 Sep 2013

Paddy Power (who are normally getting in trouble with some stunt) have created this great campaign getting behind gay footballers in the UK. It wants to tackle homophobia in football by getting players to wear rainbow-coloured laces on the weekend fixtures of the 21st of September, showing their support with the simple message 'Right Behind Gay Footballers'.

They say their are over 5,000 professional footballers in the UK, none of them are openly gay, because they are too worried about the impact on their lives and careers. Joey Barton has already shown his support a week early (very keen).


I'll be keeping my eye out for the football highlights from the weekend of the 21st to see how many players show their support. Let me know how many players you spot wearing them too.

MY AD OF THE WEEK .36

13 Sep 2013

This week it goes to a lovely animated video for Chipotle. After last year's successful film that picked up two Cannes Grand Prix it was hard to follow it up, but they have done really well and it's great to follow it on with the same animation style too, that really works. As well as releasing an app (only for iO7 currently) which looks pretty fun, I'm actually off to download it now.



MY WORK SHOWCASED IN PAUL SMITH'S NEW STORE

12 Sep 2013

A few months ago I entered a competition to have my work displayed in the new Paul Smith shop in Beak Street, London (see blog post) and I just found out that I'm one of the lucky ones with my piece being selected. There it is top left with the fashion design legend Sir Paul Smith himself. 


Here's my piece that I entered.





If you nearby, pop in, it would be great if you could take some more photographs for me. As it's quite far for me to come, now I'm in Perth.

MY AD OF THE WEEK .35

8 Sep 2013

I bet the Guinness advertising account is fantastic to work on, but the very high calibre of past work, must make it difficult, as it's always going to be compared to their award winning work. I actually spent most of my time when I visited the Guinness factory in Dublin earlier this year, watching their vast portfolio of impressive work.

But well done BBDO New York, who have created this one, showing a group of disabled men playing wheelchair basketball, with a very surprising twist at the end. Great track selection too.

15 WELL-COMPOSED BUSINESS CARDS

7 Sep 2013


My business cards which I shared a couple of months ago, have been picked up by a few more design sites. One of them being Printaholic (an American based printers review website), who have emailed me today saying they have selected my business cards (below) on their '15 Well-Composed Business Cards' list.



MY AD OF THE WEEK .34

1 Sep 2013

This week it goes to a simple press ad for the new Audi RS 6 Avant by BBH London, who have created this lovely line 'Power from a less obvious place'. The press ad shows the actor Christopher Reeve, the most famous Superman as Clark Kent (the alter ego of Superman). The TV from BBH shows Tony Weeks (a boxing referee) controlling a match between two fighters, it's worth a watch.