Friday, June 20, 2008

Cannes Grand Prix For A Colour Photocopier

Here's a bit of fun, while we're waiting for the TV results.

This year's press Grand Prix...

(other executions here)


... is the exact same idea as this -

(other executions here)


Should the jury have known about the Nickelodeon campaign? Probably. It did feature in Archive magazine. And it's not as if it was made in Turkmenistan in 1974 - it's Singapore 2005.

Hmmm, Singapore...

45 comments:

jpandtem@googlemail.com said...

'Singapore is one of the few remaining city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.
It is renowned for it's Creative Advertising and Sweatshops.'

- Wikipedia.

Anonymous said...

adsareboring.com has an interesting perspective about advertising in singapore. worth a read if you are bothered.

PH said...

Take your point Scamp but you're gonna give yourself an ulcer at this rate.

Anonymous said...

For ulcers, try the antacid featured in the Thai silver Lion winner. it looks very effective, but I couldn't tell you what it's called.

Tony Balls said...

To be honest, I hope the gorilla gets a stuffing. At least everyone will then shut up about it for a while and account men will stop saying that the client is 'really after another gorilla'. At least if it's a foreign win then we get to slag cannes off some more and come back next year with a handful of print scams to take them down.

the golden oracle of truth said...

I'd have loved them to push the envelope a bit more. Children holding bloody axes standing next to dismembered bodies, or shooting up some H.

Anonymous said...

It comes from DDB South Africa not DDB Beirut.

Gordon Comstock said...

Let it go man. If you felt like writing that post about disappointment, we'd appreciate it right now.

Anonymous said...

The rest of the world are going to be saying the same thing of Gorilla, anyway. It's been done before, Juan knew it and still shoot it.

Are we supposed to overlook that?

Some times you just contradict yourself, Scam. I mean Scamp.

Anonymous said...

Can't you do a post about something other than bloody awards? Like a nice idea you've had or something?

If I was your ECD I'd be looking at this blog thinking 'do I really want someone who takes advertising so seriously and who can't talk about anything else?'

Anonymous said...

do you have a life outside of advertising?

Anonymous said...

i'm with you scump.
it just shows how generic (and shit) it is.

Anonymous said...

too late now to make any proper friends and have become quite a dislikeable adbore anyway. thank goodness for blogs like this.

Anonymous said...

The Gran Prix is a nice campaign, but it should be gold. I prefer the Henkel campaign 'Keep black strong'. That's fresh.

Your Levi's campaign was nice Scamp, but not worth a lion i think. The idea is to small. But the photographer deserves a price! Beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

anyone see bb last nite? wow, they were having an interesting discussion too about who was going to win the grand prix at cannes and what a shame this year had been tainted by so many scam ads from abroad. Very heated debate. One of them even threatened to pom pom another housemate.

Anonymous said...

You sometimes get a lion just for putting on a levis logo, so i'm surprised this one fdidn't get a mention.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the henkels 3D, looks very homemade, from the king of scam at TBWA/Paris

Anonymous said...

Somers Town made it to Titanium shortlist. Have any of you seen the film yet?

Anonymous said...

I have. On You Tube.
It's only a slideshow but that's got to count these days as media exposure, right?

Anonymous said...

"I was approached by Eurostar about six months ago to see if I would make a feature length project around the Somers Town area of Kings Cross using kids from there, Paris and possibly Belgium. Although I was going to have creative control, I didn't really want to make a feature film with purely commercial funding and I was also pretty knackered after the T.I.E. release, so I turned it down.

However, I did have a shorter idea that I spoke to them about which I suggested they get (Paul) Fraser to write and said that I would consider doing that if I could re-charge my batteries for a few months and get the 'Le Donk' shoot out of the way.
The script was sent through to me a few weeks ago and to be honest, I was really impressed with what fraser had done and agreed to get involved. It is basically a 30 page script which tells the story of how a young Polish boy and his father come to London to live and work in Somers Town."

So, what did Mother do on this one?
Make his tea?

Anonymous said...

Mother forwarded Shane Meadows' bank account details to Eurostar. Not easy. You need the sort code and that.

Anonymous said...

I heard Fallon is doing something with him as well.

Anonymous said...

his coffee?

Ted said...

Joe la pompe and Coloribus next jurorS!

Anonymous said...

ITS FRIDAAAAAAAYYYYY! Who's for a pint or twenty. Trebles all round! Let's have a nice time while all the bastards are in Cannes and then not tell them. Twats.

Anonymous said...

as one of the creatives who did the Nickelodeon campaign, I say well done! If only you had seen the following year's campaign which died for being too risky.

Anonymous said...

Im up for a pint, where should I head to?

Anonymous said...

blue posts, upstairs

Anonymous said...

"News" from the Palais:

Gorilla is the GP.

BBDO NY is agency of the year, followed by AlmapBBDO and DDB London.

Anonymous said...

Shared GP between Halo 3 and Gorilla, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

shared grand prix? what kind of pussies were on that jury?

Anonymous said...

Craiggy, who didn't want to lose the favours of his American employees.

Does anybody else thinks Juan looked as if he'd just been pull out of the plane? Inside a suitcase?

Good for him, anyway.
He's a nice bloke.

Anonymous said...

They gave 2 GPs because they were judging two categories.

TV/Cinema AND Internet/Other Screens.


The funny thing is that I just can't see any brilliance in the Halo stuff. Maybe I'm stupid.

Anonymous said...

I suppose half of the people would say the same about Gorilla. That it's some random shit. And actually it is but if it luckily it helped the brand.

Here's why I think it was a bit of a fluke: Trucks is shit. I don't see any real thinking behind Gorilla's strategy and that's why it's so bloody hard to follow it for Cabral himself. Sony had a clear path 'Colour', it's a concrete attribute. 'Joy' isn't.

I do love Gorilla as a piece of Film but I'm failing to see how is it that is going to change everything for us.

Anonymous said...

there's too many GPs now. kind of hard to care.

and let's face it, the whole titanium lion thing just isn't working out. time to ditch it.

anon 9:50 i felt the same way about "mountain". people piling on top of each other, but not really it was all CGI. and that was it?

Anonymous said...

the UK poor performance at cannes was predictable by everyone, except you Britons. you're still mired in "film" and "craft". that's very last century.

i don't live in the UK but i read Campaign. you have kind of lost your way with the internet. it seems. and i think it's because, in a way, your ad industry has served as a kind of a subsitute for a vital indie film industry. would-be directors make their bones shooting ads instead of shorts etc.

dude, they're only using you! wake up!

Anonymous said...

Better get your tongue ready for another trip to Juan's rectum canal, Scamp.

Only bronzes for BBH. I know you probably put a lot of effort in your Levi's campaign, Vodaphone, etc but you know what? Who cares. If there's any truth in all that shit you say about awards you should be made redundant today to make room for one of those award winning Asian teams. Yeah, they probably cheated but awards are awards, aren't they? That's what counts.

Would that be fair, Simon?
Or is it only fair when you win a gold or GP?

You'll probably dodge my questions but my point remains.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:23

Who cares about the internets?

And the UK didn't do pretty well in print and outdoor. That's the big deal here.

Scamp said...

9.26, don't worry, tongue is at the ready!

Regarding your challenge, I think you've made a bit of a schoolboy error there.

I totally agree that award-winning teams should be hired at the expense of non award-winning teams. So do ECD's. The only thing that stops ECD's filling their departments with multi-award-winning teams is lack of cash.

A bit hasty to fire me and Scowling A.D. straight away perhaps... maybe better to wait until Levi's wins nothing at all the other awards shows...?

However, I'm sure we'll get replaced sooner or later if we stop doing good work (of which awards is the best, albeit imperfect measure). And that's how it should be.

However, if you've been reading my posts over the last couple of days, you'll know that I'm pissed off with scam ads. I don't think they should count. Your mistake is to say "awards are awards, aren't they?"

I certainly don't think that and I doubt most ECD's do either.

Anonymous said...

You can thank droga for all of it. Saatchi Singapoe. Second hand book sales etc.
Look at his career.
Go on, say that he didn;t build it on scams. Go on.

Anonymous said...

Normally, I don't agree with Scamp, and I don't think much of the agency he works at...

but on this occasion, I agree with him.

There is nothing worse than walking around the work at Cannes and seeing some of the toss that has been nominated. I remember how frightening it was as a student to get ripped to bits by the likes of Justin Tindall and Nick Worthington because our book was full of nob gags.

They had a valid point. Anyone can write nob gags for brands like sellotape or tipex or for some random anti-animals with aids strapped to their faces charity. But in the UK a little bit more thought goes into it.

Apart from "Unmistakably German, made in France"

Schoolboy said...

That's exactly my point. Awards don't necessarily mean anything.

I've nothing against rewarding great work. That should be always the case but awards don't necessarily do that.

Fair point to you, let's not talk scam.

"Berries and cream" nearly doubles Gorilla viewers on You Tube, it's relevant, it sells the product and most importantly it's fucked up. No high profile awards whatsoever.

Is there any less merit on the team? Should they be worried because this:

http://www.canneslions.com/winners/film/win_4_1_02417.htm

won a lion and they didn't?
Me thinks not.

By the way, I never meant I WISH you'd lose your jobs. Au contraire. I was just pointing out how absurd all this shit seems to me.

Apologies if I went too far. I'm specially concerned about Scowling A.D. who I'm sure worries a bit too much about what blogs comments say.

Anonymous said...

Most of the print is so obviously not real. Double page spreads for batteries and matchbox cars?

Press and outdoor has become a joke. Scam is even beginning to seep into other categories, like online.

Anonymous said...

Both fakes probably.

Scammers should be blacklisted from the shows.

Anonymous said...

Who knows, but they could have done double pages, half page or single pages. The campaign that was done for Nickelodeon did have single page ads as well.
So go figure?