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Bestads App + Campaign Brief App now for BOTH iPhone + Android

 LATEST NEWS   WORLDWIDE    January 03, 2012 00:42 (Edited: January 02, 2012 13:42) 1016.pngThe Bestads App - which up to now has only been available for iPhones - is now available for Android phones.

With more of us living on iPhones or Android phones, now is the time to ensure you have both the Campaign Brief and Bestads Apps on your iPhone or Android phone (which can also be viewed on iPad, iPad Mini, and Android tablets) to ensure you get your creative news on the go - wherever you are.

Keep up with what's happening in the ad world whenever you have a spare minute, and wherever you are.



Tomorrow Awards to award best without category restrictions

 LATEST NEWS   WORLDWIDE    March 03, 2010 19:36 (Edited: March 03, 2010 08:36) Tomorrow Awards, an exciting advertising industry initiative, has just launched (deadline: April 30), promising to redefine everything about the way advertising creative work is awarded and judged around the world. Instead of placing various creative media into separate categories, which can often leave truly game changing media and technologies in limbo, the Tomorrow Awards will showcase and award creative and technological excellence without any categories. The concept of a category neutral award show - the first ever on a global scale - allows only the best ideas to rise to the top, regardless of media or platform. READ MORE


 LATEST NEWS   WORLDWIDE    January 12, 2009 07:13 (Edited: January 11, 2009 20:13) New Zealand has been rated the world's number one advertising agency in the 6th Annual Rankings, beating some of the world's biggest advertising names such as BBDO New York, Saatchi & Saatchi London, Mother UK and Wieden & Kennedy, Portland.
It was a great year for New Zealand, with Colenso BBDO, Auckland at #2, and Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand at equal #3 with BBDO New York. Neogama/BBH, Sao Paulo ranked #5 followed by BBH London at #6, JWT Sydney at #7, DDB London at #8, with Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco and TBWAHunt Lascaris, Johannesburg sharing the #9 spot.
MJZ was ranked number one TVC production company in 2008, followed by Hungry Man, Sonny London, with Gorgeous and Rattling Stick equal 4th.
Volkswagen was the number one client in 2008, followed by Procter & Gamble, TVNZ, Amnesty International and Adidas.
The Best Ads Rankings rate the world's leading advertising agencies, clients and TVC production companies according to the quality of their creative work during the year.
Agencies across the globe can submit work to one of five categories which are judged weekly (TV, Outdoor and Print) or monthly (Radio and Interactive). Each week, the best TV, Outdoor and Print is critiqued by a leading international creative expert. Every ad that makes it into the Week's or Month's Best is showcased online and all agencies involved are awarded points. These are then tallied up to give the year's overall rankings.
In 2008, DDB NZ had Best Ads work selected for every major client in its portfolio, including NZ Lotteries, Cadbury, Tasman Insulation, Sky TV and Volkswagen.
Says DDB Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Bob Scarpelli: "Sometimes our biggest ideas come from our smallest countries. That has certainly been the case with DDB New Zealand over the years. They consistently do what DDB does best: create communications that people like and like to talk about. I am very proud of our New Zealand team for capturing this honor."
Says DDB NZ Deputy Creative Director Bridget Taylor (pictured): "Best Ads is one of the fairest awards competitions out there, as it measures agencies' work over the course of an entire year.
"This win shows that DDB NZ has consistently performed, week in, week out, at a global level. It's fantastic to know that our work touches people across the world. It shows what hard work, determination and an amazing team can achieve."

1. DDB New Zealand (25 points)
2. Colenso BBDO, Auckland (23)
3. BBDO New York (18)
3. Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand (18)
5. Neogama/BBH, Sao Paulo (17)
6. BBH London (15)
7. JWT Sydney (14)
8. DDB London (13)
9. Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco (11)
9. TBWAHunt Lascaris, Johannesburg (11)
11. Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne (10)
12. BBDO Bangkok (9)
12. JWT London (9)
12. Mother, London (9)
12. Ogilvy, Cape Town (9)
12. Rethink, Vancouver (9)
17. King James, Cape Town (8)
17. RKCR/Y&R, London (8)
17. Saatchi & Saatchi, London (8)
17. Saatchi & Saatchi Malaysia (8)
17. TBWAChiatDay, New York (8)
22. AMV/BBDO, London (7)
22. CLM BBDO, Paris (7)
22. George Patterson Y&R, Melbourne (7)
22. Grey Melbourne (7)
22. Razor Junior, Sydney (7)
22. Saatchi & Saatchi Australia (7)
28. Almap BBDO, Sao Paulo (6)
28. BMF, Sydney (6)
28. CHI&Partners, London (6)
28. Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Miami (6)
28. DDB South Africa (6)
28. M&C Saatchi, Melbourne (6)
28. VegaOlmosPonce, Buenos Aires (6)
28. Wieden + Kennedy, Portland (6)

1. MJZ (15 points)
2. Hungry Man (13)
3. Sonny London (12)
4. Gorgeous (9)
4. Rattling Stick (9)
6. Smuggler (7)
7. Biscuit Filmworks (6)
7. Furlined (6)
7. Rebolucion (6)
9. (5)
9. Exit Films (5)
9. Plaza Films (5)
9. Tool (5)
13. Anonymous Content (4)
13. Epoch Films (4)
13. Knucklehead (4)
13. Soft Citizen (4)
13. The Sweet Shop (4)
18. Blink (3)
18. HIS Productions (3)
18. La Pac (3)
18. Landia (3)
18. O Positive (3)
18. Paranoid (3)
18. Partizan (3)
18. Sons and Daughters (3)
18. Stink Films (3)
18. Velocity Films (3)

1. Volkswagen (20 points)
2. Procter & Gamble (18)
3. TVNZ (14)
4. Amnesty International (11)
5. Adidas (9)
6. ESPN (8)
6. Microsoft (8)
6. Nike (8)
6. Pepsi (8)
6. Toyota (8)
6. Unilever (8)
12. Axe (7)
12. Coca-Cola (7)
12. McDonald's (7)
12. Olympus (7)
16. Cadbury (6)
16. Ikea (6)
16. Renault (6)
16. World Wildlife Fund (6)

Guest Judge: Ferju Cuevas, CD, Inbrax Santiago, Chile

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    July 24, 2017 11:21 (Edited: July 24, 2017 21:21)
This week's guest judge is Ferju Cuevas, creative director at Inbrax Santiago, Chile.

Winner: #ISeeYou. Financial entities are so formal and it's amazing that this case use musical power to highlight its client's relevance. Generating empathy and closeness, they show that they know what they do, their work matters and they respect that work. Aesthetically crafted, so attractive. Perfect art direction and photography. A travel around Johannesburg starting early morning and ending by night, deserves to be the best.


Guest Judge: Asterio Gutiérrez, Nike CD/writer, BBH Singapore

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    July 17, 2017 13:44 (Edited: July 17, 2017 23:44) Shot 2017-07-12 at 7.13.43 am.jpg
This week's guest judge is Asterio Gutierrez, Nike creative director and writer at BBH Singapore.

I'm on paternal leave right now, so my adman brain is shut down and I'm taking in everything with little time, no sleep, and better things to do. I love it. It's been a minute since I've had 'the work' so thoroughly defamiliarised.

My Favourite: NZ Transport 'Rat's Tale'. Visceral. Heaps of heart and charm and honesty. Rewatched again and again. (In a way, it reminded me of my favourite Cannes Grand Prix from Cannes-Territory by Blaze.)


Guest Judge: Mark Tutssel, global CCO, Leo Burnett Worldwide

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    July 10, 2017 13:25 (Edited: July 10, 2017 23:25)
This week's guest judge is Mark Tutssel, global chief creative officer, Leo Burnett and worldwide creative chairman, Publicis Communications.

Winner: Absolut Vodka "Equal Love". This is a brand living its purpose. This brave film is a testament to the core beliefs of freedom, equality and sustainability that have been at the heart of the Absolut ethos since its origin in 1879. A beautiful cinematic metaphor, "a never-ending kiss" is a universal symbol for acceptance and love, and a salute to equality. The production values, choreography and music are impeccable, demonstrating the level of film craft we've come to expect from BBH London.


Guest Judge: Masato Mitsudera, ECD, Geometry Global, Japan

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    July 03, 2017 12:04 (Edited: July 03, 2017 22:04) week's guest judge is Masato Mitsudera, executive creative director, Geometry Global Japan.

Best: Verena 'Capture'. I am excited to see the film with hilarious Thai style story-line. This reminds me of the classic Smooth. Both setting and the story-line are unreasonable and all go beyond theory and logic. But it is quite exciting. The rhythm of the conversations was also very sharp and entertaining. I could not take my eyes off from the film. I do not understand Thai though. I was convinced that humour is universal.


Guest Judge: Jeff Kling, CCO, Fallon Worldwide, New York

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    June 19, 2017 08:42 (Edited: June 19, 2017 18:42) week's guest judge is Jeff Kling, chief creative officer, Fallon Worldwide, New York.

Winner: Worldwide Developer's Conference. Watchable, silly, informed by a sense of itself. Hangs together. Aware. Free of the selfishness, pomp, and tone deafness that drowns most of the rest in this category. I like the dude they casted. And his plant. I want them both to be okay.


Guest Judge: Casey Rand, group CD, Droga5, New York

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    June 12, 2017 15:50 (Edited: June 13, 2017 01:50) Rand.jpeg
This week's guest judge is Casey Rand, group creative director, Droga5, New York.

Winner: Bufdir - The Lunchbox. I'm a sucker for a simple story told well, so this one got me. It's crazy to think that there are kids going to school with no food in Oslo. Norway is supposed to be a socially democratic paradise! Anyway, the little actor gives a great performance and the supporting cast is pretty good, too. Shout out to the little girl flipping her water bottle, like "nothing to see here" behind him.


Guest Judge: Dominic Stallard, CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    June 06, 2017 10:13 (Edited: June 06, 2017 20:13)
This week's guest judge is Dominic Stallard, chief creative officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, Singapore.

Winner: Lacoste Timeless. More a beautiful short film than an ad, this romantic and stylish journey took me along for the ride. It's not often that I don't skip to the end of a 90 seconder, but I really enjoyed being immersed in this from beginning to end.


Guest Judge: Nkanyezi Masango, CD, King James, Cape Town

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    May 29, 2017 15:18 (Edited: May 30, 2017 01:18) - BESTADS.jpg
This week's guest judge is Nkanyezi Masango, creative director, King James, Cape Town.

Interactive/Integrated are the most exciting by far this week. On the other end of the spectrum, Print is not quite dead, but if it's not fed meaningful insights immediately, the medium will easily die a premature death.


Guest Judge: Matt Eastwood, worldwide CCO, J. Walter Thompson

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    May 22, 2017 11:20 (Edited: May 22, 2017 21:20) Eastwood 2014-thumb-200x300-183984.jpg
This week's guest judge is Matt Eastwood, worldwide chief creative officer, J. Walter Thompson.

In the months and weeks leading up to Cannes, we see a lot of great work appearing across all media. It's like the floodgates open and suddenly we're swimming in amazing case study after amazing case study. In Outdoor and Interactive, that premise held true. The work is excellent. And almost every one of the six spots shortlisted in Television could probably go on to win or shortlist at Cannes.


Guest Judge: Liz Taylor, chief creative officer, FCB, Chicago

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    May 15, 2017 17:38 (Edited: May 16, 2017 03:38) (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Liz Taylor, chief creative officer at FCB, Chicago.

Winner: Movistar 'Love Story'. You know from the very beginning this isn't going to be the typical tale of adolescent love yet even the twist is twisted. Boy and girl meet online, flirt, agree to meet and then the reveal. Oh that disturbing reveal. The reveal could have been executed a million different ways. The craft and subtlety in that epic stare-off was epic. The lack of dialog. The foreboding lyrics. The double twist ending. As a creative, bravo. As a parent, terrifying.


Guest Judge: Greg Hahn, CCO, BBDO, New York

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    May 08, 2017 17:01 (Edited: May 09, 2017 03:01) HAHN-BBDONYC-12_16_15-6 (2).jpg
This week's guest judge is Greg Hahn, chief creative officer at BBDO, New York.

Full disclosure, one of this week's six is from the agency I work at. In the interest of impartiality, I recused it from my evaluation. (Pedigree 'Pick Me').

Best: I didn't choose a first place this week. But if I did, it would probably have something to do with dogs and people in cages.


Guest Judge: Ben Tollett, group ECD, adam&eveDDB, London

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    May 02, 2017 07:13 (Edited: May 02, 2017 17:13) (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Ben Tollett, group executive creative director at adam&eveDDB, London.

Winner: David Lynch Foundation - Sounds of Trauma. A cracking piece of film with a neat little audio idea that grabs you and really makes you empathise with someone who's had to live through this stuff. I can't even begin to imagine the horror of experiencing modern warfare. But when I watch this film, I kind of can.


Guest Judge: Malcolm Poynton, global CCO, Cheil Worldwide

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    April 24, 2017 21:20 (Edited: April 25, 2017 07:20) Poynton_600x800.jpg
This week's guest judge is Malcolm Poynton, global chief creative officer, Cheil Worldwide, based in London.

As the industry proudly displays it's peacock feathers in the hopes that jurors, clients and colleagues in Cannes will take note, the rest of the world continues with everyday life. So let's take a look at what ads everyday brands have running, well, every day.


Guest Judge: Toby Talbot, CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    April 18, 2017 08:52 (Edited: April 18, 2017 18:52)
This week's guest judge is Toby Talbot, newly appointed chief creative officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand.

As I pen this, it's nearly midnight on Tuesday 18th April in New Zealand (we're from the future, don't you know) and so therefore the absolute deadline of deadlines for the award show of award shows for us is only 48 hours away.


Guest Judge, Anupama Ramaswamy, ECD, Dentsu Impact, India

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    April 10, 2017 11:35 (Edited: April 10, 2017 21:35)
This week's guest judge is Anupama Ramaswamy, executive creative director, Dentsu Impact, India.

Winner: Samsung Ostrich. The simplicity of the idea makes it a winner hands down. The craft is so visible and the emotional value proposition is just so right for the product. But hey then, you put a cute animal like an ostrich and then on top of that you make it fly? You had me at hello.


Guest Judge: Jens Waernes, CD, Goodby Silverstein & Partners

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    April 03, 2017 14:58 (Edited: April 04, 2017 00:58) (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Jens Waernes, creative director, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco.

Winner: National Canadian Film Day: The Man Who Was Always Late. A fun spot that makes you smile and long for catching the worm. If the worm was a film festival, that is.


Guest Judge: Eric Quennoy, ECD, W+K, Amsterdam

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    March 28, 2017 10:37 (Edited: March 28, 2017 21:37)
This week's guest judge is Eric Quennoy, executive creative director, Wieden&Kennedy, Amsterdam.

Winner: Hornbach: Regret Nothing. Hats off to the crew who keep making work that's completely bananas for this hardware mega-store in Germany. I would love to work on one of these briefs. What I particularly like about this spot is that it doesn't go half way. You could easily see the client asking for the humour to be sweeter, softer, but the kid looks genuinely distressed and the man's face looks seriously banged up.


Guest Judge: Justine Armour, group CD, 72andSunny, New York

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    March 21, 2017 07:22 (Edited: March 21, 2017 18:22)
This week's guest judge is Justine Armour, group creative director, 72andSunny, New York.

Best for me is the Speed Blinds You idea. I wasn't expecting to rate this one because it's kind of ugly, but then you realize that visual is key to the message. Slow down campaigns have been done a million ways, so well done on finding a new and interesting way to make me think about this. Strong execution and editing on this one, too.


Guest Judge: Álvaro Rodrigues, CEO/CCO, 3A Worldwide Brazil

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    March 13, 2017 08:37 (Edited: March 13, 2017 19:37) Shot 2017-03-08 at 6.34.30 am.jpg
This week's guest judge is Álvaro Rodrigues, chief executive officer and chief creative officer, 3A Worldwide Brazil.

Best: Magistral Dishwasher: Amateur from Grey Argentina. Cool tagline: "Go Ahead Amateurs". Such a nice use of music to push the idea further. Simple, creative and nicely well done.


Guest Judge: Rodrigo Butori, VP/ECD, the community, Miami

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    March 06, 2017 13:26 (Edited: March 07, 2017 00:26) (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Rodrigo Butori, vice president and executive creative director, the community, Miami.

Winner - #Equallove by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Quick: point the differences between this #Equallove ad and the Coca Cola Pool Boy one. Hmmm... Let me see... One uses a LGBT friendly message to sell sugary drinks, the other sells equality.


Guest Judge: Tzur Golan, CCD/partner, M&C Saatchi, Tel Aviv

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    February 27, 2017 12:07 (Edited: February 27, 2017 23:07)
This week's guest judge is Tzur Golan, chief creative director and partner, M&C Saatchi, Tel Aviv, Israel.

My two choices for the TV category represent the two extremes of the category. The first is a long commercial with high production value and the second is low-budget and short. The first is inspiring and contains insight about life while the second shows product benefit with the smart use of a trend from the past.


Guest Judge: Lisa Fedyszyn, associate CD, Droga5, New York

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    February 21, 2017 09:13 (Edited: February 21, 2017 20:13) (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Lisa Fedyszyn, associate creative director, Droga5, New York.

Winner: "Spread the word, darlin'. Omar back!" The Atlantic: Am I Typecast?. Runs for 2mins 50secs but it held my attention the entire time. Beautifully written, and (type)cast. It's funny, clever, and thought-provoking.


Guest Judge: Michelle Spivak, CD, TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    February 13, 2017 09:36 (Edited: February 13, 2017 20:36)
This week's guest judge is Michelle Spivak, creative director at TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York.

This batch of TV/Web Film is tricky. I was excited to see what Snickers would do for Super Bowl this year, but when it came to the LIVE part - I wasn't sure why it had to be live in the end - other than the mention of the 3rd quarter - there didn't seem to be anything to make it seem like it couldn't have been filmed in advance. That said, I bought the hook, and from this bunch it's my pick - for trying to do something different during the game.


Guest Judge: Sharon Refael, ECD, Y&R, Israel

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    February 06, 2017 18:37 (Edited: February 07, 2017 05:37) photo (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Sharon Refael, executive creative director, Y&R, Israel.

Everybody talks about the death of Ideology and the vast use of fake news by our leaders, who are supposed to serve as our moral compass... well most of them fail to do so. Ironically, the ones who take the role of defending our basic human ideologies and raise social agendas such as gender equality, racism, immigration issues... The ones who remind us where we come from and our history are rather the brands. Those who, for years, were considered the flag ship of cynicism find themselves entering the moral vacuum and taking the role of making the world a little better. We all need to celebrate work that tries to shatter the existing stereotypes in marketing messages and have an important impact on culture.


Guest Judge: Mark Hendy, ECD, Grey Germany

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    January 30, 2017 18:40 (Edited: January 31, 2017 05:40) Hendy.jpg
This week's guest judge is Mark Hendy, executive creative director, Grey Germany.

Always feels wrong as a creative director to not feedback on all ideas presented. And in film all deserved credit in some way this week. But for me the winner has to be Expedia for its heroic sense of timing. A message America needs this week even more than ever.


Guest Judge: Icaro Doria, chief creative officer, DDB, New York

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    January 23, 2017 14:42 (Edited: January 24, 2017 01:42) headshot (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Icaro Doria, chief creative officer, DDB, New York.

Pretty good week on the film camp. Adidas Original is Never Finished leads the way with a great celebration to originality. It's a beautiful spot with amazing craft and really truthful to what Adidas Originals stands for. The song, My Way, ironically was the one danced by the new president on his inaugural powwow.


Guest Judge: Clark Edwards, creative director, AMV BBDO, London

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    January 16, 2017 10:09 (Edited: January 16, 2017 21:09) Shot 2017-01-12 at 17.50.27.jpg
This week's guest judge is Clark Edwards, creative director, AMV BBDO, London.

My pick this week is Mercedes-Benz, 'The Encounter'. In the sixth months since Stranger Things aired, I'd hazard a guess that the show's been referenced more times by creatives in meetings than the number of people who actually watched it. However this spot, although clearly taking inspiration from, has borrowed just enough for it to work. A simple idea that's well cast and looks nice. Plus, the girl's hair near the end is dimension alteringly great.


Guest Judge: Robyn Stern, associate CD, Saatchi & Saatchi, LA

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    January 09, 2017 16:05 (Edited: January 10, 2017 03:05) Stern (2).jpg
This week's guest judge is Robyn Stern, associate creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles.

Winner: TOUS: Tender Stories No. 5.
Runner Up: Reporters Without Borders.

This category was a toss-up for me. These two stood out because their message kept me engaged. And while I wish TOUS was shot by Wes Anderson (since it clearly pays a homage to him in a small way) and did away with Gwyneth's name titled up, it made the product the hero of the story while seamlessly integrating into the spot as a whole. (I mean, what woman wouldn't want those rings?!). The fact that the dog's name was Robi(y)n had nothing to do with it. Really.


Guest Judge: Sarah Barclay, global ECD, J. Walter Thompson, NY

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    December 19, 2016 08:05 (Edited: December 19, 2016 19:05) pic.jpg
This week's guest judge is Sarah Barclay, global executive creative director, J. Walter Thompson, New York.

Best: Nike 'Time Is Precious'. The absurdity of our addiction to phones and social media is delivered succinctly in a simple white-type-on-black film. The point being that maybe we could do something better with all that time. Like going for a run. While chasing likes.


UNICEF: For Every Child

 TV   WORLDWIDE    December 13, 2016 11:37 Sydney, together with some of Australia's leading creative talents, has developed the new brand identity 'For Every Child' for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The rebrand was unveiled today to mark the 70th anniversary of its founding and its vital work for the most vulnerable children. The new identity, developed in Sydney by Marcel, and is being used by UNICEF offices, active in 190 countries and territories. The international organisation faces unprecedented demand for its services in support of millions of children around the world.


Guest Judge: Dave Damman, co-president/CCO, Grupo Gallegos

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    December 12, 2016 10:04 (Edited: December 12, 2016 21:04) CCO DAVE HighRes.jpg
This week's guest judge is Dave Damman, co-president and chief creative officer at Grupo Gallegos, California.

Winner: Globe Philippines: #CreateCourage - Rogue One - A Star Wars Story. Well, for starters--I'm a huge Star Wars fan. So I guess that this one had me from the the first frame. But what I didn't expect was the ending. I totally knew that Luke was going to show up at the end of the Star Wars reboot--but in no way did I see the reason the girl was wearing the stormtrooper mask. Nice. And for it to ladder up to courage, that's a helluva payoff. Perfect for "Rogue One."


Guest Judge: Rua Perston, associate CD, Arnold Boston

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    December 05, 2016 07:33 (Edited: December 05, 2016 18:33) PERSTON (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Rua Perston, associate creative director, Arnold Boston.

Curiously, all the TV this week felt like it was longer than it needed to be, just like the US election.

There was one exception however: the "Wes Andersen H&M spot". Shot with his unique visual language, it is beautiful and charming; more of an epic short film than an ad really. So even though it's completely void of an idea, it's still my pick of the week.


Guest Judge: Alasdhair Macgregor Hastie, ECD, BETC, Paris

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    November 28, 2016 21:27 (Edited: November 29, 2016 08:27) Macgregor (International Executive Creative Director, BETC Paris) (1).jpgThis week's guest judge is Alasdhair Macgregor Hastie, international executive creative director, BETC, Paris.

"Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun (to read)." If Mr Leo Burnett's definition of good advertising applied to this week's offerings, makes my roundup as thin as Donald Trump's skin.


Guest Judge: Carolyn Hadlock, ECD, Young & Laramore, Indiana

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    November 15, 2016 06:40 (Edited: November 15, 2016 17:40) Hadlock.jpg
This week's guest judge is Carolyn Hadlock, principle/executive creative director, Young & Laramore in Indianapolis, USA.

Winner- John Lewis: Buster the Boxer. One of the most anticipated ads of the year is the holiday ad from John Lewis. This year's spot goes back to the brand's whimsical roots; bringing the world some much needed levity.


Guest Judge: Nils Leonard, CCO, Grey, London

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    November 07, 2016 16:05 (Edited: November 08, 2016 03:05) week's guest judge is Nils Leonard, the outgoing chief creative officer, Grey London.

So Rustlers wins. This is what TV is really good for. A trivial, trashy convenience product made epic through a bit of storytelling and a killer track. It's the mind numbing misery (in a good way) played through this spot that makes it feel a newer idea than the rest.


Guest Judge: Matt Nisbet, CD, Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    October 31, 2016 07:18 (Edited: October 31, 2016 18:18) Nisbet Profile Pic (1).jpg
This week's guest judge is Matt Nisbet, creative director at Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong.

Winner: Under Armour, Make That Old With Stephen Curry. Well-written, beautifully shot, great editing, love the soundtrack. Stephen Curry's back and he's mad! Would have been nicer to see this stray a bit more from the expected formula though.


Guest Judge: Bobby Pawar, MD and CCO, Publicis Worldwide, India

 GUEST JUDGE /BEST AD OF THE WEEK   WORLDWIDE    October 24, 2016 08:05 (Edited: October 24, 2016 19:05)
This week's guest judge is Bobby Pawar, managing director and chief creative officer at Publicis Worldwide, India.

Winner: National Centre for Domestic Violence - Break the routine. Domestic abuse ads don't show the beatings. Nobody wants to watch that. The genius of this idea is portraying the abuse in a form that had my eyeballs locked on the video. The moment where the woman still seeks love from her man is very insightful. The end is surprising.

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