Nadav Kander for Guinness: “Some are made of more”

Are these ads for Guinness the product of post-production wizardry? In a word, no. Nadav Kander photographed models—the birdhouse, leaves, and spiderweb were made by Makoto Aoki of Swell New York—on location in and around Olympic Park in Washington this past August. The only thing made in post for this campaign, whose tagline is “Some […]

Ranking the world’s ad agencies

Directory—a Britain-based quarterly showcase of direct marketing that highlights “outstanding creative across all media, including mail, online, ambient and integrated”—has just posted its ranking of the top ad agencies in the world. The rankings “are compiled from some 6,000 awards won by 4,048 campaigns on behalf of 2,461 clients by 1,302 agencies rewarding the efforts […]

Industry news: the so-called creative exodus, Twitter’s makeover, CP+B adds 3 new creatives, critiquing agency sites, and more

. The so-called creative exodus: Is there a trend in top-tier creatives making the leap into their own agencies or other industries altogether? Ad Age suggests there is in the article “Creative Exodus in Adland: It’s Just Not ‘Fun’ Anymore.” “Since the beginning of the year, a veritable Cannes jury worth of senior creative talent […]

BBDO’s Mathias Appelblad on innovation and self-control

At Creativity magazine’s blog, CAT (an acronym for Creativity and Technology), BBDO’s Mathias Appelblad writes of the delicious temptation of new technology and why it’s important not to overindulge. Can you create an app for your business? Sure. Do you need to? Maybe not. Is the iPad going to be the raddest device ever? Perhaps. […]

A PhotoPlus seminar that will scare the crap out of you

PDN has just announced the lineup for this year’s PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, and among the 100-plus seminars listed, one in particular caught my attention: “How to Work From Ad Agencies.” (By which I think they meant “How to Get Work From Ad Agencies.”) The seminar will feature three panelists—Sara Galkin, an art […]

A photo tour of Stockland Martel

Art producer Cecilia Marshall’s photo tour of the Stockland Martel offices.